Exclusive: Maricopa County, AZ Republican Committee Votes Down U.S.Constitution “natural born Citizen” Resolution

CAST YOUR VOTE: PATRIOTIC AMERICAN “SELF-PRESERVATION” OR DYSFUNCTIONAL REPUBLICAN “SELF-DESTRUCTION”

by Patriotic Citizen TM

(Jan. 18, 2016) — Warning: Resolution Doubles As “Test Experiment” Holding Mirror Up Exposing Extreme Republican Party Shortcomings Posing Direct Threat To The Republic

At the Saturday, January 16th, 2016, Maricopa County AZ Republican Committee (MCRC) Annual Mandatory Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, the organization’s body of Precinct Committeemen (PCs) voted down a “natural born Citizen” resolution submitted by Maricopa County AZ Republican Precinct Committeeman Tristan Manos, author of the resolution and “natural born Citizen,” himself, born in Philadelphia, PA (8 miles from Independence Hall) to U.S. Citizen parents.

The MCRC is a subcommittee of the Arizona Republican Party, or AZGOP. Maricopa County, AZ is America’s 4th-largest county, with a population exceeding 3.8 million people. The population of Maricopa County is higher than the population of 21 U.S. states.  Of all counties nationwide, Maricopa County ranks #1 for highest number of registered Republican voters.

At the meeting, (all figures approx.) 2,000 votes were present, either representing elected or appointed PCs present or by proxy. For the vote on the “natural born Citizen” resolution (see photo of official ballot) titled “Resolution on the Rightful (Original Natural Law) Understanding of the Meaning of U.S. Constitution Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 “natural born Citizen,” 1500 votes were cast: 600 “FOR” and 900 “AGAINST” the resolution.

The resolution is posted here:

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RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHTFUL (ORIGINAL NATURAL LAW) UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEANING OF U.S. CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 2, SECTION 1, CLAUSE 5 “natural born Citizen”

WHEREAS, U.S. Declaration of Independence strongly guided by “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God”;

WHEREAS, it is understood, in/of itself, Natural Law/Emerich de Vattel’s “Law of Nations” (1758, Book 1, Chapter 19, Section 212): “natural-born citizens are those born in the country of parents who are citizens” strongly guided Founders/Framers, “natural born Citizen” means person born in U.S. to two U.S. Citizen parents;

WHEREAS, first SCOTUS Chief Justice John Jay, appointed by first POTUS/Commander-In-Chief George Washington, recommended “natural born Citizen” directly to Washington: “strong check to admission of Foreigners into administration of our national Government” — ultimately passing unanimously at Constitutional Convention;

WHEREAS, seven related SCOTUS rulings (1814,1830,1857,1875,1898,1939,1971) confirm this understanding;

WHEREAS, U.S. State Department affirms this understanding never being interpreted differently/altered by any Court;

WHEREAS, the Constitution mandates strongest possible safeguard — American, through-and-through — serving as President/Commander-In-Chief, of, by, for “We The People”;

WHEREAS, answer to question: ‘How foreign is too foreign?’ is ‘Anything foreign is too foreign’;

WHEREAS, Washington’s Farewell Address: “If we remain one people… why forego the advantages?… why quit upon our own to stand upon foreign ground?… why interweave our destiny?… why entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of foreign ambition?… let there be no change by usurpation”;

WHEREAS, “We The People” rise up, restore the Constitution, take back/keep the Republic given us; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Maricopa County Republican Committee;

HEREBY COMMITS to the original Natural Law understanding of “natural born Citizen” in MCRC’s official activities.

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The author of the resolution says the wording took on multiple forms over time — adding, subtracting, and revising this, that, and the other — and, admitting there’s all kinds of ways to draft a resolution for something like this, he imagines that even if, for example, say John Jay himself or someone similar (albeit identified by pseudonym) drafted it, the body present at the meeting would still vote it down. The author adds one may wonder if the same John Jay or someone similar was actually and positively identified as the author, then what? Adding, if only the Founders and Framers themselves were at the meeting to say of a resolution they drafted and submitted: “This is exactly what we mean by “natural born Citizen” in the Constitution, and this is exactly how to understand it, always. 0 exceptions, whatever the circumstances, whatever the representations. 0 exceptions.”

The author says he believes any “natural born Citizen” resolution must make a point about “natural born Citizen” being tied to/directly related to “natural born allegiance.” It was in preliminary versions, but it was somehow missing in action when time ran out at the call for the final draft. He says he tried to get it back into the resolution by offering a “friendly amendment” and “asking for general consent” at the meeting, but that motion was shouted down by a group of PCs strongly opposed to the resolution, then formally rejected.

The author also observed strong opposition to the resolution expressed by a group of PCs making points about how if the resolution passes, then a particular Republican Presidential candidate (whose name will go without saying, here) will be seen as failing the “natural born Citizen” test, pronounced ineligible, and forced off the ballot.

