Ah Tootzie, it does not matter what anyone thinks what any word means. In areas of interpretation of our Constitution our Supreme Court has all but the final answer. And the USSC has never ruled on what the definition of what a natural born citizen is and you can not show me any USSC ruling that has.<quoted text>
Re Sheriff Joe:
Re the meaning of Natural Born Citizen:
"Every child born in the United States is a natural-born United States citizen except for the children of diplomats.---Senator Lindsay Graham (December 11, 2008 letter to constituents)
What is a natural born citizen? Clearly, someone born within the United States or one of its territories is a natural born citizen.(Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on OCTOBER 5, 2004)--Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT).
Under the longstanding English common-law principle of jus soli, persons born within the territory of the sovereign (other than children of enemy aliens or foreign diplomats) are citizens from birth. Thus, those persons born within the United States are "natural born citizens" and eligible to be President. Much less certain, however, is whether children born abroad of United States citizens are "natural born citizens" eligible to serve as President ..."---- Edwin Meese, et al, THE HERITAGE GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION (2005)[Edwin Meese was Ronald Reagans attorney general, and the Heritage Foundation is a well-known Conservative organization.]
"Some birthers imagine that there is a difference between being a citizen by birth or a native citizen on the one hand and a natural born citizen on the other.Eccentric is too kind a word for this notion, which is either daft or dishonest. All three terms are identical in meaning."---The Wall Street Journal ( http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297... )