Sadly, that is one of the most disappointing posts you’ve ever made at FR, that I’ve read! If a Russian child is born in Hawaii, is that child eligible to become president? ... Just being born in Hawaii doesn’t make one eligible according to the founders use of the term ‘natural born citizen’. But of course, if, like Beck, you just want to ridicule and insult folks, continue your ‘dumb’ remarks. And for goodness sakes, don’t do any digging into the facts of the issue when you can pass gas, er, judgment so readily.
I was born in Boston (no question about that) in 1936. I have a copy of the the COB, signed in 1969. It states the hospital I was born in, the doctor in attendance, and my mother and father’s names.
It does not include the fact that my father was born in Norway and was not a citizen at the time of my birth.
It does state that my mother was 17.
Question: Am I a natural born citizen?
Yes, under the meaning of "natural born citizen" that child born in the U.S. would indeed be eligible to become President. These different brands of citizenship didn't exist when they made these proclaimations. Curiously enough... there wasn't yet much at that point about "citizenship" documentation. Nobody then had passports.