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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama 's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's ...

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Johannes

Yucaipa, CA

#130804 Nov 30, 2012
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, Yohannes failed to provide a link to support his allegations. The Army Corps of Engineers was instructed by CONGRESS to rebuild the CITY OWNED levees to withstand a Cat-2 hurricane after the 1965 Hurricane Betsy. And they did. It was never designed or built to withstand anything greater than a Cat-2 hurricane and that is not the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers.
If you go up the the Mississippi River levees that were designed, built and maintained by the Corps of Engineers you will see the difference. They are like golf courses. NO trees are allowed to grow on them and no varmints are allowed to borough into them either. The levees own by the City of New Orleans are totally different and it was not the fault of the Corps of Engineers.
The PHI heliport at N.O. was located next to the Mississippi River levee and, like I said, it is like a humped golf course. The grass is maintained better than most states maintain the grass next to Interstate Highways.
When I worked for PHI there were some days when we could not fly and once we spent three days during a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf as the PHI heliport at Venice was not only out side the Corps' levee but also the State's levees. Yep, PHI had their own levee and it was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and they built a totally new heliport about five miles north of there that had a Corps' levee on the east side and a State's levee on the west side.
Sorry, I've done that several times, including yesterday. You can continue to ignore the facts and the truth, but it will not change anything.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130805 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
“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]
Grow up, loser.
<quoted text>
The national law Howard was speaking of was the Civil Rights Act of 1866, "all persons born in the US and not subject to any foreign power, are citizens of the US", this was the only national law pertaining to citizenship.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

United States

#130806 Nov 30, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>it certainly does recognize foreign citizenship and law, if not we wouldn't have a Naturalization Act.
Sorry, Play Law only works in your play pen. Birthright citizenship concerns who is born a US citizen, not who is a foreign citizen. A stateless person is not a foreign citizen but is not a US citizen either. Such a person would have to be naturalized. The Naturalization Act does not depend upon recognition of foreign citizenship, but rather alienage of the person to be naturalized.

Now go put your play robe and gavel back in your toy box. Your momma wants to put you to bed for your nap.
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, Play Justice, birthright citizenship in the US neither "strips" nor affirms foreign citizenship.
Now put your play robe and gavel away in your toy box where they belong.
Johannes

Yucaipa, CA

#130807 Nov 30, 2012
Thomas the Pimp wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, Yohannes failed to provide a link to support his allegations. The Army Corps of Engineers was instructed by CONGRESS to rebuild the CITY OWNED levees to withstand a Cat-2 hurricane after the 1965 Hurricane Betsy. And they did. It was never designed or built to withstand anything greater than a Cat-2 hurricane and that is not the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers.
If you go up the the Mississippi River levees that were designed, built and maintained by the Corps of Engineers you will see the difference. They are like golf courses. NO trees are allowed to grow on them and no varmints are allowed to borough into them either. The levees own by the City of New Orleans are totally different and it was not the fault of the Corps of Engineers.
The PHI heliport at N.O. was located next to the Mississippi River levee and, like I said, it is like a humped golf course. The grass is maintained better than most states maintain the grass next to Interstate Highways.
When I worked for PHI there were some days when we could not fly and once we spent three days during a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf as the PHI heliport at Venice was not only out side the Corps' levee but also the State's levees. Yep, PHI had their own levee and it was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and they built a totally new heliport about five miles north of there that had a Corps' levee on the east side and a State's levee on the west side.
In 29 August 2005 there were over 50 failures of the levees and flood walls protecting New Orleans, Louisiana, and its suburbs following passage of Hurricane Katrina and landfall in Mississippi. The levee and flood wall failures caused flooding in 80% of New Orleans and all of St. Bernard Parish. Tens of billions of gallons of water spilled into vast areas of New Orleans, flooding over 100,000 homes and businesses. Responsibility for the design and construction of the levee system belongs to the United States Army Corps of Engineers; the responsibility of maintenance belongs to the local levee boards. The Corps hands components of the system over to the local levee boards upon completion. When Katrina struck in 2005, the project was between 60-90% complete.[1] Five investigations (three major and two minor) were conducted by civil engineers and other experts, in an attempt to identify the underlying reasons for the failure of the federal flood protection system. All concur that the primary cause of the flooding was inadequate design and construction by the Corps of Engineers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_levee_failu...
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130808 Nov 30, 2012
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
I think she wants your wood. LMAO!!!
hahaha!! She can buy a chainsaw and leave my wood alone!

