Native-born Foreigners & Foreign-born Natives
September 16, 2012 1 Comment
(an unnatural Pina-Colada President)
The legitimacy of the Presidency of Barack Obama is dependent on whether or not he is constitutional qualified for the office. And that depends on the meaning of two words, which are: Natural, and Native.
Two strong misconceptions surround the Constitution’s terminology of what kind of citizen is eligible to be President. The Constitution declares; “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 the President.”
That language shows that they were describing two different but overlapping groups of American citizens. One was the sons of the citizens of the colonies who were born onward from July of 1776. They were the natural born citizens the United States, made up of the sons of naturalized foreigners and the sons born to the colonial natives who together were “mass-naturalized” by the Declaration of Independence, -which turned all British-American subjects from being British to being Americans only.
Those children were natural citizens because they were born to citizens of the new nation, -they were natural Americans because they were born to Americans.
The other group was the adults and fathers who were born as native inhabitants of the British colonies, as well as all foreign men naturalized in their new American colony/state by the time of the ratification of the Constitution.
Any free white male who had come to America from a foreign land, including Great Britain, who wished to become a citizen of the state to which he emigrated, still had to undergo a naturalization procedure.
Any naturalized foreigner who had lived in America for 14 years before the adoption of the Constitution could be President if he was 35 years old. Some of that group of foreign-born citizens had endured the hardship, danger, and sacrifices of the Revolution and proven their loyalty to their adopted country, and so were deserving of the public trust. The honor and opportunity that they had earned was not unjustly denied to them.
But what of those born in exceptional circumstances; -what was to be their status and were they to be eligible to be the President? The answer depends on the definitions of “natural born”, “native”, and “native-born”.
Many, including some “experts”, erroneously conflate those terms even though they actually carry separate distinct meanings.
To understand the misconceptions by which a constitutionally ineligible candidate was allowed to run for and win the presidency we must look at the meanings of those words in order to understand who is a natural American citizen.
NATIVE: -it has many descriptions, the main ones being; Innate, belonging to a country or locality by birth, -not a foreigner or immigrant; of or characteristic of the indigenous inhabitants of a region; a person born as an indigenous inhabitant of a region, as distinguished from an outsider, invader, colonist; a permanent resident as opposed to a visitor; belonging to one’s nature or constitution, -not artificial or acquired.
Nature/ Natural: Those words are defined in the many ways with which everyone is familiar and one of them is synonymous with that which is native.
A definition not found is “native-born”. While its meaning is rather self-evident, it’s been incorrectly conflated as synonymous with native and natural when it isn’t since its meaning, while closely related, omits one of the two main meanings of Native. As a result, a human could fit one description but not the other, and therefore could be a native-born person who is not a native as well as a native who is not native-born.
One can be one without being the other because they convey two distinctly different meanings. One is related to territory, geography, boundaries and borders, while the other is related to one’s nature, one’s ancestry and heritage. An unusual hypothetical example will serve to demonstrate the difference.
Let’s assume that the native population of the wilderness of North-western Canada is Eskimo. Across the western border is Alaska and the isolated city of Fairbanks. A Canadian census worker is sent to record the native population in that area and she hears of an unusual occurrence.
A pair of Eskimo twin sisters were pregnant at the same time. One had a complicated pregnancy and so she was flown across the border to the Fairbanks hospital where her child was safely delivered by an obstetrician who was also pregnant, along with her twin sister.
The doctor flew to Canada with the new mother and baby in order to deliver her twin sister’s baby also. While there she went into pre-mature labor and gave birth herself. Later that day she heard that her own sister also gave birth that day in Fairbanks.
So you have four babies, each with a unique birth circumstance. From the perspective of the census worker, one is a native-born native while its cousin is a foreign-born native. The doctor’s child, from the Canadian perspective, is a native-born foreigner, while her sister’s child is a foreign-born foreigner.
Which one is eligible to be the Chief of the Eskimos?
Answer: only the native. Natives are Eskimos by blood and are natural members of the tribe. One who was merely “native-born” is not eligible because being an Eskimo is not the result of artificial abstract constructs involving imaginary borders. Instead it’s purely a result of one’s native nature, -not one’s birth location.
If a child’s parents are not natives, can the child be a native? If a child’s father is a foreigner, can the child be a true, natural native based simply on his native-birth location? Clearly not. The obstetrician’s child was not an Eskimo although born in their territory.
If the doctor had been an Eskimo also, but the father, her husband, were an American, would his off-spring be a pure-blooded natural Eskimo, or something else?
Clearly, something else. That something else is known as a hybrid. It is neither this thing nor that thing but is half-and-half. As a result it cannot be described as either one.
If someone asks for a glass of pineapple juice, and someone else asks for a glass of coconut juice, and the two get mixed up, it will be quickly noticed because they are distinctly different. But if someone combines both juices together what do you have? Coconut juice, or pineapple juice?
You get neither. The result is neither this nor that but is a hybrid mixture. That mixture is unnatural because it wasn’t produced by nature. It’s artificial, -it’s man-made. It’s humans combining things of distinctly different natures. That’s the nature of the citizenship of Barack Obama.
It is neither the natural product of this thing (Kenyan/British), nor that thing (American); instead it’s a man-made-combination hybrid of two distinctly different nationalities. In the political realm of national membership it’s an unnatural thing and can’t produce a natural native of either nation.
Not being born in the Kenya does not result in Obama being fully non-Kenyan; -he is partially Kenya via inheriting the political heritage, -the political status of his father. Being born within the abstract political boundaries that define the entity known as the United States does not make him a natural native of America, especially since his father was not even an American immigrant, but was merely a Visa Card student.
The only accurate way to describe and define him are as: a native-born hybrid, or, if born outside of U.S. Borders; a foreign-born foreigner.
The one way that he can’t be described is as a natural born American because his father was not a member of the American nation.
He wasn’t a citizen, and only citizens can produce natural citizens, and that is something that Barack Obama was not born as, nor can ever become.
That is why he’s an unconstitutional President operating with unconstitutional authority after being swore into office with an Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution which he took knowing full well that he was in violation of that charter on which our republic is established and which prohibits him from serving in as President.
by A.R. Nash Feb 2012