20 Jan 16: Natural Born Citizen; my perspective
Presidential Candidate: Doctor Kyle Kenley Kopitke’s Daily Great American Alternative News Media Blog Press
Correction: In a story yesterday, I discussed how Iran negotiators blew away our American negotiators by getting 7 hard core criminals while we received only 4 of 5 American Hostages (leaving Robert Levinson behind). I was informed today that charges were dropped against 14 additional Iran criminals; so they get 28 hard core criminals, and we only get 4 out of 5; heartbreaking; unbelievable; just heartbreaking. I won’t allow this to happen as President Kopitke.
Story 1: How the 1% Rule
Story 2: Now this is a story you really have to be smart to understand. Let me teach you. Thanks to their Political Donations to the Democrats and Republicans, Banks can take “charge you” for keeping your money in their bank. It the Bank falter, they can do what is called, “Negative interest rates” where instead of giving you money based on your deposit, they will take money from your account. This should be illegal. The other part is, this I what they did in Greece to see if they could get away with it; they did; now it will spread to other countries.
Story 3: The Natural Born Citizen issue. The issue of who is actually eligible or not to serve as President of The United States of America has been in the news of late, and so I shall share with you my opinion.
Let me begin by stating that I was born in Berwyn, Illinois, and my Angel Mother was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, and my Pa was born in Chicago, Illinois. Thus, I, like my parents before me, are all true Natural Born Citizens.
One of the tactics of the New World Order is to destroy our American Civilization, American Culture and American History. Thus we have Common Core which teaches that we have a bad history, and they also decline to teach the valiant sacrifices and Constitution of our Republic. This Common Core tactic is called the intentional “dumbing down” of the American People. So with that background, let me teach you, as Professor Kopitke, about the issue of the Natural Born Citizen.
To understand the Natural Born Citizen issue, we first go back in time long….long…ago to when the Constitution of The United States was first being developed and written. Historical Context matters.
On June 18, 1787, Founding Father, and one of the many authors of the Constitution of The United States of America, Alexander Hamilton, submitted to the Conventions for review a “daft” of the Constitution for the section regarding eligibility requirements for a person seeking to hole the high office of President to The United States of America.
Regarding Article II, which deals with the eligibility for the President, the “draft” stated, “No person shall be eligible to the office of President of the United States unless he be now a Citizen of one of the States, or hereafter be born a Citizen of the United States.”
Founding Father and Constitution “Framer” John Jay, (who helped negotiate and signed the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War, and who later became the first Chief Justice of our Supreme Court), wrote to George Washington this comments: “Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government and to declare expressly that the Command in Chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.” When John Jay is stating “Command in Chief” he is referring to the President of The United States. George Washington wrote back thanking John Jay for the “hint” and the change was made.
So clause 5 of Article II was changed and adopted to read as it does today: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” This means that the Founding Fathers were “grandfathered” in if they has been in the United States for 14 years; this would account the Patriots from the Revolutionary War.
Thus, we see that the Natural Born Citizen requirement was added, and adopted, then Ratified.
So we now clearly see that the Natural Born Citizen requirement was an issue back then. This brings up to the next point of: What is a Natural Born Citizen? Now, once again, we go back …long ….long ago to learn what a Natural Born Citizen was at the time of the Framing of our Beloved and Inspired Constitution.
The Framers replied on historical rules and definitions current at their time in writing our Constitution. One of the major books they used was “the Law of Nations” by Emerich de Vattel, which had been published in 1758 and centered in on the protocols for England. A “Natural Born Citizen” was defined as one having been “born inside the nation.” Thus, you would have to be born within the boundary of that nation; on the soil of that nation.
Why was this so strict? Why not allow anyone to be President if they became an American Citizen? Back then, as well as today, foreign intrigues abound. Spies try sabotage, espionage, and “Sleeper Enemy Agents” were and are real. This is the real world; sorry.
During the Revolutionary War, there were “Turncoats” and “collaborators” who were American Citizens who helped the British; they were Traitors. Benedict Arnold was one of note.
Our Founding Fathers did not want to see a President who was elected to intentionally crumble our nation and allow a foreign power to come in and take over. It was felt, if the President had been born in a foreign land, then he might have been trained as a spy, or could be “turned” via some nefarious means. Having a Natural Born Citizen, who was raised an American, and brought up on our great and noble American History, was a warranted safeguard.
The clear “original intent” of our Founding Fathers, who had just fought a Revolutionary War, was that a Natural Born Citizen should be physically born within the actual “States” of the United States of America.
