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To: blueyon

The statement, “My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen”, makes no statement whatsoever about the ‘natural born’ status of a person born of one citizen parent and one non citizen parent.

This statement, in regards to Obama, is meaningless.


69 posted on 12/10/2009 10:40:20 AM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Tatze
The whole natural-born discussion is repeatedly contaminated by people attempting to impose their own definition the term

My opinion, or yours, or anybody else's as to what the term ought to mean is irrelevant. The only issue is what an average well-educated voter reading the Constitution in 1783 would have thought the term meant.

Since the common law was the background for all legal terms of the time, the common law meaning should apply as the default. Under common law, native born = natural born.

70 posted on 12/10/2009 12:34:45 PM PST by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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