Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Over Obama’s Citizenship
I’m really upset over this. Not that they rejected the appeal, I’m ecstatic about that, but the fact that some guy from New Jersey has the audacity to bring a lawsuit against Obama claiming that he is ineligible for the presidency because only his mother is a US citizen at the time of his birth and is completely negating the fact that Obama himself was born on US soil. What this man is saying by making this claim is that the mother’s citizenship does not count, and why is that? Is it because she’s a woman? Is it because his father is from Kenya and practiced the Muslim faith? Are we back to “otherizing” people who are not like us, because I feel this is exactly what this lawsuit was trying to do. I may be completely off in my thinking, but what this article implies is that the woman’s citizenship doesn’t matter, and since the father is not a citizen, and is (OH NO!) Muslim, then it shouldn’t count.
From what I remember from my elementary school civics class is that so long as you are born on US soil, you are a citizen and are eligible for the presidency, so long as you meet all other requirements as well, including age. So to make this claim is absurd and insulting to women, to people of different faiths, and different ethnicities.