A Citizenship Primer & Presidential Eligibility
By: Adrien Nash
Citizenship is basically a simple thing. People have membership in groups and nations by either of 2 options.
These options can be stated various ways.
Version 1. One is either a member by natural law, or one is a member by human law.
Version 2. One is either a member by right of inheritance, or one is a member by grant.
Version 3. One is either a member by birth to members, or by permission of members.
Membership by permission includes automatic membership at birth if certain conditions are met.
Those who are members by permission, by law, fall into four categories, which are:
1. Membership by naturalization, -through the process of renouncing their previous foreign membership.
2. Membership by association, -foreign-born children gain citizenship when parents naturalize.
3. Membership at birth, -granted to children born within the group’s territory to legal unnaturalized immigrants.
4. Membership for those born abroad to parents of mixed and various types, members and non-members alike.
There’s another category that seems like a fifth category but is not because membership is not by permission but by right. It is: membership by birth, -for children born into the group by naturalized parents. Their parents became members by law, but they’re members by right,-via birth to those who officially became new members.
Most individuals, perhaps 99%, are members by the principle of natural law, following the pattern of nature. In nature it doesn’t matter where a creature is born. What matters is to whom they are born. Creatures reproduce their own kind. Eagles produce eagles. Their off-spring are eagles by natural inheritance. Similarly, members produce members. Their off-spring are members by natural association, -inheriting their parents membership. They are natural members. All other members are members by permission of the group.
Citizenship by Birth vs Citizenship at Birth
All who are members by birth were also automatically members at birth, but not all who were members at birth are also members by birth since one or both of their parents were not members. For membership to be conferred at birth, the conditions are simple;
Born within the group’s territory to parents who are subject to the authority that governs the group.
When outsiders are subject to the group authority, that’s taken to be evidence that the outsiders have chosen to join the group. The group may therefore grant membership to their children, but not to them, -unless they are purified of their membership in their natural group, (-a membership which their children never experienced) and swear loyalty to the group they wish to join. After becoming members, any children born to them are natural members, but they themselves will never be natural members because they were not born to members.
Non-natural situations require membership to be by the permission of members, -by human law, by decree.
The typical non-natural situation is birth to a father who is not a member but merely a visitor. His off-spring is not a natural member because the principles of natural law and right of inheritance are not applicable. Therefore his off-spring requires permission to be a member even if that permission begins at birth through their connection to a mother who’s a member. (This was not always allowed, but became law in 1922 when the citizenship of mothers was allowed to be passed to their children born of foreign fathers who were absent.)
Barack Obama did not inherit membership from either his mother or his father but instead was born in the non-natural-situation category, and therefore was not a natural member. Rather, he was dependent on permission to be a member. That permission was via his link to his mother, but not through his father since he was merely a visitor). His membership began at birth and was derived from Immigration statutes dealing with American women who marry foreign men.
Such members are equal to all other members except in one regard. No one who is not a natural member, but is a member solely by permission or decree, is permitted to ever be Chief. No non-natural member is to ever wield the power and authority of the very top level of leadership.”NO person, except a natural born Member, shall be eligible to the Office of the Chief” (see the Membership Constitution, Article II, Section 1, paragraph5.