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Founder and Historian David Ramsay Defines a Natural Born Citizen in 1789
puzo1.blogspot.com ^ | 4/2/2010 | Mario Apuzzo, Esq

Posted on 04/02/2010 2:13:33 PM PDT by rxsid

"Friday, April 2, 2010
Founder and Historian David Ramsay Defines a Natural Born Citizen in 1789

In defining an Article II “natural born Citizen,” it is important to find any authority from the Founding period who may inform us how the Founders and Framers themselves defined the clause. Who else but a highly respected historian from the Founding period itself would be highly persuasive in telling us how the Founders and Framers defined a “natural born Citizen. ” Such an important person is David Ramsay, who in 1789 wrote, A Dissertation on the Manners of Acquiring the Character and Privileges of a Citizen (1789), a very important and influential essay on defining a “natural born Citizen.”

David Ramsay (April 2, 1749 to May 8, 1815) was an American physician, patriot, and historian from South Carolina and a delegate from that state to the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and 1785-1786. He was the Acting President of the United States in Congress Assembled. He was one of the American Revolution’s first major historians. A contemporary of Washington, Ramsay writes with the knowledge and insights one acquires only by being personally involved in the events of the Founding period. In 1785 he published History of the Revolution of South Carolina (two volumes), in 1789 History of the American Revolution (two volumes), in 1807 a Life of Washington, and in 1809 a History of South Carolina (two volumes). Ramsay “was a major intellectual figure in the early republic, known and respected in America and abroad for his medical and historical writings, especially for The History of the American Revolution (1789)…” Arthur H. Shaffer, Between Two Worlds: David Ramsay and the Politics of Slavery, J.S.Hist., Vol. L, No. 2 (May 1984). “During the progress of the Revolution, Doctor Ramsay collected materials for its history, and his great impartiality, his fine memory, and his acquaintance with many of the actors in the contest, eminently qualified him for the task….” http://www.famousamericans.net/davidramsay/. In 1965 Professor Page Smith of the University of California at Los Angeles published an extensive study of Ramsay's History of the American Revolution in which he stressed the advantage that Ramsay had because of being involved in the events of which he wrote and the wisdom he exercised in taking advantage of this opportunity. “The generosity of mind and spirit which marks his pages, his critical sense, his balanced judgment and compassion,'' Professor Smith concluded, “are gifts that were uniquely his own and that clearly entitle him to an honorable position in the front rank of American historians.”

In his 1789 article, Ramsay first explained who the “original citizens” were and then defined the “natural born citizens” as the children born in the country to citizen parents. He said concerning the children born after the declaration of independence, “[c]itizenship is the inheritance of the children of those who have taken part in the late revolution; but this is confined exclusively to the children of those who were themselves citizens….” Id. at 6. He added that “citizenship by inheritance belongs to none but the children of those Americans, who, having survived the declaration of independence, acquired that adventitious character in their own right, and transmitted it to their offspring….” Id. at 7. He continued that citizenship “as a natural right, belongs to none but those who have been born of citizens since the 4th of July, 1776….” Id. at 6.

Here we have direct and convincing evidence of how a very influential Founder defined a “natural born citizen.” Given his position of influence and especially given that he was a highly respected historian, Ramsay would have had the contacts with other influential Founders and Framers and would have known how they too defined “natural born Citizen.” Ramsay, being of the Founding generation and being intimately involved in the events of the time would have know how the Founders and Framers defined a “natural born Citizen” and he told us that definition was one where the child was born in the country of citizen parents. He giving us this definition, it is clear that Ramsay did not follow the English common law but rather natural law, the law of nations, and Emer de Vattel, who also defined a “natural-born citizen” the same as did Ramsay in his highly acclaimed and influential, The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns, Section 212 (1758 French) (1759 English). We can reasonably assume that the other Founders and Framers would have defined a “natural born Citizen” the same way the Ramsay did, for being a meticulous historian he would have gotten his definition from the general consensus that existed at the time.

