Skip to comments.Originalism and the Natural Born Citizen Clause
Posted on 10/22/2008 6:31:48 PM PDT by Dajjal
The enigmatic phrase natural born citizen poses a series of problems for contemporary originalism. New Originalists, like Justice Scalia, focus on the original public meaning of the constitutional text. The notion of a natural born citizen was likely a term of art derived from the idea of a natural born subject in English lawa category that most likely did not extend to persons, like Senator McCain, who were born outside sovereign territory. But the Constitution speaks of citizens and not subjects, introducing uncertainties and ambiguities that might (or might not) make McCain eligible for the presidency.
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The whole September issue is a symposium on whether John McCain is or is not a "natural born citizen." Useful info, definitions, etc. for those watching Berg v. Obama, also.
Interesting how msm happily discusses this, yet won’t question “the One”.
Don’t know who wrote the crap but McCain under the law is a natural born citizen of the United States being born to a military family. Not to mention the US Senate passed a resolution certifying McCain as a natural born citizen and eligible to run.
The two cases are not similar.
First 7 presidents were born outside of the US.
Ahnold will want in!
That's because the Constitution requires a person be "a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution" in order for that person to be eligible to be President or Vice President. The alternative path allowed for the first seven Presidents.
BS. Natural born citizen includes anyone born within the United States and anyone born with at least one parent who is an American citizen.
That is the end of the Constitutional eligibility argument.
Now, we need to move onto the “Barack has been lying about all of this” question dealing with his fundamental dishonesty on his own history.
You are mistaken. There is more to it than just having an American parent. The details have been posted on numerous threads on FR.
RUSH is covering the Birth Certificate mystery right now.