reply to post by GeorgiaGirl
His citizenship IS important, I agree with you.
Originally posted by GeorgiaGirl
There really IS a question about what the framers of the Constitution intended when they specified that a president must be a "natural born
"The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country of parents who are citizens," was quoted in 1857 by Supreme Court justice
Peter Vivian Daniel in a concurring opinion in Dred Scott v. Sandford, as well as by Chief Justice Melville Fuller in 1898 in his dissenting
opinion in United States v. Wong Kim Ark.
This phrase could be interpreted a couple different ways.
"Those" born of "citizens"... Yes, they are both plural, but they were talking about people of the country... plural. So naturally, both words are
plural, because there are potentially millions of people ("those") and millions of parents ("citizens"). If you're talking about an individual, it
could be a
child of a
citizen. It could be said that I am a child of a citizen, so I am included in this phrase.
If both parents' citizenship was important, then wouldn't Vattel have said "Those born of two citizens"?
I know that someone is going to reply with their OWN links, showing opinions that say that being born on American soil is good enough. I've seen them.
It's all just opinion, as the Supreme Court has not ruled on this case.
But a lot of people talk about the intention of he founding fathers and the purpose behind their wording... Do you really think they intended for a
person, born of a natural-born citizen, on US soil not to be considered a natural-born citizen? And if so, wouldn't they have made that distinction?
My point is this: everyone--please STOP dismissing this case as the "crazy birthers" who hate Obama.
There is no reason to take this seriously. And most of the movement ARE just people who want Obama out for whatever reason they can manufacture. Obama
was born of a natural born citizen on US soil. There is no question about his status as a natural-born citizen.
"All persons born
..." in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States
and of the State wherein they reside. - 14th Amendment.
There are two kinds of US citizens. Born (born here naturally) or Naturalized (not born here, but became a citizen through a process.)
Obama was BORN here, not naturalized.
I don't know what will happen in this case. I doubt this judge or the Secretary of State can make the decision to remove a president from the general
election ballot, but it doesn't matter if he's on the Georgia primary ballot or not. He will be the Democratic Nominee.
edit on 1/27/2012 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)