Author’s Note. As readers of this blog know I have endeavored to focus the natural born citizenship discussion on its full unified meaning…born in the United States to two American citizen parents. This is the most basic definition we can glean from the use of the term ‘natural born citizen’, rather than ‘citizen’ to describe the higher level of allegiance required for the office of the President and Commander in Chief. Nature’s law, and the Law of Nations were the context within which major portions of our Constitution were written. Absent a constitutional amendment or a Supreme Court definition of natural born citizen, we have no legal authority to arbitrarily separate the geographic test and the parental citizenship tests for natural born citizenship required by Article II.
It seems that when we are close to really focusing on the concept of natural born citizenship, numerous diversions constantly blur what should be a sharp discussion. The birth certificate, social security fraud, selective service registration fraud, differing versions of the meaning of natural born citizen, Kenyan birth certificates, state nomination form fraud…all of these are important tools that would bring any ‘Al Capone’ down. But the fundamental fraud right in front of our eyes is the failure to qualify as a natural born citizen as stated in Article II of the Constitution. Whatever tool is used to bring Mr. Obama to justice and move him out of our White House, we cannot forget that what we are talking about is the Constitution’s most fundamental protection for our nation: the office of the President and Commander in Chief of the Nation’s Armed Forces.
This essay forms the basis of a certified letter recently sent directly to Mr. Donald Trump by drkatesview, and is this author’s attempt to capture an unencumbered, clear focus on the natural born citizen. In this version for the blog, I have linked some, but not all of the key articles from which I have learned much. My letter to Mr. Trump contains an annotated bibliography of the most excellent materials developed over the last two years by many fine writers and in the legal cases valiantly pursued in the last several years. Readers are welcome to share this letter with proper attribution and a link back to this blog. My greatest goal is that you build on this letter to develop your own 5 minute definition of natural born citizen.
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