Skip to comments.Mitt Romney not a natural-born citizen?
Posted on 01/16/2012 11:28:00 PM PST by Seizethecarp
In 1968, when he decided to run for president, the only serious debate at the time was whether George W. Romney was a natural-born citizen under Article 2, Section 1, not whether or not he was a U.S. citizen.
Mitt Romney, then, was born on March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., to two U.S. citizen parents George W. Romney and Lenore Emily LaFount; LaFount was a U.S. citizen, born on Nov. 9, 1908, in Logan, Utah.
Interestingly, LaFount, even though she was a U.S. citizen under the 14th Amendment because she was born in the United States and considered under the jurisdiction of the United States at the time of her birth, may not have been a natural-born citizen. Its possible her father had not been naturalized as a U.S. citizen by the time she was born.
Her father, Harold Arundel LaFount was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, Jan. 5, 1880, and without further research it is uncertain whether he was naturalized as a U.S. citizen by the time his daughter was born.
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OFGS you must be kidding.
Romney sucks swamp water because he’s a lying two faced RINO. Can’t we stick to nailing him on that?
Seizethecarp, there has never been a requirement that the parents of a natural born citizen be natural born. More people wonder about children born overseas to citizen parents, a mistake make by the 1st Congress in 1790 and corrected in the 3rd Congress in 1795, some, like Obama’s Con Law Professor, claim, knowing the truth, but in the interest of misdirection, that these children, born overseas, as was John McCain, are natural born citizens.
Here is the decided law, which repeats the common-law, since virtually all definitions of terms in the Constitution are from our common language and common law. But this statement by Chief Justice Morrison Waite established precedent, cited at least twenty six times, but which citations were conveniently edited out of on-line supreme court decisions provided by Google partner, Justia.com in the Summer of 2008.
At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”
The statement above is postive law, stare decisis, precedence, and has never been challenged by the Supreme Court or Congress. One would need to ask the numb-skulls at the Indiana Supreme Court about their basis for a different interpretation in Ankeny, but, politics finding the Constitution's interpretations an inconvenient truth, since Democrats ran Obama, Republicans ran McCain and Green's ran Colero, none of whom are natural born citizens. Besides, the decision in Ankeny didn't depend upon the definition, if I recall correctly. Indiana, as have all courts so far, hid behind lack of standing. Since every citizen is injured, no citizen has the right to ask a court for redress, which they couldn't satisfy anyway. The law is a wonderful opportunity to deploy sophistry.
Precisely the kind of nonsense that keeps me out of WND.
We damn sure better. This stuff is a distraction and a waste of time.
I hear his second cousin on his mothers side had a great aunt whose neighbor was a communist. Does that disqualify him?
This may get hits for worldnutdaily but it will do nothing to hurt romney, because its nonsense.
It will however hurt obama as the leftists use it to paint all conservatives as lunatics.
Wait till he finds out Santorums Dad was an immigrant.
Oh for crying out loud.
Lemme get this straight: Romney is not a natural born citizen because his grandfather may not have finished becoming naturalized at the time his mother was born in America, yet Obie-Won is a naturalized citizen because he was illegitimate to a illegal alien father?
Exactly. Also, they need to lay off the tax return stuff and keep hammering Romneycare.
All Corsi explained was the difference between a NBC and a citizen. He did not say that Mitt was other than NBC.