Minor v Happersett: "Natural born citizen" = BOTH parents & baby must be born in U.S.

Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution says:

"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; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

In the case of Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1874) in the only on-point U.S. Supreme Court decision of which I am aware, the Supremes ruled that the term "natural born citizen" means that BOTH parents AND the baby have to be born in the United states. Not only was Barack Obama most probably born in Kenya, but his father certainly was, as was most of the rest of his extended family except for his white American mother and her parents. His family in Kenya say, and are quite proud of the fact that Obama was born in Kenya.

The relevance and context of Minor v. Happersett are explained quite capably by lawyer Mario Apuzzo in his blog article titled "How Obama’s Enablers Mislead the Public on the Meaning of an Article II “Natural Born” Citizen".

A contrary opinion by an Obama enabler — and self-evidently erroneous — is found in an article titled "Understanding Minor v Happersett".

Notice how Obama's enablers quite conveniently omit crucial parts of the Supremes' opinion — e.g. "The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that." — with their spin. It has been my first hand experience that many lawyers are simply incompetent or inexcusably lazy in doing research. Far more often than you might suspect, the cases they cite in opposition to you actually wind up supporting your position instead of opposing it. Most lay people would never suspect that. That's why you should always read court decisions for yourself and make your own conclusions.

The Chief Justice, writing for a unanimous court in Minor v. Happersett said:

"The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case, it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens."

Following are a number of interesting videos. Decide for yourself if, out of their own mouths, Mr. and Mrs. Obama have admitted that Obama was born in Kenya. Decide for yourself if individuals in the highest levels of government need to be prosecuted and executed for treason. Decide for yourself if Congress, the Supreme Court, the FBI, the CIA, the military intelligence agencies, the Democrat Party and its party elders, and the Republican Party and its party elders have all disgraced themselves with this treason, this greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War. And I absolutely LOVE it that enough truth-loving black patriots believe Obama is a fraudulent usurper to the presidency that birthers can't very effectively be falsely accused of "racism" or playing the "race card" by anyone other than lying manipulative race-dividing cover-up scum1.

In my opinion, every last one of the cutesy, wannabe clever manipulators who demonize so-called "birthers" are the scum1 of the Earth.

Some of the videos below have been removed. People exist who want to alter history to get us to believe a lie. I have left those embeddings here to remind us of that fact.

Clintons Knew Obama Ineligible & DNC Primary Fraud - Claims Hollywood Producer - YouTube video - "Hollywood Producer Bettina Viviano says that the Clintons were the original birthers and people were silenced and threatened. Also talks about voter fraud in the Democrat Primaries." - The worthy-of-death MSM continues to cover for OKenyan.

Michael Shrimpton - Obama born in Mombasa Kenya - British Intelligence have recorded phone call - YouTube video

Not Natural Born -- TRUTH MATTERS - YouTube video - DIRECT QUOTE FROM OBAMA: "Well, first of all, uh, uh, it's true I'm not an American [mumble]. I mean I was not born in Hawaii. I wasn't born in the United States of America. Uh, I come from Kenya." - DIRECT QUOTE FROM MICHELLE OBAMA: "Uh, when we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya..." - How in the hell is this OK with so many Americans?! Has everyone lost their minds? All who possess the necessary technical skills need to copy and spread all this information so the black-bag spooks don't succeed in altering history by causing it to disappear.

What Obama really said - YouTube video - This video makes it look like the previous video was selectively edited. If so, whoever did that is playing the same game as the folks who are keeping OKenyan's backround, Social Security number, Selective Service number, and academic records hidden. It's a shame some people feel the game needs to be played this way. Anyway, research the issue and decide for yourself what the truth is. Besides, read the Pravda articles below, particularly "Barack Obama is an illegal president, period".

Obama In Kenya: I Am So Proud To Come Back Home - YouTube video

2007, Michelle Obama says Obama is Kenyan and America is mean...(full version) - YouTube video

(WEBMASTER'S NOTE: A number of videos have simply "disappeared" from Google-owned YouTube. I have deliberately left them here so you can see how evil tries to revise history. You can also see why everyone who can, every citizen blogger who can, needs to learn how to copy the actual video files so they can't be erased from history. It's crucial to acquire such skills.)

