Natural Born Citizen for dummiesSubmitted by Xerosumprime on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 21:20
Natural born athlete.
Natural born speaker.
Natural born leader.
Natural born idiot.
What do these examples have in common? None CHOSE to be what they are or had to work to become them. They simply are by birth. Natural born.
It is the same with a natural born citizen. They neither choose their citizenship or have to do anything for it. They simply are by birth.
There is only one group of citizens that this applies to. A child born in a country of citizens thereof.
Any mixture of non-citizen parents, or out of country birth gives a choice of what citizenship that child may want to keep or have to work for thus making him or her not natural born.
Not such an obscure phrase after all.
As with everything the Founding Fathers did, it is self evident.