“Natural Born Citizen”: What Our Framers Knew

Word Definitions:

Like clouds, word meanings change throughout time.  “Awful” once meant “full of wonder and reverence”; “cute” meant “bowlegged”; “gay” meant “jovial”; and “nice” meant “precise”.

Accordingly, if someone from an earlier time wrote of a “cute gay man”, he was not referring to an adorable homosexual, but to a cheerful bowlegged man.

So!  In order to understand the genuine meaning of a text, we must use the definitions the authors used when they wrote it.  Otherwise, written texts become as shifting and impermanent as the clouds – blown hither and yon throughout the years by those who unthinkingly read in their own uninformed understandings, or deliberately pervert the text to further their own agenda.

So!  Is Our Constitution built on the Rock of Fixed Definitions – those our Framers used?  Or are its Words mere clouds to be blown about by Acts of Congress, whims of federal judges, and the idiotic notions of every ignoramus who writes about it?

What Did Our Framers mean by “natural born Citizen”?

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In this article the write specifically points out that Marco Rubio and Barack Husein Obama are not Natural Born Citizens and are not eligible to hold the office of President.  It is stressed repeatedly that a Natural Born Citizen is born of parents, (plural) which are citizens at the time of the candidates birth.  Not mentioned are the two other ineligible, potential candidates; Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal.

Jindal was born June 10, 1971.  His parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth; they were here on green cards. His mother became a citizen in 1976, his father in 1986.  Jindal is a US citizen at birth, but not a Natural Born Citizen. A fine man an loyal American but not eligible for the presidency.

Ted Cruz was born in Canada.  His mother was born in Delaware.   Cruz’ father was born in Cuba, lived in the US on a student visa, went to Canada and became a Canadian citizen.  But, he did not become a naturalized US citizen until 2005. Ted Cruz is a US citizen at birth, but not a Natural Born Citizen because both parents must be citizens at the time of the candidates birth.   Ted is another fine man and wonderful senator but not eligible for the presidency.

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