Neither the citizenship of the father NOR dual citizenship of the child at the time of birth has any effect whatever on Natural Born Citizen status. And, in fact, we have already had two presidents before Obama who were dual citizens at the time of birth, Woodrow Wilson because his mother never gave up her British subject status, and Dwight D. Eisenhower because old German laws made the grandchildren of its citizens German citizens at birth. And James Madison actually was a dual citizen at the time that he was president, having been made a full voting citizen of France by the French National Assembly during the French Revolution.<quoted text>LMAO!!!
"All persons born in the allegiance of the king are natural-born subjects, and all persons born in the allegiance of the United States are natural-born citizens. Birth and allegiance go together..Such is the rule of the common law, and it is the common law of this country, as well as of England. There are two exceptions, and only two, to the universality of its application. The children of ambassadors are in theory born in the allegiance of the powers the ambassadors represent, and slaves, in legal contemplation, are property, and not persons. 2 Kent Com. 1 ; Calven's Case, 7 Coke, 1 ; 4 Black. Com. 366 ; Lynch v. Clark, 1 Sandf. Ch. 139.
Looks like everyone has forgotten that we haven't used English common law since Apr 9, 1866, citizenship at this time comes under Constitutional Law.
At the moment of birth, Jr. was a citizen of his father's nation, just a fact that precludes him from being a citizen of the US, since the Constitution has never recognized a dual-citizenship.(See 14th Amendment)
If dual citizen status could have any effect on our definition of Natural Born Citizen, then any foreign country could just pass a law making someone or some group of people citizens of that country and they would not be eligible. Mexico, for example, could just pass a law that said that any child born in Texas was also a Mexican citizen, and if dual citizen status had any effect on their Natural Born Citizen status, they would not be eligible to become president, not one of them.
Fogbow summarizes it this way: http://www.thefogbow.com/birther-claims-debun...
More important is that IF the writers of the US Constitution had wanted people with two or one foreign citizen parent not to be eligible or people who had been born with dual citizenship at the time of birth not to be eligible THEY WOULD HAVE SAID SO, and they didn't. Under strict construction rules and under libertarian thinking, something is not forbidden unless there is a specific law or constitutional statement that says that it is forbidden, and guess what, there is NO specific statement in the Constitution or in any of the writings of the members of the Constitutional Convention or any of the American leaders at the time that bars the children of foreigners or people who had been born dual citizens from becoming president.
In short there is nothing in the US Constitution that says either that the US-born children of foreigners or people who were dual citizens at birth (or dual citizens when president, like James Madison) are not eligible to be president. And, if they did not specifically forbid it, it is not forbidden.