Her father, Franklin Duckworth, was an American Marine who had served in World War II. She acknowledged the mistake and repaid the state for the use of the van. [18], Following in the footsteps of her father, who served in World War II and the Vietnam War,[8] and ancestors who served in every major conflict since the Revolutionary War,[9] Duckworth joined the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps[19] in 1990 as a graduate student at George Washington University. The WaPo article in question is another in a series of opinion pieces by “data analyst and political columnist” David Byler. Most people interpret it to mean you are a American citizen at birth, there are some out there who argue it means that you were born in America. As the child of a US citizen, she is a “natural born citizen” as required by the constitution. 5 presidential eligibility requirements. Specifically, in Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875), the Supreme Court stated that “[t]he Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. [9] Her mother is Thai Chinese[10] and originally from Chiang Mai. Section 212 of de Vattel’s treatise provides, in relevant part, that “natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”  Stated otherwise, to be a natural born citizen, one must be born on the soil of the birth country to two parents who are already citizens of that country. During the sit-in, Duckworth hid her mobile phone in her prosthetic leg to avoid it being taken away from her since taking pictures and recording on the House floor is against policy. Tammy Duckworth was born in Bangkok, Thailand, the daughter of Lamai Sompornpairin and Franklin Duckworth. [64][65], On March 30, 2015, Duckworth announced that she would challenge incumbent U.S. [27] She was the first American female double amputee from the Iraq War. 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I live in Illinois, so she is one of my Senators. She was the first female double amputee from the war. She was vetted as a possible running mate during Joe Biden's vice presidential candidate selection. A member of the Democratic Party, she represented Illinois's 8th district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Lindsay Boxer, READ it again. Learn More{{/message}}, {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}It appears your submission was successful. "[68][69], Duckworth was endorsed by Barack Obama, who actively campaigned for her. [78] The Veterans Service Organization and Paralyzed Veterans of America recognized Duckworth's leadership in defending the Americans with Disabilities Act. To do their work, constitutional authors used established legal and political standards of the time. [4], According to The Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL), a joint partnership between the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and Vanderbilt University,[72] Duckworth's "Legislative Effectiveness Score" (LES) is "Exceeds Expectations" as a freshman senator in the 115th Congress (2017–2018), the 11th highest out of 48 Democratic senators. She was not born with unity of citizenship and sole allegiance to the USA: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/u-s-senator-duckworth-holds-dual-citizenship-and-dual-allegiance-to-two-countries/ CDR Kerchner (Ret) – http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org. They briefly lived on public assistance, an experience that resonated with voters when As reported on Freedom Friday, Mike Zullo separated from the Cold Case Posse in 2017. (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided, That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or periods of employment with the United States Government or with an international organization as that term is defined in section 288 of title 22 by such citizen parent, or any periods during which such citizen parent is physically present abroad as the dependent unmarried son or daughter and a member of the household of a person (A) honorably serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, or (B) employed by the United States Government or an international organization as defined in section 288 of title 22, may be included in order to satisfy the physical-presence requirement of this paragraph. is NATURALIZATION law. Tammy was born in Bangkok, Thailand, the daughter of Lamai Sompornpairin and Franklin Garthwright Duckworth. Your email address will not be published. [99], In October 2006, The Sunday Times reported that Duckworth agreed with General Sir Richard Dannatt, the British Army chief, that the presence of coalition troops was exacerbating the conflict in Iraq. Tammy Duckworth, Who Lost Both Legs in Iraq, Offers to Take These Fools Hunting to Talk Gun Control She also hid her phone in her prosthetic leg. To begin with, and to be perfectly clear, Tammy Duckworth’s service to this Nation – and huge sacrifice, having lost both legs in 2004 to combat injuries as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the Iraq War – must never be forgotten or marginalized. [43], On February 3, 