August 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm
I second previous posters’ recommendations of the article on birthers.org titled “The Logical Analysis of a Natural Born Citizen.” It made the issue very clear to me.
From the article “Jay recommended and the framers agreed that this person must have a natural allegiance that is total and absolute to the Nation and to no other nation or potentate.”
Both jus soli and jus sanguinis are necessary for “total” allegiance. Being born on foreign soil, or having one parent who is not a citizen introduces a divided loyalty.
The article is clear and concise. It lists just the important legal text, court cases, and quotes with no extra material to confuse the issue.
[Leo Donofrio replied: Yeah, it’s a good source for getting the picture right. Kamira is upset that the site doesn’t give credit to all the work others have done summarizing what’s at that site. I personally do not care that I am not mentioned. I am used to it by now. As long as people are speaking truth to power, I don’t care who gets the credit. If justice can be served and I could go back to being an anonymous blogger, I would certainly be fine with that. But it can be rather annoying when you’ve worked as hard as Kamira and I have done only to see that research taken and reprinted with no hat tip or link to this blog or some of the others… but like I said, I’m just happy people are getting the truth out.]