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“Natural Born” Presidents

In Culture, International, Opinion, Politics on July 28, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Michael Lind asks on Salon.com why an immigrant couldn’t be President of the United States. It’s an interesting article, and one that the so-called “Birthers” should read. He lists the three ways you can become a citizen of the United States and explains the probable reason why the “natural born” qualification was was included in the Constitution. (If, as the Birthers would have it, “natural born” means being born on American soil, then even John McCain wasn’t eligible: he was born in the Panama Canal Zone.)

Why are the Birthers so upset about this issue? What would be so bad about having a president who was foreign born? Read the article. It will make you think.

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  1. “Why are the Birthers so upset about this issue? What would be so bad about having a president who was foreign born?”

    Because someone from another country will, in almost every case, favor that other country above their new country. Since there is very little way to truly prove that someone is an exception to the rule, the rule was put into place to exclude all, and therefor exclude the possibility.

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