Skip to comments.Citizen Tells California Republican Party: “Marco Rubio Is not Eligible”
Posted on 11/08/2011 2:41:50 AM PST by bushpilot1
In a discussion about the eligibility of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to serve as President or Vice President, the following email was sent to the president of the California Republican Assembly after she stated in an email that the U.S. Constitution states that one must be born in the U.S.A. to qualify as a natural born Citizen:
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1. I assure you that I have read the Constitution VERY carefully, as well as related case law, founders papers and statutes, on the question under discussion.
I have also read volumes on this and consulted with with real experts, such as Herb Titus, Mario Apuzzo and others, who specialize in eligibility.
They are far more knowledgeable on the subject than Neocon media commentators for media companies dependent upon government goodwill and even Dr. John Eastman (who once told me that he doesnt believe in the Tenth Amendment, which indicates that he is selective about the Constitution). Our experts have a very different version to tell.
2. Article II Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, the applicable passage, specifies 35+ years old, not 36 as you said.
It says natural born citizen, NOT born in the U.S., NOT citizen. Do you know the difference?
It does NOT say the person should be over 36 years old and born in the U.S., or anything like it, as you stated.
By the way, John McCain was not born in the USA, was not even born in the Canal Zone- he was born in Colon, Panama.
So, using your definition, he was/is not eligible. So why did you endorse him, then? Because of S 511, co-sponsored by Barack Hussein Obama and carrying no legal weight, according to its own verbiage?
Its probably good that we gave him a pass, since his father was serving his country abroad on Johns birth date. However, it does muddy the waters a bit.
It seems that Marcos dad didnt bother to become a citizen before Marco was born, even though he had ample opportunity and a red carpet rolled out by the US, to do so.
While the Constitution never got around to defining just what a natural born citizen is, it is crystal clear to objective legal experts that there is a definite difference between citizen and natural born citizen.
As a matter of fact, natural born citizen is only mentioned once in the Constitution, in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5. Citizen is mentioned multiple times elsewhere.
3. Here is some clarification from a real expert, who has researched it extensively and actually knows what he is talking about:
Lots more backup in reserve. I assure you that I do not mouth off without checking these things first.
4. The Minor vs. Happersett ruling is the applicable case law precedent for natural born citizenship.
It has been upheld continuously, notwithstanding Justia.coms disgraceful scrubbing of references to it (detected, publicized and subsequently restored), or the fraudulent CRS memo on the subject, which misled unschooled Congress-critters, such as McClintock.
Several of us have corresponded with Tom on the subject. He made himself look pretty foolish by parroting falsehoods fed to him, while ignoring educational materials we sent him. Constitutional expert? Maybe on some aspects of it, but not eligibility. You wouldnt know he was an expert, from what I read of his words. One would think that with hundreds of millions of actual natural born citizens, that we would not need to go so far afield to source good candidates. One would be wrong, evidently.
If CRA should be so foolish as to attempt to endorse such an ineligible candidate, I and others will oppose it. If it should go ahead and do it, I will leave CRA.
If the Republican party should nominate an ineligible candidate. ditto.
I will be far from the only one. Both organizations seem to have a penchant for endorsing/nominating ineligible candidates, as we saw in CA last year.
Marco Rubio is far more eligible to be president or vice president that Barack Obama. As long as Rubio was born in the US he’s a citizen regardless of his father’s citizenship. That’s the current interpretation of the law (not one that I agree with but one that is in force).
That’s far more than Obama can prove. Rubio has a legitimate birth certificate.
Being closer to eligibility than Obama does not make one eligible.
Who cares? Let the Left make a fuss about his eligibility. If they don’t care for the “natural born” clause - why should our side?
I’ve got my issues with Rubio (and his support for Amnesty), but this is just plain stupid.
If he runs for President, expect the Left’s birthers to dog his heels and make his life generally miserable.
I didn’t know he was for amnesty? Also, who actually supports him? Does the Republican establishment support him; and if so why?
What a disgrace if we are being abused and used again.
Of course the matter in question is NOT whether Rubio is a “citizen”! Obama may be a citizen but unless his parents are other than who he says he is NOT a “natural born citizen”.
The sole body that can determine Presidential eligibility is the Congress of the United States. It alone counts the votes and entertains challenges under the Constitution. Neither the United States Supeme Court or any Article III federal court have any jurisdiction in this matter. Their opinions and precidents do not apply.
f***ing retards, the lot of them. No-one has a clue about natural law these days. But then such ignorance is no excuse for trying to shoe-horn facts that don’t fit their case. Marco Rubio’s Dad was hardly rejecting citizenship that he might have gotten; citizenship should be granted slowly, and only after strong ties are developed. But that in no way lessens the fact that Rubio’s Dad had chosen to dwell in America.
This abominable definition of “natural-born” would create a category of second-class citizens, of qualified citizenship which is an affront to the very notion of “natural” citizenship.
What does “natural-born” mean? Look to the word “naturalize.” It is “natural” that a man’s citizenship is to the land he has chosen as his home. He may be born with such citizenship, and thus be “natural-born,” or such citizenship may be conferred on him, as he is “naturalized.”
The only qualification included in the concept of “natural-born” is that one is not “naturally born” a citizen of another land if he is there in the service of another nation; hence, McCain is naturally born of the United States, and not of Panama, even though he was born in Panama.
The opinions of tyrants in France, notwithstanding.
Nope, not in the case of someone born of non-citizen parents.
Minor v. Happersett asserts that someone born of citizen parents on U.S. territory is a natural-born citizen. (Certainly true.) It makes no claim (and directly says that it makes no claim) regarding someone born of non-citizen parents on U.S. territory, because it wasn't relevant to the case at hand.
You can't draw a legal conclusion from a precedent that goes well out of its way to say that it isn't addressing the issue about which you want the conclusion.
“By the way, John McCain was not born in the USA, was not even born in the Canal Zone- he was born in Colon, Panama.”
FYI: He was born at Coco Solo Naval Air Station, which was within the Canal Zone. It was near Colon not in Colon. Note boundary map below:
There is a fresh killed deer hanging on a limb in my neighbor’s back yard.
Its a lot closer to being alive than the frozen turkey in my freezer.
Nope, not in the case of someone born of non-citizen parents.
And the man known as Barak Hussein Obama was born to a non citizen parent. Oh, wait...you said parents. Do you mean one parent or both of them being non-citizen?
Nuances are hell.
Thanks for the chuckle.
No, he's not, because he, like Obama, is not a natural-born citizen. Neither Obama nor Rubio had fathers who were citizens of the United States.
Obama had an additional problem in that he probably wasn't even born in the U.S., and faked a birth certificate.
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