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To: Lower55
“You obviously haven’t read what they had written.

You didn’t have to be a NBC if you were covered under their words.

But, if you were born after the document was written, you had to be a NBC, meaning born on US soil to citizen parents.”

That's what I said. The requirement to be a natural born citizen effectively eliminates everyone who was born before the country to which they would become citizens was created. It would have ruled out the first nine Presidents. That's the common sense issue the Founders were addressing with the grandfather clause, not concerns over which among them had what parents.

471 posted on 12/13/2009 9:02:21 PM PST by tired_old_conservative
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To: tired_old_conservative

“You obviously haven’t read what they had written.
You didn’t have to be a NBC if you were covered under their words.

But, if you were born after the document was written, you had to be a NBC, meaning born on US soil to citizen parents.”

That’s what I said. The requirement to be a natural born citizen effectively eliminates everyone who was born before the country to which they would become citizens was created. It would have ruled out the first nine Presidents. That’s the common sense issue the Founders were addressing with the grandfather clause, not concerns over which among them had what parents.


The 14th amendment takes legal precedent here. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
There is no case law which says that presidential candidates, presidents or vice president must have two native born parents, in fact the issue has never been adjudicated in any court, ever.


473 posted on 12/14/2009 8:56:45 AM PST by jamese777
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