Now, some today, want to excuse the Natural Born Citizen clause. The proper place to do so is by an “Amendment” to the Constitution of The United States of America. Some others want to go another route; that route is to ask the Supreme Court to determine the definition of a Natural Born Citizen today in 2016. This would be considered Judicial legislation (also known as Judicial activism), as the Supreme should not do this, as the original intent is already clearly defined.
Now, I shall proceed to define the Natural Born Citizen issue as it applies in this 2016 Presidential Campaign. We have three issues here for your kind consideration.
Issue 1: Is my honorable opponent Ted Cruz eligible to serve as President?
Issue 2: Are my honorable opponents Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum eligible to serve as President?
Issue 3: Is my honorable opponent Donald Trump eligible to serve as President?
Let me analyze these three “issues” under four Public Administration Theories that I am now creating to help contextualize this situation.
Theory 1: NeoClassical Presidential Eligibility Theory: Under the NeoClassical Presidential Eligibility Theory, the Presidential Candidate and both his parents must have been born in the 50 States (including the District of Columbia). This means that my honorable opponents Cruz, Rubio, Santorum, and Trump are not Constitutionally Eligible to stand as President of the United States of America. Some critics will say: “Hog wash.” The logical progression of this “point” lays herein that if our Founding Fathers were concerned that a child or young adult could have been “turned” as a spy or provocateur, then they would have also been thus concerned that the parents could have been “foreign agents” (or under the influence thereof), and would have wanted to avoid this situation by having both parents born on United States soil to ensure a greater loyalty to America of the Americas. While our Founding Fathers do not specifically use the words “Natural Born Citizen” for the parents, I believe the intent is there; they wanted both parents and child to have a dynamic singular allegiance to the United States from birth, and not owing any allegiance to a foreign domicile.
Theory 2: Porridge Presidential Eligibility Theory: This theory allows for the Natural Born Citizen “Original Intent” to be cannibalized in such a manner to allow a non-Natural Born Citizen to manipulate the original intent, and hold office if they were born outside of the 50 States. Under this Public Administration Theory, Ted Cruz is running.
Theory 3: Variant Presidential Eligibility Theory: This theory allows a more egregious ransacking of the Constitution’s “Original Intent,” and allows children born in the United States to run if one of the parents were naturalized citizens through the naturalized process before the child was born. Here, the parents are not Natural Born Citizens, but the child is. Under this Public Administration Theory, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum are running.
Theory 4: Neutered Presidential Eligibility Theory: This theory allows for a Presidential Candidate to erode the Constitution’s “Original “Intent” by stating their opinion that if both parents had been naturalized (or one born her and one naturalized) before the child was born, it would be acceptable to run. Here, the parent (or parents) are not Natural Born Citizen but the child is. Under this Public Administration Theory, Donald Trump is running.
When Presidential Candidates postulate their devices against the Sanctity of the Original Intent of The Constitution of The United States of America, then the prospects of them Oathing it with zeal are of a lapse in confidence.
My opinion sides with the NeoClassical Presidential Eligibility Theory, because I sincerely and adamantly believe this is more in tune with the Original Intent of our Founding Fathers in safeguarding the nation from the unwarranted influences of Foreign Agent devastations. The “parent” is just as vulnerable to blackmail, and brainwashing, and other initiations causing horrific National Security compromises; ….and worse. Part of this comes from my service in the Military, and as a Diplomat in the United States Peace Corps. “Experience” gives real world insights.
Our Founding Fathers took this National Security issue of Command in Chief so seriously that the Natural Born Citizen requirement only applies to Presidents, and not to Senators or members of the House of Representative.
To help you understand how this apples, and how dramatic and dangerous this is, you can study up on the TV show called, “The Americans” on Fox, where portrays Communist Sleeper Agents who birth a child on United States Soil, then are trying to turn her to become treasonous Communist spy.
Now, some critics will state that Congress changed some of the “definitions” pertaining to these theories in terms of the “parents,” and they will also site that the Founding Fathers did not exactly say this or that. I respect their view, but respectfully disagree. Besides, Congress does not write a “law” to change the Constitution, they have to pass an “Amendment” that is ratified by the States. Congress can write laws, and change definitions but they are not valid until the Supreme Court rules on a case; the Supreme Court would better counsel the Congress to Amend the Constitution. For example, Congress can pass a “law” stating that a person born on a foreign compound is eligible, but that law is not a true law, as Congress has to make that change through a Constitutional Amendment. For example, members of Congress said that John McCain was eligible because he was born in Panama, as his parents were citizens. This should have been a Constitutional Amendment, as Congress cannot change the Constitution with only a law. Original Intent matters here.
