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An Open Letter to Those Who Believe Obama Isn’t Actually President

To: All you “Birthers” who think that Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen

According to U.S. Constitution Online, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 of the Constitution allows Congress to create laws regarding naturalization, including citizenship. According to Cornell University Law School, Section 1401 of the U.S. Code states:

The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:

(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;

. . .

(g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years

U.S. Constitution Online writes, “Anyone falling into these categories is considered natural-born, and is eligible to run for President.”

Barack Hussein Obama: in which category does he fall? Continue reading

And Why Should I Not Be Allowed to Run for President?

I know there numerous issues more pressing than this, and I realize that life isn’t fair, but can we just pause for a moment to note how unfair it is that I can’t run for President? As an international adoptee (a “naturalized citizen”), I am one of the few groups of people who, despite having lived in the United States and been a United States citizen for as long as I can remember (since I was six months old, which, in eight days, will be 22 years), are legally and constitutionally barred from running for the office of the President of the United States. Continue reading