At the time of the revolution, there was NO US Constitution, American law or government. So were they just suppose to write new laws & constitution from scratch? NO, they looked to those they had studied and learned from, the early philosophers & other forms of government and what they chose was the Republican form of government.
You could learn much from reading the commentaries of Justice Wilson, 1791 & Justice Story, 1833.
posted on 01/10/2010 6:56:28 PM PST
(1st SCOTUS of USA: "Human life, from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law.")
You do know... I was being a bit cheeky there.
Something eludes me here. My question is this: In the 20th and 21st centuries, has the United States government ever differentially classified US citizens on US government-issued visas, passports, military papers, census documents, etc as being either (1) a citizen, (2) a natural born citizen, or (3) a naturalized citizen?
One would assume that if the US government had always intended to maintain a legal distinction between each of three types of citizenship, then it would have established a rigorous system for doing so by now. Yet the US government hasn't. It only keeps track of two types of citizenship.
Why is that?
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