ruled that, "it was never doubted that all children born in a country
parents who were itscitizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also."
The Constitution Establish That "Natural Born Citizens"Are
Born Within The Territory
The United States To Two Citizen ParentsA.
Statutory Construction, The Term "Natural Born Citizen"
Defined Differently And
A Different Meaning Than The Term"Citizen"
a fundamental principle
statutory interpretation that where two different anddistinct terms have been used, each
to be given its own meaning."As always, "'[w]here there
clear intention otherwise, a specific statute will not be controlled or nullified by a generalone, regardless
enactment.' ... Morton
Mancari, 417 U.S.
Any argument that a federal court
empowered to exceed the limitations
without plain evidence
congressional intent tosupersedethosesectionsignores our
construing statutes in pari materia. See
UnitedContinental Tuna Corp.,
425 U.S. 164, 168 -169 (1976);
Colorado Public InterestResearch Group,
426 U.S. 1,24(1976)." Crawford
Gibbons, 482 U.S. 437,445.The rationale behind this rule
based on the intent
statute's drafters. Whenundertaking the important task
crafting law, the drafters
a statute certainly choose theirwords carefully. The drafters' goal
to create a statement
the law that
clear and concise
possible. Thus, when an idea has been memorialized in one word or phrase, the drafter usesthat one word or phrase, and it alone,
communicate the idea, since the use
two or morewords or phrases would risk creating an interpretive ambiguity that would threaten to defeatpurposes
the law being drafted. It
this principle that gives rise
thequestion presently before this court.3