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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:19 PM
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Donofrio: Not only isn't Obama eligible for the presidency, CHESTER A. ARTHUR ISN'T EITHER!!1!
I am not making this up. The Freepers are getting worked up about THIS blog entry:

PRESIDENT? CHESTER ARTHUR et al - WHY THEY ARENT PRECEDENT FOR OBAMAS ELIGIBILITY

An excerpt:

CHESTER ARTHURS SECOND LIE

And this is where our villain Hinman returns. But was he a villain to Arthur? Hinman made a big stink in various New York publications alleging that Chester Arthur was born abroad as a British subject, much like those who are trying to say Obama is not a US citizen. It wasnt true. Chester was born in Vermont. But this scandal had the effect of keeping public attention off of the issue of whether Chester Arthurs father William was a British subject which would have made Chester a British subject at birth even though he was born in Vermont.

Does any of this sound familiar?

From Gentleman Boss, page 202 and 203:

Hinman was hired, apparently by democrats, to explore rumors that Arthur had been born in a foreign country, was not a natural-born citizen of the United States, and was thus, by the Constitution, ineligible for the vice-presidency. By mid-August, Hinman was claiming that Arthur was born in Ireland and had been brought to the United States by his father when he was fourteen. Arthur denied the charge and said that his mother was a New Englander who had never left her native country a statement every member of the Arthur family knew was untrue.

His mother had lived in Canada with her husband and had her first child there. This was a blatant lie.

(Wow, so there were Phil Bergs back in the late 19th century too? Interesting...)

Because Chester Arthur lied about his father, any precedent he might have set for Obama is nullified completely as it appears Chester Arthur may have been a usurper to the Presidency. Eventually we will probably unearth William Arthurs naturalization records.

While he did move around alot, he was a resident of Fairfield, Franklin County Vermont, between 1829 when Chester was born, and 1832 when Malvina Almeda was born. This is the most likely time period for his naturalization. The official word from Franklin County was a fast, We dont have naturalization records for William Arthur.

I have a strong feeling weve uncovered the truth about Chester Arthur. Looks like he was the only ineligible President weve ever had. And he got away with it through his lies. But the light has a way of finding the darkness.

Its no precedent to follow.

Leo C. Donofrio


Alright, Leo. I don't care if you besmirch Barack Obama's reputation. But for the love of God, STAY AWAY FROM CHESTER A. ARTHUR!! :mad:
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Bok_Tukalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:21 PM
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1. According to this person's argument, Hoover wasn't eligible either
So maybe he is onto something.


(On a side note, Wilson as well)
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:23 PM
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2.  I never did trust Chester Arther. Sneaky bastard!
:sarcasm: :rofl:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:31 PM
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3. Stop picking on Chet!!! nt
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:43 PM
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4. I never liked the name Chester anyway. Sounds like it smells like
dirty wool and greasy hair.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:37 PM
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9. Uhh, well.......


Hair doesn't really look greasy, though
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:24 PM
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10. No. Looks like a rug. Ha! nt
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rolleitreks Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:47 PM
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5. But, but, wasn't Washinigton born a subject to the crown? And
Adams, Jefferson, Madison too?
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:15 PM
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8. They were all grandfathered in
From article II:

"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."
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:47 PM
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6. Man, I've been saying that Arthur fell into the same category for a while
and now Donofrio is getting all weirded out about it.

Doesn't mean anything. The SCOTUS basically said he has no case today.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 01:57 PM
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7. As to your link all I get is Page Not Found.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:44 PM
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11. so I guess the freeps are going to jump into their way back machines a
go a whining old time style.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:14 PM
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12. Chester A Arthur was born in Vermont, but who cares - He was a
Republican.

(He is known as the Father of the Civil Service System, and no less than Mark Twain thought him a good president.)

mark
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 05:24 PM
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13. Damn. I was hoping that if Obama got disqualified Biden would step down in favour of Arthu
I guess we'll have to exhume and reinstate Grover Cleveland instead.
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