In Answer to the Question of Kamala Harris Qualifications for President
During a recent press conference President Trump was asked about Kamala Harris’s Citizenship disqualifying her from the office of the Presidency, his answer was that he’d have someone look into it.
The media did what they always do with President Trump – they blasted him without FIRST doing their own due diligence. They could have taken his answer seriously, and then conducted a little bit of research to determine even though Senator Kamala Harris was in fact born in California to non US citizen parents, raised in her father’s homeland Jamaica, in Oakland and with her mother in Canada after their divorce. Senator Harris is a naturalized citizen (as were her parents before her). It has been stressed that Senator Harris is a 14th Amendment citizen and that sparked my interest. According to the Constitution of the United States the requirement of being a “natural born Citizen” is not extended to a naturalized citizen, not even the 14th Amendment has changed that.
Constitution of the United States
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.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
In the Dred Scott decision of 1857, the Supreme Court had said that African-Americans were not citizens. This amendment declared that every person born or naturalized in the U.S. was a citizen. The amendment’s “due process” clause has had enormous constitutional importance, since the Supreme Court has used it to apply most of the Bill of Rights to the states. The amendment also establishes that all citizens are entitled to “equal protection of the laws,” the provision which the Supreme Court cited in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, ruling school segregation unconstitutional.
What was surprising was that because the question was not contesting her citizenship, but her constitutional authority to assume the Vice Presidency and/or the Presidency if warranted. Democratic politicians always have a way of going where no man or woman should ever go when questioning the truth. Democrats did the same thing when Barack Obama’s citizenship was challenged. They simply attacked anyone who dared question it. In my opinion who ever in the Democratic National Committee that made the decision for Joe Biden did not fully research the constitutionality of their decision or of its intended or unintended consequences. I’m no rocket scientist but I am someone and I did look into it and even a blind man could see through their argument. – I am the Real Truckmaster!