by Sandra Hickman
So who exactly is behind this shameful attempt to undermine the authority of our President and incite open rebellion in the US military? This concerned, loyal American wife of an honorable, decorated Army Officer would love to know.
Never, not once during my husband's many years of service did he EVER publicly question the authority of a sitting US president.
And this birth certificate nonsense has been debunked repeatedly, so to have an active duty officer of the US repeat these desperate lies in any public venue completely undermines the stability of the US and our armed forces.
I, and most Americans, view this public insubordination as a direct threat to the country we love and are actively working to ensure it ceases.
Republican or Democrat, our nation DEMANDS that our active duty military show respect for our ELECTED officials.
Sandra, we'd like to thank you for posting your thoughts. But we have to ask, did you read the entire article?
No one is advocating "open rebellion" in the military.
Military Officers Swear Allegiance to the Constitution,
Not the President
As your husband will tell you, the oath he took was to support and defend the Constitution, not the President. Officers (actually, all service members) have an affirmative obligation to NOT obey illegal orders, even if they come from the President.
This soldier's position is that, if Obama is not eligible to be Commander-in-Chief, then ALL orders he issues would be illegal orders, because they are issued by someone without the authority to do so.
That's a valid position, and we think it would make for a very interesting court case.
While your husband may not have ever questioned the authority of a sitting US president, never before has there been a US president whose eligibility for the office was in doubt, nor has there been a president who has gone to such lengths to hide his past.
Many retired senior officers we know, including Flag and General officers, agree with this young soldier's position.
Where's the REAL Birth Certificate?
The birth certificate issue, despite your assertion to the contrary, still is unsettled. The birth certificate posted on the internet by the Obama team has been investigated by forensics experts and determined to be a fraud or forgery. The liberal media would like you to believe the issue is settled, but as a matter of fact, it is not.
How Art Thou Ineligible? Let Me Count the Ways
1. Not a Natural-Born Citizen
The original article walks you through the facts,
which strongly suggest that Barack Obama may not be an American citizen at all. And IF his birth father was Barack Obama, Sr. (which is also in doubt), he was never a "natural-born citizen" (as the Constitution requires).
Under the law in effect at the time of his birth, Ann Dunham was not old enough to confer citizenship on her child. If he was in fact born in Hawaii (or elsewhere in the US), then he would be a US citizen by birth.
2. Dual Citizenship
But that does not make him a "natural-born citizen" as our Founding Fathers required. IF his father was Barack Obama, Sr., then he was a British citizen at birth (Kenya was still a British protectorate at that time), giving him dual citizenship, which the Founding Fathers expressly sought to exclude.
So, if the birth certificate presented WERE valid, it is proof that Barack Obama, Jr. is NOT constitutionally eligible to be President of the United States due to his dual citizenship.
For the sake of argument, let's say the birth certificate is OK, and Obama is a dual US/British citizen by virtue of his birth. Dual citizenship makes him ineligible.
3. Indonesian Citizen
Young Barry moved to Indonesia with his mother and her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, another Muslim, at age 6. He claims he was adopted by Soetoro, and he became an Indonesian citizen, with an Indonesian passport.
Indonesia did not allow dual citizenship, so in order to become an Indonesian citizen, Obama had to give up both his US and British citizenship.
He enrolled at Occidental College in Los Angeles, and accepted a Fulbright Fellowship, for which he had to claim foreign citizenship.
Then while in college, he traveled to Pakistan with a fellow student, at a time when those holding US passports and other non-Muslims were not allowed to visit Pakistan. It would have been no problem for him to enter Pakistan as a Muslim citizen of Indonesia.
4. Renounced US Citizenship
This affirmation of Indonesian citizenship after the age of 18 operated to renounce his US citizenship. By claiming to be an Indonesian citizen after age 18, Obama affirmed the earlier renunciation made on his behalf by his mother and step-father.
So, the only way for Barry Soetoro, Indonesian citizen, to become Barack Obama, American citizen, would be to go through the naturalization process. As far as we know, there are no records indicating that he did so.
So it is entirely possible that the American President is not even an American citizen!
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