Bingham's statement about " parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty " was a misstatement of the common law regarding citizenship in the United States.<quoted text>LMAO!!! Everyone knows, liberals are the number one ingrediant of a fruitcake!!
[I] find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen...
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Nor can it be doubted that it is the inherent right of every independent nation to determine for itself, and according to its own constitution and laws, what classes of persons shall be entitled to its citizenship.
The correct statement of the common law of citizenship in the United States as stated by Bingham's fellow Senators and Congressman is as follows:
"I understand that under naturalization laws children who are born here of parents who have not been naturalized are citizens. That is the law, as I understand it at the present time." Senator Trumbull, Cong. Globe, 39th Cong., 1st Sess. 498 (January 30, 1866)
"There has been no time since the foundation of the government when an American Congress could by possibly have enacted such a law, or with propriety have made such a declaration. What is this declaration? All persons born in this country are citizens." Senator Morrill, Cong. Globe, 39th Cong., 1st Sess. 570 (February 1, 1866)
“They became such in virtue of national law, or rather natural law which recognizes persons born WITHIN THE JURISDICTION of every country as being subjects or citizens of that country. Such persons were, therefore, citizens of the United States as WERE BORN IN THE COUNTRY or were made by naturalization.” Senator Jacob Howard, Cong. Globe 39th Cong., 1st Sess, 2765 (1866).[emphasis added]