Skip to comments.Marco Rubio aka Water Boy
Posted on 02/14/2013 5:50:35 PM PST by Vendome
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Not very logical.
The Republican Party endorsed and supported him as the nominee.
our fellow conservative radio hosts should bring back the time when Clinton was drinking soda during his grilling on August 17, 1998.
MT, Thank you for your post. I was using the Minor decision about the “in country” part.
Hope this is helpful:
In the case, Minor v. Happersett (1874), Minor, a woman, wanted to register to vote in the federal Presidential election and was denied registration because of her gender.
Deliberating this case, the Supreme Court recognized that the Constitutional framers did not define natural born Citizen but that they did know its meaning and that it was different from Citizen as stated in our Constitution. It was the framers who made this distinction, and the Court rendered unanimously the definition that children born of parents (note the plural) who are citizens are natural born citizens eligible for the Presidency.
The courts decision states: The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. 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.
In Minor v. Happersett the Supreme Court fully understood and applied the Principles of Constitutional Construction in their decision.
The first seven Presidents were Citizens of the United States and not natural born Citizens, yet they qualified for the office (Washington through Jackson); because they were citizens at the time of the adoption of [the] Constitution! These Presidents had lived through the Revolutionary War, they were patriots, loved our country at the exclusion of Great Britain, and held allegiance to our country as patriots. The founders recognized that a natural born Citizen, being born to Citizen parents (plural) would have the same regard and love of country as these founders; at least that was their hope, prayer and intention.
The founders recognized that congress may define at any time who can become a citizen and how they become a citizen; one only need to begin reading the naturalization acts passed by congress, and include the 14th Amendment. These enactments define citizenship and naturalization of citizens but never define the eligibility requirement for President of the United States because it is already constitutionally established.
How does the endorsement of a fledgling political party(1856) trump the Constitution? Not very logical. LOL!
The constitution supports the Natural Born vs. Naturalized Definition.
Natural born is being born a legitimate citizen in the US.
As Fremont sets in historical precedent. If there was a problem, Constitutionalists of the day would have balked at Fremont.
Your definition of natural born citizen has no support in case law, nor has any contextual basis in the Constitution.
In fact, there’s many been numerous Presidents who don’t meet your criteria of “natural born citizen.”
Other than Arthur, can you name other American Presidents who did not meet the definition?
The criteria is were both parents citizens of America at the time of the birth of the child.
Seriously, Fremont sets no precedent of legal import.
No legal decision came of his candidacy that I am aware of.
It’s not legal precedent, it’s historical.
Are you drinking?
Who knows who Bill Clinton's biological father was--but if it wasn't Billy Blythe it was presumably some other Arkansas native.
I hear yuh and I keep my eye on all of em.
He’s being promoted for President.
You show me where the Constitution defines the term “Natural Born Citizen.”
Being born in Miami makes him a citizen. It does not make him a Natural Born Citizen.
The greatest service Rubio could perform for his country would be to say: I want to stop all speculation that I am running for President—because, like the current occupant of the White House, I am not eligible to hold the office of President.
Obama ISN’T President. He’s a usurper.
You haven’t noticed that Obama cares nothing for the provisions of the Constitution?
You haven’t noticed that his “birth certificate” is a crude forgery?
You haven’t noticed that his Selective Service registration is a crude forgery?
You haven’t noticed that he is using someone else’s Social Security number?
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