2009, Duckworth was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Sadly, this is something that the current occupant of the Oval Office does not seem to care to do—and I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft dodger. Since her father was a US citizen (according to Tammy Duckworth - Wikipedia), then yes. Duckworth said that Barrett's membership in such an organization was "disqualifying and, frankly, insulting to every parent". I have called her a hero hundreds of times. Joe Arpaio had claimed he sent the Cold Case Posse material to the federal government, but he didn’t specify whether that was in his official capacity in 2016 or as a private citizen after he left office. She would admit 100,000 Syrian refugees into the United States. Duckworth became fluent in Thai and Indonesian, in addition to English. The WaPo Duckworth opinion piece author asserts: “Duckworth easily meets the basic requirements for the job.”  Your faithful servant begs to differ: no, she doesn’t, because she was born in Bangkok, Thailand rather than in the United States. Here is the extract that I copied from https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1401 of 8 U.S.C. [127], In August 2020, Duckworth told NPR in an interview that she is homeschooling her children due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Barrett, a devout Catholic, is a member of a group that considers in vitro fertilization morally illicit. [97], During her unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2006, Duckworth called on Congress to audit the estimated $437 billion spent on overseas military and foreign aid since September 11, 2001. But those qualities and characteristics cannot trump or invalidate the language of Art. Tammy Duckworth (1968- ) is a US senator from Illinois. Her father, who died in 2005, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps who traced his family's American roots to the American Revolutionary War. Learn More{{/message}}. War-hero senator seen as candidate for vice president or defense secretary The Constitution has become effectively irrelevant, nearly meaningless these days. As of 2020, Tammy's net worth is $500,000. The couple married in 1993 and has two daughters. The ONLY published standard of that time known to have been used by that body that defined that term was THE LAW OF NATIONS by Emerich deVattel. [40][41], Also in 2009, the Illinois Auditor General released an audit of the Veterans Affairs department. [38][39] The case settled in June 2016 for $26,000 with no admission of wrongdoing. I don’t know what the solution is to such a problem. [37] The case was dismissed twice but refilings were allowed. There was never been a court case to actually settle what "natural born citizen" means. She used vacation time, but violated Illinois law by going to the event in a state-owned van that was equipped for a person with physical disabilities. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. [38] The plaintiffs later indicated they no longer wanted to settle, but the judge gave them 21 days to sign the settlement and canceled the trial. That is why Ted Cruze is constitutionally eligible to be President despite being born in Canada. Duckworth became f… 620 through the Senate. The new Maricopa County Sheriff then disbanded the Cold Case Posse. * Duckworth was born in Thailand, but her father was an American citizen so we believe that she is constitutionally eligible to be president or vice president. A “Natural Born Citizen” is one born IN the United States to parents who are BOTH Citizens of the U.S. Front & Center with John Callaway: Returning Veterans: How Warm A Welcome? [87], Duckworth has spoken at the 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020, Democratic National Conventions. Please don’t “read” something in my comment that isn’t there. [22] As a member of the Army Reserve, she went to flight school, later transferring to the Army National Guard and in 1996 entering the Illinois Army National Guard. Both have since retired from the armed forces. And because the 12th Amendment specifies that “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States,” Senator Duckworth would be ineligible to serve as Vice-President under a President Biden. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. Duckworth was born in Thailand to an U.S. Marine father and a Thai mother of Chinese descent. She lost both of her legs while serving as a pilot in Iraq. Her father was unemployed for a time, and the family relied on public assistance. [35] The lawsuit alleged that she wrongfully terminated one employee and threatened and intimidated another for bringing reports of abuse and misconduct of veterans when she was head of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. §§ 1401(c), (d), (g).”, Tammy Duckworth is not a “natural born Citizen” of the United States to constitutional standards. Most notably the Purple Heart, an award her marine father had also received. [13], Duckworth attended Singapore American School, the International School Bangkok, Jakarta Intercultural School[14][15] (then known as Jakarta International School) for a few months her senior year in the class of 1985, and graduated with honors from McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1985 after her family settled in Hawaii when she was sixteen. "[75], During the 115th Congress, Duckworth was credited with saving the Americans with Disabilities Act. