--March 4, 2008
Here's an update you might want to consider.
RECOGNIZING CONSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
PRECINCT # _____________
SENATE DISTRICT # _____________
_____________ COUNTY, TEXAS
WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article II of the United States Constitution (the "Constitution") establishes that "No Person except a natural born Citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President" (emphasis added).
WHEREAS, the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution establishes that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States" (emphasis added).
WHEREAS, each citizen is either a natural born citizen or a naturalized citizen.
WHEREAS, natural born citizens are recognized as citizens because they were born in the United States.
WHEREAS, naturalized citizens are recognized as citizens not because they were born in the United States but because they meet other legal requirements, such as being born outside of the United States to citizen parents.
WHEREAS, John McCain was born to citizen parents on August 29, 1936 at the Coco Solo Air Base in the Panama Canal Zone in the country of Panama.
WHEREAS, the Panama Canal Zone and Coco Solo Air Base are now (and always have been) outside of the United States.
THEREFORE, John McCain was not born in the United States.
THEREFORE, John McCain may be a naturalized citizen, but he cannot be a natural born citizen.
THEREFORE, John McCain is not eligible to be President of the United States under Article II of the Constitution.
THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas shall not commit any delegates to elect John McCain to the Office of President of the United States.
LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas shall update Party rules and/or take whatever other action is necessary to bestow uncommitted status on any delegates who may have already committed to elect John McCain to the Office of President of the United States.
LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be passed to the rules committee of the appropriate District, State of Texas, and National conventions for full consideration.
Adopted by Precinct # _______ in Senatorial District # _____ of ____________ County, Texas on March 4, 2008.
Precinct Convention Chair _______________________________________
_______________________ County, Texas
----Feb 28, 2008
I have taken the great work done by The Mudslinger [http://muddythoughts.blogspot.com/2008/02/panmanchurian-candidate-mccain.html] and turned it into a resolution.
Take this resolution to your precinct convention and start the conversation to protect the Constitution today!