A Brief History of Natural Citizenship
2. His citizenship must be by birthright and not by statute. He must possess the unalienable right of citizenship by inheritance from citizen parents.
3. From birth he must have never had any taint of family subjection to any foreign power through the natural connection to a foreign father.
4. From birth there must have never been any possibility of foreign allegiance through being born to and, especially, raised by a foreign father in a foreign country after being born on U.S. soil.
NO PERSON except a natural born Citizen,..shall be eligible to the Office of the President,…”
This error is the result of the historical circumstances of the American British colonies, which were not founded as equal members of the King’s domain, but rather as properties which were outside of the umbrella of legal rights that had been established through centuries of “push-back” against royal despotism, beginning with the Magna Carta. This inequitable relationship with the mother country was not made manifest until England was stuck with the large costs of waging the war against the French & Indians in America. England was loath to bare the costs to defend others so far away while they (the colonists) escaped from paying a sizable share. And so began a campaign to squeeze money from the colonies even while they were given no representation in Parliament nor before the King’s counselors. This revealed that the attitude of England was that the colonies were the property of England, and its subjects were not co-equals with the rights of English freemen.