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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Natural Born Presidency - by Pieter -

There has been much debate as to the Natural Born Citizen issue. I chose to examine the history of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents and their birthright relevance to the clause. Regardless of whether you consider the term citizen equivalent to the term natural born citizen, historically Presidents and VPs (including Joe Biden) born after the adoption of our Constitution (1787) have met the classical interpretation of a NBC (a citizen born on US territory to two (2) US citizens).

Historical affirmation of the NBC argument… “John A. Bingham, chief architect of the 14th Amendments first section, considered the proposed national law on citizenship as “simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents NOT owing allegiance to ANY foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN…” If this law was simply to reaffirm the common law doctrine then the condition of the parents would be totally irrelevant.”

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

Many Americans, elected representatives, the courts, the media have committed a de facto reinterpretation of the Constitution to allow Mr. Obama to hold the office of the President despite his acknowledged dual citizenship. Compare Mr. Obama’s history to that of previous office holder’s and decide for yourself.


There have been 42 Americans that have served as President (not including Mr. Obama). 10 were born before 1787.

ALL Presidents born after 1787, except for Chester Arthur*, met the NBC criteria.

There have been 46 Americans that have served as Vice-President (not including Mr. Biden). 10 were born before 1787.

ALL Vice-Presidents born after 1787, except for Chester Arthur*, met the NBC criteria. 14 VPs have gone on to be President.

Some of us are wondering, “Why is Mr. Obama entitled to special consideration in accordance with our nation’s highest document?”


George Washington (1789-1797) Born: February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

John Adams (1797-1801) Born: October 30 1735 in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) Born: April 13, 1743 in Albemarle County, Virginia.

James Madison (1809-1817) Born: March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, King George, Virginia.

James Monroe (1817-1825) Born: April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Born: July 11, 1767 in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Born: March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, South Carolina.

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) Born: On December 5, 1782 in Columbia, New York.

William Henry Harrison (1841) Born: February 9, 1773 in Charles City County, Virginia.

NBC John Tyler (1841-1845) Born: March 29, 1790 in Charles City County, Virginia

Father- John TYLER III was born about 1757 in Charles City, Virginia.

Mother- Mary ARMISTEAD was born in 1761 in York Co., Virginia.

NBC James K. Polk (1845-1849) Born: November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Father- James Samuel Polk was born in North Carolina in 1772.

Mother- Jane Knox was born in 1776 at unknown location (possible Scottish immigrant). Unknown date of parent’s marriage. Mother was a religious woman and thus unlikely her children were born out of wedlock. Statutory laws would have granted mother citizenship upon marriage, if she was an immigrant, during that period.

Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) Born: November 24, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia.

NBC Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) Born: January 7, 1800 in Cayuga County, New York.

Father- Nathaniel Fillmore was born April 19, 1771 in Bennington, Vermont.

Mother- Phoebe Millard was born 1780 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

NBC Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) Born: November 23, 1804 in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

Father- Benjamin Pierce was born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts (December 25, 1757).

Mother- Anna Kendrick was born in Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire on October 30, 1768.

NBC James Buchanan (1857-1861) Born: April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

Father- James Buchanan was born on 1761 in Ramelton, Donegal, Ireland. Age 22 (1783) came to USA to live with mother's brother, Joshua in Gettysburg, Pa.

Mother- Elizabeth Speer was born on 1767 in Stony Batter, Franklin, (Or Lancaster Co.) Pennsylvania.

NBC Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Born: February 12, 1809, in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky.

Father- Thomas Lincoln was born January 6, 1778 in Rockingham County, Virginia.

Mother- Nancy Hanks was born on February 5, 1784, in Hampshire County, (West) Virginia.

NBC Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Born: December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Father- Jacob Johnson was born circa 1778. Some sources indicate that he was born in Newcastle, England and sailed to America around 1795, but other sources indicate that he was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and that it was his grandfather (and possible namesake) who sailed to North America from England.

Mother- Mary “Polly” McDonough was born 1783 in ??? (possible Irish immigrant). Parents married September 9, 1801. Mother automatically granted citizenship upon marriage, if she was an immigrant, due to naturalization statutes of that period.

NBC Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) born on April 27, 1822 at Point Pleasant, Ohio as Hiram Ulysses Grant.

Father- Jesse Root Grant born near Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on January 23, 1794,

Mother- Hannah Simpson was born on November 23, 1798 at Horsham, PA.

NBC Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) Born: October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio.

Father- Rutherford Hayes was born January 4, 1787 in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Mother- Sophia Birchard was born April 15, 1792 in Wilmington, Vermont.

NBC James A. Garfield (1881) Born: November 19, 1831, in Orange, Ohio.

Father- Abram Garfield was born December 28, 1799 in Otsego County, Ohio.

Mother- Eliza Ballou was born September 21, 1801 in Richmond, New Hampshire.

Chester Arthur (1881-1885) Born: October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont.

