An Open Letter to Gov. Bill Haslam

Open Letter to Governor of the State of Tennessee, Bill Haslam!

I helped re-elect you as Mayor of Knoxville in 2007.

After you won, you once again took an oath to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I never heard one word of support for the part of Article II, Section 1 that reads "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."

This is not a "birther" issue, the birther B.S. has acted as a cover-up to the fact that Obama's father was not even a citizen of the U.S.A. when Obama was born!!!!

A common misunderstanding of "natural born" citizenship comes from the 14th Amendment, but a strict reading of the 14th Amendment is quite clear that this only conveys an at birth naturalized citizenship. Those born in the United States at the time of adoption and afterward were only citizens. Those who wrote the amendment knew exactly what they were doing. Because of the distinctive use of "natural born citizen" and "citizen," in Article II, Section 1 the simple fact that being born in the United States does not make one a "natural born citizen," it only makes one "a citizen."

Did you, or did you not, violate the oath of office you took when you did not inform all the people you represented as Mayor of Knoxville that Obama's father was not a citizen of the U.S.A. when Obama was born and therefore he is not a natural-born citizen, therefore NOT eligible to the Office of President?

You are now governor of the State of Tennessee and I helped get you there. You owe it to the people of Tennessee not to allow, not only this unqualified person, Obama, any person not qualified to appear on any ballot in this state.

Are you going to support the Constitution of the United States or as most governors do, continue to be bribed, i.e. earmarks, federal grants, regulations, etc., and do nothing to inform the people of Tennessee that unqualified persons will not be allowed on the ballots of Tennessee?

I Remain,

Doug McCormick

Knoxville