Booksellers should consider offering the book, Jerome Corsi’s Where’s the Birth Certificate?, bundled with some standard textbook on Constitutional law so that people won’t be left with the mistaken impression that Corsi tells the truth about presidential eligibility requirements.
Corsi out and out lied when he wrote: “[in] a book titled ‘How a British Subject Became President of the United States’. Hinman argued that [Chester A.] Arthur was not a natural-born U.S. citizen because he was a British subject at birth, a result of his father’s citizenship in the United Kingdom” (WTBC? page 31). I am one of the few people alive who has read that book and it says no such thing.
In fact, the opening sentence of Hinman’s book exposes the lie:
To the Citizens of the United States:
The Constitution of the United States requires that both the President and the Vice-President should be native born. [Emphasis added]
and then summing up on page 37, Hinman wrote:
Realizing that is is only one of the millions of voters of his native country, but believing that the Constitution should be rigidly regarded, and that the nativity of all candidates for the offices of President and Vice-President should be certainly settled and determined before presenting them to the people for their suffrages, he respectfully asks for his book a thoughtful consideration. [Emphasis added]
Since the only copy of Hinman’s book available on the Internet is the copy I scanned and published here (and was subsequently put on Scribd), I am particularly offended by Corsi’s lie tied to my work.