Comment: And you needn't be knee jerk, either

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And you needn't be knee jerk, either

I knew when I wrote it the 1790 Act was replaced but wanted out there the FIRST Act written explaining citizenship and not have this huge post going over every single change and amendment to citizenship/naturalization laws.
I'm explaining the difference between 'jus soli' and 'jus sanguinis'. Two American decide to take a trip around the world and have a child while abroad will not make that child anything but a natural born American citizen.
You're the one saying the kid must be born on American soil and I'm saying no, it's the parents' citizenship (jus sanguinis) that determines if the child is a citizen or natural born citizen - two parents same citizenship child is natural born American regardless of where child born (unless parents seeking citizenship in foreign country), parents of different citizenships create an American citizen.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison