Skip to comments.Arizona 'Birthers' See Tie to Birthright Citizenship(Prof Spiro hurl alert)
Posted on 03/25/2011 1:53:44 PM PDT by patlin
The candidate qualifications bill would authorize Arizona's secretary of state to keep a presidential candidate off the state's ballot if the candidate or party doesn't provide required information on the candidate's eligibility.
Peter Spiro, a Temple University law professor, said there's an emerging thread in legislation on presidential candidates' qualifications "that somebody who is a dual citizen at birth is ineligible for the presidency."
However, Spiro said, "there's no evidence that an individual has to be born to U.S. citizens to be eligible for the presidency."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
Obviously, this guy hasn't read the constitution. If he has, then he most definitely doesn't have enough reading comprehension ability to be a professor.
Oh, but I forgot. . .in U.S. universities, the only requirement for professorship is flaming liberalism.
American Identity After Globalization
Peter J. Spiro
American identity has always been capacious as a concept but narrow in its application. Citizenship has mostly been about being here, either through birth or residence. The territorial premises for citizenship have worked to resolve the peculiar challenges of American identity. But globalization is detaching identity from location. What used to define American was rooted in American space. Now one can be anywhere and be an American, politically or culturally. Against that backdrop, it becomes difficult to draw the boundaries of human community in a meaningful way. Longstanding notions of democratic citizenship are becoming obsolete, even as we cling to them. Beyond Citizenship charts the trajectory of American citizenship and shows how American identity is unsustainable in the face of globalization.
Peter J. Spiro describes how citizenship law once reflected and shaped the American national character. Spiro explores the histories of birthright citizenship, naturalization, dual citizenship, and how those legal regimes helped reinforce an otherwise fragile national identity. But on a shifting global landscape, citizenship status has become increasingly divorced from any sense of actual community on the ground. As the bonds of citizenship dissipate, membership in the nation-state becomes less meaningful. The rights and obligations distinctive to citizenship are now trivial. Naturalization requirements have been relaxed, dual citizenship embraced, and territorial birthright citizenship entrenched—developments that are all irreversible. Loyalties, meanwhile, are moving to transnational communities defined in many different ways: by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, and sexual orientation. These communities, Spiro boldly argues, are replacing bonds that once connected people to the nation-state, with profound implications for the future of governance.
Learned, incisive, and sweeping in scope, Beyond Citizenship offers a provocative look at how globalization is changing the very definition of who we are and where we belong.
The Arizona legislature does not get to define what a natural-born citizen is.
Spiro has fully embraced globalization. To say that dual citizenship helps to reinforce national identity is absolutely & utterly absurd. It is completely inconsistant with the fundamental priciples of our founding laws as well as the 14th Amendment which has been raped & abused since the erroneous WKA ruling.
They don't have to, the US Government already has over 150 years ago:
THE NATURALIZATION QUESTION.; THE POSITION OF THE ADMINISTRATION DEFINED. Important Official Paper.
THE NATURALIZATION QUESTION.; Attorney-General Black's Opinion upon Expatriation and Naturalization.
[H]ere none but a native can be President ;A Native and a Naturalized American can go forth with equal security over every sea and through every land under heaven, including the country in which the latter was born They are both of them American citizens, and their exclusive allegiance is due to the government of the United States One of them never did owe fealty elsewhere, and the other, at the time of his naturalization, solemnly and rightfully, in pursuance of public law and municipal regulations, threw off, renounced and abjured forever all allegiance to every foreign prince, potentate, State and sovereignty whatever, and especially to that sovereign whose subject he had previously been. [end quote]
Allegiance to but one nation, either at birth or by naturalization. Period. Here endeth the history lesson
That’s the sort of gibberish that rules amongst the elite. I imagine he would have the same attitude towards Israel having an arab muslim President.
And why not? The US has one, so what’s the problem, he seems to be saying.
Of course it does.
I bet THAT article will be disappeared! Can you let me have the HEADLINE? There may be another source. I certainly would like to try and find it.
NAZIS CLAIM ALL OF GERMAN BLOOD; Citizens of Other Lands Must Be Won for Reich, Party’s Foreign Section Hears. VOICE OF BLOOD’ INVOKED Policy Means ‘Conflict,’ Kenya Leader Says, but There Will Be No Retreat From Goal.
K-Stater is the recently banned long term troll NS.
He obviously does not believe in “original intent.” In fact he appears to be asserting that he is more authoritative than
Chief Justice John Marshall, Justice Story, St. George Tucker and Chief Justice Waite, as well as the principal author of the Fourteenth Amendment. Such learning! Such wisdom! Aren’t we glad he’s teaching young minds? /s
Can't find anything under specific titles, but it looks as if there are two seperate issues combined into one...the first relates to 1939.
INVOKED Policy Means Conflict, Kenya Leader Says, but There Will Be No Retreat From Goal.
And the second item is something else entirely.
Melody Barnes is delusional.
she really lost me with this statement: Since President Obama walked into the White House . . . there are more boots on the ground near the Southwest border than at any time in our history
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