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. Tragic. Our true heroes, the men and women who served us, it's the last thing in the world they talk about." [98], On September 30, 2006, Duckworth gave the Democratic Party's response to President George W. Bush's weekly radio address. [117] [118] In 2011, Chicago's Access Living honored Duckworth for her work on behalf of veterans with disabilities, bestowing her with the Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award. That means she is not a natural born citizen of the United States. Is Thomas expanding the definition of natural born to; Born outside the US to two citizen parents? Duckworth is eligible to be VP. Summary: The above law only cites “citizen”. [108], In August 2018, Duckworth was one of seventeen senators to sign a letter spearheaded by Kamala Harris to United States Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen demanding that the Trump administration take immediate action in attempting to reunite 539 migrant children with their families, citing each passing day of inaction as intensifying "trauma that this administration has needlessly caused for children and their families seeking humanitarian protection. [20][21] She became a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve in 1992 and chose to fly helicopters[19] because it was one of the few combat jobs open to women at that time. [119], Duckworth is heavily decorated for her service in Iraq, with over 10 distinct military honors. [82][84], Duckworth served in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran. Duckworth, herself, was a highly decorated Army Lieutenant Colonel who received a Purple Heart after she lost both her legs when her helicopter was hit by an Iraqi insurgent grenade.. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Duckworth is the second of three Asian American women to serve in the U.S. Senate, after Mazie Hirono, and before Kamala Harris. This proviso shall be applicable to persons born on or after December 24, 1952, to the same extent as if it had become effective in its present form on that date; and. [67], During a televised debate on October 27, 2016, Duckworth talked about her ancestors' past service in the United States military. 1428, 140 L.Ed.2d 575 (1998) (SCALIA, J., concurring in judgment) (recognizing that “Congress has the power to set the requirements for acquisition of citizenship by persons not born within the territory of the United States”). (c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person; Is Tammy Duckworth considered "natural born" because her father was American? A natural born Citizen can only be achieved naturally – by being born in the country (no foreign lands) to two US citizen parents. [82][84], On April 15, 2020, the Trump administration invited Duckworth to join a bipartisan task force on the reopening of the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [62], On April 3, 2013, Duckworth publicly returned 8.4% ($1,218) of her congressional salary for that month to the United States Department of Treasury in solidarity with furloughed government workers. … 8 U.S.C. She was a Girl Scout, and earned her First Class, now called the Gold Award[16]. Ted Cruz, Laurence Tribe, and Tammy Duckworth In 2016, Professor Laurence Tribe said it was "not settled" whether Ted Cruz was a "Natural Born Citizen." That definition, as explained here, was extracted by the Founders from § 212 of The Law of Nations authored by a contemporary Swiss jurist and legal philosopher, Emmerich de Vattel. [3] Despite her grievous injuries, she sought and obtained a medical waiver that allowed her to continue serving in the Illinois Army National Guard until she retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2014. Where within 8 U.S.C. 620,[77] and led 42 senators in pledging to oppose any effort to pass H.R. 8USC1401 is NOT relevant to the ‘natural born citizen’ clause of the Constitution. Duckworth received a Purple Heart[27] on December 3 and was promoted to Major on December 21 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center,[28] where she was presented with an Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Tammy Duckworth was born in a country other than the United States, to one non-American parent and one American parent. What r21 said. