International leftists and anti-American Democratic Socialists like
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews(1) care, that’s who! These folks are the real
“birthers,” desperate to prove that Obama is US born, with absolutely no
help from their political messiah.
They care where Obama was born because they want to make the issue of
presidential constitutional eligibility all about birth place, aka
“native-born” status, instead of “natural-born” status, which has
nothing to do with birth place.
Leftists want anyone “born on US soil” to be eligible for the office of
president, including “anchor babies” and even 14th Amendment citizens,
none of whom are “natural-born citizens” of the United States. They want
to rewrite Article II – Section I – Clause V via precedent and so far,
they are doing a fine job of doing just that!
Leftists and even many ill-informed on the political right have
worked tirelessly to make the issue of Obama’s eligibility all about
nothing more than his birth place, alleged to be Hawaii. But birth place
is only a demonstration of “native-born” status, not “natural-born”
History is Clear
Few modern day lawyers know what the US Constitution says or what it
means. But historians do know and history is quite clear. History begins
with understanding the difference between “natural law” and man-made
statute. The term natural born citizen is based in natural law, and as
such, it is a foundation for many man-made statutes.
During the formation of our new country, it was necessary to
establish national sovereignty for the purpose of national security. The
terms used to accomplish this had to meet standing international laws
and treaties of the time, in order for our nation to be recognized by
all other nations as a sovereign nation with sovereign citizens and
The international standard in place then and now is known as The Law
of Nations. We see this term referenced in our US Constitution under
Article I – Section VIII – the Enumerated Powers section of our
Constitution, wherein it states that Congress shall have the power – “To define and punish - Offenses against the Law of Nations;”
– note that Law of Nations is capitalized, referring to the
international treaty defining national sovereignty and citizenship the
world over. More....