Comment: In 1862 Congress knew what it meant, why don't you?

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In 1862 Congress knew what it meant, why don't you?

"The Constitution leaves no room for doubt upon this subject. The words "natural-born citizen of the United States" occur in it, and the other provision also occurs in it that "Congress shall have power to pass a uniform system of naturalization." To naturalize a person is to admit him to citizenship. Who are natural-born citizens but those born within the Republic? Those born within the Republic, whether black or white, are citizens by birth - natural-born citizens. There is no such word as white in your Constitution. Citizenship, therefore, does not depend upon complexion say more than it depends upon the rights of election or of office. All from other lands, who, by the terms of your laws and a compliance with their provisions becomes naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty, are natural-born citizens."

Congressional Globe Volume 66 part 4, 2nd Session pg 1639

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwcglink.html#anchor37

go to 2nd Session pp 961-1920 then enter 1639 in box next to Turn to image then click Turn to image, read column 1 3rd paragraph down

You remind me of those leftists who want to change the meaning of marriage to suit their petty agenda.

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