Father- William Arthur, when eighteen years of age, emigrated from Co. Antrim, Ireland. Father did not become a naturalized citizen until 14 years after Chester Arthur’s birth.

Mother- Malvina Stone born April 29, 1802 in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont.

Chester Arthur born with dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States.Chester Arthur lied numerous times about his past to obfuscate his ineligibility to hold Vice-Presidential and Presidential office. Burned all personal records upon his death.

NBC Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Born: March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Father- Richard Falley Cleveland was born February 4, 1806 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland.

Mother- Ann Neal was born July 9, 1830 in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut.

NBC Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Born: August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio.

Father- John Scott Harrison was born in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana on October 4, 1804.

Mother- Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin was Born on July 18, 1810in Mercerburg, Pennsylvania.

NBC Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)

NBC William McKinley (1897-1901) Born: January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio.

Father- William McKinley, Sr. was born on November 15, 1807 in Pine Twp. Mercer Co., PA.

Mother- Nancy Campbell Allison was born April 22, 1809 in New Lisbon, OH.

NBC Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) Born: October 27, 1858 in New York, New York.

Father- Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. was born September 22, 1831 in the state of New York.

Mother- Mittie Bulloch was born in Hartford, Connecticut on July 8, 1835. Raised in Roswell, GA.

NBC William Howard Taft (1909-1913) Born: September 15, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Father- Alphonso Taft was born in Townshend, Vermont on November 5, 1810.

Mother- Louisa “Louise” Maria Torrey was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 11, 1827.

NBC Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Born: December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia.

Father- Reverend Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson was born in Steubenville, Ohio in 1822.

Mother- Jessie Janet Woodrow was born in born in Carlisle, England in 1826.Parents married prior to 1851, mother automatically gained citizenship upon marriage in accordance with naturalization statutes of the period.

NBC Warren G. Harding (1921-1923) Born: November 2, 1865 in Corsica (Blooming Grove), Ohio.

Father- Dr. George Tyron Harding, Sr. was born on June 12, 1844 in Blooming Grove, OH.

Mother- Phoebe Elizabeth (Dickerson) was born on December 21, 1843 in Blooming Grove, OH.

NBC Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) Born: July 4, 1872 in Plymouth, Vermont.

Father- John Calvin Coolidge was born on November 30, 1845 in Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT.

Mother- Victoria Josephine Moor was born on March 14, 1846 in Plymouth, Windsor Co., VT.

NBC Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) Born: August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa.

Father- Jesse Hoover was born on September 2, 1846 in Tuscarawas, Ohio.

Mother- Hulda Randall Minthorn was born on May 4, 1848 in Norwich, Ontario, Canada. Parents married in 1870 and mother automatically gained citizenship in accordance with the naturalization statutes of the period.

NBC Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) Born: January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York.

Father- James Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on July 16, 1828.

Mother- Mary Rebecca Aspinwall was born on December 20, 1809 in New York City, New York.

NBC Harry S Truman (1945-1953) Born: May 8, 1884 in Lamar, Missouri.

Father- John Anderson Truman was born on December 5, 1851 in Jackson County, Missouri.

Mother- Martha Ellen Young was born on November 25, 1852 in Jackson County, Missouri.

NBC Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) Born: October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas.

Father- David Eisenhower was born on September 23, 1863 in Elizabethville, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.

Mother- Ida Elizabeth Stover was born in Mount Sidney, Virginia on May 1, 1862.

NBC John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) Born: May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Father- Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 6, 1888.

Mother- Rose Fitzgerald was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 22, 1890.

NBC Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) Born: August 27, 1908 near Stonewall, Texas.

Father- Samuel Ealy Johnson, Jr. was born in Buda, Texas on October 11, 1877.

Mother- Rebekah Baines was born on June 26, 1881, at McKinney, Texas.

NBC Richard Nixon (1969-1974) Born: January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California.

Father- Francis A. Nixon was born in Vinton County, Ohio on December 3, 1879.

Mother- Hannah Milhous was born in Jennings County, Indiana on March 7, 1885.

NBC Gerald Ford (1974-1977) Born: July 14, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Father- Leslie Lynch King, Sr. was born in Chadron, Nebraska on July 25, 1884.

Mother- Dorothy Ayer Gardner was born in Harvard, Illinois on February 27, 1892.

NBC Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) Born: October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia.

Father- James Earl Carter was born in Arlington, Georgia on September 12, 1894.

Mother- Bessie Lillian Gordy was born in Richland, Georgia on August 15, 1898.

NBC Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) Born: February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois.

Father- John "Jack" Reagan was born in Fulton, Whiteside Co., IL on July 13, 1883.

Mother- Nelle Clyde Wilson was born in Fulton, Whiteside Co., IL on July 24, 1883.

NBC George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) Born: June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts.

Father- Prescott Sheldon Bush was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 15, 1895.

Mother- Dorothy Wear Walker was born near Walker's Point, in York County, Maine on July 1, 1901.

NBC Bill Clinton (1993-2001) Born: August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas.

