Royals, Elites, and the Citizenship of Presidents

There are two kinds of people in the world; elites and non-elites.  There are two kinds of citizens in the world; made citizens and born citizens.  Some people are members of both groups of citizens; they are both born as citizens and made to be citizens.  That duality does not generally exist with the elites because there is no easy way to be both.  Typically, one either is an elite or one is not (ignoring the matter of there actually being degrees of elite-ness).

The elites come in two types; those who were born elites and those who were self-made elites.  As with royalty, if someone rises above all others and becomes the leader of a group, and that group conquers those near and around it, the leader will be a self-made king of the realm.  It was not handed to him.  He had to obtain it via his own efforts and dedication.

Not so with his son who is his heir.  He was born royal while his father was born common.  He inherits everything that he has and earned none of it.  So you have the self-made royals, and elites, and the born royals and elites.

In modern life we see the heirs to the throne of England being born royals.  Their ancestry goes back many centuries, and almost without exception even their non-royal parents were close to royalty by being of the noble class.  All of them are born royal or born noble.   “They didn’t make that.” It was handed to them by inheritance based on blood relationship.

The only way that one could belong to both the class of born royalty and self-made royalty is if a royal of one nation conquered new lands and nations and thus became their new royal ruler.  In that sense, one could belong to both groups just as some citizens can belong to both groups of citizens.

The elites can also belong to both groups via their own efforts.  Mitt Romney would be an example of someone born elite but who gave his inheritance to charities and proceeded to earn his own wealth.  That would not be the current story of his children who were born elite via birth to such successful parents. Also, Donald Trump was born an elite and built his own empire, lost it, and rebuilt it again.  They both belong to the two separate classes of elites.  But most elites do not.

Most are either self-made or are born.  Some self-made elites are celebrities and business moguls like Arnold Schwarzenegger,  Sylvester Stallone, K.C. Rawling, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others.  They did not inherit their wealth and success but earned it themselves (with help of course).

Those examples are directly correlative to citizenship.  The origin of citizenship is either by birth or by mandate; one is either a born citizen or a made citizen, unless one is both.  That is a truth that is practically unknown in today’s ignorant age.

Long ago in England it came about that one could be both when it was decided that children born within the royal realm were to be deemed to be the king’s subjects. They were thus ambiguously born subjects.  They were not subjects by birth but were strictly subjects from birth because their father was an alien.  Thus they were “made subjects” from the time of their birth via the dictate of law, giving them the ambiguous distinction of being “born subjects”.

Their counterparts who comprised probably 98% of children, were born of Englishmen and thus were the real “born subjects” because they were not dependent on the magnanimity of government. They were what they were by blood.  Their fathers and forefathers were Englishmen going back centuries, making them natural Englishmen and natural subjects of the English Throne.

That only leaves the purey “made” category; the one analogous to the self-made elites, only they were / are not self-made but law-made.  They were not born as natural citizens because they were born of aliens in the United Kingdom or the United States, or born as foreigners in a foreign country.  They were not inheritors of their U.K. or U.S. citizenship but instead procured it by their own efforts and solemn oath.  They were / are not natural citizens by natural membership in their parents’ nation.  They joined the nation by becoming new natural citizens via “naturalization”.  Why describe the origin of their citizenship by such a term?  What does it imply?

It implies that they were made not just into an undefined type of citizen, a type that could be treated unequally as in other nations, but were made into natural citizens.  Of course that is not their true nature in the real world, but it is true in the legal and political and philosophical worlds because of the “legal fiction” of natural-ization, -being made “natural” by legal pretense.

There is no such process in the world of the blue-blood “old money” elites.  One cannot join them by any process since their status is inherited down through the generations, going back perhaps centuries.

So the social extremes range from the non-elites, to the self-made elites, to the first generation born as elites, and at the opposite end of that spectrum, the perennial elites whose ancestors were also elites.

The status of none of them was determined by where they were born, but solely by whom they were born to.  It was all due to descent.  Were your parents elites or commoners?  There is no interest in where one was born because it determines nothing (unless born in North Korea and not allowed to leave).

It is the same with natural membership in countries and nations (as it also is with families).  But there still remains an area of ambiguity within the subject of nationality and that is only because of the existence of the office of President & Command-in-Chief.  If that office did not exist then neither would this exposition and its illumination, but it is written to explain that which is only obvious after it is pointed out.

