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The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.

You might consider getting your friend a checkup from the neck up if he were to tell you that the new home he had just moved into had a strong lock on the front door but the back door had no lock at all, and that he had just hired two baby sitters to watch his children, but had only vetted one of them, and that he intended to go deep-sea fishing on a party boat knowing only one of two holes in the hull had been repaired, and that prior to the fishing trip he intended to begin chopping up an old concrete sidewalk using a powerful electric chisel while wearing protective goggles that covered just one eye, and that as owner of his business he had decided that the warehouse which held all his stock and tools would be guarded only half the time and never would he have more than one of the two doors locked at any one time.

No common sense!

Common sense says what applies to one, must apply to another.One might read this and say, gee whiz, could there actually be someone that stupid?  Could anyone place his children’s lives in jeopardy, risk having his home invaded, take the chance of drowning at sea, lose an eye to an ejected chunk of concrete or place his business in a position where he could lose everything, by failing to adequately apply basic common sense?

The same people who might ask that question may also want to ask themselves if they think the protection of our country can be done by locking just one door, etc. Would the authors of the Constitution actually allow gaps and openings which could leave our liberty susceptible to danger or destruction?

If that were the case, the letter that John Jay sent to George Washington requesting that future Presidents be Natural Born Citizens would never have been written.  Instead he would have penned it with different context.  That letter might have looked something like this:

Dear General Washington,

As we heal from the great war of our revolution it is imperative that we protect this great new society from falling back into the hands and control of a foreign power.

Therefore, I suggest to you that it should be included in our Constitution that protecting our country from foreign influence be restricted to just 50% of our ability. As such we need to consider affording one of two parents of any future President, the potential of having foreign alignment or affiliation to a country other than America.

Sincerely and respectfully yours,

John Jay

After reading that letter, if it had been so written, George  might well have sent the padded wagon over to pick up the future Supreme Court Chief Justice, for a one way trip to the looney bin.  That letter of course was never written and we can thank God for the brilliant leaders of the past, as we pray we survive the treason of the present.

Why a natural born citizen?

If there remains any doubt as to why that suggested requirement presented by John Jay and agreed to by George Washington, demanded that all future Presidents of this country be born of two US citizen parents, one needs to look no further than the Islamic usurper who is using the office of the Presidency to destroy our country.

Now, as this country stands teetering perilously on the edge of cultural and economic collapse, a position created under the façade of political correctness and fortified by white guilt, consider what we have wrought by ignoring Article II, by having but one locked door which has left the other door open to an illegal and ineligible fraud who hates this country, despises our Constitution and can barely contain his contempt for the success of America.

Will we once again ignore the insight, the brilliance and the common sense, our Founding Fathers have gifted upon us?  Will we accept and thereby reinforce the previous violations because this time, the ineligible candidate is one of ours?  Will common ignorance become as common as common sense used to be? Let us pray not.

We have a chance now, to re-lock those doors, seal the breaches and protect what is left of our dwindling liberty.

Reprinted from TPATH



  1. JeffA

    December 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

    So the original requirement under discussion was just that the president be only a citizen of a certain age. John Jay’s letter is clearly (and literally) emphasizing that the president be a *born* citizen. He does add the word natural as well, but neither defines nor emphasizes it.
    I do not see anything in this article substantiating a claim on number of citizen parents required by that qualifier.

    • Terry A. Hurlbut

      December 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Bear in mind that Emmerich de Vattel’s Law of Nations was the go-to reference that everyone recognized. As President, George Washington checked Vattel out of the local library and never returned it. He must have found something in it relevant to the new government he headed, that’s for sure.

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