Category Archives: New Information

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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Some Questions for Mario Apuzzo on Natural Born Citizenship

Recently, Mario Apuzzo, the main proponent of the claim that “natural born citizen” means “someone born on US soil of two citizen parents” — has participated in some debate here regarding Swiss philosopher Emer de Vattel’s influence (or lack thereof) … Continue reading

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Vattel and “Natural Born Citizen”

According to a new wave of commentators on the US Constitution — such as “birther” lawyer Mario Apuzzo — the Founding Fathers, when writing that the President was required to be a “natural born citizen,” did not rely on our … Continue reading

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Tracy Fair, Chester A. Arthur, Elk v Wilkins, and Natural Born Citizenship

Tracy Fair (who has a lawsuit going in Maryland challenging Mr. Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President) recently posted a comment here: “My Maryland ballot challenge has the proof that Obama is illegal. Perhaps you should read it and get … Continue reading

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At Least One Court Has Very Specifically Ruled that Minor v Happersett Says No Such Thing as What Birthers Claim.

This is Part 5 of a series of articles. In the previous four parts, we ripped the birther claim regarding Minor v Happersett into little tiny pieces, looking at it from the points of view of its merits of legal … Continue reading

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

Basic Logic Shows the Claim is False. Note: This is Part Four in a series demonstrating the falsehood of the claim that the Supreme Court case Minor v Happersett (1875) created a “binding precedent” that it takes two citizen parents, … 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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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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On the Release of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Report Stating that Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate is a “Forgery”

Yesterday, Sheriff Joe Arpaio (“America’s Toughest Sheriff”) held a press conference in which he announced to the world his “preliminary conclusion” that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a “forgery.” Working under the assumption that Arpaio had competent investigators at … Continue reading

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