Leo Donofrio’s Recent Posts

I’m very thankful that Leo Donofrio has returned to his blog and has not only re-published his earlier work, but added four new insightful and very important posts:

THE SCRUBBING OF AMERICA: How Professor Lawrence Solum Disgraced Himself To Protect Obama’s Eligibility.

BEWARE: Arizona Senate Bill 1308 Defines Dual Citizens As Natural Born Citizens.

SHAME ON THE STATE DEPARTMENT: The Mario Marroquin Story – How War Veterans and Other Citizens “Born In A House” Are Denied Passports Despite Having Birth Certificates.

Jeffrey Toobin Issued False Legal Statements to Anderson Cooper Regarding Vattel and the 14th Amendment.

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2 Responses to Leo Donofrio’s Recent Posts

  1. skeeter says:

    What does “under the jurisdiction” mean in the Fourteenth Amendment?

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?col…

    Congressional Globe, Senate, 39th Congress, 1st Session

    If it means “all people contained in our borders,” then what was the point of including it? The Amendment would mean the same thing if it was omitted in that case.

    So if it does NOT mean “all people contained in our borders,” then what does it mean?

    If it excludes only diplomats, where are the words in the Fourteenth Amendment that say only diplomats are excluded?

    If it excludes diplomats, why doesn’t it exclude ALL foreign citizens?

  2. skeeter,

    Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, the link you provided is not functional.

    Here is a link to the Congressional Globe, 1833-1873 : Index to 39th Congress, 1st Session. Within that index, you will find:

    Constitution, …

    joint resolution (H. R. No. 127) proposing an amendment to the, … 2530, 2636, 2798, 2869, 2890, 2914, 2938, 2961, 2984, 3010, 3026, 3135, 3178, 3237, 3349

    remarks on the, by–

    Mr. Conness … 2891, 2892

    Mr. Cowan … 2890, 2891, 2899, 2900, 2987, 2988, 2989, 2990, 2991

    Mr. Davis … 2918, 2919, 3041

    Mr. Doolittle … 2892, 2893, 2895, 2896, 2897, 2900, 2901, 2914, 2915, 2916, 2917, 2918, 2942, 2943, 2944, 2984, 2985, 2986, 3040

    Mr. Edmunds … 2944

    Mr. Fessenden … 3010

    Mr. Guthrie … 2899

    Mr. Henderson … 2992, 3010, 3011, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3036

    Mr. Hendricks … 2894, 2895, 2897, 2898, 2899, 2938, 2939, 2940, 2941, 2986, 2991, 2992, 2993, 3039, 3040

    Mr. Howard … 2890, 2895, 2900, 2942, 3011, 3038, 3039

    Mr. Howe–see Appendix.

    Mr. Johnson … 2893, 2894, 2898, 2899, 2916, 2991, 3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3041

    Mr. McDougall … 3030, 3031, 3038, 3041

    Mr. Poland … 2961, 2962, 2963, 2964

    Mr. Saulsbury … 2919, 2920, 2921

    Mr. Sherman … 2899, 2942, 2986, 2987, 2992

    Mr. Stewart … 2964, 2965

    Mr. Trumbull … 2893, 2894, 2901, 2902

    Mr. Van Winkle … 2897, 2898, 2900, 2941, 2942

    Mr. Willey … 2918, 2919

    Mr. Williams … 2897, 2944, 2991

    Mr. Wilson … 2986, 2987

    Mr. Yates … 3036, 3037, 3038

    yeas and nays on the … 2869, 2897, 2899, 2900, 2921, 2942, 2986, 2991, 3040, 3041, 3042

    Leo Donofrio notes the words of John Bingham(*), one of the people who drafted the 14th Amendment:

    “…every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural-born citizen.”

    Parents. Plural. Not one parent. Two. Two parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty. Mr. Bingham would know more about the intent of the drafters of the 14th Amendment than anyone alive today… seeing as how Mr. Bingham wrote the 14th Amendment.

    (*) The Footnotes of the research at that link are:

    [1]. Congressional Globe, 39th Congress (1866) pg. 2890 (view actual page)
    [2]. Id. at 2893
    [3]. Id. at 2895
    [4]. Id. at 2893
    [5]. Id. at 2897
    [6]. Id. at 1291
    [7]. James Madison on Rule of Naturalization, 1st Congress, Feb. 3, 1790.

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