Ramsay’s article and explication are further evidence of the influence that Vattel had on the Founders in how they defined the new national citizenship. This article by Ramsay is one of the most important pieces of evidence recently found (provided to us by an anonymous source) which provides direct evidence on how the Founders and Framers defined a “natural born Citizen” and that there is little doubt that they defined one as a child born in the country to citizen parents. Given this time-honored definition, which has been confirmed by subsequent United States Supreme Court and some lower court cases such as The Venus, 12 U.S. (8 Cranch) 253, 289 (1814) (Marshall, C.J., concurring and dissenting for other reasons, cites Vattel and provides his definition of natural born citizens); Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857) (Justice Daniels concurring took out of Vattel’s definition the reference to “fathers” and “father” and replaced it with “parents” and “person,” respectively); Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 242, 245 (1830) (same definition without citing Vattel); Slaughter-House Cases, 83 U.S. 36, 21 L.Ed. 394, 16 Wall. 36 (1872) (in explaining the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment clause, “subject to the jurisdiction thereof,” said that the clause “was intended to exclude from its operation children of ministers, consuls, and citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States;” Elk v. Wilkins, 112 U.S. 94 (1884) (“the children of subjects of any foreign government born within the domain of that government, or the children born within the United States, of ambassadors or other public ministers of foreign nations” are not citizens under the Fourteenth Amendment because they are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States); Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 167-68 (1875) (same definition without citing Vattel); Ex parte Reynolds, 1879, 5 Dill., 394, 402 (same definition and cites Vattel); United States v. Ward, 42 F.320 (C.C.S.D.Cal. 1890) (same definition and cites Vattel); U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) (quoted from the same definition of “natural born Citizen” as did Minor v. Happersett); Rep. John Bingham (in the House on March 9, 1866, in commenting on the Civil Rights Act of 1866 which was the precursor to the Fourteenth Amendment: "[I] find no fault with the introductory clause, 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 A. Bingham, (R-Ohio) US Congressman, March 9, 1866 Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866), Sec. 1992 of U.S. Revised Statutes (1866)).

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Continued: http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2010/04/founder-and-historian-david-ramsay.html


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; constitution; founders; immigrantlist; naturalborn; naturalborncitizen; nbc; obama; obamaisabirther; oopsthereitis; ramsay; soetoro; usurper
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1 posted on 04/02/2010 2:13:33 PM PDT by rxsid
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To: LucyT; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; MeekOneGOP; ...
Ping!

"Founder and Historian David Ramsay Defines a Natural Born Citizen in 1789"

2 posted on 04/02/2010 2:14:24 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

Looks good. The After-Birthers will have their panties in a wad. ;-) Bump for later read.


3 posted on 04/02/2010 2:16:53 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rxsid

bump


4 posted on 04/02/2010 2:18:11 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rxsid

Again proving the Constitution, it’s meaning, it’s wording , and it’s definitions were clearly a result of being referenced to Vattel’s Laws of Nations. So what does the Laws of Nations say about a “Natural Born Citizen”?

Vattel in Bk 1 Sec 212, states the following.

§ 212. Citizens and natives.
The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.

http://nobarack08.wordpress.com/natural-born-citizen-defined/

Read more off my Blog


5 posted on 04/02/2010 2:20:44 PM PDT by syc1959
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To: onyx; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

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6 posted on 04/02/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Red Steel
So BOTH parents MUST be citizens?
7 posted on 04/02/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

On April 10, 2008, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the U.S. Senate that presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was a ‘natural born Citizen,’ as specified in the Constitution and eligible to run for president. Sen. McCaskill knew Obama was not a U.S. Citizen, that’s why she introduced this bill — dressing it up to look like it was in Sen. John McCain’s cause.

It was during the bill’s hearing that Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement:

“Because he was born to American citizens, there is no doubt in my mind that Senator McCain is a natural born citizen,” said Leahy. “I expect that this will be a unanimous resolution of the Senate.”

