Category Archives: Natural Born Citizen

Plain English Says the Supreme Court in Minor v Happersett Never Claimed That Citizen Parents Are Required to Make a “Natural Born Citizen.”

This is Part Three in a series of articles on the birther lie, popularized by Leo Donofrio, Mario Apuzzo, and John Charlton (of the news blog ‘The Post & Email’), that Minor v Happersett established that it takes birth on … Continue reading

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Minor v Happersett Gave No “Definition” for “Natural Born Citizen.”

The claim’s been made that the 1875 Supreme Court case of Minor v Happersett established a “binding precedent” as to the “definition” of “natural born citizen,” and that that definition requires two citizen parents, plus birth on US soil. In … Continue reading

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Minor v Happersett and “Natural Born Citizen”

Did Minor v Happersett Set a “Binding Precedent” as to the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen?” Neil Turner, a visitor to my blog who claims to have founded something called “Citizens for the Constitution,” says that in a recent debate … Continue reading

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In US v. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court Set a Binding Precedent as to Who Is a Natural Born Citizen

Note: This post is an adaptation (with some additions, mostly for context) of one single post from an entire online debate with “birther” lawyer Mario Apuzzo. (Unfortunately, as an adaptation of an online post in a debate against an unreasonable … Continue reading

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Horace Binney Directly Refutes the Mario Apuzzo/ Leo Donofrio Lie that it Takes Two Citizen Parents to Make a Natural Born Citizen

I have announced that I am stepping back from my involvement in research and writing regarding the “birther” claims, but this particular item arose in correspondence with a fairly prominent birther, and having done the research, it’s just too easy … Continue reading

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Birtherism Is Disproven.

I can publicly state at this time that I consider the two big claims of “birtherism” — first, that Barack Obama was born somewhere other than Hawaii, and secondly, that it takes two citizen parents to make a “natural born … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Helen Tansey, Director of Article II Super PAC, on the Views of Rep. John Bingham and the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

“Who are natural-born citizens but those born within the Republic? Those born within the Republic, whether black or white, are citizens by birth — natural born citizens.” — US Representative John Bingham, Congressional Debates, 1862 For Helen Tansey: I was … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line Regarding Barack Obama’s Eligibility to Be President, the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen,” and the Birther Movement

Or, an Entire Year’s Understanding of Obama Eligibility Claims Condensed Into One Single Article For anyone who is interested in the conclusions of someone who has examined the claims regarding Barack Obama’s eligibility and the Birther Movement in great detail, … Continue reading

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Arizona Court Declares Lawyers Mario Apuzzo and Leo Donofrio Totally Cracked on What Makes a Natural Born Citizen

Okay, this is in the “Well… I told you so” category. Recently, I have (briefly, at least) debated the meaning of “natural born citizen” with New Jersey birther attorney Mario Apuzzo. Mr. Apuzzo is one of the “leading lights” of … Continue reading

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I Destroy MichaelN’s “Rebuttal” to the Open Letter to Mario Apuzzo

A poster who goes by “MichaelN” has written a response to my Open Letter to Mario Apuzzo. In that letter, I pointed out the total falsehood of Mr. Apuzzo’s two major claims: 1) the claim that Minor v. Happersett created … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Mario Apuzzo

Note: I have submitted the following as a comment to attorney Mario Apuzzo’s blog, and reproduce it as an open letter here. Mario, Speaking of “being shot down with every one of your comments,” I have answered every single one … Continue reading

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