Thursday, February 28, 2008
determine whether he is a "natural born citizen."
n August 29, 1936, was the Panama Canal Zone a territory completely subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, such that any persons born then within its boundaries, regardless whether their respective parents were citizens of the Republic of Panama or of any other nation, would all be legally deemed natural-born citizens of the United States?
Exhibit 1. Convention Between the United States and the Republic of Panama (1904), Articles II and III ("The Republic of Panama grants to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation and control of a zone of" land, land under water, and islands, as well as certain non-zone lands and waters, "for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of said Canal" with "all the rights, power and authority within the zone" and the non-zone "auxiliary lands and waters mentioned... which the United States would possess and exercise if it were the sovereign of the territory within which said lands and waters are located to the entire exclusion of the exercise by the Republic of Panama of any such sovereign rights, power or authority").
Since this grant is for a well-defined and limited use of land by the United States in strict accordance with a mutually agreed treaty between her and a foreign state, and not for the unconditional and full ceding of that land to the United States to do with as she will without the need for any further such agreements, the Panama Canal Zone was not a territory completely subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
Exhibit 2. U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2 ("The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States").
Because the Panama Canal Zone did not belong in any internationally recognized sense to the United States, the power of Congress to dispose of and govern the lands within the zone was limited solely to that allowed by the provisions of the treaty between two sovereign, independent nations.
Exhibit 3. Repealed Act of Congress (1790).
"[T]he Act of Congress that
Mccain's [Juan Mq GlobalWarmingClimateChange's] campaign said got him around this (5th Congress, March 26th 1790)... this act was repealed by the same Congress, January 29th, 1795, RE-defining such children as just American citizens (not natural-born, as required for Pres. by the Constitution), and that this act was re-repealed April 14th, 1802 by the 6th Congress, keeping the same definition of foreign-born US citizens."
Exhibit 4. Public laws and statutes at large of the United States in effect on August 29, 1936, respecting nationality and citizenship.
There was no "Title 8 of the U.S. Code Section 1401" in existence the day that Juanita MqGroveler was born on foreign soil. The statute's first predecessor didn't come into existence until June 27, 1952. Sixteen years before that date, what did "natural born citizen" mean? No one knew because there wasn't any need at all to define a term that appears nowhere in the entire text of the Constitution except at:
Exhibit 5. U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 ("No Person except a natural born Citizen... shall be eligible to the Office of President").
In light of the fact that the birth of Juan Shamnesty MqMyfriends III did not take place in a territory completely subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, such that any persons born within its boundaries would all be legally deemed natural-born citizens of the United States, he is not eligible to the office of president.
In other words: "Natural born means born on US soil. McCain is no more a natural born citizen of the US than the many Panamanians who were born at the hospital he was born at."
|"...It is so ordered."|
|al-DNC et al. v. MqQain,|
___ U.S. ____ (2009)
Labels: clue-challenged liberals (BIRM), elitist despot liberals (BIRM), narcissist liberals (BIRM), They Campaign We Decide '08, Washington D(istrict of )C(rooks), Where's the Fence?
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