Skip to comments.The Agnew Funeral.
Posted on 12/23/2011 7:44:12 PM PST by Danae
Today we can finally bury, and lay to rest, the slander that Spiro Agnew, Vice President under Richard Nixon, did not meet the two citizen parent standard defined in Minor v. Happersett.
I was at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. yesterday and today double checking the information I found at Princetons amazing Firestone library earlier this week. Before that, I was in Baltimore where I received a couple of important clues.
A few weeks ago, I was researching this issue at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, only blocks from where Spiro Agnew grew up. I asked the head reference librarian to help me track down the 1910 census. I was hoping it would provide more information than the 1920 and 1930 census info, which contain a serious discrepancy. The 1920 census indicates Spiros father was not naturalized by 1920, two years after Spiro was born, which, if true, would mean Agnew was born to an alien. This has been alleged as precedent for Obama, who was born of an alien father.
The 1930 census indicates that Spiros father Theodore had been naturalized by then. It was also common knowledge that the 1920 census info contradicts a World War I draft registration card on file for Theodore Agnew dating back to September 12, 1918, which indicates he was naturalized just prior to Spiros birth on November 9, 1918.
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Ping to the Usual Suspects. Leo has posted!
God bless you and Leo! I am praying for you!
Thank you! It will be enough to get over the black malack I have gotten. The anti-biotics appear to be working however! :) Now to ditch the incessant cough... :)
Yes indeed! It steals just a bit more thunder from the after-birthers. Agnew was a constitutional NBC.
Smoke and mirrors from Camp Usurper. If it had been that Angew's dad hadn't been naturalized before his birth, two wrongs wouldn't have made a right.
Leo is my Hero bringing down Zero!
Amazing piece of focused, determined work.
I never knew this was a problem but, Leo Donofrio,Esq. has done an excellent job.
Lets capture the sources of the lie:
Captain Kirk on FR:
“VP Spiro Agnew, was born to a non-naturalized greek father. No one protested his citizenship in 1968 or 1972.http://barackryphal.blogspot.com/"
“And like Barack Obama, Agnew’s father was not a U.S. citizen when Agnew was born. To evidence this, I offer the Agnew family’s entry in the 1920 U.S. Census (see lines 72-75), where just three lines above the entry for one-year-old Spiro Agnew, Theodore Agnew’s citizenship is clearly listed as “Alien”:”
Notice the cut-and-paste approach. Same wording in multiple postings:
“VP Spiro Agnew, was born to a non-naturalized greek father. No one protested his citizenship in 1968 or 1972.”
All of the sources are now discredited. Fogbow, barackryphal, obamaconspiracy...all are now shown to be nothing by political cover blogs. Pathetic.
Nice genealogical investigative work
This will be some great Christmas reading with the family.
He is in a word, Brilliant.
More than nice. He must have spent HOURS in libraries. Not to mention all the driving.... But still I envy him his location. Here in Oregon we have precisely SQUAT for historical information. Being in the NE has it’s downsides, but on the historical side, it is nothing short of priceless.
I swear, if I get to DC on my own sans kids and husband, I tell you, you’ll have to pry me out of the Library of Congress with a crow bar and serious money. Maybe the National Archives or the Smithsonian as well if I have the time. I am so jealous of all that history... just there, for the looking... it gives me chills at times.
Leo is doing the Nation a great service in digging this history up. We are sincerely in his debt.
LOL Its shorter than the “Night before Christmas”!!
With visions of the constitution dancing in my head.... ok, time to lay off the spiked egg-nog... ;)
Thanks for the Ping!
Leo Donofrio admits, “The 1920 census indicates Spiros father was not naturalized by 1920, two years after Spiro was born”, but has found evidence that the 1920 census indication was wrong. There is documentation on both sides, so Donofrio put forth the effort to show that the Vice President Agnew’s father was a citizen and time of the Vice President’s birth.
The case of our 21’st President, Chester Arthur, went the other way, according to Donofrio’s research. Arthur’s father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of President Arthur’s birth.
The problem for Donfrio’s legal theory is that no one cared whether Vice President Agnew’s father, nor President Chester Arthur’s father, was a citizen. It’s not that no one could have gone to the library and checked it out, nor that Donofrio was the first person in a century to think defending the Constitution is worth a trip to stacks.
Reality is that no one cared whether the son of a Greek or an Irishman became President of the United States, until a certain faction realized that such cases would serve as precedent to show that the son of a Kenyan could be President. This thread is not really about laying to rest the slander about Spiro Agnew. It’s a desperate attempt by a losing attorney to revive a slander upon Obama.
Thanks for the interesting and no doubt good news Ping!
Merry Christmas to you FRiend!!
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