David Ramsay’s 1789 Dissertation on Citizenship

David Ramsay
David Ramsay (1749-1815) – Read His 1789 Dissertation on U.S. Citizenship

David Ramsay’s 1789 Dissertation on Citizenship | by Atty Mario Apuzzo| @ Puzo1.BlogSpot.com

In defining an Article II “natural born Citizen,” it is important to find any authority from the Founding period who may inform us how the Founders and Framers themselves defined the clause. Who else but a highly respected historian from the Founding period itself would be highly persuasive in telling us how the Founders and Framers defined a “natural born Citizen. ” Such an important person is David Ramsay, who in 1789 wrote, A Dissertation on the Manners of Acquiring the Character and Privileges of a Citizen (1789), a very important and influential essay on defining a “natural born Citizen.”

David Ramsay (April 2, 1749 to May 8, 1815) was an American physician, patriot, and historian from South Carolina and a delegate from that state to the Continental Congress in 1782-1783 and 1785-1786. He was the Acting President of the United States in Congress Assembled. He was one of the American Revolution’s first major historians. A contemporary of Washington, Ramsay writes with the knowledge and insights one acquires only by being personally involved in the events of the Founding period. In 1785 he published History of the Revolution of South Carolina (two volumes), in 1789 History of the American Revolution (two volumes), in 1807 a Life of Washington, and in 1809 a History of South Carolina (two volumes). Ramsay “was a major intellectual figure in the early republic, known and respected in America and abroad for his medical and historical writings, especially for The History of the American Revolution (1789)…” Arthur H. Shaffer, Between Two Worlds: David Ramsay and the Politics of Slavery, J.S.Hist., Vol. L, No. 2 (May 1984). “During the progress of the Revolution, Doctor Ramsay collected materials for its history, and his great impartiality, his fine memory, and his acquaintance with many of the actors in the contest, eminently qualified him for the task….”  …  continue reading at:   https://puzo1.blogspot.com/2010/04/founder-and-historian-david-ramsay.html

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Click here for more about the founding generation leader, scholar, and noted historian David Ramsay, who was a peer of Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson, and his writings on the natural born Citizen term.

To get a PDF copy of David Ramsay’s 1789 Dissertation on Citizenship click here .

CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
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P.S. Also read the following essays regarding the presidential eligibility term “natural born Citizen” in Article II of the U.S. Constitution:

1. A chart which lists and explains the five (5) Citizenship terms used in the U.S. Constitution.

2. Being a “born Citizen” or “Citizen at Birth” is not identically the same as a being a “natural born Citizen”.

3. The constitutional term “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)”. Adjectives mean something. All “natural born Citizens” are “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/

4. A Euler Diagram which logically shows the kinds of U.S. Citizens and their set and subset relationships: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/natural-born-citizen/

5. The “Three Legged Stool Test” for being a Natural Born Citizen: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/the-three-legged-stool-test-analogy-for-natural-born-citizenship-of-the-united-states-to-constitutional-standards/

6. Article II Presidential Eligibility Facts: http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html or https://www.scribd.com/document/161994312/Article-II-Presidential-Eligibility-Facts

7. Watch these videos (Parts I and II) by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaZ8WextxQ

8. Read, download, and print a PDF copy of this White Paper by CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) about the “natural born Citizen” term and presidential eligibility clause in Article II of our U.S. Constitution here: http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/The-Who-What-When-Where-Why-and-How-of-NBC-Term-in-Constitution.pdf

Who is a ‘natural born Citizen’ of the United States to Constitutional Standards?

For more click on the image for the correct definition of "natural born Citizen of the United States" -- CDR Kerchner (Ret)
For more click on the image for the correct definition of “natural born Citizen” of the United States — CDR Kerchner (Ret)

Who is a ‘natural born Citizen’ of the United States to Constitutional Standards?

Read these essays regarding the legal term of art “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 … The Three Legged Stool Test . Read and study the history and facts about the presidential eligibility clause and its history and source at:  http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html .  Also watch this video re the constitutional term natural born Citizen 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

Obama is NOT one no matter where he was born since his father was a foreign national, not even an immigrant to the USA. See this report on the constitutional eligibility all Presidents of the USA to date.  Obama was born with dual citizenship, British via his father and basic statutory U.S. citizenship at best, and possibly only British Citizenship, depending on where exactly he was born and the age of his mother when he was born.

Obama is NOT a ‘natural born Citizen’ of the United States to constitutional standards. A natural born Citizen of the USA is a person born in the USA to parents who are both Citizens of the USA (born or naturalized) when said child was born and thus the person was born with Unity of Citizenship and Sole Allegiance to the USACruz (born a citizen of Cuba, Canada, and USA), Rubio (born a citizen of Cuba and USA), and Jindal (born a citizen of India and USA) are also NOT natural born Citizens of the United States since they were all born with dual or multiple citizenship and did not have sole allegiance at birth to the USA. They were born with foreign allegiances and thus potential foreign influences on them.