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

United States

#130809 Nov 30, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>The national law Howard was speaking of was the Civil Rights Act of 1866, "all persons born in the US and not subject to any foreign power, are citizens of the US", this was the only national law pertaining to citizenship.
What part of the following does BirfoonBoy fail to comprehend?“Such persons were, therefore, citizens of the United States as WERE BORN IN THE COUNTRY or were made by naturalization.”

Obviously the only way the two can be reconciled is by recognition that ordinary aliens in the US are not subject to any foreign power but are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

BTW, that happens to be the law -- real law, not Play Law.
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
“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]
Grow up, loser.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130810 Nov 30, 2012
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
Ellen1 wrote:
<quoted text>
fu
<quoted text>
She used lower case only as you have very little to fu-rself with, LMAO.
LMAO!!!! The prim and proper Jock-itch has a potty- mouth, also!!!

“ad maiora nati sumus ”

Since: Sep 09

Justice Scalia is an Oxymoron

#130811 Nov 30, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, the Constitution is the jurisdiction over the US, aliens have never been subject to it, if so they would be called citizens.
If aliens are not subject to the Constitution then that means that aliens are not protected by the civil rights contained in the Constitution. In other words, aliens have no right to trial by jury, no freedom of speech, not protected from unreasonable search and seizures, no protection against double jeopardy and no right to a speedy and public trial.

Moreover, these aliens do not come under the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause.

However, your faulty premise has no legal foundation since courts have established that citizens and aliens have the same constitution rights. "The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution is not confined to the protection of citizens. It says: "Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." These provisions are universal in their application, to all persons within the territorial jurisdiction, without regard to any differences of race, of color, or of nationality; and the equal protection of the laws is a pledge of the protection of equal laws" Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356, 369 (1886)

Furthermore, "Alien inhabitants of a State, as well as all other persons within its jurisdiction, may invoke the protection of these clauses [14th Amendment]." Terrace v. Thompson, 263 U.S. 197, 216 (1923)

Justice Stevens wrote "There are literally millions of aliens within the jurisdiction of the United States. The Fifth Amendment, as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, protects every one of these persons from deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Wong Yang Sung v. McGrath, 339 U. S. 33, 48-51; Wong Wing v. United States, 163 U. S. 228, 238; see Russian Fleet v. United States, 282 U. S. 481, 489. Even one whose presence in this country is unlawful, involuntary, or transitory is entitled to that constitutional protection. Wong Yang Sung, supra; Wong Wing, supra.

The fact that all persons, aliens and citizens alike, are protected by the Due Process Clause does not lead to the further conclusion that all aliens are entitled to enjoy all the advantages of citizenship or, indeed, to the conclusion that all aliens must be placed in a single homogeneous legal classification. For a host of constitutional and statutory provisions rest on the premise that a legitimate distinction between citizens and aliens may justify attributes and benefits for one class not accorded to the other; and the class of aliens is itself a heterogeneous multitude of persons with a wide-ranging variety of ties to this country. Mathews v. Diaz, 426 U.S. 67, 77-79 (1976)

As such, your folderol claim that aliens are not subject to the constitution doesn't hold water in lights of Supreme Court decisions that hold the contrary position.
Johannes

