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Thread: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Really? I thought it was common knowledge that someone born on U.S. soil is a citizen at birth (Obama) is eligible to be president, whereas someone born in, say, Austria, who immigrates to the US and later becomes a naturalized citizen (Schwarzenegger) is a naturalized citizen, ineligible to be president.

    I'm actually surprised that there is confusion about this.
    I was also referring to people born OUTSIDE the US who are also citizens at birth; either because both parents are U.S. citizens or because one parent is a citizen qualified to pass on citizenship to an offsping...
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    conflict of interest. the only exceptions should be people who were born of american parents while the mother was temporarily out of the country or maybe people who immigrated to the US as a child
    This is a reflection of my own opinion. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Not without a Constitutional Amendement.

    Someone born in another country but who arrived here before school age would be fine with me. We've already seen the problem with someone raised in a foreign culture.

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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    sure they should. they should be able to run for president of whatever country they were born in
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    Not without a Constitutional Amendement.

    Someone born in another country but who arrived here before school age would be fine with me. We've already seen the problem with someone raised in a foreign culture.
    Saying what, Patrickt???????
    Is caring about others "foreign" ?

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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Saying what, Patrickt???????
    Is caring about others "foreign" ?
    caring more about others than your own is
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    I think so.
    Only if its Christopher Hitchings

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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    HELL NO

    Anyone found to have been born in another Country who either runs or tries to run should be given 20 years and then be deported.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    My main objection is that people who are raised in foreign countries even if they are American Citizens should not be president.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    My main objection is that people who are raised in foreign countries even if they are American Citizens should not be president.
    So military kids who travel with their parents and are raised in foreign countries should not be president? Interesting concept. Unconstitutional, unjust, and unfair... but interesting.

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