At a Judiciary Committee hearing on April 3, Leahy asked Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, himself a former Federal judge, if he had doubts that McCain was eligible to serve as President.

“My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen,” Chertoff replied.

“That is mine, too,” said Leahy.

What’s interesting here is that Sen. Leahy, the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, confirms that a “natural born” citizen is the child of American citizen parents.

Parents — that’s two. That’s BOTH parents.

Every time the words, “citizen” and “parent,” are used by Sen. Leahy and Sec. Chertoff, the plural case, “citizens” and “parents,” is used. The plural case is the operative case.

It is Sen. Leahy’s opinion — his own recorded words, in a formal Senate Resolution and on his U. S. Senate website — that Barack Obama is not a “natural born” citizen, and therefore not eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief, regardless of his birthplace.

Obama had one American parent —singular — his mother. His father was a citizen of Kenya, and a subject of Great Britain.

Obama, himself, “at birth,” was a citizen of Kenya, and a subject of Great Britain — he says so on his own campaign website. This fact introduces the concept of “divided loyalties,” — the reason the founders created the eligibility requirement in the first place — a fact that further underlines Obama’s ineligibility.

The source of this information is Sen. Leahy’s own website. The webpage contains a statement about the resolution; the resolution, itself; the Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.); and an excerpt of Sec. Chertoff’s testimony.

The plural word “parents” is used four times. When used to identify the parents, the word “citizens” is used five times. That’s nine times that Sen. Leahy, on his own website describes the eligibility requirement. There is NO PLACE in any of these four documents where the singular case of “parent” or “citizen” is used.

The real purpose of this bill was to change article II, section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution of the United States with reference to the requirements of being a “natural born citizen” by the Democratic Party leadership — paving the way for an Obama run.

Both Leahy and Chertoff avoid addressing the “in the US mainland” (jus solis) element of the eligibility requirement and focus solely on parentage (Jus sanguinis) in making their arguments and by doing so bring focus to the fundamental reason Obama is not qualified. He had one American parent and one foreign parent. Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen — no matter where he was born.

Obama is a co-signer of this resolution. So, I guess he too agrees that one needs two American parents to be eligible for POTUS — except he doesn’t care — after all, he’s the Obamamessiah. Rules don’t apply to him.

Sources/links: http://theobamafile.com/ObamaNaturalBorn.htm


8 posted on 04/02/2010 2:25:48 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: newfreep

Yes, both parents.


9 posted on 04/02/2010 2:25:57 PM PDT by syc1959
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To: rxsid

Very interesting. Bump to read later. Thanks!


10 posted on 04/02/2010 2:27:55 PM PDT by azishot (J.D. Hayworth...U.S. Senator FOR Arizona...http://www.jdforsenate.com/)
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To: syc1959; All
Indeed!

Who, or "what" constituted a natural born citizen was well known to the framers. Jay would not have made such a suggestion to others (Washington & the rest of those in attendance at the Constitutional Convention) unless there was a clear understanding of what that term meant. The definition comes from a source that not only were the framers familiar with, but the founders (many who were both) as well.

 

NBC in the Constitutional drafts:

June 18th, 1787 - Alexander Hamilton suggests that the requirement be added, as: "No person shall be eligible to the office of President of the United States unless he be now a Citizen of one of the States, or hereafter be born a Citizen of the United States." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_born_citizen_of_the_United_States

July 25, 1787 (~5 weeks later) - John Jay writes a letter to General Washington (president of the Constitutional Convention): "Permit me to hint, whether it would be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expressly that the Commander in Chief of the American army shall not be given to nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen." [the word born is underlined in Jay's letter which signifies the importance of allegiance from birth.] http://rs6.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hlaw:@field%28DOCID+@lit%28fr00379%29%29:

September 2nd, 1787 George Washington pens a letter to John Jay. The last line reads: "I thank you for the hints contained in your letter"
http://www.consource.org/index.asp?bid=582&fid=600&documentid=71483

September 4th, 1787 (~6 weeks after Jay's letter and just 2 days after Washington wrote back to Jay) - The "Natural Born Citizen" requirement is now found in their drafts. Madison's notes of the Convention
The proposal passed unanimously without debate.

