Comment: It is not "the law of the

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It is not "the law of the

It is not "the law of the land." The plain words of the Constitution don't settle the question one way or the other. There was not one accepted definition of natural born in the earliest period of U.S. history.

The earliest SC case on this, Minor v. Happersett, stated that it was "in doubt" whether natural born citizenship required both parents to be citizens. In other words, there isn't a single Supreme Court case to back you up. If the founders had all agreed with you, they would have clearly stated in plain language in the Constitution (as they usually did on other issues) that natural born required two-citizen parents.

On the other hand, Kim Wong Ark clearly stated that natural born included all people born in the U.S.