Atty Mario Apuzzo and CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) Were on the Ringside Politics Radio Show hosted by Jeff Crouere on WGSO 990 AM of New Orleans LA – Monday Morning – 11 A.M. EST – 10 A.M. CST – 29 Feb 2016.
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The show discussion topic will be the “natural born Citizen” constitutional and presidential eligibility term and Marco Rubio’s and Ted Cruz’s lack of “natural born Citizen” status. Per the founders and framers understanding, and use of Natural Law and not British Common Law to justify the revolution and to found our nation and write the founding documents, a “natural born Citizen” is defined as a person who must be born in the USA to parents who were both U.S. Citizens when their child was born in the USA. Neither Marco Rubio nor Ted Cruz meet that birth status and thus they both lack constitutional eligibility to be President and Commander in Chief, or the VP.
Marco Rubio was born a dual-Citizen at birth to two Cuban national, non-U.S. Citizen parents. Ted Cruz was born a tri-Citizen at birth to a Cuban Citizen and National father, a mother who was born a U.S. Citizen, and Canadian by being born in the country of Canada, where he lived as a young lad for several years. Other people sometimes mentioned as being considered for the VP slot such as Bobby Jindal of LA and Nikki Haley of SC are also not a “natural born Citizen” and thus they too are not constitutionally eligible since while they were born in the USA their parents were Citizens and Nationals of India when they were born. Thus they too were dual-Citizens at birth. And of course Obama is not a “natural born Citizen” but has thus far got away with his usurpation of office. We cannot allow this to happen again.
We cannot allow someone to violate the Constitution while they are telling us they want to save the Constitution. If they are willing to willingly and knowingly violate Article II of the U.S. Constitution to get into office, what other parts of the Constitution would they be willing to violate once they get into the Oval Office. The “natural born Citizen” clause is a National Security Clause put in the Constitution by John Jay and George Washington as a Strong Check against foreign influence at birth for the person serving in our highest elected office to prevent anyone born with Divided Allegiances and Dual-Citizenship from gaining command of our military. We must support and defend this very important national security clause in our U.S. Constitution, no matter how much we like a particular political candidate and the things they are promising.
Some ask, how foreign is too foreign to serve in the Oval Office? The answer — any foreign influence at birth is too foreign for the highest office of the land. You say, Canada’s not so bad. They are our neighbors and a friendly country. But it is still a foreign country. Think about it. If we keep allowing the bar of constitutional eligibility to be diluted or broken and to be moved away from original understanding and intent of the founders and framers, in a decade or two the next candidate foisted on us by the political establishment with connections and access to vast amounts of foreign money could be someone born in Saudi Arabia, to a U.S. born mother, and an Iranian Citizen and National father. And they would cite Obama and Cruz and/or Rubio as precedence. Look what we got with the Citizen of the World Barack Obama in office for two terms.
For the Commander in Chief of our military, any foreign influence on them at birth by soil or parentage is too foreign. These political candidates, Rubio and Cruz, can serve in any other elected office in the USA. But they cannot constitutionally serve as President and Commander in Chief, and per the last line of 12th Amendment, nor can they serve as the VP.
CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
P.S. Here is a chart which lists and explains the five (5) Citizenship terms used in the U.S. Constitution.
P.P.S. Being a “born Citizen” or “Citizen at Birth” is not identically the same as a being a “natural born Citizen”.
P.P.P.S. Obama is NOT a “natural born Citizen of the United States” to U.S. Constitutional standards. Read this essay regarding the legal term of art “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)”. All “natural born Citizens” are “born Citizens (citizens at birth) but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/ Also read the “Three Legged Stool Test” for Natural Born Citizen https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/the-three-legged-stool-test-analogy-for-natural-born-citizenship-of-the-united-states-to-constitutional-standards/ … AND … http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8