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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

John Jay’s Letter in 1787 to George Washington - Thanks Charles
from The Betrayal by David-Crockett

Country First
by Mountain Publius Goat

Image of the letter John Jay wrote in 1787 to George Washington requesting the term “natural born citizen” be inserted in the Constitution for the qualifications of future persons to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief of our military. George Washington was the President of the Constitutional Convention as a “strong check” against foreign influence on the person in that office after the original/founding generation had passed. The “natural born citizen” term was subsequently agreed to by the delegates and included in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution in the eligibility requirements for the office of the Presidency.


John Jay’s letter to George Washington in the summer of 1787 suggesting that the requirement that the person who would be President after the founding generation is gone must be a “natural born Citizen” of the USA as a “strong check” against foreign influence on that person. George Washington took his advice and had the requirement added.

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