Skip to comments.Is Kamala Harris eligible to be Joe Biden's VP? Not if you value our Constitution
Posted on 08/10/2020 6:52:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Is Kamala Harris a natural born citizen?
It is no secret that Harris wants to be Joe Biden's vice president. The junior senator from California clearly sees an opening to her real objective: the presidency of the United States. With Biden surprisingly outlasting the other anti-American socialist candidates, Harris recognizes that Biden's age and declining cognitive abilities pose a glorious opportunity to resurrect her presidential ambitions. After all, there is an good chance that the bumbling, incoherent Biden might have to resign or be removed in his first term and his V.P. would succeed him. Even if Biden managed to miraculously finish his first term, it is unlikely that he would or could run for a second.
Harris would love to "back door" her way into the presidency, especially given the fact that her vacuous campaign was an unmitigated disaster, and any future presidential ambitions looked to be a virtual impossibility only a few months ago.
But not so fast. Harris is constitutionally ineligible to be VPOTUS (12th Amendment) or POTUS (Article 2). She is not nor can she ever be a natural born citizen, the highest standard of citizenship mandated by the Constitution for the president and commander-in-chief. The Founding Fathers wanted a higher standard of citizenship for the POTUS because they did not want any competing allegiances with foreign governments.
Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964, to an Indian citizen mother and a Jamaican citizen father. Thus, Harris is a native-born American citizen, or a citizen pursuant to what I refer to as the anchor baby provision of the 14th Amendment.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Under Chapter 2 of the Constitution of Jamaica, a person born in Jamaica after August 5, 1962, or born outside Jamaica after that date to a parent who is a Jamaican citizen, is automatically considered a Jamaican citizen at birth. Furthermore, under current Jamaican legislation, citizens of Jamaica can hold multiple nationalities. And this status does not prohibit serving in the legislature of Jamaica!
Imagine that: a vice president or president of the United States with concurrent citizenship with another foreign government a person with clearly divided loyalties and an ability and opportunity to participate in governmental proceedings of another country, travel on another country's passport, and legally take up residence in that country.
She is as eligible as Ted Cruz or Obama....
Wouldn’t this just be resolved by renouncing the foreign citizenship?
Blah blah blah - Barack Obama - blah blah blah. The Republicans let that horse out of the barn when they failed to stand up against Barry the Usurper.
Harris is an anchor baby. A person in line for the presidency may not hold dual citizenship.
Not that it matters.
My opinion is that she isn’t. But my opinion doesn’t matter.
There are a lot of opinions on this topic and everybody says “I’m right, here’s why ” and none of that matters.
What we need is a Supreme Court decision on what the Constitution means by Natural Born Citizen. Until that happens, it’s very hard to say “So-and-so isn’t eligible.”
This is nonsense. She was born in US. She is an American citizen. She is not responsible for Jamaica conferring citizenship on her. She does however, have to renounce her Jamaican citizenship.
She probably isnt qualified constitutionally but she is definitely not qualified in other manner...not that it matters anymore....the favorites morph around and it seem Susan rice and whitmore are current front runners...
Anyone born with more than ONE nationality is not NATURALLY an American.
The media will make sure that the public doesn’t hear about any doubts that there might be. But the moment Ted Cruz was in the running, up to the moment when he dropped out, the media was doing its best to place doubts in the mind of the public about his eligibility.
Anwar al-Awlaki’s kids, born in Yemen to one citizen parent, are as eligible as Ted Cruz.
Gee I’ve missed birther threads.
Jindal, Rubio, Cruz, Haley and most importantly George P. Bush are the reasons the GOP did not object to Obama.
She wasn’t naturalized, so what’s her status?
“Birther” is the Alinsky attack on the Constitution.
Thanks for playing along.
The problem with all of these arguments is that people self appoint as the arbiter and authority on the clause “Natural Born Citizen” as cited by the U.S. Constitution. Then they cite Vattel, they cite English common law, they cite Free Republic and proclaim that their particular version of what constitutes a natural born citizen is the only one that is correct.
Worth a bucket full of spit.
The Supreme Court has never issued a decision on the natural born citizen and they never will. The Court considers it a political matter and they are going to let the politicians sort it out. I expect to see my favorite SCOTUS citation on this thread, it always makes an apperance. That, of course, Minor v. Heppersett which has nothing to do with natural born citizen questions, but is about women’s suffrage. People need to learn how to read SCOTUS Opinions if they want to pretend that they are experts.
Harris will be eligible if she gets the nod for VP and if she appears on the ballot in all states. Get over it.
“She was born in US. She is an American citizen.”
The Constitution draws a distinction between citizen and natural born citizen. Natural born was a legal term that existed at that time, and was made a requirement to be president. And when I had American history in the 70s in college, it still was a concept.
My pleasure. Keep up the good work. I've missed them.
This ship sailed long ago. There’s no unambiguous definition of “natural born citizen” in the Constitution, not in legislation, nor decided upon by the Supreme Court... and even if there was, the current makeup of the supreme court means that a definition would be drawn in such a way that it would include all the edge cases that get discussed on this forum (Harris, Cruz, Obama, Rubio, Haley, etc...)
The argument made in this piece is even more specious because it contends that the citizenship laws of another nation are effectively superior to America’s. If Zimbabwe were to, for some reason, encode into it’s set of laws a declaration that every American citizen also a Zimbabwean citizen at birth, then by this author’s logic, nobody could be president.
By some people’s logic, orphans, adopted children, or children who don’t know their true parentage would also not be considered natural born citizens unless both genetic parents were identified and confirmed as US citizens without dual loyalties to another nation.
I don’t know where surrogacy, invitro fertilization or C-section births fit in this discussion, but it makes an absurd argument even moreso.
Can see it already... Biden’s team appoints her. Repubs declare her ineligible, Dems scream racism!
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