First, that is a quotation by James Bingham, who also said:<quoted text>LMAO!!! Can you show us where common law was used in the following?
The first amendment is to section one, declaring that all "persons born in the United States and Subject to the jurisdiction thereof (US Constitution), are citizens of the United States and of the States wherein they reside. I do not propose to say anything on that subject except that the question of citizenship has been fully discussed in this body as not to need any further elucidation, in my opinion. This amendment which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already (Civil Rights Act of 1866), that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction (US Constitution), is by virtue of natural law (Law of Nations) and national law (Civil Rights Act of 1866) a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens,(Note the Comma) who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.
Who does not know that every person born within the limits of the
Republic is, in the language of the Constitution, a natural-born
citizen. Rep. Bingham, The congressional globe, Volume 61, Part 2. pg.
Second, IF he had really intended that the US-born children of foreigners should not be eligible to be president (as the above quotation shows he did NOT intend), he would have written that into the Constitution. But he didn't. If he had really intended that dual citizens should not be eligible to be president, he would have written that into the Constitution. But he didn't.
It does not say in any part of the Constitution that the US-born children of foreigners are not eligible to be president. And, since there is no mention of them being barred from becoming president, they are allowed to be president. It does not say in any part of the Constitution that dual citizens are not eligible to be president. And, since there is no mention of them being barred from becoming president, they are allowed to be president.
Under both strict construction judicial interpretation and libertarian principles unless something is specifically forbidden in a law or in the US Constitution, it is NOT forbidden. And there is nothing in the US Constitution or any law that forbids the US-born children of foreigners or US citizens who happen to be dual nationals from becoming president. Not a word.