Obama was never eligible

Persons, eligible for the Office of the President of the United States of America, NEVER have first generation ties to a foreign nation, whereas ineligible persons always do. ALL statutory citizens are born with a tie to another nation by birthplace and/or blood, but NEVER is that the case with natural born citizens who have only American ties.

A statutory citizen (bestowed by man's pen) can never be a "natural born" citizen (bestowed by God/nature).

Statutory citizenship means that a person's citizenship requires a law or laws to define it. A citizen via statute is constitutionally ineligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

"Natural born" citizens are in a class separate from all others. They are, in fact, in a classification or category unto themselves because they alone are eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief -- a fact that unsettles many.

Here are the four case to demonstrate:

        1. Birthplace important AND parentage important -- a "natural born" citizen is any person born in the US mainland (includes Alaska and Hawaii) AND born of US citizen parents (that's two) -- think Ronald Reagan.

        2. Birthplace important AND parentage not important -- a "native born" citizen (also considered a 14th Amendment citizen) is any person born in the US mainland (includes Alaska and Hawaii) -- one or both of the parents may be foreign nationals -- think Barack Obama.

        3. Birthplace not important AND parentage important -- a citizen "by statute" is any person born of a US citizen parent(s) outside the US mainland -- think John McCain.

        4. Birthplace not important AND parentage not important -- a "naturalized" citizen is a citizen as the result of a legal process (i.e. by federal statute as bestowed to Congress under Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 4) -- think Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Barack Obama never, ever claimed to be a Natural Born citizen. His campaign website contained the following description of Obama's "Native Born" citizenship:

That's why the campaign invented the Birthers and the "born in Kenya" diversion.

Watching the wrong hand is an old magician's trick. It's called "misdirection." The Democrats and their friends in the media alwys wanted to talk about the Birther's claim that Obama was born in Kenya. The problem was, Obama was born "of a Kenyan."