Thursday, May 20, 2010

Articles of Freedom, part 14

This is a series of posts concerning the works of the 2009 Continental Congress. Two weeks ago I wrote about Article 12 of the Articles of Freedom, which was about the public debt. Now I will continue with Article 13 and the Presentment, the text of which follows my comments.

I guess they took all the videos of Orly Taitz’s presentation on the issue of Barack Hussein Obama’s natural born citizenship (or lack thereof) off of the freedom.tv and cc2009.us websites. Maybe they didn’t want to get sued. I can't find it on YouTube (I found the deliberations, but not the presentation). So that is why there is no video this week. I completely and wholeheartedly agree this article.

ARTICLE 13.

ELIGIBILITY AND THE NATURAL BORN CITIZEN CLAUSE

OF ARTICLE 2, SECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION

PART I:

A RESOLUTION

A. BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF THE FACTS

WHEREAS, the Continental Congress 2009 (CC 2009) was convened to defend, and not amend, the Constitution for the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 has examined, among other things, the Constitutional requirements for the office of the President as originally and precisely articulated in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution:

“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President”; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 finds that Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution requires a specific class of citizenship to be eligible to hold the office of the President, as indicated by the fact that Article II includes two adjectives before the first use of the word ‘Citizen’, but not in front of the second ‘Citizen’; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 finds that Article II has not been amended to alter or change these words, nor their meaning, and that no Federal Court has ruled on the direct meaning of this clause; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 finds that until the Supreme Court rules on the natural born citizen eligibility clause, or the Congress and the Several States amend the Constitution, the acceptable definition of ‘natural born citizen’ is derived from that body of law referred to as the ‘Law of Nations’, referenced in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the reference to the Law of Nations in Article I is a direct recognition that the Founders respected this body of law; and

WHEREAS, in writing about that body of law, Emmich Vattel defined a natural born citizen:

“To be a natural born citizen means one must be born on the soil of parents who themselves are citizens.” (SeeEmmich Vattel, 1797. The Law of Nations, Book 1, Chapter XIX, pp 103‐104; London).

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 further finds that the term ‘natural born Citizen,’ as specified only for the office of the President, is chiefly concerned that the President have a singular allegiance to the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 finds that the natural born citizen clause does not establish a superior form of citizenship, but instead establishes a national security safeguard against foreign invasion of the White House and takeover of the United States Armed Forces; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 finds that the life, liberty, and property interests of Americans could be irrevocably injured, harmed, and threatened should a foreign national or one with split allegiance usurp the office of the Presidency; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 further finds that no regular or established administrative mechanism exists at any level to ensure that the President meets the eligibility requirements of Article II; and

WHEREAS, the CC 2009 finds that there is an immediate need to establish such a mechanism,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

A. REMEDIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO CONGRESS

In coordination with the several States, establish regular administrative mechanisms and procedures for the verification of the natural born citizenship qualifications and birthplace of candidates or nominees for the office of the Presidency using original birth certificates, passports and any and all other identification documents necessary to establish birth within US territories to parents who do not owe allegiance to other sovereignties, such procedures shall provide for the verification of all nominees for the office of the President and his successor, and provide for making the determinations available to the public.

B. REMEDIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO EACH OF THE SEVERAL STATES

The CC2009 instructs the several States to enact legislation to provide for the verification of a candidate for President as a condition for participating in the State general election for President and to provide for the dissemination of the information to the public.

C. RECOMMENDED CIVIC ACTIONS BY THE PEOPLE

The Delegates of the Continental Congress 2009, in recognition of the extreme importance of having a constitutionally-eligible President, hereby:

1. Remind the citizenry that the protection of Life, Liberty, and Property guaranteed under our Constitution depends heavily on an informed public, and that our Constitutional Republic cannot survive without it.

2. Remind the citizenry that in the 21st Century, America faces significant security threats, and that it is important to ensure that holders of every elected public office, especially the President of the United States, understand their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.

3. Encourage the citizenry to study the attached instructions to Congress and the States, and the Presentment of the CC2009, and to use every tool to ensure for themselves and activate their State legislatures to verify that a Presidential candidate is eligible to serve under Article II of the Constitution.

