The arguement is not that he needed american born parents but that they had to be citizens, and his father definitely was not.
Very astute anoldafvet. I missed your point the first time through. Herron is intentionally conflating jus soli citizns, those born on our soil and made citizens by the 14th Amendment with natural born citizen, those born on our soil to citizen parents. He counts upon few having actually read the 14th Amendment in which the clause "natural born citizen" never appears. Few will have read 14th Amendment author Judge and Congressman John Bingham's clear affirmation of the Marshall/Vattel/Jay/Washington/Monroe/.... definition in Bingham's two speeches to the House in 1866 where he was explaining the 14th Amendment to those who would need to ratify the amendment.
Obama was probably born on our soil but McCain wasn't, so Obama and McCaskill tried to pass Senate Bill 2678, to make McCain a natural born citizen because his parents were citizens. Why would Obama and his campaign chairperson Clare McCaskill sponsor a bill in February of 2008 to make McCain eligible to be his opposition for the presidency? It all seems so obvious now. It forced Republicans to share in the enormous cover-up of the meaning of Article II Section 1. With the Democrats and Republicans, along with Obama’s media and the justice department, they calculated, correctly, that they could manage the big lie.
S 2678, Obama/McCaskill’s Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act, did not pass, and would have violated the Supreme Court's sole authority to interpret the Constitution, so McCaskill and Obama tried again in April 2008, with a resolution, SR 511, which has no force of law, but provided talking points to the press. Can any rational person assume they didn't fully understand Chief Justices John Marshall, or Morrison Waite, or Charles Evans Hughes, or Congressman John Bingham? This is about The Emperor’s New Cloths. Everyone knows the truth, and all but a few have lied.