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Heather Has Two Citizen-Parent Mommies!!! (The Steubenite Birthers???)

Heather Would Be Eligible For The Presidency Because Both Of Her Mommies Were American Citizens

As a Girl Reporter, I often get strange comments, which I usually delete, like the spam comments. However, today, I got one that I decided to turn into an Internet Article. It is about a new school of thought about Vattel which I have never heard of, the Steubenites. A Gay Birther, who wishes simply to be known as “Patric’, The Patriot”  wrote me about his new website. Patric’ is upset because he feels the Birther Movement is trying to sweep its gay adherents under the carpet. As Patric’ said:

As a gay man, I believe we were the original birthers.  The reason why the clause was written was to keep Baron Von Steuben from being eligible for the presidency. I have always felt threatened by the concept that  only a natural born citizen could be President.  Well, Mr. Founding Fathers, let me just tell you that families come in all shapes, sizes, and genders! That language was meant to keep us barefoot, naked, and chained to the wrought iron bed. (Not that there is anything wrong with that if it is your choice.)  For centuries we were persecuted and discriminated against because we were supposedly un-natural.

It wasn’t the possibility that British or European nobility would simply buy an election that frightened them.  No, the Founders were very homophobic and were afraid that Baron von Steuben, who was gay, and always very well-attired with matching boots and scabbard, would become President some day. The French were always much more open-minded and tolerant of alternative life styles, so I say Vive la France, Vive la Vattel! Down with  natural and  up with  au naturale.

Patric’, The Patriot, also informed me that he is writing a new book, Heather Has Two Citizen-Parent Mommies which will explore the LGBT aspects of the issue and assure  children of non-traditional families that they too can grow up to be president.  As long as least two of their parental units are American citizens.

Here is Patric’s new website, The Gay Birther:


I report. You decide if it is real, or just a spoof.  Whatever, there is now definitely more camp, in the  Vattle Birther camp.

What a hoot!

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Remember the Maine, Battleship!!! Remember the Wong Kim Ark???

While Wong Kim Ark's Size is Unknown, The Maine Was 212 Cubits Long and 38 Cubits Wide

This is a short, 8 page  article from the 1898 American Law Review about another Big SHIP event in 1898, CitizenSHIP.  On February 15, 1898, an American battleship called The Maine, exploded in a harbor in Cuba. This is what started the conflict known as the Spanish American War. Six weeks later on March 28, 1898, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of  Wong Kim Ark, which ended all doubts about the citizenship of children born to foreigners in the United States. This case ended the conflict over who were natural born citizens, aka citizens by birth, under the 14th Amendment.

The Vattel Birthers (whom I usually call Vattle Birthers, to tease them) don’t like this case at all, because it is the basis of Barack Obama, Mark Rubio, and Bobby Jindal being eligible to run for President or Vice-President.  The Vattle Birthers have several reasons for avoiding this case because it is clear that the Supreme Court chose the common law interpretation of the term natural born citizen,  over the international law version. For Americans, a natural born citizen is simply someone born in the United States and within its jurisdiction.

The Vattle Birthers are trying to re-write history and claim that an 1874 SCOTUS decision, Minor vs. Happersett established a different standard, one requiring two citizen parents to be a natural born citizen. This is nonsense. The Minor decision made no attempt to define citizenship, and openly stated so in its decision. There are several Internet Articles here which discuss the Minor case, and as you can see from the first two sentences of the first page below, Wong Kim Ark , not Minor Happersett, is THE FIRST TIME the Supreme Court decided this issue:

The Wong Kim Ark case, decided by the United States Supreme Court on March 28, 1898,  decides, for the first time in that tribunal, the question whether a person born in the United States of foreign parents is a citizen of the United States under the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The decision holds, substantially, that the language used in the Fourteenth Amendment to the constitution is declaratory of the common-law doctrine, and not of the international law doctrine, and that, therefore, a person born in the United States is a citizen thereof, irrespective of the nationality or political status of his parents.

This is a very scholarly Birther Think Tank Internet Article about this subject, and is using a source from the exact same year as the case. Here is a link to the google book:


What all this means is that the Vattle Birthers are just plain wrong.  Wong Kim Ark was the first Supreme Court case to deal with this issue, and not Minor v. Happsett. If you are interested in reading about the Vattle Birther’s Minor v. Happesett wild goose chase, see here:


This means that Mario Apuzzo, Esq. is WRONG. This means that Leo Donofrio, Esq, is WRONG. Mr. Donofrio is particularly WRONG since he is the chief person pushing the Minor v. Happersett nonsense, and he should be ashamed of himself for accusing anybody else of trying to scrub or revise history.  This 1898 American Law Review article is PROOF of how the law was viewed back when it was fresh on everybody’s mind, and it sure wasn’t Minor v. Happersett to which they were turning.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter