An open message to NJ LtGov Kim Guadagno from CDR Charles Kerchner (Retired) of ProtectOurLiberty.org:
I have read Admin Judge Masin’s decision and recommendation to you. It is very flawed in many areas including his improper citing or not citing important U.S. Supreme Court decisions about who are NATURALIZED Citizens (and Ted Cruz is one) created by U.S. Statutory laws, and the founding time frame history, intent, and understanding of the founders and framers in their use of the Natural Law term “natural born Citizen” in the presidential eligibility clause. The judge blew off the writings of Emer de Vattel like he was some relative nobody and not well known the the founders and framers. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton and many U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the first 100 years of this Constitutional Republic would strongly disagree with the casual and low credit given to the writings and influence of Vattel on the founders and framers in the justification for the revolution and the writing of the founding documents and their understanding of who is a Citizen of a nation and who is a “natural born Citizen”. Both modifiers in that term mean some very logical, special, and restrictive not inclusive things as to who can be President and Commander in Chief of our military.
The “natural born Citizen” term in our U.S. Constitution was put there for national security reasons as to who could be President and Commander in Chief of our military once the founding generation was gone. The founders and framers had a “grandfather clause” in Article II Section 1 Clause exempting them from being a “natural born Citizen”. But subsequent generations do not. They knew the term meant a person with sole allegiance to the country at birth. Not just any sliver or partial allegiance such as being born a dual citizen or tri-citizen as Ted Cruz was. Ted was born with Canadian citizenship by soil, Cuban citizenship from his father, and U.S. citizenship via his mother if she had not at some point renounced that and became a Canadian citizen to register to vote up there, which she did. How is allowing a tri-citizen at birth to be eligible to be President and CinC a “strong check” against foreign influence in that office, as founders and framers John Jay and George Washington intended it to be. A natural born Citizen is one born with sole allegiance and singular citizenship to the USA and only the USA by being born in the USA to parents who are both citizens (born or naturalized citizen parents but citizens) when their child was born. See my white paper on this subject: https://www.scribd.com/…/The-Who-What-When-Where-Why-and-Ho… Also see: https://www.scribd.com/…/Euler-Logic-Diagram-Shows-Logical-… and https://www.scribd.com/…/Papers-Discussing-Natural-Born-Cit…
This question of eligibility MUST be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reject the recommendation decision by Judge Masin and do not allow the ineligible Ted Cruz to be remain on the NJ ballot for President. That, in addition to being the right originalist understanding and meaning defense of the Constitution and the “natural born Citizen” term, would also force this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court on an expedited basis since at that point two states, PA and NJ, would have ruled differently and SCOTUS would have to address the matter on the merits in an immediate and expedited basis.
CDR Charles Kerchner (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
UPDATE 1 – 13 Apr 2016: Exceptions challenges to Admin Judge Masin’s recommendations decision filed by Atty Mario Apuzzo to the NJ LtGov Kim Guadagno:
UPDATE 2 – 13 Apr 2016: Exceptions challenges to Admin Judge Masin’s recommendations decision filed by Atty Victor Williams to the NJ LtGov Kim Guadagno: https://www.scribd.com/doc/308415950/Atty-Victor-Williams-Exceptions
UPDATE 3 – 13 Apr 2016 (Final Decision): Final Decision from NJ Secretary of State and Lt Governor published re Ted Cruz eligibility to be on NJ ballot for President: https://www.scribd.com/doc/308464019/Final-Decision-by-NJ-SoS-Williams-South-Jersey-Concerned-Citizens-v-Ted-Cruz
UPDATE 4 – 13 Apr 2016: Feedback from Atty, Professor, and Presidential Candidate Victor Williams about the NJ decision is on his webpage: http://www.victorwilliamsforpresident.com/shame-on-lt-govseretary-of-state-kim-guadagno
UPDATE 5 – 24 Apr 2016: Amicus Curiae Brief Regarding Exceptions filed by Robert Pilchman (Pro Se): https://www.scribd.com/doc/310122169/Williams-v-Cruz-in-NJ-Amicus-Curiae-Brief-Regarding-Exceptions-filed-by-Robert-Pilchman-Pro-Se
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Get PDF Copy of Ted Cruz Foreign Citizenship Facts Petition Here — Get PDF Copy of Marco Rubio Foreign Citizenship Facts Petition Here – Neither is constitutionally eligible to serve as President and Commander in Chief or Vice President!
A Simple Euler Logic Diagram Shows Logical Relationship of “natural born Citizens” to Other Type “Citizens” of the United States. Only a “natural born Citizen” Can Constitutionally be the President and Commander in Chief or the Vice-President. Click on Image For More Information.
More historical and legal papers and analysis on the true constitutional meaning and intent of the founders and framers of the presidential eligibility clause, natural born Citizen, in our U.S. Constitution can be found at this link: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3301209/
CDR Charles Kerchner (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