PART II:

A PRESENTMENT

By and of

The Continental Congress of 2009

RESOLUTION

Raising a question of the Article II Eligibility of Mr. Obama

WHEREAS, Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution for the United States says that “no Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of the Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President;” and

WHEREAS, in our Constitutional Republic, government is an indispensable necessity and, that whenever and however it is instituted, the People must place trust in and rely upon their representatives in order to vest it with requisite powers; and,

WHEREAS, all branches of government in the United States of America have the duty and obligation to protect the People from usurpation and foreign influence, and to ensure that deceptive practices in the determination of eligibility and election of our federal public servants in positions of influence and power are fully and thoroughly investigated; and

WHEREAS, the framers of our Constitution, and those sworn to uphold it, have historically recognized that the loyalty of the President of the United States, vested with supreme executive power and command of our armed forces, be true and faithful, unfettered by foreign ties, attachments and allegiance; and

WHEREAS, to allow otherwise, affords opportunity to tamper with domestic factions, practice arts of seduction, mislead public opinion, and influence or awe the institutions of government; and

WHEREAS, the traditions of such a Constitutional requirement lay in the common belief that the leader of the executive branch of our Federal government have the breath of life bestowed in the womb of a mother, by a father, both citizens of the United States of America owing no allegiance to any foreign sovereignty, and born on sovereign American soil; and

WHEREAS, the definition of a natural born citizen is derived from the Constitutionally accepted and referenced body of law known as the Law of Nations as quoted in the treatise, The Law of Nations, as those born in the country of parents who are citizens; and

WHEREAS, a person born of a foreign minister, consul, citizen, or subject of a foreign State would not be solely subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, such person may possess a divided allegiance; and

WHEREAS, it is logical that the founders intended to hold the offices of President and Vice President to a higher standard of citizenship to insure no divided allegiance; if the Founders intended for native born citizens to be eligible for these offices, they would not have distinguished this requirement from that of a Senator; thus, a natural born citizen is necessarily a higher form of citizen than a native born citizen which may have a divided allegiance; and

WHEREAS, the People who framed this nation through the Constitution would not entrust their well being and security to any other type of individual holding such high office, neither shall we, the People, today; and

WHEREAS, it is unreasonable to conclude that every person born within the geographical territory of the United States is a natural born Citizen, irrespective of circumstances, and that the child of a foreigner, happening to be born to him while passing through the country, is eligible to the presidency, while the child of our Citizens, born abroad, is not; and

WHEREAS, the purported President of the United States, Mr. Obama, was allegedly born in the State of Hawaii to a Kenyan father who by his own admission was a British subject from the British Colony of Kenya, only temporarily residing in the United States as a student; and,

WHEREAS, the citizenship status of Mr. Obama upon his birth would have been governed, not only by the laws of the United States, but the British Nationality Act of 1948, which by its language made Mr. Obama a subject of said British colony, thus with dual citizenship at the least; and,

WHEREAS, a concentrated effort has been made by many, including members of Congress entrusted by the People to protect and defend the Constitution, to intentionally subvert the legitimate and patriotic concern that the current President of the United States is ineligible and disabled under the requirements of the Constitution, which created the office which he presently holds and is the only position in federal government in which he may not sit; and

WHEREAS, the Judiciary has willfully infringed upon the unalienable rights of sovereign citizens to have Constitutional questions resolved by denying standing via technicality of law; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Obama has been less than forthcoming to those who have continually and consistently requested certain documentation to ensure his eligibility for the Office of the President under Article II, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Obama, on the contrary, signed Executive Order 13489 claiming executive privilege blocking the release of personal documents by the National Archives and Records Administration immediately following his inauguration, and further, has expended large sums of public money to pay for attorneys necessary to frustrate those who simply wish to ensure that our President is eligible for the Office he holds under the Constitution for the United States, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Obama, with respect, has engaged in conduct unbecoming of the President of the United States, in which reasonable doubt can be raised as to his fidelity to the United States; and

WHEREAS, the delegates of the Continental Congress 2009 believe the People, regardless of their level of support of Mr. Obama, are interested, desirous, and in need of a resolution regarding the eligibility of Mr. Obama under the Constitution for the United States;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE DELEGATES OF THE STATES PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2009:

1. Call upon State and Federal Judges, Congress, and any others with appropriate power, authority and jurisdiction, to uphold your oath to the Constitution and investigate, to the fullest extent of the law, power and authority vested in you, the truth concerning the natural born citizenship status of Mr. Obama; and

2. Order a Grand Jury investigation of the matter of Mr. Obama’s eligibility and the prosecution of any who may have committed fraud and/or conspired to commit fraud; and

3. Remove Mr. Obama from the Office of President, according to Constitutional provisions available for such action, should it be discovered, in Truth and Substance, that Mr. Obama is not a natural born Citizen.


[1]Learn more about the subject matter of this Article. Read the NATURAL BORN CITIZEN Clause. Read the PETITION for Redress of Grievances Regarding Mr. Obama’s Eligibility (Open Letter published in the Chicago Tribune on December 1 and 3, 2008).

(from Articles of Freedom, the Works of the Continental Congress 2009)


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