Geo-political vs Biological: The Constitutional eligibility issue rises again

You might have a wonder why I might use a title to this post as “Geo-political vs Biological”. Well it has to do with the discussion around the eligibility of the President of these United States as listed in Art 2.1.5 of the Constitution, that one being a ‘natural-born citizen’.

Well, there continues to be alot of confusion around who are not eligible but are thought to be; namely Bobbie Jindal, Marco Rubio, & Barack Obama. Okay then, let me try to break it down so you might understand if you think all 3 are eligible.

There are two terms people keep confusing one as equating to the other. One is ‘native born citizen’ and the other is ‘natural born citizen’, confusing the latter as the former. This will explain the title as well.

The term ‘native born citizen’ has to do with Geo-political, borders or countries created by man. As in “born within the boundaries of a country and acquiring citizenship, usually granted by the law of the country”.

Now the term ‘natural born citizen’ gets it own meaning if broken down with definitions. Starting off with the first part is ‘natural’ or ‘being of nature’. And to expand that into “becoming a citizen by the nature of biology, by which being born into citizenship”.

Many try to argue that it only takes 1 parent to be a citizen to have their offspring be a ‘natural born citizen’, but this can be dis proven with the long used term “it takes 2 to tango” if you happen to catch my drift & some thought. “Through the nature of biology to acquire citizenship through the parentage” might be a better way to say it. But also something to think about if you have a child with 2 different ways they can go in their citizenship (each parent is a citizen of a different country), it often divides their loyalty, but yes it may not always be the case.

Dr. Alan Keyes

Dr. Herbert Titus

25 Myths of the U.S. Constitution

I know I haven’t posted for awhile, but been been busy with life. I have come across a very good list by Douglas V. Gibbs of Political Pistachio is putting together. It is 25 Myths of the US Constitution. Give it a read through, and you might learn a thing or two.

The rubber ruler argument

Or calling the Constitution a ‘living document’

I continue to hear those from the left trying to argue that the Constitution is ‘a living document that needs to be reinterpreted with the changing time’ or some other strange nonsense. This I have been starting to call a rubber ruler argument. Why a rubber ruler? Well, considering that:

  1. rubber stretches
  2. rulers are primarily made from unyielding (non-stretchable) materials
  3. unyielding/non-stretchable materials give a standard with which you can have continuous accuracy

If you consider at least these 3 things, then you get the idea that without a standard of measure you won’t have consistency.

That’s not to say things change with time, and that the Constitution shouldn’t be changed. Personally could do better without the 16th & 17th and a rewritten 14th. BUT as a 223 year old contract , it should be changed through the proper channels laid out within it, namely Article 5. The Framers were smart enough to include such a process, but as such did not want it to be an easy one. If it was easy, it could lead to willy-nilly changes and onto a destructive course of events.

Class is in Session

US Constitution Class by Richard Church – Parts 1 – 4 of 4

The Constitutional Case Against Progressives

Original Intent

A good blog piece on Original Intent of the General Welfare of the Constitution by @fleckman.

The Constitutional way to answer the census.

It’s census time again, and most people will be getting a packet to answer and send back or get a visit. Well, considering what the Constitution says about the census, here’s the easiest way to fill it out. (Sample can be found here.)

Question 1: How many people living there since April 1, 2010.

– Count number of people and put it down

Question 9: What is Person 1’s race.

– Look at your skin and check the last option of ‘Some other race’, then fill in the blanks with ‘American Citizen’ if applicable.

– Repeat for Question 6 for Persons 2 – 6 when applicable with number in Question 1.

And that is it. By the Constitution, that’s all they need to know.