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The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

rubiocruz Rev. Jeremiah Wright uttered the phrase "The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost" in reference to the effects of racism in America. In retrospect, we would have done well to heed his admonition. The chickens always come home to roost. "Eating crow" is another hackneyed cliché spewed by one of Pastor Wright's more infamous parishioners […]

The Real Culprits in Eligibility Flap

constitution-scroll-flag No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years […]

Ineligible for the Office of President

bitusa It is critical for U.S. citizens to understand the meaning of the Constitution's term "natural born citizen" when choosing a prospective Commander-in-Chief. The candidate must be free from all possibility of foreign loyalties through either his or her parentage or place of birth. Why is a narrow interpretation of "natural born citizen" essential to the […]

Natural Born Citizen and Coverture

constitutional-convention At the common law, Husband and wife were "one" and The Man was The One. The legal name of this concept is "coverture". Married women weren't separate legal entities in their own right. Their legal identity was subsumed under their Husband's. Married women weren't "citizens" in their own right. Vattel and our Framers had the FATHER […]