Since Nikki Haley is not a natural-born citizen, she is not eligible to be president or vice president as is required by the Constitution. The reason is that her parents were not citizens at the time of her birth. According to her Wiki, her father emigrated to the U.S. in 1969 and she was born in January, 1972. An immigrant has to live at least five years in the country, before they can apply for citizenship. It may well be that Nkki Haley and her immigrant parents are all loyal Americans. I am not trying to demonize them. However, if they are, she should drop out of the race, because it would be unconstitutional for her to become President. She should do her country a favor and announce that she is not constitutionally eligible.
Natural born citizens are those born of American citizens, who have no right to citizenship of another country. That is, they are not dual citizens at birth. Nikki Haley was a citizen of India at birth and could have registered as an Indian citizen, instead of American Citizenship or in addition to American citizenship, because her parents were Indian citizens.
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Progressives are the main culprits, who think the Constitution should be interpreted “on the fly”. Progressivism is an ideology akin to communism and Nazism in its utopian, concept of using government to “perfect” society, according to their socialistic ideas. Their internationalist ideology is more important to radical leftist progressives than the Constitution, the law or the rights and welfare of the American people.
Those, who are enemies of the Constitution, want to be able to whittle it down, piece by piece, and mold it to support their anti-American, political agenda. If we allow them to arbitrarily ignore this part of the Constitution, what part can they not ignore?
A definition of “natural born citizen” can be found in a dictionary on progressive controlled website and in Wikipedia, but such sources can be manipulated by political elites, who favor internationalization of America. No one should trust such sources for the correct interpretation and the original intent of the Constitution, which was based on the philosophy of natural law. One should research the writings on natural law to discover what the meaning of the term was to the Framers of the Constitution.
Since the American people are so confused about the original intent of this term in the Constitution, a ruling from the newly conservative Supreme Court or a constitutional amendment is needed to clarify the eligibility requirements for the president and vice-president.
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Does Nikki Haley qualify as a natural born citizen?
10 thoughts on “Nikki Haley Is NOT A Natural Born Citizen”
Sorry/not sorry. You clearly don’t understand how citizenship works. IF she was born in the USA, She IS a citizen, despite what her parents were or weren’t. Period.
There are different categories of citizenship. The requirement in the Constitution is for the Candidate to be a “natural born citizen”, not just a citizen of any kind. Nikki Haley is not a natural born citizen. She was naturalized at birth by the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment does not change the constitutional eligibility requirements for the presidency.
A natural born citizen does not need a law to claim citizenship. If a person is born of American citizens, who do not have any other citizenship, that child is a natural born citizen and he/she does not have to point to any law (or constitutional amendment) that grants them citizenship, such as the 14th Amendment, they are “naturally” citizens, that is a “natural born citizen”.
Do you really think the Framers wanted to make those people eligible to become president, who are born in the US of foreign parents here on a temporary visa for birth tourism, for education or whatever? Those babies of birth tourists are also be born citizens due to the 14th amendment, but they would not be “natural born citizens” in the original sense of the term when the Constitution was written. If the 14th Amendment was intended to change the eligibility requirements for the presidency, it would say so.
Many people think the 14th amendment is being misused and abused. It was intended to give citizenship to people (former slaves) who were stateless and didn’t have any possibility of citizenship in other countries, not for use for birth tourism, as it is being used today. Nikki Haley was not stateless, she had a claim to Indian citizenship at birth, because both her parents were citizens of India when she was born.
You have to look at what the original intent of the Framers of the Constitution was. If you say Nikki Haley, born of two foreigners, at the time here on temporary visas, is eligible to become President, then you would have to accept any person born here who may have not have lived in the US even for a week and whose parents never became citizens. The Framers did not intend that to be the requirement. They wanted to make as sure as possible with this requirement that the Commander-in-Chief did not have any loyalty to a foreign nation, which could at some point be an enemy nation.
