Because there is little oxygen in the atmosphere of Mars, experience has shown those applicants with the most cranial atrophy, are least affected by oxygen deprivation. The purpose of this Test is to see if YOU have what it takes to be a Martian Settler!!!
Question 1: When a court says there are doubts about an issue, and says it does NOT (Hint!) need to address those doubts in THIS particular case, it means:
a) The court did NOT make a ruling on that issue.
b)Yippee We Win!!! The Court Decided That Issue In Our Favor!!!
c) It depends on the meaning of the word “NOT”
d) Is this a “Trick Question”???
Question 2: When a court says there are only TWO (Hint!) sources of citizenship, birth and naturalization, that means there are:
a) Only Two kinds of Citizen.
b) Three Kinds of Citizen.
c) Seventeen Kinds???
d) God does not mean for mere humans to possess this kind of knowledge.
Question 3: If a court makes a ruling in 1898 on an issue, then to overturn that decision requires:
a) A case in the same or higher court AFTER that decision.
b) Any old case that is EARLIER than that decision if it says what I like!!!
c) A legal dictionary I bought at a garage sale.
d) Emerich de Vattel.
e) George Washington’s library card.
f) Is this in human or dog years???
g) Any of the above except “a”.
Question 4: In the year 2011, issues of citizenship in the United States of America (Hint!) are decided by reference to:
a) American law.
b) British law.
c) Kenyan law.
d) Emerich de Vattel.
e) Vive le Roi! The Ancien Law of France!!!
f) It’s complicated.
Question 5: When a court says “ALL persons born in the allegiance of the United States are natural-born citizens, ” the word ALL (Hint!) means:
a) ALL of them.
b) Some of them.
c) Yeah, what Emerich de Vattel said.
d) Voulez–vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?
Question 6: When a court says: “the law of England for the last three centuries [is], aliens, while residing in the dominions possessed by the crown of England, were within the allegiance . . .of the English sovereign; . . . and therefore, every child born in England of alien parents was a natural-born subject. . .The same rule was in force in all the English colonies upon this continent down to the time of the Declaration of Independence, and in the United States afterwards, and continued to prevail under the constitution as originally established” . . .means:
a) Children born to aliens in the United States in 1961 are within the allegiance of the United States.
b) Children born to aliens in the United States in 1961 are within the allegiance of England???
c) Whatever Emerich de Vattel says.
d) Aliens aren’t from here, are they???
e) I’m confused??? The law doesn’t seem to care WHERE their parents are from???
f) What are you, a Communist or something???
Bonus Question: If the law says, “The Fourteenth Amendment affirms the ancient and fundamental rule of citizenship by birth within the territory, in the allegiance and under the protection of the country, including all children here born of resident aliens, [two exceptions omitted]. . .AND the law also says “ALL persons born in the allegiance of the United States are natural-born citizens, “ then:
a) ALL children born in the United states, including children born of resident aliens, are born in the allegiance of the United States and therefore, are natural born citizens.
b) The 14th Amendment only applies to foreigners and the children of foreigners, not to people born here of citizen parents.
c) I don’t like where this is leading and I want to go back to Emerich de Vattel!!!
d) Can’t I get a trophy for just participating???
To score the test, simply list the alphabetical answer and score 1 point for all “a” answers, 2 points for all “b” answers, 3 points for all “c” answers and so forth and so on. Add up the points. Any score which is HIGHER than 7, means that YOU have what it takes to go to MARS!!!
My BFF Fabia Sheen, Esq. a lawyer, helped me on this Internet Article. As a matter of fact, she wrote most of it. Thank you Fabia!!! I could not have done it without you!!!
Good bye Vattle Birthers!!! The Mother Ship will be here shortly!!!
Tee Hee! Tee Hee!
(Note: Sometimes, I purposely spell “Vattel” as “Vattle” to tease the Vattle Birthers!!!)
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