That is exactly what the founders and framers did NOT wish to have occur with future Commanders in Chief of our military forces once they, the founding generation, were gone.  That was specifically the understanding and intent of the founders and framers in inserting the term ‘natural born Citizen’ into the presidential eligibility clause as to who could be President and Commander in Chief of our military once the founding generation had passed. 

The founding generations had a grandfather clause in the presidential eligibility clause exempting them.

People need to read Article II Section 1 Clause/Paragraph 5 of the Constitution to understand that grandfather clause, and understand the stricter requirements placed on future generations, and not be fooled by talking heads and political party leadership putting out misinformation and half truths. No such exemption exists from the natural born Citizen requirement for generations after the founders had passed.

The founding generation had shed their blood to achieve that Constitution.  The founders and framers did not wish some future generation to allow a person to become the President and Commander in Chief of our military forces who had foreign influence at birth due to possible secret access to foreign money, political charm, and/or political party desire and expediency to just put up anyone they desired.  The Constitution was to limit eligibility as to who can be President. It was a restrictive clause not an inclusive clause.

John Jay, a scholar of natural law, who became the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is the source of this restrictive clause.  As John Jay conveyed to George Washington in his letter of 1787, it would be a “strong check” on allowing anyone born with “foreign influence” on them from gaining command of our military.

Barack Obama is exactly the example of an individual whose loyalty to the U.S. Constitution is in question.  The founders and framers were very wise in their choice of words they used in the Constitution.

Unfortunately the Progressive/Socialist leaning main stream and major media and leadership of both political parties have actively engaged in misinforming the American electorate and diluting the original intent meaning and understanding of the presidential eligibility clause. And the USA and We the People are paying the price for this every single day.

Hopefully the new Congress will do something such as call for public congressional hearings into the falsified life narrative of Barack Obama and in the process re-discover the true understanding and intent of the founders and framers use of the constitutional term “natural born Citizen of the United States”.

I pray they do before it is too late for what is left of our Constitutional Republic.  CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret), ProtectOurLiberty.org

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Copy of AZ Sheriff’s Office CCP Commander & Chief Investigator Michael Zullo’s sworn affidavit attesting that Obama’s ID docs are forged: http://www.scribd.com/doc/141560833/

Copy of Evidence that Obama’s Selective Service (Draft) Registration Card is forged: http://www.scribd.com/doc/164956489/

Maricopa County AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Investigative Reports into Obama’s Forged ID Docs: http://www.mcsoccp.org/joomla/

Obama the Enigma: Click on the image to learn more about Obama he does not want you to know.
Obama the Enigma: Click on the image to learn more about Obama he does not want you to know.

A warning from the past — some conspiracies are very real and are also large and well organized and in process for a long time. Such is the nature of Communist activities in the USA. The target of the seditious political conspiracy we are currently faced with is to destroy our U.S. Constitution, our Republic, our culture, and our military. Remember this quote from history: “We must now face the harsh truth that the objectives of communism are being steadily advanced because many of us do not recognize the means used to advance them. … The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a Conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst.” Quote by: J. Edgar Hoover former FBI director. Source: Elks Magazine (August 1956).

Marxist/Communists are trained to lie. It’s their modus operandi to deceive their true objectives. Obama is not just a pathological liar, he’s an ideological liar: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/obama_is_not_a_pathological_liar_he_is_an_ideological_liar.html

Obama lies continually to cover his true nature and objectives. Obama named Liar of the Year. Obama is a secret member of Muslim Brotherhood. They are trained to lie and they using the Islamic principles of TAQIYYA and KITMAN on steroids to hide their anti-American activities.

CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
http://www.protectourliberty.org/
https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/
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The End of the United States | by Stephen Pidgeon

Read the evidence against the criminal in the Oval Office
Read the evidence against the criminal in the Oval Office – Obama the Big Lie and Fraud

The End of the United States | by Stephen Pidgeon

Read the article here:  http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/04/the-end-of-the-united-states-2634436.html?currentSplittedPage=0

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In addition, read more about Obama’s ID crimes and his constitutional ineligibility here:  http://www.scribd.com/protectourliberty/collections/

Greatest political fraud in U.S. history. Click on the image for the evidence about the fraud Obama – The Big Lie!
Greatest political fraud in U.S. history. Click on the image for the evidence about the fraud Obama – The Big Lie!

A warning from the past — some conspiracies are very real and also really big and well organized.   The target is to destroy our U.S. Constitution and Republic.  Remember this quote from history: “We must now face the harsh truth that the objectives of communism are being steadily advanced because many of us do not recognize the means used to advance them. … The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a Conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst.” Quote by: J. Edgar Hoover former FBI director. Source: Elks Magazine (August 1956).

When will we return to the rule of law and enforce our identity theft protection laws and the U.S. Constitution in regards to the usurper and Fraud-in-Chief residing in the White House?

CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/
http://www.protectourliberty.org/
http://www.scribd.com/protectourliberty/collections/

P.S. Also read this essay regarding the legal term of art “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/