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Natural Born Citizenship

Articles, information and case law on the “natural born citizenship” requirement for President of the United States.

Is Donald Trump a “natural born citizen”?

Domald TrumpHere we go again with this Presidential eligibility question.

In a debate past … as Ted Cruz is taking heat and being sued for his ineligibility to become President of the United States. Cruz claimed Trump was not a “natural born citizen” either.

That set me on a path to check it out for myself.
Is Cruz correct?
After-all he is considered an expert on the Constitution so he should know right?
Or is Cruz simply tossing this out hoping to confuse the voting public in order to take the spotlight off his own ineligibility problems?

I have to admit documenting the “natural born citizen” issue is an interesting twisted path. Most voters will not travel that path and will TAKE THE WORD of those they trust.
Not the best of ideas in my opinion.

Being an … I want to see this for myself kind of person … I started to research. Any information presented from the framers/founders historical archives will state where they can be found. Cutting the search time to a minimum for others.

It is further my opinion what the founders had to say should be understandable to anyone who has passed grade school.

At least the grade school education I had some 60 years ago. Talking to some of the young adults now does make me question what reading, writing and comprehension skills are being taught today however.

Here is what we know.
trump-bc2Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in New York.

His father, Fred C. Trump, was born on October 11, 1905, in New York, New YORK.
Fred was a U.S. citizen when he married Trump’s mother, who at that time had not yet naturalized to be a U.S. citizen.

His mother, Mary Anne (Mac Leod) Trump, was born on May 10, 1912, in Stornoway, Scotland.

Donald Trumps’ father was a U.S. citizen when he married Trump’s mother, who at that time had not yet naturalized to be a U.S. citizen. Mary Ann Trump naturalized to be a U.S. citizen on March 10, 1942, US District Court, Brooklyn NY, Naturalization Number: 5175295 … which is over 4 years before Donald J. Trump was born.

So Donald Trump was born in the United States and both of his parents were CITIZENS of the United States. Therefore Donald J. Trump IS ELIGIBLE to be President of the United States because he meets the Constitution Article II Section I “natural born citizen” requirement.

U.S. Constitution Article II Section 1 Clause 5:

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.

John Armor Bingham states the meaning of “natural born citizen” while speaking on civil rights of citizens in the House on March 9, 1866:”[4] [5] [6]

“[I] find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the JURISDICTION of the United States of PARENTS not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”…”

John Armor Bingham (January 21, 1815 – March 19, 1900) was an American Republican congressman from the U.S. state of Ohio, judge advocate in the trial of the Abraham Lincoln assassination and a prosecutor in the impeachment trials of Andrew Johnson. He is also the principal framer of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

It is my guess if anyone knew the meaning of “natural born citizen” it would be John Armor Bingham.

Table Showing Natural Born Citizen Status

Have you ever wondered if YOU ARE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?

Below is a table that shows where anyone falls in the 3 categories of United States Citizens.
1. natural born citizen
2. United States citizen
3. native-born citizen

Keep in mind ONLY THE 1ST A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN is eligible to become President or Vice President of the United States.

The LEGAL REFERENCE
in this table is where you can FIND FOR YOURSELF what the founders had to say that backs up who is what kind of United States Citizen.

Constitutional Term Parents Place Born Legal Reference
Natural Born Citizen 2 U.S. Citizen Parents U.S.A. US Constitution Art. II, Sec. 1, Cl. 5

Minor v. Happersett (1874) 21 Wall. 162, 166-168


Perkins v. Elg, 307 U.S. 325 (1939)
U.S. Citizen
OR
Naturalized
1 U.S. Citizen Parent U.S.A. US Constitution
14th Amendment,Sec. 1


U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)


Perkins v. Elg, 307 U.S. 325 (1939
Native-Born Citizen
OR
“Anchor Baby”
U.S.A. US Constitution
14th Amendment,Sec. 1


U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)


Perkins v. Elg, 307 U.S. 325 (1939)

In my opinion the most clear definition I can find is archived in the 1866 Congressional records.

John Armor Bingham clearly states in the House on March 9, 1866:”[4] [5] [6]

“[I] find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the JURISDICTION of the United States of PARENTS not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN”…”

Bingham who wrote the 14th amendment to the Constitution KNEW FULL WELL what the meaning of “natural born citizen” was at that time.

His definition was backed up almost verbatim in 4 Supreme Court Cases dealing with other matters of citizenship.

It is ludicrous that TODAY there are those who OFFER THEIR WISHFUL THINKING as FACT contrary to what is so far written by the TRUE CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS being the framers/founders of the Constitution itself.

