Exactly. As in the time I was stopped (routine, no violation) about 18 years ago and the LEO said, "May I look in your trunk?" to which I responded, "Do you have either a warrant or probable cause?" Boy was he ticked! He said rather menacingly through gritted teeth, "I'd like to look in your trunk, please!" I said, "unless you have a warrant or probable cause, you may not look in my trunk." He almost lost it mentally and emotionally, and made me wait 20 minutes while he sat in his car, probably conferring with higher-ups to see if there were ANY way to get around it. When he did return with my license and registration, he didn't even hand them to me. He simply threw them through the window and said, "Get the f out of here."
Originally Posted by Dreamer
The Constitution states clearly that an individual MUST be a natural-born citizen of the USA to be eligible for President. EVERYONE who runs for this office is REQUIRED by law to be a natural-born citizen...
Actually, it doesn't say that. This is common sense, and I would think it's explicitly implied, but it doesn't actually say that. I would argue that we citizens have to prove ourselves to our government, when asked, so why shouldn't Obama, a citizens, have to prove himself to our government before he's allowed to run for it's executive leadership position?
...and if there is any question at all, the People have the right to demand proof.
Our Constitution does not say this, Dreamer. It says:
If a candidate can not (or will not) provide proof, then they are, by the LAW OF THE LAND, ineligible.
"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."
That's all it says about it.
I agree with you here. What's he hiding? Why is he hiding it?
And going to extraordinary lengths to seal ALL the records from one's past history (school records, medical records, employment records, etc) should be, in the minds of any rational person, proof of wrongdoing.
If you were running for President, you, as an adult, could almost certainly obtain a court order under those circumstances.
Then again, I would probably have a difficult time proving that I a eligible to be President, because I'm adopted, and by law, my original biological birth certificate is sealed, and unobtainable except through a court order...