Natural Born Citizen – Some Politicians Aspiring to High National Office Who Are Not Constitutionally Eligible to be President and Commander-in-Chief of Our Military, or Vice President. They are Not a Natural Born Citizen.
As per ‘Principles of Natural Law‘ in place at the time of the founding of our country and when the founding documents including the U.S. Constitution were written, a ‘natural born Citizen’ is one born in the country to parents who are both Citizens (born Citizens or naturalized Citizens) of that country when their child is born in the country. See the ‘Three Legged Stool Test‘ for a graphic presentation of this constitutional requirement as to who can be President and Commander in Chief or our military. Click on the Euler Diagram shown below for a logic diagram presentation of this constitutional requirement.
Above is shown a simple Euler Logic Diagram which shows the logical relationship of “natural born Citizens” to other kinds of “Citizens” of the United States. Only a “natural born Citizen” can constitutionally be the President and Commander in Chief of our military, or the Vice-President. Click on the above Euler Diagram image for greater detail.
Also, for more historical information about the ‘natural born Citizen’ term in our U.S. Constitution read this compilation of essays on the subject. Click on image below.
Those identified on the list are NOT a ‘natural born Citizen” of the United States to constitutional standards since one or both of their parents were foreign nationals who were NOT U.S. citizens when their child was born. In addition Senator Ted Cruz was not even born in the USA. He was born in Canada. Each on the list are missing one or more legs of the three legs of the ‘natural born Citizen’ test. Depending on their individual facts and circumstances, they may under current positive law be considered a basic statutory “Citizen” at birth per the Wong Kim Ark legal decision by the U.S. Supreme Court of 1898, or other statutory laws or court decisions, and as such are eligible to be a Governor or a Member of Congress, but they are not a “natural born Citizen” at birth per natural law, and thus are NOT eligible to be President and Commander in Chief of our military or the Vice President, per our U.S. Constitution. Anyone inheriting multiple national allegiances to more than one country at birth due to one or more of their parents being foreign nationals while they were in the USA when their child was born is not a natural born Citizen to constitutional standards and natural law. Such persons do not have sole allegiance and unity of citizenship at birth to the USA and only the USA. The ‘natural born Citizen’ term is a national security clause and was put into the U.S. Constitution by the founders and farmers to prevent someone in the future once the founding generation was gone, who was born with foreign influence on them via birth circumstances, from ever becoming Commander in Chief of our military.
Some politicians in the two major political parties who have been often mentioned for future election to high national political office, who are also not a “natural born Citizen” to constitutional standards are: Kamala Harris (D), Ted Cruz (R), Marco Rubio (R), Nikki Haley (R), and Bobby Jindal (R). Both major political parties are choosing to ignore the founders and framers intent and understanding of what a “natural born Citizen” is in order to run candidates that they believe are very marketable political candidates. This started in a major way in the 2008 election cycle with Obama vs McCain.
For more information about the ‘natural born Citizen’ term read this White Paper essay – The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How the Natural Born Citizen Term was Put Into Our U.S. Constitution as to eligibility for the office of the President of the United States | by CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Ret).
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CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
P.S. Also read the following essays regarding the presidential eligibility term “natural born Citizen” in Article II of the U.S. Constitution:
- 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/
- Citizenship Terms Used in the U.S. Constitution – The 5 Terms Defined & Some Legal Reference to Same | by CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Ret): http://www.scribd.com/doc/11737124/Citizenship-Terms-Used-in-the-U-S-Constitution-The-5-Terms-Defined-Some-Legal-Reference-to-Same
- U.S. Constitution Article II Presidential Eligibility Facts: http://www.scribd.com/document/161994312/Article-II-Presidential-Eligibility-Facts