So, by this definition, was George Washington a natural born citizen? Presumably his parents were dead before the constitution came into effect, and they would have been English citizens.
If that's really what those words mean, some explanation of its 1st generation complications would be in order. On the other hand, I can't imagine what else it might mean.
posted on 04/25/2011 6:20:52 AM PDT
George Washington was not a NBC. But it doesn’t matter.
There is an exemption:
“No person except a natural born citizen OR A CITIZEN AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION..” can serve as president.
In fact this phrase PROVES they knew what they were talking about and meant it to mean a NBC would BE A DESCENDENT of Citizens of the United States, born on the soil, because they knew it would take a generation to have any NBC’s old enough to be elected.
posted on 04/25/2011 6:49:58 AM PDT
(Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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