Posts Tagged ‘US Constitution’



North Carolina’s Voter ID Law has some MORE support that I, SilenceDogood2010, have stumbled across.




Most recently, it was brought to my attention that in August of 2016, those nutty & wacky court justices of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals printed the following in one of their opinions;




9th Circuit opinion, August 2016





Now, upon further research, I find that the US Supreme Court issued basically the same statement in 2013.






February 2013, supreme Court opinion.






That statement IS:



“Federal courts are courts of limited subject-matter jurisdiction, possessing only that power authorized by the Constitution and by Congress.”  




OK legal scholars, please tell me again how the lower district courts, and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, has jurisdiction over a case involving the State of North Carolina & its Voter ID Legislation? What about over ‘Election Districts’ & how they were drawn? And lastly, let us revisit N.C.’s Amendment 1, Same Sex Marriage — A Constitutional Amendment passed by the voters of the State of N.C. . . . How does a Federal District Court have any say in how a State modifies its ‘Constitution’? Or the authority to overrule it?






Misc. Links.


Gunn Vs Minton – A SCOTUS Opinion





Election Disputes – 28 USC 1344 – This states what the federal district courts have control over . . . aka jurisdiction concerning election issues.








Full list of district courts jurisdiction — the Federal Code 28 USC, Chapter 85.



Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Sixteenth day of September in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Sixteen.

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First off, let me start by saying that I respect Senator Ted Cruz, and I think he is a true statesman & warrior for liberty. I honestly do. However, as much I like him, I still have the knowledge that he is not eligible to be the President of the United States under the Constitution’s eligibility clause. This post will go into great detail to educate my readers on the facts and the intent of the founders when they wrote the constitution.

Lets start with a short prayer & spiritual verse —


“Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.” ~ 2 Tim 2:23   

Since Monday, March 23, 2015, when Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the POTUS, there are folks who are all on board with him and believe that he is eligible because they like him. There are also the liberal lefties that are yelling that he’s not eligible because they hate him. The republican establishment hates him too. Remember John McCain & the “Wacko Bird” comment last year? Planned Parenthood hates him. Whoopie Goldberg hates him.

All of these are GREAT REASONS to support him.





The Constitution and its meaning — “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

Now lets delve, in depth, on the meaning of Natural Born Citizen.

1st – The founders used a reference book called the ‘Law of Nations’ by Vattel.

“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 indigenes, 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. . .”


Read more here.
Now I’ve seen several articles recently posted that argue that the word ‘indigenes’ was changed in Vattel’s english translation AFTER the constitution was written. “Indigenes” was changed to “natural born citizen” in 1797. Here’s one of those articles;






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“In 1775, Benjamin Franklin wrote a gracious note to Charles Dumas, for “the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary frequently to consult the law of nations.” Franklin also stated that Vattel’s treatise was, “continually in the hands of the members of our Congress.” (From a letter, Benjamin Franklin to Charles Dumas, Dec. 19, 1775.) …”


[It is unknown whether or not the edition sent to Franklin was in English or French. Franklin could read both languages as could many of the founders.]


Vattel’s treatise was first published in 1758, in French. The first edition contains the exact same passage as the 1775 edition give to Franklin by Dumas. In 1759, the first English edition was published in London, translated as follows:

“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 indigenes, are those born in the country of parents who are citizens.” “The Law of Nations or Principles of the Law of Nature”, E. de Vattell, (London, 1759), § 212, pg. 92. (App. Pg. 159.)

“Les naturels, ou indigenes”, was not accurately translated. The proper translation of “indigenes” is “natives”. The 1759 London edition makes the mistake of repeating the same word twice, once in English and once in French; “natives or indigenes” means “natives or natives”.

The influence of the U.S. Constitution may have played a part in correcting the error, since, in the 1797 London edition, and thereafter, the French passage was correctly translated as follows:

“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.” (Emphasis added.) “The Law of Nations or Principles of the Law of Nature”, E. de Vattell, (London, 1797), § 212, pg. 101.
(App. Pg. 161.)


Now let us look at the author


Jacobson is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School.


Jacobson goes on to say  —


Additionally, Vattel did not purport to explain the meaning of the term in the context of British law or the common understanding in the British American colonies or newly formed United States. It is, at best, highly speculative to assert that the Framers looked to Vattel for the definition of “natural born Citizen.”


Sorry if I don’t put ANY FAITH in what a Harvard Law Graduate has to say.


2nd item – People are claiming this is factual because of the “Legal Scholars” that wrote it.

