Score Donald Trump 3, Barack Obama 1by Gerry NanceOn or about March 28, 2011, Donald Trump released a copy of hisown hospital-generated birth certificate to the media today,listing New York City's Jamaica Hospital as his place of birth onJune 14, 1946.http://www.wnd.com/images/donaldtrumpbirthcertificate.jpgLater, following complaint from "birthers" as to the inadequacy of the hospital document, Donald Trump published his long formbirth certificate.http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/4d921b8349e2ae0568380000/trump-birth-certificate.jpgFrom his bio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump):"Donald Trump is a son of Fred Christ Trump (October 11, 1905 –June 25, 1999) and wife Mary Anne MacLeod (May 10, 1912,Stornoway, Scotland – August 7, 2000), who married in 1936 andhad five children."From the above statement an important point is raised, DonaldTrump's mother Mary Anne MacLeod, was foreign born whichbegs the question, when did she naturalize to become a USCitizen?In answer to the question a receipt of naturalization waspublished, showing Mary Anne MacLeod naturalized on March 10,1942 (4 years before Donald was born).http://www.wnd.com/images/maryannetrumpnaturalizationcard600.jpgIs Donald Trump a natural born citizen?John Bingham in the Congressional Globe, House of Representatives, 39th Congress, 1st Session 1866Who are natural born citizens?
“All persons born within the Republic, OF PARENTS OWINGALLEGIANCE TO NO OTHER SOVEREIGNTY, ARE NATURALBORN CITIZENS.”http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu149/SilverBull8/03331291-hi1.gif “Citizenship is membership in a political society, andimplies a duty of allegiance on the part of the memberand a duty of protection on the part of the society.These are reciprocal obligations, one being acompensation for the other. Under our Constitution, anaturalized citizen stands on an equal footing with thenative citizen in all respects, save that of eligibility tothe Presidency. Minor v. Happersett, 21 Wall. 162, 165,22 L. ed. 627; Elk v. Wilkins, 112 U.S. 94, 101 , 28 S. L.ed. 643, 645, 5 Sup. Ct. Rep. 41; Osborn v. Bank of United States, 9 Wheat. 738, 827, 6 L. ed. 204, 225.Turning to the naturalization laws preceding the act of 1906, being [231 U.S. 9, 23] those under which Luriaobtained his certificate, we find that they required, first,that the alien, after coming to this country, shoulddeclare on oath, before a court or its clerk, that it wasbona fide his intention to become a citizen of the UnitedStates, and to renounce forever all allegiance andfidelity to any foreign sovereignty; second, that at leasttwo years should elapse between the making of thatdeclaration and his application for admission tocitizenship; third, that as a condition to his admissionthe court should be satisfied, through the testimony of citizens, that he had resided within the United Statesfive years at least, and that during that time he hadbehaved as a man of good moral character, attached tothe principles of the Constitution of the United States,and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; and, fourth, that at the time of his admissionhe should declare on oath that he would support theConstitution of the United States, and that heabsolutely and entirely renounced and abjured allallegiance and fidelity to every foreign sovereignty.