FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1st, 2012

HERB TITUS, ESQ., CORRECTS BRET BAIER OF FOX NEWS ON “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” DEFINITION For the first time in nearly four years, a mainstream media news personality has attempted to provide a definition for ‘natural born citizen’; a mandatory requirement all Presidential contenders must meet as spelled out under Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution to serve as President and Commander In Chief of America’s Armed Forces. Article II Super PAC more than welcomes this debate and applauds Bret Baier of Fox News for weighing in, although his learned understanding of ‘natural born citizen’ is clearly flawed. Baier posted “Bret explains ‘natural born Citizen’ requirements for President and Vice President” where he states : “The Constitution requires that the president be a "natural born citizen," but does not define the term. That job is left to federal law, in 8 U.S. Code, Section 1401. All the law requires is that the mother be an American citizen who has lived in the U.S. for five years or more, at least two of those years after the age of 14. If the mother fits those criteria, the child is a U.S. citizen at birth, regardless of the father's nationality.” Rather than challenging Baier and his limited understanding of ‘natural born Citizen’ including its definition and insertion into the constitution, Article II Super PAC reached out to Herb Titus, Esq., and constitutional scholar inviting him to respond to Baier’s assertions. Here is Titus’ response in full “Bret Baier commits a common error. He assumes that "natural born citizen" means the same thing as "citizen by birth." They are not the same. A citizen by birth is one who by constitutional or statutory provision is made or recognized as a citizen based upon where or to whom they were born. Under Mr. Baier's view, a natural born citizen, then, is a citizen of a particular nation only by positive law. If a natural born citizen is defined by statute, as Mr. Baier claims they are, then by statute Congress can take away their natural born citizenship status, subject only to the 14th Amendment's definition of citizenship by birth. And even that citizenship can be taken away by an amendment to the constitution. Indeed, according to Mr. Baier, no one could have been eligible to be elected president UNLESS Congress passed a statute designating one's citizenship by birth, or until the 14th amendment definition of citizenship by birth was ratified.” “A natural born citizen, by contrast, is not dependent upon Congress passing a statute or the constitution being amended. A natural born citizen is a citizen of a specific nation by the law of nature of citizenship. The law of nature of national citizenship is written into the very nature of the universe of nation-states, and is universal as to place, uniform as to person, and fixed as to time. By definition the law governing natural born citizenship exists independent of any human power, legislative or otherwise. That is why "natural born citizenship" is not defined in the Constitution. Such citizenship exists whether recognized by positive law or not. Such citizenship is God-given. To qualify one must be born to a father and a mother each of whom is a citizen of a particular state in order for the person to be "natural born" citizen of that state.” Baier exclaims “the brouhaha over President Obama’s birth certificate – has revealed a widespread ignorance of some of the basics of American citizenship” but it is Baier who clearly lacks a fundamental understanding of the correct definition of ‘natural born citizen’ NOT the People. Again, Article II Super PAC more than welcomes mainstream pundits weighing in on this most elementary of citizenship definitions, but if they are going to do so, we kindly request they first get their facts straight and second, park the ridicule at the door. The People are not ignorant and more importantly, the People demand an end to the intentional obfuscation not only of the correct definition of ‘natural born Citizen,’ but also to the political and now media establishment pretending this is a non-issue. However, it is a major national security issue and We the People demand a peaceful resolution post haste!