Notice at the TOP it says — “Commentary by Neal Katyal & Paul Clement written March 11, 2015.”

Remember, Lawyers say things like, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.

Yep, This is not liberal at all <sarcasm>
Let’s look at Neal Katyal for a moment — He’s Part of the Clinton & Obama Cabal.

And Paul Clement — He’s just another Indoctrinated Lawyer





3rd item – The founders while writing the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers, were well aware of the term “Natural Born Subjects” used in many historic documents.

As to the qualifications of members to sit at this board: any natural born subject of England is capable of being a member of the privy council; taking the proper oaths for security of the government, and the test for security of the church. But, in order to prevent any persons under foreign attachments from insinuating themselves into this important trust, as happened in the reign of king William in many instances, it is enacted by the act of settlement,l that no person born out of the dominions of the crown of England, unless born of English parents, even though naturalized by parliament, shall be capable of being of the privy council.
The rule of jus soli goes back to at least 508 BC in Athens, when it was used to establish citizenship in districts called demes. The Romans mainly used jus sanguinis to organize the empire into national groups each with its own legal system (although they had to introduce the office of praetor peregrinus to adjudicate disputes between members of different groups). However, the Edict of Caracalla in 212 AD made jus soli the rule for the entire Empire. The rule was carried to France and England under Roman domination, and the Normans adopted it and spread it to Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall.

However, jus sanguinis prevailed in many Eastern and Central European countries at the time Vattel wrote, and spread to other countries on the European continent. It displaced jus soli in Britain in 1983 and in France in 1993, mainly in response to immigration of persons of different ethnicity.

On July 25, 1787, John Jay wrote to George Washington, presiding officer of the Convention:

Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government, and to declare expressly that the Command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz

Born December 22, 1970, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, of a father who was a citizen of Cuba, and a mother who was a citizen of the U.S.

Sen. Cruz is not eligible to be president…



Jon Roland Bio




4th item – Those arguing the Naturalization ACT, or the 14th Amendment, are completely irrelevant. Those items are refering to citizenship and NOT the Natural Born Citizen clause of the US Constitution.



5th item – Go dig up your OWN Birth certificate. Look at it. Who was it issued by? It is issued by either the STATE in which you were born, or maybe the ‘County’ within the STATE that you were born. We are not citizens of the USA, we are citizens of a Sovereign State, that is a PART of the United States of America.

Senator Ted Cruz can not be eligible as a natural born citizen because he was not born in any of the sovereign states that make up the USA. He is considered a US Citizen, due to his mothers citizenship but he does not meet the requirement of being a natural born citizen. Plus his father was a Cuban Citizen at the time of his birth. As we’ve established above, citizenship follows the Father. As does a last name. Only in the Liberal world of misfits here in the USA can a child take a mothers last name or a hyphenated name — Those dang Wacko Birds!


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6th item – Here is a link to every president and what made them eligible or not.




Misc. Links








Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Fifth Day of March in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Fifteen.

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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!

Laws of Nations Title Page (click to enlarge)

(Scroll to page 101 of this site, paragraph 2)

§ 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.


More info on the definition of Natural Born Citizen


Page 101 from Laws of Nations by Vattel. (Click to enlarge)

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.

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Second Day of April in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.

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This needs no words to describe it. Go grab your Children & Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews, and sit them down to watch this few minutes of video. Thank you to Louisiana Gun & remember, this is the “Sacred Flame of the American Way

Here is the link:


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Eighteenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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We can’t afford David Price and his policies.

Congressman David Price supports Criminals!

8/15/2010 – On Sunday afternoon, SEIU, NAACP, Democrats and plethora of other groups, held a Political Rally at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, NC.  They bused in huge numbers of Hispanic folks from all over the state. These were NOT just local folks to Durham, NC.


Our local elected officials, Cora-Cole McFadden, and others, along with US Congressman David Price were all there to support Illegal Immigration. Nothing more! Nothing less! They are thinking that by supporting this illegal activity, it will get them VOTES! They could care less about ‘Upholding Their Sworn Oaths” to protect & defend the Constitution. I’m sure if I dug deep enough, I could find that taxpayer funds were used to support this in some ‘round about way.

Now, I have to applaud Dr. William BJ Lawson. In the midst of 1500 plus (Mostly NON-United States Citizens) he was the SOLE individual that stood up for the “Rule of Law”, The US Constitution, and what is RIGHT! Please take the time to watch this Video Clip (approx. 6 minutes) and then, PLEASE, PLEASE share either this entire blog or at a minimum, the Youtube clip.