The leader of the United States is required to be a born citizen and a natural citizen but in both of those categories you have the problem of ambiguity since each has that which is natural and that which is artificial.  It is artificial because it is “made” by man, by law, by court opinion, or by intervention of Congressional statute.

One can be a natural born citizen or a legal man-made born citizen.
One can be a born natural citizen or a legal-fiction natural-ized “natural citizen”.

So you have two kinds of citizens who were not born as natural citizens but instead were “made” citizens; -either made “from birth” born citizens” via legal allowance thanks to native-birth (though having alien parents), -or man-made “natural” citizens with equal rights to all true natural citizens per fundamental American values and principles.

So what does the United States Constitution require of candidates for the presidency?  It requires that they be “NO PERSON, -EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN…”. Article II, Section I.

That breaks down to allowing no one who was granted legal citizenship merely because of native birth, nor anyone who was made a citizen via naturalization.   Neither origin of citizenship includes having an American father and mother, and having American parents was crucial to the authors of the eligibility clause, beginning with the president of the Constitutional Convention who inserted the requirement: George Washington.

There were no objections from anyone since all white adult educated American male citizens who met the other requirements could also be President as long as they were citizens before the Constitution was ratified.  But they are all long dead, so now the only persons allowed the one remaining exception as to who is qualified to be President are those who were born as natural citizens; aka; natural born citizens. 

Being born as a citizen is insufficient unless born as a natural citizen, which requires being born of Americans and not aliens.  No one born in the United States of aliens is a natural American.  They may be a natural Canadian, or natural Mexican, or whatever, but without American blood as the origin and source of their citizenship, they cannot ever be natural Americans.

by Adrien Nash  February, 2015  obama–


About arnash
“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.

2 Responses to Royals, Elites, and the Citizenship of Presidents

  1. slcraignbc says:

    [snark shoved into the shit-can] …..that line…natural citizen ………there is no such thing as any form of “citizen” without a political determination to “make” them so …..

    [RESPONSE: Those words have no discernible meaning. There is no reality behind “a political determination”. You cannot find any definition of what that means because it means nothing. That wouldn’t be the case with “legal determination”.
    But that would be a false claim regarding the origin of national membership. It pre-dates the creation of a nation. Americans were Americans before the Constitution of the nation was ratified. They were also Virginians, Pennsylvanians, Georgians, etc.
    In the legal vernacular the members of the colonies / States were labeled subjects or citizens. No United States law was needed to make them citizens of their state nor the aggregate country.

    What was needed was those members to create the United States government so it could form a new nation which would allow foreigners to join if they conformed to the UNIFORM Rule written to make aliens into natural new citizens of the state of their domicile, and thus, by extension, into citizens of the whole nation.
    After they were natural-ized and were natural citizens by American fiction of law, then they were equal to all native citizens, except when it came to the Presidency. It required that they be natural citizens not by naturalization or common law birth location but be natural citizens by birth, which means by blood. “Natural” means by blood, by transmitted nature. [which everyone knows even if English is not their native language.]

    a “natural” citizen can only come into existence when born to a married Citizen father, or post the 1922 Cable Act the mother is independently a Citizen, and not otherwise…..
    -the “natural” is derived from the Citizen parents Citizenship which has been provided for in the Acts that established the uniform Rule of NATURALIZATION, (conforming one thing to the ‘nature’ of another)…………… this case the child’s political character is conformed to the nature of the parents by the uniform Rule of naturalization…i.e., “Once a person is a U.S. Citizen, then so too are their children, at birth or otherwise.”

    [That is correct, almost. An alien’s citizenship is not “provided” by any law. It is the natural result of speaking the words of Allegiance and Renunciation under oath.
    Only those who met the conditions of the Uniform rule were allowed to take that oath because it would immediately make them Americans. It would natural-ize them into natural American citizens. Just like speaking the words “The Lord God is One God, and Mohammed is his Prophet” makes one into a Muslim, for life. The power is in the words, not the uniform rule as to who is allowed to speak them.]

  2. slcraignbc says:

    Please revise the sentence as follows

    “or post the 1922 Cable Act the wife/mother is independently a Citizen, and not otherwise………”

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