BTW, the jus soli citizenship rule was not intended to "protect the country" from usurpers to the Presidency. It was the citizenship rule used by all of the states. It was the same rule used in England and at the time of drafting, France.(Jus sanguinis citizenship was not proposed in France until 1791.)<quoted text>
Tell me, in your own words, how does that "rule" make any sense with regards to protecting the country. It doesn't, it opens the door nice and wide for a usurper. Hmmm?
It is the eligibility clause that was designed to prevent a foreigner from becoming naturalized and thereby gaining the presidency. Persons born on the soil were never considered foreigners. That was the rule the founders had lived under all of their lives.