"I find no fault with the introductory clause, which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of the Constitution itself, a natural-born citizen..."
CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
39TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, P.1291
March 9, 1866
U.S. REP. JOHN ARMOR BINGHAM
"FATHER OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT"