Minor vs Happersett
A case often referred to in the “Birther” movement. One very interesting piece is here:
Additions might always be made to the citizenship of the United States in two ways: first, by birth, and second, by naturalization. This is apparent from the Constitution itself, for it provides [n6] that “no person except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President,” [n7] and that Congress shall have power “to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.” Thus new citizens may be born or they may be created by naturalization.
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. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their [p168] parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens. The words “all children” are certainly as comprehensive, when used in this connection, as “all persons,” and if females are included in the last they must be in the first. That they are included in the last is not denied. In fact the whole argument of the plaintiffs proceeds upon that idea.
Under the power to adopt a uniform system of naturalization Congress, as early as 1790, provided “that any alien, being a free white person,” might be admitted as a citizen of the United States, and that the children of such persons so naturalized, dwelling within the United States, being under twenty-one years of age at the time of such naturalization, should also be considered citizens of the United States, and that the children of citizens of the United States that might be born beyond the sea, or out of the limits of the United States, should be considered as natural-born citizens. [n8] These provisions thus enacted have, in substance, been retained in all the naturalization laws adopted since. In 1855, however, the last provision was somewhat extended, and all persons theretofore born or thereafter to be born out of the limits of the jurisdiction of the United States, whose fathers were, or should be at the time of their birth, citizens of the United States, were declared to be citizens also. [n9]
It then continues in reference to foreign birth of citizen born parents, persons wanting citizenship and the disposition of their dependents if they died before completion of their citizenship application, on and on.
Ovomit’s claimed father was Kenyan, and never intended to become an American citizen. It was adopted by an Indonesian, and therefore lost it’s American citizenship if it had ever possessed it at all in the first place.
Every single piece of legal history regarding citizenship at all has pointed to this MGMMPOS never having been eligible at all. Everything they have tried to twist to make it seem eligible is, on closer reading, still not enabling the term “natural born citizen” as required by the Constitution (art 2.1.5) to be applied to this thing. Pay attention to who has spoken of it’s ineligibility in Congress, and there have been some. There are those who have called it traitor, those who have backed the “birther” movement. There are also those who have blocked those attempts at removal for said ineligibility.
I have said that there are those who could keep this nation organized and running during a short term shutdown by the military, abiding by their OATH.
It is in continual violation of OUR Constitution. It is attempting, at every turn, to destroy our nation. Our military has had some leaders with intent, and they have been removed from their positions. If you personally know any of them, send them this. I, for one, 20 years retired from 20 years of service, will stand with you. I will march with you in protest and indication of intent, and I will fight next to you to take this nation back to it’s intent.