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first.” (Emphasis added). [59], In the 2014 general election, Duckworth faced Republican Larry Kaifesh, a United States Marine Corps officer who had recently left active duty as a colonel. Under long standing US law, she is a natural-born citizen because her father was American. [100], Duckworth supports continued U.S. military aid to Israel and opposes the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. [34], In 2009, two Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs employees at the Anna Veterans' Home in Union County filed a lawsuit against Duckworth. [25], Duckworth was working toward a Ph.D. in political science at Northern Illinois University, with research interests in the political economy and public health in southeast Asia, when she was deployed to Iraq in 2004. While no U.S. Supreme Court decision has yet directly addressed the question of what the clause means in the context of a live “case or controversy” involving a sitting president or candidate for president, it has addressed the issue in the context of what the Founders intended when they selected the restriction. This WAS a UNANIMOUS decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v Happersett, (1874). does it say “natural born Citizen? Her mother is Thai Chinese. [81] Shortly afterward, the Senate passed Senate Resolution 463, which Duckworth introduced on April 12, 2018,[82] by unanimous consent. Duckworth was born in Bangkok, the daughter of an American development-aid worker and a Thai mother of Chinese descent. In it, she was critical of Bush's strategy for the Iraq War. Both of Duckworth's children were conceived by IVF. Period.!!! [11] Her father worked with the United Nations and international companies in refugee, housing, and development programs,[12] and the family moved around Southeast Asia. Duckworth is NOT an NBC. Whenever anyone writes about Illinois representative Tammy Duckworth, they're almost obligated to start with her résumé: She holds multiple doctorate degrees and is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois. At the time of her birth, her mother, Lamai Sompornpairin, was a Thai-Chinese citizen and her father, Franklin Duckworth, was a U.S. citizen tracing his roots back to participants in the American Revolutionary War. But, whatever the solution may be, we can be sure it won’t be forthcoming for years to come, if at all. She also stated that she believed moderate Republicans, who support common sense gun control, would have more power to influence gun control if they were not "pushed aside by those folks who are absolutely beholden to the NRA. “It has determined that children born abroad to U.S. parents, subject to some exceptions, are natural-born citizens who do not need to go through the naturalization process. [53][54] Walsh generated controversy when in July 2012, at a campaign event, he accused Duckworth of politicizing her military service and injuries, saying "my God, that's all she talks about. [5][6] Her father, who died in 2005,[7] was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps[8] who traced his family's American roots to the American Revolutionary War. Duckworth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, defeating Republican incumbent Mark Kirk. While under the 14 th Amendment, Tammy Duckworth is deemed to be either a “native-born” or “naturalized” U.S. citizen, that status does not meet the Art. [51], In July 2011, Duckworth launched her campaign to run in 2012 for Illinois's 8th congressional district. [105], Duckworth participated in the 2016 Chris Murphy gun control filibuster. [105], In a 2016 interview with GQ magazine, Duckworth stated that gaining control of the Senate and "closing the gap" in the House would be necessary in order to pass common sense gun laws. "[105], Duckworth supports abortion rights[106][107] and the Affordable Care Act. For the general election, Duckworth was endorsed by EMILY's List, a political action committee that supports female Democratic candidates who back abortion rights. She skipped 9th grade. Even though the server responded OK, it is possible the submission was not processed. [101], In May 2019, Duckworth was a cosponsor of the South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act,[102] a bipartisan bill reintroduced by Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin that was intended to disrupt China's consolidation or expansion of its claims of jurisdiction over both the sea and air space in disputed zones in the South China Sea. Since 2017, she is the junior senator for Illinois. and hyper-disastrous Wuhan COVID19 Governor Gretchen (“Michigan’s Mussolini”) Whitmer. [120] Duckworth credits Dole for inspiring her to pursue public service, while she recuperated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; although, in 2006, Dole endorsed Duckworth's Republican opponent, Peter Roskam. L. Tammy Duckworth was born in Bangkok, Thailand, the daughter of Franklin Duckworth and Lamai Sompornpairin. At this juncture, the odds are heavily in favor of SCOTUS’ hat tip to Harris and Duckworth. http://constitution.org/vattel/vattel_01.htm#%C2%A7%20212.