 

Original French version of Vattel's Law of Nations:

Emer de Vattel, Le droit des gens, ou Principes de la loi naturelle, vol. 1 (of 2) [1758]

From Chapter XIX, 212 (page 248 of 592):
Title in French: "Des citoyens et naturels"
To English: "Citizens and natural"

French text (about citizens): "Les citoyens sont les membres de la societe civile : lies a cette societe par certains devoirs et soumis a son autorite, ils participent avec egalite a ses avantages."
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To English: "The citizens are the members of the civil society: dregs has this company by certain duties and subjected has its authority, they take part with equality has its advantages."
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French text (about "natural" born citizens): "Les naturels, ou indigenes, sont ceux qui sont nes dans le pays, de parens citoyens"
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To English, gives this: "the natural, or indigenous, are those born in the country, parents who are citizens"

 

The same defintion was referenced in the dicta of many early SCOTUS cases as well...some examples:

"THE VENUS, 12 U.S. (8 Cranch) 253, 289 (1814) (Marshall, C.J. concurring) (cites Vattel’s definition of Natural Born Citizen)
SHANKS V. DUPONT, 28 U.S. 242, 245 (1830) (same definition without citing Vattel)
MINOR V. HAPPERSETT, 88 U.S.162,167-168 ( 1875) (same definition without citing Vattel)
EX PARTE REYNOLDS, 1879, 5 Dill., 394, 402 (same definition and cites Vattel)
UNITED STATES V WARD, 42 F.320 (C.C.S.D. Cal. 1890) (same definition and cites Vattel.)"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17519578/Kerchner-v-Obama-Congress-DOC-34-Plaintiffs-Brief-Opposing-Defendants-Motion-to-Dismiss

A detailed, historical, entomology of the term "Natural Born Citizen" can be found here: http://www.greschak.com/essays/natborn/index.htm

11 posted on 04/02/2010 2:29:37 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: OldDeckHand; for-q-clinton; little jeremiah

PNSN:”Mommy and Daddy must BOTH be born in the USA in order for Baby to be considered a natural born citizen of the USA.”

ODH:In your opinion, your crazy, crazy opinion, as no court has ever held such a statement to be true, nor is there a definition of “natural born citizen” found in the US Constitution.

ODH:As for your explicit definition, there’s not a law school in the country, nor a state bar exam that adopts your definition.

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If my opion is so crazy as you claim, read some more crazy stuff.

In his 1789 article, Ramsay first explained who the “original citizens” were and then defined the “natural born citizens” as the children born in the country to citizen parents.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 2:33:41 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZEROcare!)
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To: rxsid

Hmm. I assume the hirelings are having a conference call/skype or maybe they’re in next door cubicles. Feverishly discssing and getting calls from Rahm about how to deal with this.


13 posted on 04/02/2010 2:43:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: presently no screen name

The word “dregs” is a mistranslation—there is a French word spelled like that which means “dregs,” but here it is the past participle of the verb “lier” (meaning “bound” or “connected” and spelled with an accent over the “e”).


14 posted on 04/02/2010 2:44:26 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: presently no screen name

Two Presidents before Obama, not counting those who were citizens at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, had a parent who was not born in the US—Chester Arthur (whose father was born in Northern Ireland) and Woodrow Wilson (whose mother was born in Carlisle, England). I don’t know if Arthur’s father or Wilson’s mother were formally naturalized. Wilson’s mother lived in the US from the age of 4. Arthur’s father lived in Quebec before coming to the US, and some people claimed that Chester Arthur was actually born across the border in Canada rather than in northern Vermont.


15 posted on 04/02/2010 2:51:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Beckwith

Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Biden and others would argue we have a living Constitution, the meaning of which is interpreted by the courts based on the needs of the time. If five Supreme Court members adhere to this philosophy, “natural born” can mean whatever they want it to mean.


