Update – May 3, 2012
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Even if Barack Hussein Obama WAS born in Hawaii, he is STILL not eligible to be the President of the USA due to the fact his Father was never a US Citizen. ‘Natural Born’ requires BOTH parents to be US Citizens. Not just one!
§ 212. Citizens and natives.
The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. . . .
This is the definition, and intent, that was used by the Founding Fathers when they scribed the U.S. Constitution. And in fact, the men were the only ones recognized as ‘Citizens’ in those days. It wasn’t until around the 1830’s or 1840’s that WOMEN even showed up on the US Census. Certain ‘States’ started recognizing women has having rights around the same time frame of the 1830s. And it wasn’t until the 1920s that our U.S. Constitution was amended to give women the full rights of citizenship. . . aka Voting.
The Conclusive Definition Of “Natural-Born Citizen”
Natural-born citizens of the United States are those who are citizens of the United States from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their American citizenship. These are those whose parents are citizens of the United States at the time of their birth.
Natural-born American citizens are those born of American citizen parents, on American Soil.
Their American citizenship is natural, the result of parentage, and not artificial or acquired by compliance with legislative provisions.
A natural-born citizen is one not made by law or otherwise, but born. And this class is the large majority, in fact, the mass of our citizens; all others are exceptions specially provided for by law.
A natural-born citizen is defined as one whose citizenship is established by the jurisdiction which the United States already has over the parents of the child, not what is thereafter acquired by choice of residence in this country.
Natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens and naturalized citizens, are those born in the United States of parents who are citizens.
Society not being able to subsist and perpetuate itself, but by the children of its citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children, and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Second Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.