A ‘Citizen’ was a freeman, over 21 years of age, who had taken an Oath of Allegiance to his particular state. The state of Georgia, NC, SC, Virginia, NY, NH, Pennsylvania, etc.
I will bare faithful and true allegiance to the State of North Carolina and will truly endeavor to support maintain and defend the Independent Government thereof against George the third King of Great Britain and his successors, and the attempts of any other persons, prince, power, State, or potentate who by secret are treason conspire copies or by open force shall attempt to subject the same and I will in every respect conduct myself as a peaceful orderly subject and that I will disclose and make known to the Governor (or) some member of the Council of State or some Justice of the Superior Courts or of the peace all treason conspiracies and attempts committed or intended against the State which shall come to my knowledge so help you God.
Some info via wiki
1821 – United States, Maine: Married women allowed to own and manage property in their own name during the incapacity of their spouse.1835 – US, Arkansas: Married women allowed to own (but not control) property in their own name.• US, Massachusetts: Married women allowed to own and manage property in their own name during the incapacity of their spouse.• US, Tennessee: Married women allowed to own and manage property in their own name during the incapacity of their spouse.1839 – US, Mississippi: The Married Women’s Property Act 1839 grants married women the right to own (but not control) property in her own name.
What this proves, is that the Framers, our Founding Fathers, they did not intend for a ‘natural born Citizen’ to mean someone born ONLY to a ‘Citizen Mother’. There was NO SUCH THING as a ‘Citizen female’ in late 1700’s, or even the early 1800’s for that matter.
“And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens: Provided, that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States: Provided also, that no person heretofore proscribed by any States, shall be admitted a citizen as aforesaid, except by an Act of the Legislature of the State in which such person was proscribed.”
“SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, that the children of persons duly naturalized, dwelling within the United States, and being under the age of twenty-one years, at the time of such naturalization, and the children of citizens of the United States, born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, shall be considered as citizens of the United States: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons, whose fathers have never been resident of the United States: Provided also, That no person heretofore proscribed by any state, or who has been legally convicted of having joined the army of Great Britain during the late war, shall be admitted a citizen as foresaid, without the consent of the legislature of the state, in which such person was proscribed.” ~ From the 1795 Naturalization Act.
That is what men of character do when they realize they were wrong… they correct the problem and make it right.
Remember, lawyers nowadays say things like, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘IS’ is.” And when was the last time you ever heard a lawyer, judge, or politician come out later and say ‘I was wrong!’ They are similar to ‘Fonzie’… They have a hard time saying that little phrase.
And when you read some text from History, you have to know the definitions that were used during the time when they were written. Whether it’s the Magna Carta, The Declaration, a story via Samuel Clemens, or something REALLY IMPORTANT like our U.S. Constitution.
You can’t read something about the “Gay 90’s” and then argue that everyone in the 1890’s was homosexual. That’s not how it works!
Mark Levin is Wrong on this issue. Rush is Wrong on this issue. Greta is Wrong on this issue. The Harvard Law Review is wrong on this issue. All of the so called ‘Legal Scholars’ & pundits — the ones that keep yelling and shouting that Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Barack Obama, are eligible to be POTUS — are WRONG on this issue.
Basically, if you want to be “STRICTLY CONSTITUTIONAL” — A “natural born Citizen”, is one that is born on the soil, of one of the 50 states, or in a territory under U.S. jurisdiction, to a Citizen Father.
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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twelfth Day of January in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.