While many elected officials, pundits and newscasters have trivialized the quest for Barack Hussein Obama’s birth certificate, there has been adjunct failure to address the essence of the constitutional provision requiring a natural born chief executive.
Our Founding Fathers carefully considered every provision in the Constitution, including the clause requiring a natural born president. Why did our nation’s founders require only one elected official throughout all of government to be natural born? Extraordinary powers and responsibilities granted by Article II to the chief executive demand unequivocal loyalty and allegiance to our Constitution and the United States. History has established that only a natural born citizen can be entrusted with such power. Therefore, the quest for an authentic birth certificate should be of paramount concern to all Americans. If Americans fail to consider the serious consequences of a foreigner as chief executive of our republic, we will most certainly lose our nation.
Sir William Blackstone addressed the nature of natural born citizenship in his work “Commentaries on the Laws of England.” Blackstone spoke of natural allegiance being “perpetual” and “intrinsic.” He states that natural allegiance involves absolute loyalty and trust. Ultimately, Blackstone noted, the “principle of personal attachment, and affectionate loyalty, induced our forefathers to hazard all that was dear to them, life, fortune, and family, in defence and support of their liege lord and sovereign.” Sir Edmund Coke observed that natural allegiance was “written by the finger of the law in their hearts.” Blackstone also commented that natural allegiance could not be altered: “Natural allegiance is therefore a debt of gratitude, which cannot be forfeited, canceled, or altered by any change of time, place, or circumstance, nor by any thing but the united concurrence of the legislature.”
Very little debate regarding the natural born clause took place during the Constitutional Convention because all the founders were aware of the importance of absolute loyalty by the chief executive. In Federalist No. 68, Hamilton discussed the precautions instituted to the selection of the chief executive:
“Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils. How could they better gratify this, than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union? But the convention have guarded against all danger of this sort, with the most provident and judicious attention.”
The president is the commander in chief, essentially having the power over life and death of citizens serving in the armed forces in foreign lands. In a recent interview, Barack Obama was questioned about his most difficult challenge of being president. Did he say sending troops to die? No, his most difficult challenge is the loss of personal privacy. Obama’s personal privacy trumps dead American troopers.
Also, the presidency is the only office throughout the land that is granted the power to negotiate with foreign countries. The role of chief diplomat encompasses everything from negotiating treaties to being an American representative on the international stage. The damage B.H. Obama has done to our position on the international stage is incomprehensible.
A third issue of major importance is the appointment of lifelong positions in government. Although there is supposed to be Senate scrutiny, the process was compromised by incompetence and idolatry of the senators’ messiah. The resulting three-ring circus gave the impostor in chief a free rein to make crucial lifelong appointments. Yes, an election may remove these incompetent senators; however, the damage is done and will be felt for years. Then, of course, there is the tremendous power wielded by the president as the head of numerous federal departments, agencies and commissions. Via these entities, the chief executive has power to institute policy in every facet of our life.
Many Americans do not understand the importance of exposing Barack Obama for the impostor he is. The quest to dislodge this impostor is not based on a technicality; the quest is based on sound reasoning and preservation of our republic. Failure to act has already caused irreparable damage and has potential to destroy our nation. We must act now for posterity’s sake.
Waylon Fortune is a high-school educator. He has taught United States History and American Government in Montana and Wyoming for 11 years.