Yucaipa, CA

#130812 Nov 30, 2012
Thomas the Pimp wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, Yohannes failed to provide a link to support his allegations. The Army Corps of Engineers was instructed by CONGRESS to rebuild the CITY OWNED levees to withstand a Cat-2 hurricane after the 1965 Hurricane Betsy. And they did. It was never designed or built to withstand anything greater than a Cat-2 hurricane and that is not the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers.
If you go up the the Mississippi River levees that were designed, built and maintained by the Corps of Engineers you will see the difference. They are like golf courses. NO trees are allowed to grow on them and no varmints are allowed to borough into them either. The levees own by the City of New Orleans are totally different and it was not the fault of the Corps of Engineers.
The PHI heliport at N.O. was located next to the Mississippi River levee and, like I said, it is like a humped golf course. The grass is maintained better than most states maintain the grass next to Interstate Highways.
When I worked for PHI there were some days when we could not fly and once we spent three days during a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf as the PHI heliport at Venice was not only out side the Corps' levee but also the State's levees. Yep, PHI had their own levee and it was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and they built a totally new heliport about five miles north of there that had a Corps' levee on the east side and a State's levee on the west side.
On April 5, 2006, months after independent investigators had demonstrated that the levee failures were not due to natural forces beyond intended design strength, Lt. Gen. Carl Strock testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water that, "We have now concluded we had problems with the design of the structure." He also testified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not know of this mechanism of failure prior to August 29, 2005. The claim of ignorance is refuted, however, by the National Science Foundation investigators hired by the Army Corps of Engineers, who point to a 1986 study by the corps itself that such separations were possible in the I-wall design.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_levee_failu...
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130813 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>Nonexistent distinction. Grow up. Put your play robe and gavel back in your toy box.
Puss, get smart!
Jacques Ottawa

Vaughan, Canada

#130814 Nov 30, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>hahaha!! She can buy a chainsaw and leave my wood alone!
A dull toothless steak knive would be more than adequate.
Johannes

Yucaipa, CA

#130815 Nov 30, 2012
Thomas the Pimp wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, Yohannes failed to provide a link to support his allegations. The Army Corps of Engineers was instructed by CONGRESS to rebuild the CITY OWNED levees to withstand a Cat-2 hurricane after the 1965 Hurricane Betsy. And they did. It was never designed or built to withstand anything greater than a Cat-2 hurricane and that is not the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers.
If you go up the the Mississippi River levees that were designed, built and maintained by the Corps of Engineers you will see the difference. They are like golf courses. NO trees are allowed to grow on them and no varmints are allowed to borough into them either. The levees own by the City of New Orleans are totally different and it was not the fault of the Corps of Engineers.
The PHI heliport at N.O. was located next to the Mississippi River levee and, like I said, it is like a humped golf course. The grass is maintained better than most states maintain the grass next to Interstate Highways.
When I worked for PHI there were some days when we could not fly and once we spent three days during a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf as the PHI heliport at Venice was not only out side the Corps' levee but also the State's levees. Yep, PHI had their own levee and it was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and they built a totally new heliport about five miles north of there that had a Corps' levee on the east side and a State's levee on the west side.
In August 2007, the Corps released an analysis revealing that their floodwalls were so poorly designed that the maximum safe load is only 7 feet (2.1 m) of water, which is half the original 14-foot (4.3 m) design.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_levee_failu...
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130816 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Repeating Play Law over and over doesn't make it real.
Only a delusional fool would believe that "We the People" established a nation lacking the jurisdiction of a fully sovereign nation.
Citizens and aliens (i.e., persons, DUH!) in this country are subject to the jurisdiction of the US under the Constitution. That has been true since day 1.
Now put your play robe and gavel away in your toy box. You need a nap. Your Play Law crashed and burned years ago.
<quoted text>
Aliens have never been bound to the Constitution, as in "and subject to the jurisdiction, thereof", which is the Constitution.
Jacques Ottawa

Vaughan, Canada

#130817 Nov 30, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!!!! The prim and proper Jock-itch has a potty- mouth, also!!!
Took you two days to come up with that rapier-like reply? LMAO (LRS tm reg'd).

