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To: Rides3
You omit the rest of the sentence which clarifies
It is only those persons who come completely within our jurisdiction, who are subject to our laws
Senator Trumbull is clear that he means to exclude only those "not subject to our laws." You never answered - are you claiming that someone born on American soil of a (non diplomat) foreign father is not subject to US laws on American soil? Again, I urge you to read the whole of Senator Trumbull's comment, of which you are quoting a tiny portion, out of context. Congressional Globe, Senate, 39th Congress, 1st Session Page 2893 of 384.
129 posted on 05/31/2012 10:26:31 AM PDT by sometime lurker
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To: sometime lurker
You omit the rest of the sentence which clarifies
It is only those persons who come completely within our jurisdiction, who are subject to our laws
You seem to be skipping the most important part of Trumbull's statement... "It is only those persons who come completely within our jurisdiction, who are subject to our laws"

A born dual national, such as Obama, does not come completely within US jurisdiction. The US State Department publication I linked explicitly states such. Trumbull et al recognized that those who owe allegiance to anyone else can never be completely within US jurisdiction and specifically sought to exclude those persons from birthright US citizenship.

132 posted on 05/31/2012 10:46:58 AM PDT by Rides3
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