As some of the PCs in that group “see it” (and as seen in plain sight on some of their shirts and other merch promoting their candidate), some go so far as to say the resolution is targeting their candidate. Some say their candidate is the best Republican candidate for President, so vote “NO” on the resolution.

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To things like that, the author says: for the record, the resolution stands on its own, in and of itself, and all that for which it stands. It’s about giving the beloved Constitution — in the spirit of the beloved Declaration of Independence — the extremely strong and deep reverence, respect, and honor it rightfully deserves — to-the-max — in real and meaningful ways that matter most and in the highest. The information insight, and overall wisdom provided therein — based upon human nature and objective, logical observations thereof — all reflect, represent, promote and project the Founders’ and Framers’ original, essential understanding, meaning, and intention, serving as a strong guide for their generation, our generation, and future generations.

In conclusion, the author adds, for whatever consequences may follow and go along with all that, so  be it. We all must remember the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were established for the overall good long ago and long before our generation in this era, and they supersede whatever thoughts, feelings, or beliefs anyone may hold about anything going on today. It’s a matter of keeping ourselves, others, and things going on today in check with the Constitution and living of, by, and for it, never about falling for any excuses to subvert the Constitution: We The People must always stand strong, never giving in to anyone trying to change anything about the Constitution. Therefore, never: we must never give in to anyone trying to represent anything unconstitutional as “constitutional.” Accordingly, always: we must always shut down anyone trying to “fundamentally transform” or usurp the Constitution.

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At the end of this article, the author’s latest version of the resolution is posted to serve as an FYI and as a basic reference resource for anyone who may be interested in taking it and running with it, 1 way or the other. He adds that, given all the information directly related to this subject matter, just stop for a moment and imagine what it’s like to somehow get it all to 250 words max. The author goes on to say resolutions may be a case-by-case/org-by-org basis, so check the bylaws or similar protocols for max word count permitted, along with checking anything and everything else it takes as it goes for technicalities to get it right.

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The author observes how it’s remarkable to see something like these direct quotations in the official Republican Party platform (2012):

“This platform is dedicated with appreciation and reverence for: The wisdom of the Framers of the United States Constitution, who gave us a Republic, as Benjamin Franklin cautioned, if we can keep it.”

He also observes, shortly thereafter, the platform goes on:

“We possess an owner’s manual: the Constitution of the United States, the greatest political document ever written. That sacred document shows us the path forward. Trust the people. Limit government. Respect federalism. Guarantee opportunity, not outcomes. Adhere to the rule of law. Reaffirm that our rights come from God, are protected by government, and that the only just government is one that truly governs with the consent of the governed.  The principles written in the Constitution are secured by the character of the American people. President George Washington said in his first inaugural address: “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” Values matter.  Character counts.”

To round out the remarkable passages (there’s more within the platform than posted here), he adds 1 more quote from the platform:

“We are the party of the Constitution, the solemn compact which confirms our God-given individual rights and assures that all Americans stand equal before the law.”

To emphasize to the extreme how remarkable it is to see what’s going on all around and within the Republican Party, the author says how about 1 more quote from the Republican Party platform, like this:

“We affirm that all legislation, rules, and regulations must conform and public servants must adhere to the U.S. Constitution, as originally intended by the Framers.”

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The author says, of course, he submitted this “natural born Citizen” resolution 1) to get passed, and, furthermore, 2) to see about making a breakthrough, bringing about a wide-ranging multitude of long-term consequences for good, or ‘taking action for good and seeing it go especially, exceptionally, and exponentially good, on a far higher plane.’ And, however the vote played out, it’s there for us to see — in and of itself and for overall perspective — to see, all the more, positive or negative, what’s going on; in this case, within the Republican Party community, within the Precinct Committeemen community, and beyond.

The author, a State Committeeman, also submitted the same resolution to the AZ Republican Party (AZGOP) for its upcoming AZGOP Mandatory Meeting for State Committeemen, taking place this coming Saturday, January 23rd, 2016. FYI: State Committeeman is to Arizona as Precinct Committeeman is to Maricopa County.

While the author was actively involved on an ongoing basis with the MCRC Resolutions Committee from start to end, his experience with the AZGOP is remarkably different: the author emailed multiple times to the AZGOP HQ seeking basic info, inquiring about how the AZGOP was planning to run the ResCom, and expressing interest in interacting directly with the ResCom to go over the resolution, but the only information provided by the AZGOP is that it’s all in progress and the author will get to see if his resolution is accepted or rejected by the committee when he gets the official call letter in the mail like everyone else.

The meeting is this coming Saturday and there’s still 0 official call letter in the mail about the meeting as of Saturday, January 16th, whatever the bylaws may say about whatever protocol to be observed. So, as the MCRC ResCom experience was mostly open, interactive, and ongoing at that, the AZGOP ResCom experience was, basically: 1) submit the resolution, 2) 0 interaction with the ResCom, 3) you get to see how it plays out when you get your letter in the mail.