For those WISHFUL THINKERS … there is a remedy.
It is called an amendment to the Constitution.
Use it instead of trying to bypass the Constitution while claiming you are strictly for the Constitution.

THIS MEANS YOU GLENN BECK!

Links to “Natural Born Citizen” articles on this blog.

UPDATE: Here we go into election 2016. Again what is now surfacing?

NATURAL BORN CITIZENSHIP:
WHAT A SHOCK HUH?

As I suspected those remaining MUM on the matter from both sides hope the U.S. Citizenry remains ignorant on this matter.

SHAME ON THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE PRESERVING THE CONSTITUTION while breaking it by supporting those who are like Barack Obama and DO NOT PASS the Constitution Article II requirement to become commander in chief of the United States.

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As we get closer to the 2012 election and those running for office of President of the United States, the subject of who is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN and therefore eligible to hold office and who is not becomes more important.

On a daily basis more citizens are becoming educated on the matter.

The “birther” denigration of the public is beginning to fail as the population begins to understand and becomes more educated on our Constitution and our countries founding documents and those who wrote them.

The Obama supporters are quick to say anyone who questions the Obama Presidential Qualifications are racist or just plain nuts.

My response to them is THEY ARE EITHER ignorant, corrupt, stupid or committing treason.
Take your pick it is one, two, three or perhaps all of those.

Their worst nightmare is unfolding before their eyes.
The problem has not gone away.
NOR WILL IT EVER!

Let me make this abundantly clear … my opinion of Barack Obama and HIS SKIN COLOR OR PARTY has nothing to do with my continued rant on this subject.

It does not matter if the person being scrutinized is Democrat or Republican. If they do not qualify or have a hint of doubt about qualifying I will be reporting it here.

Apparently we have a Congress full of cowards and a court system (SCOTUS) who are either cowards or flat out shirking their sworn oath and allegiance to this country.

MAKE NO MISTAKE the Supreme Court Justices (EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM) know exactly what those of us ranting about this issue know.
For Gods sake they are suppose to be UNBIASED EXPERTS.

Below you will find a collection of links from this blog and others on the internet about “natural born citizen” issue.

I present it to you here in one place for those who choose to join the “think for yourself” citizenry.

It is time the public STOPS the lemming behavior of being swayed or conned by someone elses OPINION.
Pay attention to the FACTS AND DOCUMENTS PROVIDED THEN DECIDE FOR YOURSELF.

Table Showing Natural Born Citizen Status

4 Supreme Court Cases define “natural born citizen”

Having the Status of Birthright Citizenship Is Not Sufficient to Make One an Article II “Natural Born”

Is Donald Trump a “natural born citizen”?

Is Ted Cruz an “natural born citizen”?

Are Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio natural born citizens?

What is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?

Having the Status of Birthright Citizenship Is Not Sufficient to Make One an Article II “Natural Born”

Are the “Birthers” barking up the wrong tree?

More Citizenship Information Backed Up By Congressional Records

Mitt Romney IS NOT a natural born citizen!

WILL THERE BE A CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY CHALLENGE FOR ROMNEY?

Has The US Supreme Court No Shame?

Audio recordings (5) of the above article HERE

Narrative on Wong Kim Ark citizenship issue

Article II Facts

According to Mario Apuzzo, Esq. the decision is not supported by either fact or law.

Democrat sues to boot Obama from ballot.

Democrat Michael Voeltz, alleges Barack Obama ‘has not established being a natural-born citizen, or even a citizen’

Another lawsuit has been filed asking state officials to remove Barack Obama’s name from the 2012 election ballot because he has not documented that he is eligible for the office, but this case in Florida has a twist: It was brought by a Democrat.

The case was filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch USA on behalf of Democrat Michael Voeltz, “a registered member of the Democrat Party, voter, and taxpayer in Broward County, who was an eligible elector for the Florida Primary of Jan. 31, 2012.”

As part of his responsibilities, the lawsuit explains, Voeltz took “an oath to ‘protect and defend’ the U.S. Constitution.”

The complaint cites widely reported suspicions that Obama might not have been born in the United States and the fact that his father never was a U.S. citizen. It contends that because of those circumstances, Obama is not a “natural-born citizen” as the Constitution demands of the president.

Named as defendants are Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the state Elections Canvassing Commission.

“The requirement for natural-born citizenship, which is found in the U.S. Constitution, was intended to prevent foreign influences from ‘influencing’ an American president,” Klayman said as the action was being filed. “These ‘influences’ have regrettably been witnessed by the American people during President Obama’s term in office. It is clear the Founding Fathers intended to avoid such a situation, where an American president seems to frequently sympathize with and take actions benefiting foreign interests.”

The rest of the story …