It’s alive! The birther movement has been reborn.
An Alaska man filed a lawsuit aiming to remove President Barack Obama from the state’s ballot, arguing that Obama is not a “natural born citizen” because he is African-American.
Juneau resident Gordon Warren Epperly filed the complaint last week and it reads:
As stated above, for an Individual to be a candidate for the office of president of the United States, the candidate must meet the qualifications set forth in the United States Constitution and one of those qualifications is that the Candidate shall be a “natural born citizen” of the United States.
As Barack Hussein Obama II is of the “mulatto” race, his status of citizenship is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Before the [purported] ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, the race of “Negro” or “mulatto” had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.”
The “birther” movement and its followers believe that Obama was born in Kenya and is therefore ineligible for the presidency.
But this latest move by Epperly is one of the boldest by a member of the birther movement: an attempt to remove Obama from office based solely on his race.
As for Epperly’s 14th Amendment claim, it grants citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized” in the U.S., regardless of race, and made it illegal for states to deny citizens of their civil and political rights.
Furthermore, the 14th Amendment overturned the much-maligned Dred Scott ruling, which stated that slaves and their descendants were not eligible for citizenship.
Good try Epperly, but the “birther” movement is dead and gone after the President revealed his long form birth certificate last year.