BTW, please point out my potty-mouth language.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130818 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
On the one hand, BirfoonBoy believes that aliens are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States because they "have never had a say in our governmental process." However children have never had a say in our governmental process and millions of children in this country indeed are citizens and subject to/under the jurisdiction thereof.
BirfoonBoy has serious cognitive issues.
<quoted text>
aliens have no say in our government, they are not citizens and are not "subject to the jurisdiction, thereof", the Constitution.
The remainder of your post is just BS.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#130819 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Play Law doesn't count, Alice.
Unlike Alice in Wonderland, simply saying something is so doesn't make it so.
-Judge Clay D. Land
What part of "sovereign nation" does BirfoonBoy not comprehend?
Foreign citizenship law has no force or effect in the United States.
BirfoonBoy's fantasy violates the principle of sovereignty. His delusion crashed and burned.
BirfoonBoy needs to put his play robe and gavel away in his toy box where it belongs.
<quoted text>
Your warped mind should end up in the Smithsonian. You are a certified quack! squid
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130820 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
Play Law doesn't count, Alice.
Unlike Alice in Wonderland, simply saying something is so doesn't make it so.
-Judge Clay D. Land
What part of "sovereign nation" does BirfoonBoy not comprehend?
Foreign citizenship law has no force or effect in the United States.
BirfoonBoy's fantasy violates the principle of sovereignty. His delusion crashed and burned.
BirfoonBoy needs to put his play robe and gavel away in his toy box where it belongs.
<quoted text>
That bull you have tied outback must be getting very skinny.
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#130821 Nov 30, 2012
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>
It is quite evident that the delusional twit believes that Play Law "works", but it only works in his play room and not in the real world which is inhabited by rational adults.
<quoted text>
You have run completely out of an argument.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#130822 Nov 30, 2012
OMG!!!! IS this. Thread STILL in action? Well you can TRY to prove it ONE MORE TIME..... and if YOU succeed... then am sure Romney will step in...REMEMBER, his recent visit to the WH....he did not come bearing gifts....WHAT THE FREAK is THAT saying?? THINK ABOUT THAT....

“ad maiora nati sumus ”

Since: Sep 09

Justice Scalia is an Oxymoron

#130823 Nov 30, 2012
Justice Dale wrote:
<quoted text>Aliens have never been bound to the Constitution, as in "and subject to the jurisdiction, thereof", which is the Constitution.
Wrong again, skippy.

If aliens are not subject to the Constitution then that means that aliens are not protected by the civil rights contained in the Constitution. In other words, aliens have no right to trial by jury, no freedom of speech, no protection from unreasonable search and seizures, no protection against double jeopardy and no right to a speedy and public trial.

Moreover, these aliens do not come under the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause.

However, your faulty premise has no legal foundation since courts have established that citizens and aliens have the same constitution rights. "The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution is not confined to the protection of citizens. It says: "Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." These provisions are universal in their application, to all persons within the territorial jurisdiction, without regard to any differences of race, of color, or of nationality; and the equal protection of the laws is a pledge of the protection of equal laws" Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356, 369 (1886)

Furthermore, "Alien inhabitants of a State, as well as all other persons within its jurisdiction, may invoke the protection of these clauses [14th Amendment]." Terrace v. Thompson, 263 U.S. 197, 216 (1923)

Justice Stevens wrote "There are literally millions of aliens within the jurisdiction of the United States. The Fifth Amendment, as well as the Fourteenth Amendment, protects every one of these persons from deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Wong Yang Sung v. McGrath, 339 U. S. 33, 48-51; Wong Wing v. United States, 163 U. S. 228, 238; see Russian Fleet v. United States, 282 U. S. 481, 489. Even one whose presence in this country is unlawful, involuntary, or transitory is entitled to that constitutional protection. Wong Yang Sung, supra; Wong Wing, supra.

The fact that all persons, aliens and citizens alike, are protected by the Due Process Clause does not lead to the further conclusion that all aliens are entitled to enjoy all the advantages of citizenship or, indeed, to the conclusion that all aliens must be placed in a single homogeneous legal classification. For a host of constitutional and statutory provisions rest on the premise that a legitimate distinction between citizens and aliens may justify attributes and benefits for one class not accorded to the other; and the class of aliens is itself a heterogeneous multitude of persons with a wide-ranging variety of ties to this country. Mathews v. Diaz, 426 U.S. 67, 77-78 (1976)

As such, your folderol claim that aliens are not subject to the constitution doesn't hold water in light of Supreme Court decisions that hold the contrary position.

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