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To: Syncro

I’ll answer it for you.

The case was Minor v. Happersett (1874), but I’ll provide clear explanation of NBC.

Three types of citizenship are recognized by our government: native born; naturalized; and citizen-by-statute (derived citizenship from parents). All have equal rights. All can serve in Congress, either as a Representative in the House, or as a Senator in the Senate.
The following link will take you to the government’s own Immigration Service web page describing the three types of citizenship.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=a2ec6811264a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=a2ec6811264a3210VgnVCM100000b92ca60aRCRD

The U.S.Constitution states that eligibility to serve in Congress, either in the House of Representatives or the Senate, requires an individual to be a “citizen”, as related above.

Natural born Citizen is NOT a type of statutory citizenship. Natural born is ONLY an eligibility requirement for the U.S. Presidency per Article II, Section 1, clause 5, of the U.S. Constitution, and requires the President to be born in the United States (jus solis) AND of two citizen parents (jus sanguinas).

The definition of natural born Citizen appears in the holding of SCOTUS’s unanimous decision of Minor v. Happersett (1874).

Virginia Minor sued to be included as a candidate for U.S. President based on her eligibility under the 14th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution. SCOTUS rejected her argument and examined her eligibility, concluding that she belonged to the class of citizens who, being born in the U.S. of citizen parents, was a natural born Citizen, and not covered by the 14th Amendment.

This holding has been used in 25 consequent SCOTUS decisions since 1875.

No one has the RIGHT to be President. The eligibility requirement of Natural Born Citizenship (jus solis + jus sanguinas: born in the U.S. of U.S. citizen parents) must be viewed as a means to prevent split allegiance for any President of the United States.


25 posted on 11/19/2012 5:00:25 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll
Thanks Satin, yer a Doll!

It' s good to see the documentation posted here because it seems most FR members don't understand how it works.

Even though Barark "Bin Ghazi" Obama is illegally serving as President, he does not fit the criteria.

And neither does Rubio.

Many posters here and a bunch of conservatives in general are pushing Rubio to be on the ticket in 2016.

When any hint of opposition to that senerio is posted, all hell breaks loose.

And if he is the nominee in '12, the dems will do all they can to destroy his chances with the "not a Natural Born Citizen" thingie.

Or maybe not because he is for making illegal alien criminal insurgent invaders into citizens.

The dems know they can beat Rubio on that issue alone.

29 posted on 11/19/2012 5:53:14 PM PST by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead-->MSM/Dems/GOP-e -- LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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