Today was a really exciting day in the world of Obama Conspiracy Theories. Following up on a document filed by Mario Apuzzo, I found a treasure trove of debate from 1787 on on the acquisition of American citizenship. We had de Vattel; we had the general law of nations; we had political infighting and the final decision of Congress. I could hardly keep my eyes on the page, wanting to move on to learn more. That was fun.
However, the high point of the experience was where my researches went while scanning through the first records of our Congress looking for the debate on seating Congressman Smith. I was deeply moved when I stumbled upon the account of the Congress in joint session counting the votes and certifying the election of George Washington as our first president. You can read it too. I feel a part of that heritage and a I feel sense of pride that I in my own small way, continue to try to protect the integrity of American democracy.