16 posted on 04/02/2010 2:54:25 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: newfreep
So BOTH parents MUST be citizens?

That was the meaning and intent of the Founders of the US Constitution and David Ramsey is backing this fact up 223 years later.

From Wiki:

"David Ramsay (April 2, 1749 – May 8, 1815) was an American physician and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He served as a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782–1783 and again in 1785–1786. He was one of the first major historians of the American Revolution."....

17 posted on 04/02/2010 2:56:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Soul of the South
Pelosi, Reid, Obama, Biden and others would argue we have a living Constitution,

These 4 clowns also love living a lie.

18 posted on 04/02/2010 2:57:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Verginius Rufus; presently no screen name
Chester Arthur, whom Attny Donofrio chronicled last year, was indeed the first usurper. Only, as you allude to, the public at large was unaware that his father was not a citizen at the time of C.A.'s birth.

As for Woodrow Wilson, his mother became a "citizen" when she married her husband who was a citizen, by way of a Congressional Act of February 1855, which stated,

“any woman who might lawfully be naturalized under existing laws, married, or shall be married to a citizen of the United States, shall be deemed and taken to be a citizen.” [Act of February 10, 1855, 10 Stat. 604, section 2]

This act was enacted in 1855. Woodrow Wilson was born in December 1856. Therefore, Wilson would have been born to two citizen parents...on U.S. soil and therefore an NBC.

19 posted on 04/02/2010 3:01:24 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Soul of the South
If five Supreme Court members adhere to this philosophy, “natural born” can mean whatever they want it to mean.

And if 100 million Americans decide it means both parents must be citizens, who will win?

20 posted on 04/02/2010 3:01:36 PM PDT by rolling_stone (no more bailouts, the taxpayers are out of money!)
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To: rxsid

save


21 posted on 04/02/2010 3:02:20 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: Verginius Rufus

Dregs? Where did I post that?


22 posted on 04/02/2010 3:02:24 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: rxsid

Arthur’s parents were married in Quebec. His mother was a native of the US—I wonder if she lost her citizenship by marrying a foreigner in another country.


23 posted on 04/02/2010 3:04:11 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: presently no screen name

“Dregs” was the word in the English translation that corresponded to the word “lies” in the French sentence.


24 posted on 04/02/2010 3:05:09 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

I am ASKING you where did I post anything about dregs??


25 posted on 04/02/2010 3:07:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Verginius Rufus; presently no screen name
"The word “dregs” is a mistranslation—there is a French word spelled like that which means “dregs,” but here it is the past participle of the verb “lier” (meaning “bound” or “connected” and spelled with an accent over the “e”)."

Thank Babelfish, for that.

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

26 posted on 04/02/2010 3:07:27 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: presently no screen name

When duh After-Birthers are hit with new information that hammers their ignorant position, they go into a wait state until they receive new talking points.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 3:07:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rxsid

BFL..

Thanks!


28 posted on 04/02/2010 3:08:29 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: justiceseeker93

ping


29 posted on 04/02/2010 3:08:37 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Verginius Rufus; presently no screen name
And indeed, Google translater gives this:

"linked to this society by certain duties and subject to its authority, they participate with equality has its advantages"

http://translate.google.com/#fr|en|lies%20a%20cette%20societe%20par%20certains%20devoirs%20et%20soumis%20a%20son%20autorite%2C%20ils%20participent%20avec%20egalite%20a%20ses%20avantages

30 posted on 04/02/2010 3:09:21 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Puzo1

Good work. :-)


31 posted on 04/02/2010 3:11:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Verginius Rufus

You directed your post to the wrong person. I’ve indicated the translation error via Babelfish, noted the correction which Google translater confirms.


