a reply to: TheRedneck
This issue at hand is what does 'Natural Born Citizen' mean legally. I seen it mentioned by another poster that since she was born in the U.S. she
is natural born. This is not true based on the following documents:
Here we can see exactly what the FFs wanted.
Here is the first comment in the article:
If...IF...natural born citizen” does not mean born in the U.S. to parents each of whom was a U.S. citizen at the time there would have been no need
for the following attempts by members of Congress to change it or remove it from the presidential eligibility clause altogether. None of these
proposals even made it out of committee:
January 14, 1975, Rep. Jonathan Bingham [D-NY]: HJR 33 – Constitutional Amendment providing that a citizen of the United States otherwise eligible
to hold the Office of President shall not be ineligible because such citizen is not a natural born citizen.
January 4, 1977, Rep. Jonathan Bingham [D-NY]: HJR 38 – Constitutional Amendment permitting an otherwise eligible citizen of the United States to
hold the office of President even if such individual is not a natural born citizen.
June 11, 2003, Rep. Vic Snyder [D-Ark] : HJR 59 – Constitutional Amendment to permit persons who are not natural born citizens of the United States,
but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 35 years, to be eligible to hold the offices of president and vice-president.
Sept. 3, 2003, Rep. John Conyers [D-MI]: HJR67 – Constitutional Amendment which would have done the same as Snyder’s, only the requirement to be a
citizen was lowered to 20 years.
Feb. 25, 2004, Sen. Don Nickles [R-OK]: SB 2128 – Natural Born Citizen Act defined natural born citizen as someone who was born in and is subject to
the United States.
Sept. 15, 2004, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA]: HJR 104 – Constitutional Amendment to make eligible for the office of president a person who is not a
natural born citizen of the United States but has been a United States citizen for at least 20 years.
Jan. 4, 2005, Rep. John Conyers [D-MI]: HJR2 – The same as Rohrabacher’s.
Feb. 1, 2005, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA]: HJR15 – Constitutional Amendment to require only 20 years citizenship to be eligible for the office of
April 14, 2005, Rep. Vic Snyder [D-AZ]: HJR42 – Constitutional Amendment making a person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 35
years and who has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years eligible to hold the office of President or Vice President.
Feb. 28, 2008, Sen. Claire Catskill [D-MO]: SB 2678 – Amendment thereto clarifying that natural-born citizen includes any person born to any U.S.
citizen while serving in the active or reserve components of the U.S. armed forces.
edit on 3-2-2019 by MrBuddy because: (no reason given)