Here is Dr. Lawson’s site. Please support him (I Do) & let’s remove David Price from Washington, DC.


SilenceDogood2010’s commentary on the issue:

Folks, our current leaders have lost their way. They are corrupt; they lie & deceive us; they make arguments that are so far out of bounds that it’s easy to get lost from the main point of the issue. They create SPIN & Buzz words to take you off the topic.  But Hispanics do the jobs Americans don’t want to do. They provide a boost to the economy. You’re trying to break up a family. You’re taking daddy away from his children. We are a country of Immigrants. Or one of MY personal favorites……You’re Racist!


The main point here is that “Law Breakers” are demanding a free pass to avoid the current laws. PERIOD!


  • Should we NOT prosecute a ‘Shoplifter’ just because he says he is Hungry?
  • Should we NOT prosecute a ‘Burglar’ because he said he needs to have a TV to be alerted about Storms & other pending dangers?

My point is, we have laws in this country. We may not all agree on the details of the law, but needless to say….It’s still THE LAW. Our current Officials MUST uphold our Laws. PERIOD!


Illegal Immigrants are bringing a lot of things with them. Diseases,  Illegal weapons, Gang violence (MS13 just one example). These are putting an Overwhelming Burden on our local communities & hospitals….been to the ER lately????? How do like those 4, 5, up to 14  hour wait times to get few stitches? How would like to have your child diagnosed with Polio or Bubonic Plague or Typhoid, just because they were exposed to an individual that wasn’t vaccinated?


Our current immigration laws are supposed to protect us from these potential threats. If they are NOT enforced, then we might as well do away with all of our laws.

Here is the Lame Stream Media’s version of this event;

WRAL TV 5 Raleigh CBS Affiliate (View the comments too)


Herald Sun Newspaper Durham, N.C. (Please view the comments below the story too)


I  have included the text of the H-S Story because the H-S only leaves stories posted for a couple of days. After that, you MUST be a Paying Subscriber to view the archives.

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BY DAWN BAUMGARTNER VAUGHAN      dvaughan@heraldsun.com; 419-6563

DURHAM — More than 1,500 people from across North Carolina called for comprehensive immigration reform Sunday at a delegates assembly at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church sponsored by the North Carolina Latino Coalition.

Speakers at the bilingual event included representatives from government, labor, faith and business. During a roll call, the tally of 1,505 included those who came by the handful and the hundreds. Families and community leaders packed the pews, filled the overflow space and lined the walls of the church sanctuary.

Speakers were frequently followed by chants of “Si se puede!” which translates in English as “Yes we can.”

The five points of immigration reform supported at the rally are:

– Family reunification — reducing the backlog of visa petitions that can take several years and implementing a more efficient process.

– Workers protection — setting up rules to protect wages and working conditions of those admitted legally to fill available jobs.

– Restore the rule of law and enhance security — realistic law enforcement that targets terrorists, smugglers and lawbreaking employers.

– Allocate sufficient visas to close unlawful migration channels — set the level of legal immigration by labor market needs.

– A rational and humane approach to the undocumented population — address the 12 million undocumented immigrants by creating a registration process that includes background checks, a fine, taxes and studying English and leads to permanent residency and citizenship.

All state and federal North Carolina politicians were invited to the assembly. U.S. Rep. David Price came to show his support for the proposed immigration reform. Also attending were Libertarian candidates — Senate candidate Mike Beitler as well as House candidates in the 2nd, 8th and 12th districts.

B.J. Lawson, who is running against Price for Congress, held up a “NO” sign when the candidates were asked if they supported reform. Lawson said that he sees amnesty for undocumented immigrants as a cutting in line.

Local politicians who attended the assembly in support of reform include N.C. Rep. Larry Hall, Durham Mayor Pro Tem Cora Cole-McFadden and City Councilman Mike Woodard.

Forty groups participated in the assembly, including several Catholic churches, Durham CAN, Farmworkers Ministry, El Centro Hispano, El Pueblo, Faith Action, Accion NC and Ministerio Jesus. Leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and General Baptist State Convention also shared their support for reform.

Pastor Maudia Melendez, president of Ministerio Jesus, said the current immigration system is broken and the only way to find a solution is through public dialogue. She said that a comprehensive overhaul will make laws more realistic.

The Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, said those opposed to immigration reform conveniently forget their immigrant past.

