A conservative militia leader hates President Obama so much that he has created a Facebook page offering a reward to any person who captures and removes President Obama from office.
You may remember Everest Wilhelmsen as the leader of the Christian American Patriots Militia. Last November, Wilhelmsen sparked a firestorm after posting a message on the group’s Facebook page that the Constitution gave him the authority to assassinate President Obama and members of his cabinet.
Here’s the image of the post:
Wilhelmsen’s vile diatribe was removed, either by Facebook or himself, but now he is back with a different strategy to oust the black president he despises.
On a new Facebook page called “Reward For Capture Of Obama,” Wilhelmsen is literally offering a significant bounty to anyone who can kidnap President Obama and permanently remove him from the presidency. The page banner features an image of President Obama with the words, “He’s not my president, nor is he yours.”
In a posted dated August 30th, Wilhelmsen explained why he is offering a reward for Obama’s capture. Wilhelmsen claims President Obama isn’t a natural born citizen and is therefore disqualified from the office. He cites Article II, Section I, Clause V of of Constitution as his proof that Obama is illegally occupying the White House. Here’s a snippet of the long rant.
It is obvious that Obama is usurping the Office of President in willful disregard of Article II, Section I clause 5 of the United States Constitution. His father was not an American citizen and this fact alone disqualifies him. To be President a person’s parents must both be American citizens. Also all the members of Congress have been willfully violating 3 U.S.C.15 (required electoral procedure) to establish whether Obama is a qualified “President elect”. He is not, and the required “call for objections” was not made. Obama is not “the President” and therefore cannot be impeached: He must be arrested.
This group page is for those who have pledged an amount to the Reward For Capture (Arrest) of Obama, i.e., to encourage patriots to remove Obama from our White House and Washington DC…
Wilhelmsen reported in his post that his group has raised $116,872.00 thus far to pay as a reward to anyone to completes the task of capturing and permanently removing President Obama from office. Of course, we can assume that by “permanently” he means kill him. The reward is to aid the perpetrator of the crime. Wilhelmsen removed the report of the amount of money raised from the post yesterday evening.
Of course, Wlhelmsen is completely wrong in his justification to remove President Obama from office.
The clause of the Constitution he cited reads,
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.
Nowhere in this clause does it say that both parents have to be American citizens. The Constitution only says that an individual has to be a natural born citizen. President Obama was born in Hawaii, to an American mother. In other words, he’s automatically a citizen by birth. Furthermore, the Naturalization Act of 1790 states, “the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens.” Again, even if President Obama were not born in Hawaii as conservatives claim, he would STILL be a natural born citizen because his mother is a United States citizen. Clearly, the founding generation didn’t require both parents to be citizens in order for their child to be considered a natural born citizen. In short, Wilhelmsen has no clue what the hell he is talking about. He is a hateful racist who can’t stand seeing a black man as the leader of the free world so he’s throwing temper tantrums.
One would think the Secret Service would be knocking down this guy’s door to arrest him considering that he’s actually offering a reward to anyone who captures and kills the Commander-in-Chief, but apparently this is yet another threat against President Obama that isn’t being taken seriously by the people who are supposed to protect him.