Judge Terry Lewis of Leon County, Florida has agreed to hear a case on Obama’s eligibility.
- When: June 18, 2012, 9AM
- Where: Leon County, FL
- Jurisdiction: Circuit Court Of The Second Judicial Circuit
This not about his birth but rather about what the definition of a "natural born citizen" is.
There are some doubts.
Nobody denies that you are a citizen if you are born on US soil. The question is whether there are special qualifiers that must be true to make someone "natural born", i.e.
- both parents born on US soil OR
- both parents being US citizens irregardless of their birthplace OR
- only one parent born on US soil or US citizen
- none of the above.
If #4 is true then the anchor baby of illegal immigrants would also be eligible. Would that have been okay with the founders?
The lawyer in the case is Larry Klayman and here is what he said in a press release:
Klayman stressed that the eligibility is very important particularly with this president, Barack Hussein Obama. He added: "The framers were not stupid. They understood that a president with divided loyalties could present a security and other risks for our nation. Obama’s Muslim heritage, which emanates from his Kenyan father (who had to be deported from the U.S.), frankly explains why he sides frequently with and takes actions to further the interests of Muslim nations against the United States; specifically his refusal to take forceful action against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its leaders over nuclear armament and human rights violations and atrocities."
Klayman’s work is supported by ConstitutionActionFund.org, a non-profit raising money for the legal challenge.