Is that what your plagiarized birfoon blog passage says?<quoted text>
One reason for the absence of an early-defined national birthright rule is that States had decided for themselves who were its citizens by virtue of being born within the limits of the State. Prior to the 14th amendment citizens of the United States were strictly defined as citizens of the States. Hmm, a citizen of the State.
Got Alzheimer's? According to you there was never "ANY MENTION of the right to citizenship by birth under the United States Constitution."
Julia Lynch was RULED to be a citizen of the United States per national law:
"The right of citizenship, as distinguished from
alienage, is a national right or condition. It pertains
to the confederated sovereignty, the United States;
and not to the individual states." Lynch v. Clarke,
3 N.Y.Leg.Obs. 236 (N.Y. Ch. 1844).
"That all children, born within the dominion of
the United States, of foreign parents holding no
diplomatic office, became citizens at the time of
their birth, does not appear to have been contested
or doubted until more than 50 years after the adoption
of the constitution, when the matter was elaborately
argued in the court of chancery of New
York, and decided upon full consideration by
Vice Chancellor Sandford in favor of their citizenship.
Lynch v. Clarke (1844) 1 Sandf. Ch. 583." US v Wong Kim Ark,
169 U.S. 649, 664, 18 S.Ct. 456, 462-63 (1898).
Birfoon: "or even any mention of the right to citizenship by birth under the United States Constitution"
See Lynch v. Clarke, which, incidentally was cited favorably by several federal courts, including the USSC.
“And the constitution itself contains a direct recognition of the subsisting common law principle, in the section which defines the qualification of the President.‘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 President,’ &c. The only standard which then existed, of a natural born citizen, was the rule of the common law, and The only standard which then existed, of a natural born citizen, was the rule of the common law, and no different standard has been adopted since. Suppose a person should be elected President who was native born, but of alien parents, could there be any reasonable doubt that he was eligible under the constitution? I think not.” Lynch v. Clarke, 3 NY Leg. Obs. 236, 246 (N.Y. Ch. 1844).