Petrus Romanus: The New World Order Pope - 14 16 - YouTube video

NEW IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE PROVES OBAMA BORN IN KENYA; Treasonous Illegitimate President 1/4 - YouTube video

NEW IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE PROVES OBAMA BORN IN KENYA; Treasonous Illegitimate President 2/4 - YouTube video

NEW IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE PROVES OBAMA BORN IN KENYA; Treasonous Illegitimate President 3/4 - YouTube video

NEW IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE PROVES OBAMA BORN IN KENYA; Treasonous Illegitimate President 4/4 - YouTube video

Obama ADMITS Born in Kenya!!! - YouTube video

Barack Obama - Born in Kenya II - YouTube video

Obama home country is Kenya - YouTube video

Obama Admits He Was Born In Kenya - YouTube video

Kenyan Parliament Minister Says Obama was Born in Kenya!! - YouTube video

Kenyan Ambassador admits Obama born in Kenya - YouTube video

Barack H Obama Born in Kenya The REAL Birth Certificate! - YouTube video

Alien President: Obama forged his birth certificate? - YouTube video

Alan Keyes rightly calls Obama a radical communist - YouTube video

Alan Keyes Being Arrested After Obama Communist Attack - YouTube video

God says its ok to hate Obama - YouTube video

Who's Your Daddy, Obama? - YouTube video

Go To Hell Obama - YouTube video

Rev. Luke Robinson: ‘They Want Us To Be Silent Because the President Is a Black Man’ - Flowplayer video

Obama's Social Security Number Tied To An Alias Harrison J Bounel - 5/18/11 - YouTube video


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Hawaii official now swears: No Obama birth certificate, by Jerome R. Corsi - World Net Daily

Obama Eligibility Hearing Before SCOTUS - Interview of Orly Taitz by Greg W. Howard

Obama’s Kenyan Birth Records Discovered In British National Archives Where Lies Go To Die - By Dan Crosby of The Daily Pen

Obama’s Kenyan Birth Records Discovered In British National Archives Where Lies Go To Die - BirtherReport.com

Barack Obama is an illegal president, period - @engpravda article by retired colonel Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

A Stealth Coup d'État in the United States - @engpravda article by retired colonel Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

How Barack Hussein Obama escapes prison - Save America Foundation article by retired colonel Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate - The headline on the Sunday, June 27, 2004 Sunday Standard

Supremes asked: Who is 'natural born citizen?

CIA Officer Explains New World Order’s Demise - YouTube video

TSA Takes on Sen. Paul - YouTube video

Rand Paul’s Pat-Down Standoff With TSA in Nashville Ends - Kaltura video

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Sen. Rand Paul Criticizes TSA Searches at Hearing - Kaltura video

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Lara Logan: Assault in Egypt "merciless" - CBSNews video

Jay Leno's remark on Golden Temple, India - YouTube video


1. It bears constant repetition: explaining the words "scum" and "scumbag" as an epithet used in self-defensive demonization against select individuals and/or ideologies. I have given the matter considerable thought in an essay titled "To be civil, or not to be civil: that is the question" elsewhere on this website. Hey, what can I say? It is a long-proven statistical fact that negative political ads are in fact effective. And since the so-called "left" uses lies, half-truths, demonization and the politics of personal destruction as standard political strategies, failure to engage in a little "turn about is fair play" merely makes it easier for the various assortments of disordered illiterate fascist control freaks to destroy individual freedom. As I said on my blog homepage, "Some folks just think they're smarter than everybody else, a higher form of life than everybody else. So, instead of engaging in good faith discussions about specific ideas, they simply resort to deception, sophistry, unspecificity, undefined terms, manipulation, demonization and the politics of personal destruction AS A MATTER OF PREFERRED STRATEGY to get their little spoiled-brat control-freak way. Such behavior is anathema to intellectual honesty, an open mind, a kind heart, free inquiry, the freedoms of thought and speech, and the free flow of information. It MUST be eternally warred against if humankind is to entertain a realistic hope of ever reaching its full spiritual and intellectual potential." To avoid the violence which is directly related to repression of free speech and the crushing of polite and civil discourse, I believe it is essential to engage in strategic tit-for-tat with wannabe-clever manipulative demonizers by openly calling them what they are: the anti-freedom, anti-Golden-Rule scum of the earth (aka "scumbags"). Accordingly, it doesn't bother me in the least to do so. No less brilliant a person than Jesus of Nazareth himself referred to the scumbags of his day as "hypocrites", "blind guides", "vipers" and "whitewashed sepulchres". To paraphrase Ann Coulter, Jesus was not some moron driving around in a Volvo with a "be nice to people" bumper sticker on it. So, having read The Art of Political War and Other Radical Pursuits by David Horowitz, I don't have any problem with calling "scum" what it is. Surely a huge majority of people, especially black people, would agree that any person or group who sincerely believes in slavery or pedophilia, by way of example, qualify as "scum". Point made.