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Pictorial Essay of US Citizenship

 

 

In order to make this easy we devised this graphic to help understand what is meant by a natural-born citizen, a citizen and an alien.

 

The citizenship status is represented as follows,

 

Natural-Born Citizen

Citizen of the US,

created by an act of law

Non-Citizen

 

The first section deals with the laws of citizenship prior to the 14th Amendment, during the time when the Framers of the Constitution wrote the “natural-born citizen” clause as it appears in Article II, section 1.

 

Natural Law as defined by Vattel

Citizenship Prior to 14th Amendment

 

The place of birth is represented as follow,

 

Born in the USA

Born abroad

 

 

Natural-Born Citizens

 

Method

Parent A

 

Parent B

 

Place

 

Status

A

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

and

born in

=

Natural Law makes this a very simple logical equation to determine who is a natural-born citizen.

( (Parent A X Parent B) X Location ) = Natural-born citizens status

 

Citizens

 

D

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

and

born in

=

There were and are currently age limits of the parents that needed to be met before citizenship could be passed, that effect methods I and J. In addition, there were early laws that restricted citizenship based on the father’s citizenship, these laws were only in effect during the 18th and 19th century. But even in the most ideal of all circumstances after 1795 the best one could be if born of parents of different citizenship regardless of location was a “citizen.” No different than a natural born citizen except in regards to Article II, Section 1 of the constitution.    

 

Non-Citizens

 

K

and

born in

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

and

born in

=

Prior to the Fourteenth Amendment citizenship was determined first by parentage, then by location.  

 

 

 

Citizenship after the 14th Amendment

 

The Fourteenth Amendment adds a new dimension to the term “citizen,” the phrase “natural-born citizen” is not found in the Fourteenth Amendment, the only classification of citizenship found in the text of this amendment is “citizen.” The Fourteenth Amendment only effects the above method K and no other.

 

The term “under the jurisdiction” is represented as follow,

 

Under the jurisdiction

Not under the jurisdiction

SCOTUS definition of

under the jurisdiction

As defined by the Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment

As interpreted from 169 U.S. 649 (1898)

Senator Lyman Trumbull, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, succinctly states about the meaning of ‘subject to the jurisdiction’, "What do we mean by 'subject to the jurisdiction' of the United States? Not owing allegiance to anyone else. That is what it means ... It cannot be said of any (one) who owes allegiance ... to some other government that he is 'subject' to the jurisdiction of the United States."

 

How the courts interpreted the 14th Amendment before Wong Kim Ark

 

Parent A

 

Parent B

 

Jurisdiction

 

Citizenship

X

X

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

=

 

How the courts interpret the 14th Amendment after Wong Kim Ark

 

Parent A

 

Parent B

 

Jurisdiction

 

Citizenship

X

X

=

 

How Obots  interpret the 14th Amendment after January 20, 2009

 

Parent A

 

Parent B

 

Jurisdiction

 

Citizenship

X

X

=

 

The Justice who wrote the decision of Wong Kim Ark, that people think makes someone born in the Untied States a natural-born citizen, was written by Justice Horace Gray. Justice Gray was appointed to the Supreme Court by Chester A. Arthur, a man who’s father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth. People were starting to suspect Arthur’s claim of being a natural born citizen, but his records were sealed and it was hard to prove anything about him, including his age which he changed. The question that needs to be asked is, was Justice Gray trying to protect his appointment when he wrote, “The child of an alien, if born in the country, is as much a citizen as the natural born child of a citizen, and by operation of the same principle.” This is cleverly worded, but upon close examination what is Justice Gray saying, a child born in the United States is as much a citizen as the child of a natural born citizen. Justice Gray says they are both citizens by the same principle. The United States has to principles for bestowing citizenship, the principle of jus sanguinis, which is a blood transference of citizenship, and is used to give citizenship to people born outside of the United States to citizen parents, and the United States has the principle of jus soli, which is citizenship based the location of birth. A natural-born citizen is a citizen of both jus sanguinis and jus soli.

 

As you can see from the diagram below, the principle that both a child of an alien and a natural-born child of citizen parents share is jus soli, being born in the country. Justice Gray did not lie, he simply did not elaborate on which principle he was talking about.  Another very important thing that Justice Gray did not say was that a child of an alien was a natural-born citizen, only a citizen. If he tried to call the child of an alien a natural-born citizen in his decission, I think the decision handed down would have been written by another Justice not appointed by Chester A. Arthur. Currently in the United States we have two ways to become a citizen, naturalization or by birth. There are two ways to be a citzen by birth, being born in the United States and under the jurisdiction thereof, or by the American citizenship of the parents. There is only one way to be a natural-born citizen, born in the Untied States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, and by parents who are American citizens.   

 

Nature’s Law as defined by Nature’s God

(or biologist depending on your religion.)

 

We keep talking about natural law, so it would be a good idea to see how nature determines citizenship, independent of jurisdiction.

 

Citizens for this exercise are defined as the following,

 

Horse

Donkey

Mule (aka Jackass)

 

 

 

Parent A

 

Parent B

 

Location

 

Result

X

No matter

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

No matter

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

No matter

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

No matter

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

No matter

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

No matter

=

 

Under the laws of nature’s God and biology, regardless of where born, the offspring of two horses is a horse, and the offspring of two donkeys is a donkey. But under natures law the offspring of a horse and a donkey is neither a horse nor a donkey, it is a mule, colloquially as a Jackass, and it is incapable of perpetuating its own kind.

 

This idea of perpetuating its own kind comes directly from Vattel, in 212. Of the citizens and natives. 

 

… natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, …

 

Political Law as defined by Common Sense

 

How partisan politics (parents) creates laws (children)

 

The type of parents is obvious, the following defines “whose interests” the laws were passed for,

 

American Interests placed first

Special Interests placed first

 

 

 

+

X

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

X

=

 

 

I guess that even

Nature and Nature’s God’s has a Sense of Humor,

 

+

only

in

=

 

or maybe it was just Andy Jackson.  

 

Actually I shouldn't pick on Andy, he was a good President. He abolished the second central bank in 1836, and gave us real money (gold and silver) that is recession proof, so it seems a little ironic that as soon as Congress reestablished a central bank, they put his picture on a note in 1928.