An excellent letter by Sharon Rondeau, publisher and editor of the Postemail to Judge Michael Malihi on his recent ruling to support a Georgia law in favor of a voter’s right to challenge the eligibility of any candidate for public office.
For more than three years, a debate has raged as to whether or not the man who occupies the White House is eligible to serve as President and commander-in-chief. The questions surrounding his eligibility do not have to do with the number of years he has resided in the United States nor his age, but rather, the “natural born Citizen” requirement expressed in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.
There are questions about whether or not a person born to a father who was not an American citizen can be considered “natural born” and whether or not Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii as he claims. There are questions about whether or not birthplace is a determining factor for “natural born” citizenship or if it is something else altogether.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear all challenges to Obama’s eligibility on the merits, the American people have been forced to live under the exigencies of a constitutional crisis since the 2008 election. No public servant in any branch of government has upheld his or her oath and commenced scrutiny of the meaning of the “natural born Citizen” clause in relation to Obama’s background. The legislative, judicial and executive branches of government at every level have failed in their duty to their constituents, instead issuing purposely-deceitful form letters, relying on faulty information which they have repeated ad nauseum, and denying U.S. military members discovery so that they might know that the orders they have received are legally issued.