First of all this article is written under the assumption that Barack Obama was indeed born in the United States and that at least one of his parents (his mother) was a citizen of the United States at the time of his birth.
I have heard numerous “birthers” claim that Obama is ineligible because both of his parents weren’t citizens of the United States at the time of his birth. From everything I have read, this is true. His father was never a US citizen. He was on US soil as a college student and never attained any citizenship to the United States.
A lot of birthers claim this makes Obama ineligible for the presidency, but this is not correct.
Read Article II section one of the constitution below…
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.
The key word is just right after the comma…OR a citizen of the United States.
If Obama was indeed born on US soil, which was our first assumption in this article, then he doesn’t have to be a natural born citizen to be president. He can get by with “or” part of the clause because by being born in the US, he is automatically a citizen.
Now, stop using this as reason to remove the man from office.
God knows he has been a horrible president, regardless if he was born here or not and all our energy needs to be used showing others the complete failure of his policies as president.
This is the only way to get him out of office, to defeat him in the next election.