Ensuring McCain's Citizenship - What's in it for Obama?

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 03/15/2008 - 8:33pm.

The developing story involving presidential candidate, John McCain's citizenship also has ramifications for presidential candidate Barack Obama. As you know, the question regarding McCain's foreign-born status has been gaining traction recently.

It seems the U.S. Constitution has this pesky requirement that a president of the United States must be a "natural-born Citizen." That used to mean a person physically born within the borders of the U.S.

The question raised regarding McCain is, could "natural-born" be construed to include children born to U.S. citizens who happen to be residing in a foreign country? The question is moot…unless either the U.S. Supreme Court is asked to make a determination, or Congress passes legislation to allow it.

On Thursday, Feb. 28. 2008, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced a bill to ensure that John McCain can become president, even though he was born in Panama.

Sen. Barack Obama, a close political ally of Sen. McCaskill immediately announced he would co-sponsor the legislation.

According to Obama, "Senator McCain has earned the right to be his party's nominee, and no loophole should prevent him from competing in this campaign."

The questions are: 1) Why does Obama's close political ally McCaskill, a Democrat, care about McCain's eligibility and 2) Why would Obama, a Democrat, be so keenly interested in making sure that his likely opponent is not disqualified by the "natural-born Citizen" requirement stipulated in the U.S. Constitution? What's in it for him?

Here's the answer: Obama was also born in a foreign country ­ Hawaii.

Numerous actions and admissions by the U.S. government since 1893 indicate that Hawaii is not a lawful territory or state of the U.S. and that Hawaii is actually a foreign country under hostile occupation by the U.S. Therefore, the claim that Hawaii is a state of the U.S. is fraudulent.

In recent years, the fraud began to unravel and in recent months, the pace has accelerated considerably. Court decisions and public policy making in Hawaii are running into the brick wall of the inconvenient truth: the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists!

Though severely impaired by the illegal occupation by the U.S., the sovereignty of the independent, neutral nation, the Hawaiian Kingdom, was never extinguished. Therefore, the Hawaiian Kingdom has existed in continuity since its founding in 1810 as a self-governing, independent nation.

That means Obama was born not in the U.S., but on the foreign soil of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Obama shares McCain's predicament of constitutional ambiguity with regard to the citizenship qualification for the presidency. Obama, like McCain is foreign born.

Obama's co-sponsoring of the bill to accommodate McCain's citizenship qualifications for U.S. president is not an outpouring of magnanimity toward McCain. It is a calculated, self-serving, pre-emptive measure to ensure that his own (Obama's) foreign-born status would be likewise accommodated, should the question arise of his Hawaiian birth.

Obama's sponsorship of the bill reveals that there are those in his camp, and perhaps Obama himself, who know that the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists as a nation foreign to the U.S.

Most likely the bill will pass to allow McCain's citizenship quirk to qualify him for president; it would likewise ensure Obama's candidacy.

Nevertheless, Obama's curious co-sponsorship (possibly instigation) of the "natural-born Citizen" bill indicates that he takes the implications of Hawaii's stature as an independent nation seriously enough to cover his bases. Malama pono.

Leon Siu, a Hawaiian entertainer, can be reached at mailto:leon@hits.net

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By Leon Siu - March 5, 2008 - posted at www.rumormillnews.com

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Ensuring McCain's Citizenship - What's in it for Obama?

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