The National Society of Natural-Born Citizens of the United States

Ben Carson - Race Ineligible - Amendment Required

                                    RACE INELIGIBLE

     Please look to the Barack Obama page for an explanation of Race Ineligibility. 

 

     Every citizen is encouraged to write their Senators and Representatives to end this racial discrimination that rests solely with Congress.  Only Congress can pass an Article to Amend the Constitution.

     Should an offer be made to Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas to receive a certificate that identified him as a "natural born citizen," I am 100% positive that he would decline the offer.  He would decline the offer because he knows that under the Constitution people of the Ethiopian or African Race were not eligible for citizenship in the United States.
 
     By not being eligible to citizenship in the United States, it would be inconsistent with logic and law to believe a man of the Ethiopian or African Race, or for that matter any Race, other than the Race of the men who wrote our Constitution, would be included in the definition disclosed by that Constitution.  The definition of "natural born citizen" is consistent with the definition established by the Democracy of Athens in 451 BCE that required males be born of lawfully wedded parents both of whom were Athenian Citizens to be a natural citizen.
 
     By the exclusion from citizenship, he knows he is also excluded from the Constitutions definition of "natural born citizen."  For this he is an honorable man, deserving the law necessary for his Race and the men of other Races currently excluded from the definition, to hold the highest office under our Constitution requiring the highest degree of American Citizenship. 
 
     Doctor Ben Carson is a brilliant and renowned surgeon capable of using his God given outstanding skills, to enable the suffering people he treats to be free of the impairment they suffer from.  It is hoped that he is capable of understanding his "Race" as not eligible to hold the high office he seeks without the law necessary.  That to overcome this deficiency of law in our Constitution requires an Amendment to provide him eligibility.  Short of an Amendment to the Constitution, he, like Barack Obama, is not eligible to hold our highest office as President of the United States. 
 
     I am just as sure that he will not be the honorable man Justice Thomas is and will continue to seek the office he is ineligible to hold.  He will continue his quest because con artist Barack Obama and his co-conspirators have led him to the false belief that he is eligible.  He is not eligible.
 
     Our Constitution as ratified in 1788 did not provide the law for citizenship to people of the Ethiopian or African Race.  The Supreme Court decision in the case of Dred Scott heard in December 1856 and decided in 1857, found that as a person of Ethiopian or African Race  he was not entitled by law to bring a case before any Federal Court due to his lack of citizenship.  The Court had taken the case to point out that Dred Scott was not a citizen nor were any people of that Race.  Because people of the African Race were not citizens, they were considered as foreigners, though not foreign born.
 
     With the passing of an Article by Congress on January 31, 1865 and the ratification of the Article on December 6, 1865 by enough States, the Article became the Thirteenth Amendment.  This Amendment brought an end to the institution of slavery and maintained involuntary servitude as a punishment for crimes that a person had been duly convicted.
 
     Non-citizens of the Ethiopian or African Race were offered passage to the land of their ancestors and a country was carved from the African Continent to accommodate those wishing passage.  By many having refused the offer, Congress was now required to  find a way to Naturalize foreign Nationals who were native-born rather than foreign-born. 
 
     The solution was the Article passed on June 13, 1866 and ratified as the Fourteenth Amendment on July 9, 1868.  Now a native-born person would be eligible to become a naturalized citizen at their age of majority, twenty-one.  Of course, person of the Race of Native-born Indians and other foreign-born or Native-born non-citizens would  continue exclusion from representation in the Congress of the United States.
 
     Prior to the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment citizenship passed, as it always has and still does, from parent to child.  No child is born into the allegiance of a country.  The child is born into the allegiance of the parents.  If the parents have different nationalities or citizenships, the child has to choose at their age of majority which nationality or parents' citizenship the adult will choose. 
 
     In the Farewell Address of President George Washington, who also sat as President of the Constitutional Convention addressed the "Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections.  The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations."  President Washington presents clearly the distinction between "Natural" and "Naturalized" as, Natural is by birth and Naturalized is by choice.
 