The AZGOP Chairman was present at the MCRC meeting. The author interacted with the chairman, exchanging greetings and getting into some chit-chat, but the author is still holding back from bringing up the “natural born Citizen” subject directly with the chairman until he feels it’s the overall right opportunity. However, if it’s any consolation, in submitting the resolution to the AZGOP Chairman via email a few weeks ago, the author, realizing the resolution makes a statement in and of itself, also made a statement to the chairman about how it’s an important, historical moment we’re all facing, it goes to past, present, and future generations, and it goes to self-preservation vs self-destruction.

More info to post here at The Post & Email about the MCRC resolution experience and about how things play out for the upcoming AZGOP resolution experience taking place this Saturday.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was present at the MCRC meeting and the author took advantage of the opportunity to spontaneously arrange an impromptu private meeting to go over the resolution with Sheriff Joe, whose reaction was, long story short, positive — encouraging and inspiring to the author — followed by Sheriff Joe handing the author his business card and inviting the author to his office to meet up sometime in the future.
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Hear ye! Hear ye! — The author is issuing a nationwide “Call To Action!” for Republican Precinct Committeemen and State Committeemen to submit “natural born Citizen” resolutions to official, mainstream Republican organizations and for other (other-than-PCs), like-minded people to submit resolutions or something similar to other political or patriotic or similarly related parties, committees, or organizations, organizations one may like to think actually count for something and may go so far as to taking action, one way or the other, for the overall good.

One more idea: maybe, go to a city hall or similar government meeting, and when it comes time for public comment, just go up and read a “natural born Citizen” resolution or make a similar statement formatted for that jurisdiction and get it into the official record as a point of information and some form of call to action, as in We The People see through what’s going on, we’re calling it to the attention of government officials, it’s being recorded into official government business, and — get this — the reaction by government officials to the presentation of the information will also be a part of the record, be it written, audio, or video.

As for how the PC position works, PCs are representatives of the Republican Party within the community, by state, county, legislative district, and precinct. A resolution may be submitted to a PC for the PC to submit to the county or state Republican Party. The PC’s charge is to be there for the community and to serve the community. Just an idea, just in case it’s something to try.

The author is also thinking over the idea of submitting a “natural born Citizen” resolution each and every year from now on, to see how things play out and to keep the momentum going. He also brings up the point that resolutions may be submitted to a government agency like, for example, a board of elections, then get posted as a part of the official government record and historical archives.

The author reminds the readership: “We The People” (or, “We The PCs”) — of/by/for the Constitution (and respective state constitutions), in the spirit of the Declaration of Independence, channeling the Founders and Framers — we’re the 1s up at the top, so it’s our charge to act like it, going on to say let’s all resolve to make it so by rising up and taking action for past, present, and future generations: the right attitude going into it, getting the right information, double-checking, triple-checking, taking the right action in the right way at the right time to make a breakthrough, whatever it may be, whatever the scale. Just take action. It all matters. It all adds up. Good is good. It all goes to the overall good.

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The latest version of the “natural born Citizen” resolution:

RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHTFUL (ORIGINAL NATURAL LAW) UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEANING OF U.S. CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 2, SECTION 1, CLAUSE 5 “natural born Citizen”

WHEREAS, US Declaration of Independence strongly guided by “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God”;

WHEREAS, it is understood, in/of itself, Natural Law/Emerich de Vattel’s “Law of Nations” (1758, Book 1, Chapter 19, Section 212): “natural-born citizens are those born in the country of parents who are citizens” — meaning person born in US to two US citizen parents — strongly guided Founders/Framers,

WHEREAS, first Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay, appointed by first President/Commander-In-Chief George Washington, recommended “natural born Citizen” directly to Washington: “strong check to admission of Foreigners into administration of our national Government” — passing unanimously at Constitutional Convention;

WHEREAS, seven related SCOTUS rulings (1814, 1830, 1857, 1875, 1898, 1939, 1971) confirm this understanding;

WHEREAS, US State Department affirms this understanding never being interpreted differently/altered by any Court;

WHEREAS, Constitution mandates “strong check” on President/Commander-In-Chief: American, through and through, possessing corresponding natural born allegiance;

WHEREAS, answering the question: ‘How foreign is too foreign?’ is ‘Anything foreign is too foreign’;

WHEREAS, Washington’s Farewell Address: “If we remain one people… why forego the advantages?… why quit upon our own to stand upon foreign ground?… why interweave our destiny?… why entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of foreign ambition?… let there be no change by usurpation”;

WHEREAS, “We The People” rise up, restore the Constitution, take back/keep the Republic given us; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Arizona Republican Party;

HEREBY COMMITS to the original Natural Law understanding of “natural born Citizen” in it’s official activities.

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