Letter: Review constitutional changes

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Most of us don’t particularly like conspiracy theories regardless of what event or personage it involves. There’s still a feeling among intelligent people that, faults and all, Americans have control of their government and the events that shape its course.

However, you may change your view after you read J.B. Williams’ column (http://newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams150) that sheds some interesting new light on Barack Obama’s rise to power. It documents how certain members of Congress tried from 2003 to 2008 to codify certain interpretations of the Constitution to legitimize the election of an otherwise ineligible person to the office of president.

Then in 2008, under the guise of removing all doubt of Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., eligibility (he was born overseas to military parents), the Senate passed SR511 that attested to McCain’s eligibility.

However, in the resolution is also this language: “Whereas the Constitution of the United States requires that, to be eligible for the Office of the President, a person must be a ‘natural born Citizen’ of the United States; Whereas the term ‘natural born Citizen,’ as that term appears in Article II, Section 1, is not defined in the Constitution of the United States.”

Thus, Congress and the complicit media have changed the Constitution not by amendment but by definition.

Floyd Hammerquist

Vancouver