Two score and nine years ago, I came to this country on September 23, 1959 from Taiwan, the Republic of China, to pursue advanced studies first in Virginia Tech. Graduate School. That was almost two years before Lady Stanley Ann Dunham give birth to baby Barry Obama on August 4, 1961, six months after she married Barack Hussein Obama, a student from Kenya, on February 2, 1961. Because there was no official birth certificate, other than something called “certification of live birth” filed on August 8, 1961, was made available, the baby’s full given name and place of birth, and therefore his status of being a “natural born Citizen”, are all unknown. It is plausible that the birth could had taken place in Kenya while Ann and her husband were visiting Kenya at the time based on account of the spoken words of the baby’s paternal grandmother in Kenya.
In the intervening years, I managed to get through my graduate studies, fell in love with the American system that everything clearly rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, decided to stay and had the good fortune to become a U.S Citizen. Along the way I enjoyed a 42 years research career and continuing to this day as an emeritus. As a grateful beneficiary of the great U.S. system, I earnestly hope my daughter and grand daughters can expect the same fortune I enjoyed in freely pursuing the American dreams. They should if we can continue honor our Constitution as:
WE, the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.That’s what being an American is all about!
Well, here we are in year 2008, another election year. Unlike previous elections in previous years, this one is very different and utmost important. This time our Constitution is at stake!
That baby boy who refused to disclose his detailed birth record, only a live birth announcement, that renders the question of whether or not he is a natural born citizen to be very much in doubt.. So for all practical purpose he could be constitutionally not qualified to run for president, but he is now grown up and is now one of the candidates and he could get elected next week. Therefore his election could make a mockery of our U.S. Constitution.
Is this a minor quibble with the Constitution? I wish it does – if he loves America and honor our Constitution. Unfortunately he is apparently not!
According to this newly discovered audio interview made in 2001 on public radio here :
A person with his kind of Marcist "distribution of wealth" views is going to be our next President of the United States? How nightmarishly frightening! It shows clearly that he is anti-constitution when he talked about the wish to
“. . . break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.”God Almighty! Those constraints the Founding Fathers placed is for the purpose of restraining the government to insure our liberty. What was he trying to do? Is he an American? So with his anti-Constitution attitude, if American people elect him the President of the United States of America, how can he be honestly taking the Oath:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”Almighty God, we always do need your help, but this is especially the very time we, the people of the U.S., need your help in overcoming the evil force against our Constitution now! Your supreme blessing for us are the only power that can save our one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all!
Let us sing!
Steve Schippert of WizbandBlog expressed the same feeling as I was trying to express, but much more eloquently and concise:
It cannot be any clearer. Barack Obama, the favorite to be elected the President of the United States of America in barely a week's time, sees the American Constitution as an obstacle rather than a guiding document. Let that sink in for a moment. Ponder what that really means and rationalize how a man with such disdain for the Constitution - your Constitution, our Constitution - can possibly in good faith take the oath of office and swear to protect and defend our Founding Document.