     In the instance where both parents are citizens of the United States, the adult is not required to choose.  Their citizenship is established at birth.  For a male child, they are "natural-born citizens" eligible to the Office of the Presidency.  The female gender however, was neither eligible to vote nor hold any office under the new Constitution, unless Amended.  Congress holds the legal authority to pass Articles to be proposed to the States for ratification to provide that law. 
 
     It was with these Amendments that African Race foreigners became eligible for citizenship and the males eligible to the Legislature and Judicial Branch as naturalized citizens.  The Executive Branch still required a "natural-born citizen," a male person born of lawfully wedded man and woman United States citizens of the European or Caucasian Race neither having been naturalized. 
 
     The Senate, contrary to the Constitution, accepted the first Republican of the African Race elected to the Senate from Mississippi.  The Legislature of Mississippi had selected Senator Hiram L. Revels when that State rejoined the Union to finish the Senate term ending March 4, 1871.  His credentials were accepted February 23, 1870 and were immediately disputed. 
 
     The dissenters wanted the question of Mr. Revels eligibility referred "to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions to inquire and report whether he has been a citizen of the United States for the period of nine years, and was an inhabitant of the said State at the time of his alleged election, in the sense intended by the third section of the first article of the Constitution of the United States."  
 
     It was most interesting to discover that the twenty six Senators of the thirteen southern States that wished to maintain their freedom to act as Independent States by the principle put forward by Thomas Jefferson under the banner of the Democrat Party, State's Rights, either resigned or were expelled from the Senate, were all members of the Democrat Party.  
 
      Now, the eight dissenting Senators, all having been accepted to practice law in their respective State, were said by Massachusetts Republican Senator Charles Sumner to be masking their racist views by saying that the Constitution requires any man to be a citizen for nine years to be eligible to be a Senator.  
 
     The eight dissenters were the two from Maryland, George Vickers and William Thomas Hamilton, two from Delaware Willard Saulsbury and Thomas Bayard, two from Kentucky Garrett Davis and Thomas Clay McCreery, one each from California, Eugene Casserly, and New Jersey, John Potter Stockton and were all members of the Democrat Party. 
 
     The vote on the motion was postponed from February 23.  The motion was again taken up on February 24, and again postponed.  The motion was again debated on February 25, and by a vote of 8 Yeas and 48 Nays, the motion to send the question to the Committee on the Judiciary for clarification of eligibility was defeated.  The Constitutional issue of law was voted down in favor of political correctness. 
 
     The Constitutional question of Mr. Revels' eligibility to hold a seat in the Senate was avoided with a plea from the Republican Senator  from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner.  "The time has passed for argument.  Nothing more need be said.  For a long time it has been clear that colored persons must be senators." 
 
     Senator Charles Sumner was a Harvard educated lawyer who lectured at Harvard Law School.  He was at various times a member of the Whig Party, the Free Soil Party and was now a member of the Republican Party.  He had been assaulted by a member of the House, Representative Preston Smith Brooks from South Carolina, on May 22, 1856 for insulting comments.
 
     Finally, on the motion of Massachusetts Republican Senator and future Vice-President under Ulysses S. Grant, Henry Wilson, a shoemaker by trade, the oaths prescribed by law be now administered to Mr. Revels came a vote of 48 Yeas to 8 Nays.  The oaths prescribed by law were administered without Judicial Constitutional review and without question contrary to the Constitution. 
 
    With that act of defiance toward the Constitution, the Senate, without legal examination or judicial review, established a position superior to the Constitution.  The House of Representatives on December 12, 1870, also defied the Constitution when Republican Joseph Hayne Rainey from South Carolina took the oath prescribed by the Act of July 2, 1862, and took his seat in the House. 
 
     The 14th Amendment having been ratified July 9, 1868 was the earliest possible time that any naturalized person of the African Race could have claimed citizenship.  Congressional legislation or Presidential Proclamation does not change the Constitution.  Amendments are required to change the Constitution and that process starts with Congress, debated by the people and ratified by the States, during the process of becoming an Amendment to change the Constitution. 

Richard Carl Shellhorn
Executive Director