IS NOT NATURAL-BORN
McCAIN CONSTITUTIONALLY DISQUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT
It has been apparent
from the replies to IS JOHN McCAIN AN ILLEGAL ALIEN?
Or Just A Naturalized Citizen? that the Naturalization Act of 1790 is where most
people stop their research into this crucial topic. This was even the case in 1998
Washington Post article titled Citizen
McCain's Panama Problem?
Ken Rudin cited the Act of 1790 and made no reference to the Act of 1795. The relevant
excerpt from that opinion piece is below:
define the term "natural-born citizen" as one who was born on United States soil. But
the First Congress, on March 26, 1790, approved an act that declared, "The children of citizens
of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or outside the limits of the United States, shall be
considered as natural-born citizens of the United
States." That would seem to include McCain,
whose parents were both citizens and whose father was a Navy officer stationed at the U.S. naval base in Panama at the time of
John's birth in 1936.
meets the requirement of U.S. citizenship in order to be eligible for president," said
McCain spokesperson Nancy Ives. (For the record, McCain says the only thing on his plate
is his bid for a third Senate term in November, though he is seen as a shoo-in.) ...
Here again is the citation at issue
from the Naturalization Act of 1790:
And the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of
the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens:"
the portion of the Naturalization Act of 1795 that repealed the Naturalization Act of
children of citizens of the United States born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the
United States, shall be considered as citizens of the United States.
is no different than any other state in the republic. Its requirements for a valid
candidate for the Democratic Party are the same as the Republican Party.
Information Sheet of Qualifications and Requirements
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES
MARCH 7, 2000 PRIMARY ELECTION
The candidate must:
A. Be a natural-born citizen of the United States
B. Be at least 35 years of age, and
C. Be a resident of the United States at least 14 years.
US Constitution, Article II, Section 1Clause (5)
John Jay in a letter to George
Washington on July 25, 1787 wrote the following concerning natural-born citizenship being a
requirement for the office of the President and Commander in Chief.
me to hint, whether it would 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 Commander in Chief of the American army shall not be given to nor
devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen." There was no debate, and this
qualification for the office of the Presidency was introduced by the drafting Committee of
Eleven, and then adopted without discussion by the Constitutional Convention.
to US parents in Puerto Rico or Guam or in any foreign US military base (locations that are not within the fifty states)
establishes automatic naturalized citizenship but not natural-born citizenship. Wake Island is not Alabama or Texas.
The serious and potentially criminal
reasons for eliminating John McCain from ever being elected president are well covered
here by ex-Navy, nuclear submarine officer Patrick Briley in MORAL OBLIGATIONS TO STOP
John McCain on clear constitutional grounds eliminates any basis of being accused of
personal attacks. It is a clean and sterile means for removing him from consideration for
the highest office in the land.