Other suggested reading and viewing on being a “natural born Citizen” of the United States:
A chart which lists and explains the five (5) Citizenship terms used in the U.S. Constitution: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11737124/Citizenship-Terms-Used-in-the-US-Constitution-The-5-Terms-Defined-Some-Legal-Reference-to-Same
Being a “born Citizen” or “Citizen at Birth” is not identically the same as a being a “natural born Citizen”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/citizen-at-birth-cab-does-not-equal-natural-born-citizen-nbc-obama-is-not-a-natural-born-citizen-of-the-usa-2/ or http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2009/07/citizen-at-birth-cab-does-not-equal.html
Read this essay regarding the constitutional term “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. “Natural born Citizens” are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)”. Adjectives mean something. All “natural born Citizens” are “born Citizens (citizens at birth) but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/
A Euler Diagram which logically shows the kinds of U.S. Citizens and their set and subset relationships: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/natural-born-citizen/
The “Three Legged Stool Test” for being a Natural Born Citizen: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/the-three-legged-stool-test-analogy-for-natural-born-citizenship-of-the-united-states-to-constitutional-standards/ …
Article II Presidential Eligibility Facts: http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html or https://www.scribd.com/document/161994312/Article-II-Presidential-Eligibility-Facts
Watch these videos (Parts I and II) by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaZ8WextxQ
Read, download, and print a PDF copy of this White Paper by CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) about the “natural born Citizen” term and presidential eligibility clause in Article II of our U.S. Constitution here: http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/The-Who-What-When-Where-Why-and-How-of-NBC-Term-in-Constitution.pdf
Read the dozen of legal essays and court briefs written by constitutional and citizenship expert Attorney Mario Apuzzo on being a “natural born Citizen of the United States” and the pretenders and usurpers in three major political parties (Democrat, Republican, and Socialist parties) – who invalidly claimed such birth status – at his legal blog: http://puzo1.blogspot.com
Read online or download and save dozens of historical papers and articles written over time, some over 200 years ago, describing what a “natural born Citizen” of the United States is to constitutional standards: https://www.scribd.com/lists/3301209/Papers-Discussing-Natural-Born-Citizen-Meaning-to-Constitutional-Standards
Tulsi Gabbard was born a “US NATIONAL” in the territory of American Samoa, which due to historical land rights chooses NATIONALITY. See COTUS Article ll, 14th Amendment, 8USC1401(e), 8USC1431 and 8USC1436 before replying. Mom was born a US Citizen. In 1983, when Gabbard was two years old, her family moved to Hawaii, where her family had lived in the late 1970s. Tulsi Gabbard NATURALIZED AUTOMATICALLY as a child. Tulsi Gabbard is NOT POTUS ELIGIBLE. Also SCOTUS Opinion Luria v. United States, 231 U.S. 9 (1913).
Ted Cruz was born outside the US and is a NATURALIZED CITIZEN, not eligible to serve in the presidency. He naturalized automatically as a child. See COTUS Article ll, 14th Amendment, 8USC1401(g) and 8USC1431 before replying. Also SCOTUS Opinion Luria v. United States, 231 U.S. 9 (1913).
Thanks for providing that info.
Barack Hussein Obama broke the “natural born citizen” requirement for the office of POTUS. Nothing was done to remove him from office as unqualified. He was allowed to implement his radical agenda of the “Fundamental Transformation of America” through his 2 Termed regime of Marxist/Muslim ideology. He continues it, the Saul Alinsky and Cloward and Piven driven collapse through chaos, to its conclusion of the destruction of the USA and our blessed Republic by orchestrating his 3rd Term behind the illegitimately elected by the Deep Rig of the 2020 Election and cognitively impaired Joe Biden. Resident Evil…
That just means that we need to educate people better about what the requirement really is. Simply stated, the parents have to be 100% American and the child born in the USA, not in a territory of the US.
There are some potential exceptions as Vattel mentions, but that’s detail that can be worked out.
Because Obama got away with it doesn’t mean it’s okay in the future. If someone picks your pocket once that does not set a precedent giving everyone the right to pick your pocket in the future.