Pietro Santorum, Rick’s Grandfather, Became a Naturalized U.S. Citizen on 14 May 1930.
See copies of the paperwork obtained from the Somerset County PA courthouse at this link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/86126538
Interesting observations: Per the court records, Pietro’s son Aldo and Pietro’s other children and his wife were still living in Riva Italy when Pietro naturalized in the USA. The children listed as still living in Italy with his wife Maria are: Bruno born 28 Sep 1920, Aldo born 9 Jan 1923, and Carla born May 23 1927. Also, and interestingly, it should be noted that in the filing it states that Pietro says that he resided continuously in the USA since 20 Nov 1923 and yet we know from the New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Immigration and Travel that he went back to Italy for some period of time prior to Jun 1927, since there is a record of his return to the USA on 18 Jun 1927, which is near the time is his third child, a daughter Carla, was born in May 1927 in Italy . Thus one can infer that Pietro was back in Italy not simply for a short few weeks visit but instead was back there for quite a few months during the period of the last half of 1926 and the first half of 1927. This contradicts the statement in his citizenship application that he lived in the USA continuously from 1923 to 1930.
The remaining question is did Pietro and/or Aldo, upon his arrival in the USA after Pietro naturalized, take the necessary steps to perfect Aldo’s path to “derivative” U.S. citizenship using Pietro’s naturalization status. In the following link under the section labeled Derivative Citizenship are the rules and procedures for “perfecting” one’s derivative citizenship which requires the children of the naturalized father to take the Oath of Allegiance to the USA and therein renounce their natural born Citizenship of the country of their birth. The question is, did Aldo who was a natural born Citizen of Italy ever take the positive and affirmative step of taking the Oath of Allegiance to the USA. The regs: http://www.kterry.com/citizenship/certofcitizenship.htm
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More from CDR Kerchner (Ret): Barack Obama is NOT a “natural born Citizen of the United States” and is thus constitutionally ineligible to be the President and Commander in Chief of our military. Obama was born to a FOREIGN NATIONAL FATHER who was NEVER a U.S. Citizen nor was Obama’s father even an immigrant to the USA or even a permanent resident in the USA. For no other U.S. President in the history of the nation since the founding generation (who were exempt from the natural born Citizen clause in the U.S. Constitution via a grandfather clause in Article II Section 1) was that the case, i.e., having a foreign national father who was never a U.S. Citizen or even an immigrant to this country. Obama being seated as the putative president is an outrageous violation of Article II Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the presidential eligibility clause. Obama was not born with sole allegiance to the USA. Sole allegiance and unity of Citizenship at birth was the goal and purpose for putting the natural born Citizen clause into Article II Section 1 of the Constitution as to who could serve as president once the founding generation has passed away. Obama (II) was born a British Subject via his foreign national father Obama (Sr.) who was a British Subject. Obama is not a “natural born Citizen of the United States” to constitutional standards since he was born with dual allegiance and citizenship. The founders and framers did not want anyone with foreign allegiance to ever get command of our military, i.e., be the president. Obama is constitutionally not eligible to be president and commander in chief of our military.
Adjectives mean something. A “Citizen at Birth” is not logically identically equal to a “natural born Citizen at Birth”. Barack Obama may be a ‘Citizen of the United States’ but he is not a ‘natural born Citizen of the United States’ and does not meet the constitutional standards as to who can be the President and Commander in Chief of our military: http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2010/03/obama-maybe-citizen-of-united-states.html
The natural born Citizen clause in our Constitution is a national security clause inserted into our Constitution by John Jay and George Washington. Read why the natural born Citizen clause is still important and worth protecting.
Five Citizenship Terms Mentioned in the U.S. Constitution: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11737124/Citizenship-Terms-Used-in-the-US-Constitution-The-5-Terms-Defined-Some-Legal-Reference-to-Same
Of Trees and Plants and Basic Logic and Citizenship Types: http://www.scribd.com/doc/44814496/Of-Trees-and-Plants-and-Basic-Logic-Citizen-at-Birth-NOT-Identical-to-Natural-Born-Citizen
See evidence Obama forged the birth certificate posted on White House servers 27 Apr 2011: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3166684
See evidence Obama is using a SSN 042-68-4425 not legally issued to him: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3260742
See evidence of Obama’s forged and back dated draft registration here: http://www.debbieschlussel.com/4428/exclusive-did-next-commander-in-chief-falsify-selective-service-registration-never-actually-register-obamas-draft-registration-raises-serious-questions/
The Obama constitutional eligibility issue is not a fringe issue! South Carolina Poll Results – A poll done by Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that almost 2/3 of GOP voters want Obama’s constitutional eligibility and true legal identity investigated. This is not a fringe issue: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=340805
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened.” Ronald Reagan alerting us to Norman Thomas’ and the socialist/progressives’ long-term stealth agenda to transform the USA from a constitutional republic into a top-down, central controlled, socialist form of government