%20Citizens%20and%20natives, https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1401, https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/u-s-senator-duckworth-holds-dual-citizenship-and-dual-allegiance-to-two-countries/. And I have a message for Cadet Bone Spurs: If you cared about our military, you'd stop baiting Kim Jong Un into a war that could put 85,000 American troops, and millions of innocent civilians, in danger. Kirk responded, "I'd forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to serve George Washington." [66] Duckworth defeated fellow Democrats Andrea Zopp and Napoleon Harris in the primary election on March 15, 2016. Even the worst Democrat officeholder or candidate for public office, if they are an honorably discharged military veteran, must always be thanked for their service before challenging them on their political views. 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Tammy Duckworth gives birth to daughter", "Tammy Duckworth expecting 2nd child; will be 1st sitting senator to give birth", "Tammy Duckworth Becomes First U.S. [63], On June 26, 2013, during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Duckworth received national media attention after questioning Strong Castle CEO Braulio Castillo on a $500 million government contract the company had been awarded based on Castillo's disabled veteran status. Senator To Give Birth While In Office", "Duckworth proposes rule allowing babies on Senate floor", "Babies now allowed on Senate floor after rule change", "A duckling onesie and a blazer: The Senate floor sees its first baby, but many traditions stand", "White House taps members of Congress to advise on reopening economy", "Democratic US Senator opposes Amy Coney Barrett confirmation over IVF", "Who Are Contenders for Biden's Cabinet? [23] She lost her right leg near the hip and her left leg below the knee[26] from injuries sustained on November 12, 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents. Senator Kamala Harris was instead selected. Tammy Duckworth was born in Bangkok, Thailand, to Frank and Lamai Duckworth. Her father, who died in 2005, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. [70], On November 8, Duckworth defeated Kirk 54 percent to 40 percent to win the Senate seat. Her mother is Thai and her late father was American. [89][90][91] She was the permanent co-chair of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. And so we never get the vote. [36] Duckworth was represented in the suit by the Illinois Attorney General's office. While Director, she was credited with starting a program to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and veterans with brain injuries. Duckworth was educated at the University of Hawaii and George Washington University. While under the 14th Amendment, Tammy Duckworth is deemed to be either a “native-born” or “naturalized” U.S. citizen, that status does not meet the Art. [52] Duckworth received the endorsement of both the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald. Be born anywhere in the world to parents at least one of whom is a U.S. citizen. Ladda Tammy Duckworth was born in Bangkok, Thailand, in 1968. 2, § 1, Cl. So there are two ways to become a natural born U.S. citizen: Be born inside the United States. In 2004 she lost both legs fighting in the Iraq War and is the first senator to give birth while in office.… There is no other reference book extant at that time that contains that definition. (Jul. Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician. Tammy Duckworth is an American politician and a former U.S Army lieutenant colonel. [103], Duckworth was rated by the National Rifle Association as having a pro-gun control congressional voting record. BTW, in the case he cites, Miller v. Albright, there was a US citizen father and non-citizen mother. Add message | Report | See all NotBadConsidering Tue 07-Jul-20 12:40:21 that you cited in your comment: The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth: She voiced her opposition to Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. US elections 2020 Asia watches as Bangkok-born Tammy Duckworth rises in US politics. [92] At the 2020 convention she called President Trump "coward-in-chief" for not supporting the American military.[93][94]. A Democrat, she has held Barack Obama's old senate seat since 2017. Her mother was of Chinese descent. Should be nothing less than 0-9 decision. [73], GovTrack's Report Card on Duckworth for the 115th Congress found that among Senate freshmen, she ranked first in favorably reporting bills out of committee and "Got influential cosponsors the most often compared to Senate freshmen. She defeated former Deputy Treasurer of Illinois Raja Krishnamoorthi for the Democratic nomination on March 20, 2012, then faced incumbent Republican Joe Walsh in the general election. Presently that just means that you either had or would have been eligible for citizenship at birth. [47], After longtime incumbent Republican Henry Hyde announced his retirement from Congress, several candidates began campaigning for the open seat. [60] Duckworth defeated Kaifesh with 56% of the vote. As I believe some others have pointed out Justice Thomas wrote in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, “see also Miller v. Albright, 523 U.S. 420, 456, 118 S.Ct. You get an “F-” Lindsay. 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