Others will claim that the Supreme Court, or lower Courts may have ruled on the issue of “parents,” but this was never done (to the best of my knowledge) in the case of an Article II situation. You can’t cross Article IV (or another Article) with Article II; that is not how it is supposed to be done.
Now, the Washington Insiders, mainly from the Democrats, and some Republicans, have been trying to change the Original Intent of the Presidential Eligibility Clause Article II clause V for a very long time. Below is a very scholarly review by Billy R.: I begin with his remarks and let them flow to the end; then I have two links which give different perspectives:
“The effort to remove the natural-born citizen requirement from the U.S. Constitution actually began in 1975 – when Democrat House Rep. Jonathon B. Bingham, [NY-22] introduced a constitutional amendment under H.J.R. 33: which called for the outright removal of the natural-born requirement for president found in Article II of the U.S. Constitution – “Provides that a citizen of the United States otherwise eligible to hold the Office of President shall not be ineligible because such citizen is not a natural born citizen.”
Bingham’s first attempt failed and he resurrected H.J.R. 33: in 1977 under H.J.R. 38:, again failing to gain support from members of congress. Bingham was a Yale Law grad and member of the secret society Skull and Bones, later a lecturer at Columbia Law and thick as thieves with the United Nations via his membership in the Council on Foreign Relations.
Bingham’s work lay dormant for twenty-six years when it was resurrected again in 2003 as Democrat members of Congress made no less than eight (8) attempts in twenty-two (22) months, to either eliminate the natural-born requirement, or redefine natural-born to accommodate Barack Hussein Obama II in advance of his rise to power. The evidence is right in the congressional record…
1. On June 11, 2003 Democrat House member Vic Snyder [AR-2] introduced H.J.R 59: in the 108th Congress – “Constitutional Amendment – Makes a person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 35 years and who has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years eligible to hold the office of President or Vice President.” – Co-Sponsors: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14]; Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10]; Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4]; Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49]; Rep LaHood, Ray [IL-18]; Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4].
2. On September 3, 2003, Rep. John Conyers [MI] introduced H.J.R. 67: – “Constitutional Amendment – Makes a person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 20 years eligible to hold the office of President.” – Co-Sponsor Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27]
3. On February 25, 2004, Republican Senator Don Nickles [OK] attempted to counter the growing Democrat onslaught aimed at removing the natural-born citizen requirement for president in S.2128: – “Natural Born Citizen Act – Defines the constitutional term “natural born citizen,” to establish eligibility for the Office of President” – also getting the definition of natural born citizen wrong. – Co-sponsors Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK]; Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA]
4. On September 15, 2004 – as Barack Obama was about to be introduced as the new messiah of the Democrat Party at the DNC convention, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [CA-46] introduced H.J.R. 104: – “Constitutional Amendment – “Makes eligible for the Office of the President non-native born persons who have held U.S. citizenship for at least 20 years and who are otherwise eligible to hold such Office.” – No co-sponsors.
5. Again on January 4, 2005, Rep John Conyers [MI] introduced H.J.R. 2: to the 109th Congress – “Constitutional Amendment – Makes a person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 20 years eligible to hold the Office of President.” – Co-Sponsor Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27]
6. Rep Dana Rohrabacher [CA-46] tries again on February 1, 2005 in H.J.R. 15: – “Constitutional Amendment – Makes eligible for the Office of the President non-native born persons who have held U.S. citizenship for at least 20 years and who are otherwise eligible to hold such Office.” – No Co-Sponsor
7. On April 14, 2005, Rep Vic Snyder [AR-2] tries yet again with H.J.R. 42: – “Constitutional Amendment – Makes a person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 35 years and who has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years eligible to hold the office of President or Vice President.” – Co-Sponsor Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4]
8. All of these efforts failing in committee and the 2008 presidential election looming with an unconstitutional candidate leading the DNC ticket, Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill, [MO] tries to attach the alteration to a military bill in S.2678: on February 28, 2008 – “Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act – Declares that the term “natural born Citizen” in article II, section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution, dealing with the criteria for election to President of the United States, includes any person born to any U.S. citizen while serving in the active or reserve components of the U.S. armed forces.” – Co-Sponsors DNC Presidential candidate Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY]; DNC Presidential candidate Sen Obama, Barack [IL]; Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ]; Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] – (This was the first effort to also assure that GOP Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain [AZ] would be cleared to run against the DNC primary victor.)
From June 11, 2003 to February 28, 2008, there had been eight (8) different congressional attempts to alter Article II – Section I – Clause V – natural born citizen requirements for president in the U.S. Constitution, all of them failing in committee — All of it taking placing during Barack Obama’s rise to political power and preceding the November 2008 presidential election.” (Thanks Billy for sharing)
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