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I Have Passed the Last Milestone

It was nineteen years ago that I became old enough to drive.  It was seventeen years ago I became old enough to sign a contract, join the military, vote, or buy a long gun.  Fourteen years ago I became old enough to drink and buy and carry a pistol (should those things really go together?).  Been ten years since I’ve been able to rent a car anywhere from anyone.  But today is a momentous day.  Today, I am finally eligible to be President 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.

I will form an exploratory committee forthwith.  Obama better watch out in 2012.  Hopefully I can at least get an NRA endorsement.

UPDATE: I should point out that my background as a community organizer makes me eminently qualified for the job.

18 Responses to “I Have Passed the Last Milestone”

  1. Bram says:

    Oh, there are more milestones to come. Too old to enlist. AARP Membership eligibility, etc…

  2. Sebastian says:

    The one I’m really not looking for is “Old enough to need a colonoscopy”

  3. I like your “community organizer” background a lot more than I do President Obama’s.

  4. anon says:

    Old enough you may be… But based on empirical evidence collected over the last 75 years, your respect for the Constitution would seem to rule you out…

  5. Chris Bennett says:

    Where do we register as a campaign supporter?

  6. Robert says:

    Grats on the birthday, Sebastian.

  7. Hal says:

    Congratulations, Sebastian, on your new POTUS eligibility status, but the United States Constitution doesn’t really seem to matter any more when it comes to who’s eligible to occupy the Oval Office and who’s not, that is, at least when it comes to questions over one’s “natural born” and citizenship status.

    Obama is living proof of this, being that he still to this day refuses to release his ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, one which would reveal information such as the name and location of the hospital which he was born in, among other specific details and endorsements, like the name of the attending physician for his birth, for example.

    Instead, Obama’s lackeys posted online another document back in late June of 2008 — a “Certification of Live Birth” — and said, in effect, “Here’s his Birth Certificate! Now shut up!”

    Not to confound or confuse the issue, but there is a complicating twist to all this: the State of Hawaii has permitted parents, both in the past and now, to obtain a “birth certificate,” EVEN IF THE CHILD WAS NOT BORN IN HAWAII.

    Some people say and/or believe that the state of Hawaii has vouched for Obama’s natural-born citizenship status. This actually is a misconception, however. All that Dr Chiyome Fukino of Hawaii’s Department of Health has officially stated is this:

    Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures.

    The above quote is hardly any confirmation of Obama’s actual place of birth – it is merely an acknowledgment that the ACTUAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE for Obama exists, but not what information it contains. The State of Hawaii DOES NOT accept its own CERTIFICATION of Live Birth as proof that an individual was actually born in Hawaii.

    This leads us many more questions, but here are just two of them for starters:

    1) If the the State of Hawaii doesn’t accept its own CERTIFICATION of Live Birth as proof that an individual was actually born in Hawaii, then why should anybody else?

    2) For Obama, a POTUS who campaigned on a pledge of “transparency” for himself and his administration, why has nearly a MILLION DOLLARS of Obama’s campaign money been spent on lawyers all across America to fight legal requests to release his birth records and challenges to his eligibilty status, as opposed to just paying a nominal fee (It’s about 10 or 20 dollars.) to the state of Hawaii for a certified copy of said birth records, all so that they can then be examined by the American people to just end all of this controversy?

  8. Cam says:

    Happy Birthday!

  9. Sebastian says:

    Hal, Obama was born in Hawaii, as has been certified by the Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, and the Registrar of Vital Statistics for the State of Hawaii. He’s a natural born citizen.

  10. DirtCrashr says:

    Happy birthday! Since I was born outside the US and had to be naturalized by paperwork, I always assumed I was ineligible.
    Pick a 5th Grade class and your Cabinet will be smarter than Obama’s.

  11. Ride Fast says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s not too soon to start thinking about a Presidential Signing Gun to wear when you do the photo-op signing executive orders repealing 80 odd years of gun control.

    I’m available for the “White House Spokesgunman” position.

  12. Hal says:

    Sebastian,

    Nice try. Your response above seems just like the position of Snopes.com, which is run just by a husband-and-wife team out of a condominium somewhere in the Los Angeles area of California, and that’s not saying much at all.

    The article you linked us to in your above response, which is disingenuous at best and misleading at worst, only contains much of the same of what I have already outlined above, which I will reiterate again here:

    Hawaii has officially confirmed the existence of a birth record for Obama within the state of Hawaii archives, but NOT what this record actually says, like what was the name of the hospital which Obama was born in. (There were only two in Honolulu at the time in question, and which one of these hospitals it was depends upon who told the story – Obama’s half-sister or Obama himself.) This is the full extent of Hawaii’s official statement that some try to claim “vouches” for Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of POTUS, and that is simply not enough to settle this matter – it only begs further questions due to some other outlying circumstances.

    One such outlying circumstance is that Hawaii has been issuing various official documents, including “certifications” of live birth, aka COLB’s, to people born abroad since day one of it becoming an official part of these United States – that’s something that many people fail to understand. A Hawaii COLB only shows that a person officially exists, which is all that is good for, even to the state of Hawaii itself.

    The congressional liberal Democrats put John McCain through the very same type of scrutiny regarding the circumstances of his birth that Obama has largely been given a pass on. Rather than hiring expensive lawyers and stonewalling, John McCain simply made his birth documentation available in full to them. The whole issue then went away completely. This is not so for Obama, who has instead chosen to simply ignore and defer to his underlings a mounting cycle of controversy and doubt among people all over these United States, including some inside the beltway of Washington, DC.

    As we, the American people, are gradually coming to know, we are seemingly not “allowed” by the powers that be to criticize or scrutinize “the messiah,” nor hold “the chosen one” up to any standard, not even for a mere officially-certified piece of paper with an embossed seal on it.

    Now, just raising what was once a legitimate question in regards to John McCain, conversely makes one a conspiracy theorist, tinfoil-headgear-wearer, or every other nasty name imaginable when it comes to Obama.

    Anyway, happy birthday, Sebastian – keep your “long form” birth certificate and other pertinent documents handy in case you decide to make that run in 2012, because there might be an amendment to the federal elections statute by this time, one which will require that you present proof of your eligibility before you may even register as a candidate.

  13. BCross says:

    Are you sure you aren’t eligible for AARP membership? A few years ago I got a nice card from them telling me it wasn’t too late to join, and I was only 25 at the time.

  14. vinnie says:

    Happy birthday!! You just quit pulling 30 and started pushing 40.

  15. Tam says:

    Happy (belated) B-day! :)

  16. Crotalus says:

    Yep. The next milestones are dentures and Depends! ;oD

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