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anonymous Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 10:39 AM
There is nothing written in the Constitution of the United States of America that says anything about the citizenship status of the parents. In fact, Congress in 1790 defined “natural born citizen” as a child born of two American citizens, but the law containing the definition was repealed several years later.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 12:34 AM
False; de Vattel's "Law of Nations," one of the std. references of the era in which the constitution was written, clearly defines natural-born citizenship as being born of parents who themselves are citizens.

As for sources in support of my position, there are too many to list here; try this one, by LTC Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. (U.S. Army ret.),

If it is indeed time for the NBC clause to be striken from the constitution, it should not be done via legislative or judicial fiat or by underhanded tactics, but legitimately, as the founders intended - by amendment.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 3:18 PM
No they were not GA BOY, You can not show a single quote to back your claim up!!!

The alw in the colonies was that if you were born in the colonies you were a natural born subject of England. They used the term NATURAL BORN

When we became independent the meaning of Natural Born did not change. We just changed from Subjects to Citizens. There is no reason to believe otherwise.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 1:11 PM
The founders were quite clear in their writings and speeches that natural-born meant born of two citizen parents, while native-born was someone born on U.S. soil whose parents may not have been citizens. Perhaps the founders left out the definition because they never foresaw a population so ignorant that dolts such as yourself would be given the right to vote.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 11:45 AM
anonymous , That law, was the Naturalization aAct of 1790.

It says "And 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: Provided, that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States: "

The key there is it refers to people born OUTSIDE the US, not those who were born on US soil.

It was always assumed that White people born INSIDE the US were natural born citizens, but the 14th Amendment made it true for ALL people born in the US except rare instances of Children born to Ambassadors and Indians on reservations where they were not subject to US Law


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney insisted Sunday that Democrat Barack Obama is a "president who is dividing America" as he kicked off a two-day campaign swing that will feature Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Florida senator considered as a top potential choice for vice president.

"The road we're on has a president who has to recognize that he's failed," Romney told the crowd of about 200 at a Lincoln Day dinner that was scheduled before former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race. Pennsylvania's primary is being held Tuesday, though now the former Massachusetts governor has no serious opposition.

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