Monthly Archives: May 2012

Early Use of the Term “Natural Born Citizen”

“Birther” lawyer Mario Apuzzo states that “the ‘natural born Citizen’ clause as applies to republics is a word of art, an idiom, and therefore has a very specific meaning which comes down through the ages.” And he maintains that this … Continue reading

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What the Writers on the Law of Nations Had to Say Relevant to Natural Born Citizenship

Note: This article continues and concludes a series of three posts on “American common law” that began here and has continued with consideration of the Law of Nations, here. In a broader sense, it also completes a series of articles … Continue reading

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Natural Born Citizenship and the “Law of Nations”

Did the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen” Come From “American Common Law” Derived from the Law of Nations? New Evidence Destroys Claim on the Origin of “Natural Born Citizen.” One of the two foundational pillars of the “birther movement” has … Continue reading

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America’s First Legal Text — Subscribed to by George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison — Reveals the Meaning of “Natural Born.”

In this article, we will see how America’s first legal text reveals an understanding of what the Founding Fathers’ generation meant by “natural born” — as in “natural born citizen.” In 1795, United States Representative Zephaniah Swift began publishing the … Continue reading

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“At Common-Law… It Was Never Doubted:”
Minor v Happersett and the American Common Law

Here We Document Legal Evidence that American Common Law Defined “Natural Born Citizen” as a Person Born on US Soil of Two Citizen Parents.   “At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it … Continue reading

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