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I do not write to persuade slimy Dale. I write for others, who are tempted to think that there may be some truth to the "two parent" myth. For them, I point out that the two parent myth is neither in accord with strict construction principles nor in accord with libertarian principles. And, it certainly is NOT in accord with the principle that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..." In fact, it assumes (without any evidence whatever) that the writers of the US Constitution did NOT believe that the US-born children of foreigners were just as loyal as the US-born children of US citizens. IF the writers of the US Constitution had thought that the US-born children of foreigners should be lower-level citizens than the US-born children of US citizens, they could easily have said so----but they didn't.
Unless and until there is evidence that the writers of the Constitution thought to the contrary (and there is NO such evidence), the principle still applies to presidential elections as to all other things under the law: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."
My target is not rightwingers.