Father- William Jefferson Blythe, Jr. was born in Sherman, Texas on February 27, 1918.

Mother- Virginia Dell Cassidy was born in Bodcaw, Arkansas on June 6, 1923.

NBC George W. Bush (2001-2009) Born: July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Conn.

Father- George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)

Mother- Barbara Bush was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City on June 8, 1925.

Barack Hussein Obama II (2009-) Born: August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Father- Barack Obama, Sr. was born in Kanyadhiang village, Rachuonyo District, Lake Victoria, Kendu Bay, Kenya (at the time a colony of the British Empire) in 1936.

Mother- Stanley Ann Dunham, later know as Ann Dunham Soetoro after divorce from Obama II’s father, was born at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on November 29, 1942.

Father was not a naturalized citizen at the time of his birth. Barack Obama II was born with dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. Possible adoption by Indonesian father coupled with continuance of Indonesian citizenship as an adult (travel to Pakistan during period of restriction to US citizens, possible US college enrollment as a foreign student) could negate US citizenship or at least imply another dual citizenship. Circumstantial evidence exists Obama II born in Kenya and his parents later registered the birth in Hawaii. If born in Kenya, Obama II is not a US citizen at all due to 1952 statute not allowing mother to convey citizenship due to her age and time residing in United States past the age of 14. [BirtherReport Note: Not only was Obama Sr. not a naturalized citizen of the USA, he never had any intent to be one. He was not even an immigrant or permanent resident in the USA. He was a foreign alien student here on a student visa.]

THE VICE-PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ...continue reading here, including commentary from Author of the detailed research.

Obama an Unconstitutional Illegal President - 20100201 Issue Wash Times Natl Wkly - pg 5


  1. I guess that puts to rest that a natural born Citizen is a person born to two U.S. Citizen parents

  2. The Courts AND Congress already know that he's not a Natural Born Citizen. Hell, he said it himself! There isn't a representative alive today who isn't aiding and abetting this usurper. Personally, I can't wait for the day when ONE of them grows the corleones to stand up and do what's right for the American people and our country. This is Treason of the highest degree, and as it stands, every Judge and all members of Congress are just as guilty as obama is.

  3. will, will ,,, anyone EVER HAVE THE STONES to stand up for what is Right, It is time to stop this crap from happening ,right here in the USA,., if this keeps happening there will be NO USA Anymore,, God Help Us ,,

  4. thats why congress will impeach and inprison this trader. meanwhile he puts people in office to pilfer our documents.put him in gitmo !


  6. it is very hard to find someone born before 1787!!!

  7. Why would Obama be spending millions to seal his records if he had nothing to hide .. come on use common sense here ... and our Politicians and police are letting him get away with it .. why .. because they are all part of a UNION and who is Obama redistributing wealth for ?? UNIONS

    and this is why we need to vote in November and remove those without a spine to follow the LAW

  8. Obama is a plant, the repubs allowed him to win so they can regain FULL control. They are ALL crooks, wake up people.

  9. Thye haven't regained full control and the last thing they wanted was Obama in office, that was George Soros, he got him in, they wre both members of the CFR and if you didn't know that then you have no pbusiness accusing people of anything. Maybe everyone is a crook but the Republicans didn't get Obama in. Everyone treated him like a rockstar , not a future President, the man refused to salute the American flag and still they voted for him. He's in because he was black and got the black vote and the Leftist group of movie stars that went after the 18 years olds which proves that you should be 21 to vote. The Republicans certainly didn't want a popular Presdident in office but the UN and George Soros did. He never showed his Birth certificatre and the Supreme court covered for him, so its everyones fault except the Republicans. I have a feeling you voted for him, you must have, you wouldn't vote for those Republican crooks.

  10. If a person is born in the US, they are an American citizen. Why do you think all those pregnant Mexicans are trying to get across the border? His mother's family goes back to the 1600's in this country. Does yours? I am no fan of his, but this is ridiculous. Just vote against him next election. It would take the courts more years than that to work it out even if it was true.

  11. Yes, he would be a CITIZEN, but not necessarily a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN...

    Not one in the same!

  12. The COURTS=CONGRESS already know that Obama is NOT a natural born citizen:he himself says it! There is NOT a representative alive today, who isn't AIDING & ABETTING THIS USERPER. Not a single one of them has the moral fiber to stand up & do what is RIGHT for the American People & our country. THIS=TREASON OF THE HIGHEST ORDER & every judge, all members of Congress are just as guilty as obama is.Fear of jail or worse ?

  13. There's a way to change the US Constitution legally by congress and the senate by amendment and ratification, with (formal) consent making it officially valid. Various representatives have made 8 attempts in the past to change Article 2 Section 1,none successful.
    The US Constitution cannot be changed by STEALTH.
    Obama is a criminal in so many ways, yet has been allowed to continue because he's BLLLLAAAAACCCCKKKK!
    How does that make his crimes acceptable?


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