32 posted on 04/02/2010 3:11:51 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Red Steel
Right you are....wait state for new talking points
33 posted on 04/02/2010 3:11:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Two Presidents before Obama, not counting those who were citizens at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, had a parent who was not born in the US

Well sh!t, that settles it, bammie is legit!

34 posted on 04/02/2010 3:12:32 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: rxsid

Nothing new here.

This is what American History textbooks stated until history was removed form the curriculum.
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35 posted on 04/02/2010 3:14:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: rxsid

So that’s what happened. Thanks. Seems like you are cleaning up after another’s ‘droppings’.


36 posted on 04/02/2010 3:14:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name ( Repeal ZeroCare!)
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To: Red Steel; Puzo1
"Good work. :-)"

Indeed! Glad to see some of our early history coming back to life. It's desperately needed to counter the revisionist "historians."

It's only a matter of time before the truth eventually comes out.

Glad the "anonymous source" came forward with what they found. Let there be more light!

37 posted on 04/02/2010 3:14:55 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: presently no screen name

Sorry—I missed the break between post #11 and post #12 (yours)—I was responding to the mistranslation in post #11.


38 posted on 04/02/2010 3:15:06 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
"Arthur’s parents were married in Quebec. His mother was a native of the US—I wonder if she lost her citizenship by marrying a foreigner in another country."

Interesting question.

39 posted on 04/02/2010 3:17:45 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Verginius Rufus

You know how lame your post is? Arthur hid his non-NBC while he was in office. It’s about over for Obama if a court ever hears the merits in a full-blown court case.


40 posted on 04/02/2010 3:18:26 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Beckwith

Obama doesn’t even have divided loyalty.

He is totally disloyal to the U.S.
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41 posted on 04/02/2010 3:18:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: rxsid
The Google translation is better but not still completely correct--they mistake the "a" which should be the preposition (with a grave accent) for the 3rd person singular present indicative of the verb "avoir."

So instead of "they participate with equality has its advantages" it should read "they participate in its advantages with equality."

42 posted on 04/02/2010 3:19:33 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: editor-surveyor
"Nothing new here.

This is what American History textbooks stated until history was removed form the curriculum."

Yes, indeed. I'm glad to see some of it coming "back to life" and being "rediscovered!"

43 posted on 04/02/2010 3:22:21 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: STARWISE

I guess I am placemarked here!


44 posted on 04/02/2010 3:24:59 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: rxsid

Thanks for the details about Wilson. I know about Arthur having haunted the eligibility threads for more time that I should have...


45 posted on 04/02/2010 3:26:10 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Original French speaker, teacher, ?


46 posted on 04/02/2010 3:26:11 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Red Steel

Sweating no doubt. Lot of swearing, maybe getting a toke or two to calm down.


47 posted on 04/02/2010 3:27:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: Jim Robinson

This is a significant find. Mario Appuzo has found a Founder of this nation, a Continental Congressman, and a American historian of the Revolutionary War who expanded on what constitutes a ‘Natural Born Citizen’ from an essay he wrote in 1789. Pinged you so that you would know. :-)


48 posted on 04/02/2010 3:28:30 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Arthur was born before public registers of births became common. Apparently the Arthur family Bible lists him as having been born in North Fairfield, VT, and there is no proof that he was actually born across the border in Canada. It's possible that his father had acquired US citizenship before Chester was born--if so, and if Chester was born in Vermont, then he was fully eligible.

The idea that a judge is going to declare Obama ineligible to be holding the office of President seems pretty far-fetched. In any case, I think Congress would just quickly pass a law changing the rules so that Obama would qualify. The Republicans in Congress immediately groveled when one or two black Congressmen made lying allegations of racism against the tea partiers--they aren't going to stand up to the Democrats over this.

49 posted on 04/02/2010 3:29:57 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Red Steel
When duh After-Birthers are hit with new information that hammers their ignorant position, they go into a wait state until they receive new talking points.

How's Apuzzo doing in court these days? Victory is right around the corner, I'm sure.

50 posted on 04/02/2010 3:30:22 PM PDT by Drew68
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