The New Sons of Liberty
Society is an independent community initiative of
BasicsProject.org, comprised of American citizens
-- volunteers -- and civic minded organizations who understand that it is
the duty of each American to champion the Constitution - their covenant;
the contract between the people and their government - to the extent
that they can. Making our voices heard is one way to protect our
Constitution and our American Heritage.
Articles on the Issue
Why the POTUS Needs to
Be a Natural-Born Citizen
Frank Salvato, Executive Director
Article 2, Section 1: Just Words
Two Americas or One Nation
with Liberty & Justice for All
"Our safety, our liberty,
depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our
fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the
rightful masters of both Congress and the courts - not to overthrow the
Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"If ye love wealth greater
than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating
contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel,
nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may
posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams
"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history,
whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small
-- Thomas Jefferson
Supporting Article II, Section 1
Over the course of the 2008
presidential cycle BasicsProject.org researchers came to the startling
conclusion that while the prerequisites for holding the office of
President of the United States are set forth in Article II, Section 1 of
the United States Constitution there is no mechanism for enforcing or
verifying a candidate's satisfaction of those requirements.
Article II, Section 1
"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."
Yet, nowhere in the US Constitution is
there authorization for a mechanism to assure that Article II, Section 1
is satisfied; there is no constitutional mechanism in place -- either in
the original document of in any of the amendments -- that requires a
candidate for the office of President of the United States to file
documents proving his eligibility to hold office.
In light of this startling revelation,
BasicsProject.org has set in motion an initiative to put into place,
through the power of a Constitutional Amendment, a mechanism that would
require candidates for the offices of the President of the United States
and Vice President of the United States to present an original,
first-source, vaulted birth certificate to the President Pro Tempore of
the US Senate no later that forty-eight (48) hours after receiving his
political party's nomination.
Further, this Constitutional Amendment
would require said candidates to provide all military, scholastic,
financial, criminal records in total, along with relevant medical
records, to an open source archive to be certified by the Library of
Congress and maintained by the National Archive.
This endeavor will not be achieved easily
and it will not be done without financial sacrifice for the effort. It
will be met with the full resistance of the political establishment,
both in the elected class and from those ensconced in inside-the-beltway
institutionalism. But true patriots, true Americans, those who care
about passing the promise of liberty and freedom -- the promise of
America -- to their children and their children's children understand
that it is our duty to protect the Charters of Freedom -- The
Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution and The Bill of Rights
-- from nefarious forces.
Patriots! A call to arms!