The Rev. Gregory Moss Sr., president of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, said he came to “show solidarity and express support as you seek inclusion and fair treatment.”

Price said the government cannot enforce its way out of the challenge of immigration. He thanked the North Carolina Latino Coalition for all it is doing.

Ruben Campillo said that two-thirds of Hispanics in North Carolina are either naturalized citizens or legal residents.

“We are here and we are not going anywhere,” he said. Campillo said the strongest voice is the voice of the vote, and urged Latinos to vote this fall. Outside the meeting, volunteers were ready with information about voter registration.

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Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Sixteenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.


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Update on Monday 8/16/2010: News blurb from Time Warner News 14 Carolina.


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2nd Armed Restore The Constitution Rally held on August 14, 2010 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This Patriot made a little trek on Saturday morning. I went from the ‘Triangle Area’ of North Carolina to the ‘Triad Area’ of North Carolina. The trip is only about 60 miles each way but it was necessary. Why you might ask? Well, HISTORY was taking place & you know Patriots and History.

The Event: The 2nd Armed Restore the Constitution Rally (the 1st ARTC rally was held just outside of our Nations Capital on April 19, 2010. I couldn’t make that one.)

The Location: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, NC. This was the site of a Revolutionary War Battle.

Here’s the sites website:


Here’s the Video of the Opening Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, & the National Anthem. Note to all the Hip-Hop, Rock-N-Roll, & Country Music celebs; Take notes from Julie! This is HOW the National Anthem MUST be sung. NO individual interpretation. Strictly how F. S. Key & J.S. Smith wrote it. Great job Julie!

Bubba’s speech.



Bill Randall’s Speech

I had posted this event earlier too. We had, according to the National Park Service folks, between 300 – 400 attendees throughout the afternoon. Pretty neat I thought. To have that many ARMED Citizens, in one location, with roughly 50 Law Enforcement BOTG-“Boots On The Ground”- keeping an eye on things. That’s not to mention the satellite surveillance either.

More to follow as our ‘VP’s (Video Patriots) get the 1’s & 0’s uploaded. For you NON- Technical folks, all DIGITAL media is binary, meaning it’s really just a bunch of ONE’s or ZERO’s.

Here’s a few other random pics from the event. Click on the pics for  a larger image.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifteenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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On Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Greensboro, NC, another historic event will take place. Another event of standing up, or “Sitting In”, for what is Right! The event is an “ARMED” 2nd Amendment & RTC rally. This rally will NOT be at a Woolworths, but on the site of a Revolutionary War battlefield.

Here’s a little history for you;

On February 1, 1960, four negroes (term used in 1960) from NC A&T University, decided to sit at a “Whites Only” lunch counter in a Woolworths Store in Greensboro. This was their peaceful way of protesting segregation.

Woolworth Lunch Counter now in the Smithsonian

Times haven’t changed that much folks. 50 years ago, people were fighting for Truth, Justice & the American Way. Today, the majority of Americans are in the fight of our lives. To preserve our great country & to Restore The Constitution.

Restore The Constitution Rally

August 14, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm
Guilford Courthouse Battleground Park
2331 New Garden Rd
Greensboro, NC


And here’s the Guilford Courthouse Battleground site:


And we will have a band from Nashville….


Plus a whole slew of great speakers. To make it easy on ya, here’s Randys blog with ALL the INFO!


And if you’d like  to help us spread the word about this rally, here’s a PDF file for easy printing.


FOLKS…. I want you to think about something for a minute. Driving a car is NOT a right.  Driving, in most states, is considered a Privilege. Once you have passed an instruction course, you are issued a license to drive, or USE, a car. Our elected representatives are treating several of our “RIGHTS” as if they were privileges. This is UNACCEPTABLE and we must peacefully protest.

We have a “Right to Assemble”(1st Amendment), yet today, we must Apply for a License to actually assemble (we DO have a permit/license for this rally on Saturday)

We  have a  “Right to Keep & Bear Arms”(2nd Amendment) yet today, we must apply for a license to purchase one or to have one with us on our person. Even WITH this said license, we STILL cannot USE this “RIGHT” in certain situations.

I’m just as guilty as anyone. I have let my representatives get away with this behavior of trampling on my RIGHTS. Well, I’m awake now…WIDE AWAKE my friends and I hoping you’ll join me on Saturday to send  a “Crystal Clear” message to the deaf ears in Raleigh & DC.

In closing, I think this film clip from the 1976 movie ‘Network’  is appropriate…..

We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Eighth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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