A Citizen is One Thing, But a Natural Born Citizen is Another | Atty Mario Apuzzo

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A Citizen is One Thing, But a Natural Born Citizen is Another | by Atty Mario Apuzzo

“Understanding that a citizen of the United States (“citizen”) is one thing, but that a natural born citizen of the United States (“natural born citizen”) is another is the key to understanding what a natural born citizen is.  To avoid constitutional error, it is critical that these two classes of citizens not be conflated, confounded, and confused.  There are different way by which one can become a citizen.  But none of that does or should change what a natural born citizen is.  

Why is it important that we understand the constitutional distinction between a citizen and a natural born citizen and give the correct meaning to a natural born citizen?  It is important because the Framers looked to the natural born citizen clause, apart from the Electoral College, through its requirement of absolute allegiance and love of country, as a means to provide for the safety and national security of the republic.  They looked to the natural born citizen clause as a way to keep monarchical and foreign influence out of the singular and powerful civil Office of President and military Office of Commander in Chief of the Military.   The Framers saw such monarchical and foreign influence as an insidious way to destroy what they had so greatly sacrificed to build.  … “

Continue reading Atty Apuzzo’s excellent new article at:  http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2015/11/a-citizen-is-one-thing-but-natural-born.html

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CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA

P.S. Also read this essay regarding the constitutional term in the presidential eligibility clause “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/ … AND … http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus — Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8 and Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaZ8WextxQ

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