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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?

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

    Every "citizen" of the United States should be eligible to be president. People who migrate to here from other countries should be given the staus of "legal resident." A court could decide if certain acts of heroism or philanthropy entitled an immigrant to citizen status.

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

    What we have ain't broken, there's no need to "fix" it.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    I honestly don't see much of a difference between someone who was born in the US, or someone whose family moved here, looking for a better life, when they were 3 years old. American life will still be the only life they've ever really lived. If anything, they'll appreciate what we have in this country even more, since they won't take it for granted like we do. I wouldn't want adults coming here just so they could run, but I think the important part is being raised with American values, which really amounts to growing up here, not being born here.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What we have ain't broken, there's no need to "fix" it.
    I disagree - I think it is broken since citizens are being denied the equal chance to run for presidency purely on the basis of not being naturalized - regardless of how long ago that was [as in, while somebody who only recently became a citizen should have to wait a little bit longer before being able to, somebody who moved here,. and lived here for 10 years for example should have the full right to run].
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Sure, why not. Let's remove borders and educational requirements for jobs, too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Sure, why not. Let's remove borders and educational requirements for jobs, too.
    Wow, could you miss the point and / or be any more blatantly disingenuous?

    How the hell is removing, or more likely modifying a requirement to have been BORN in the U.S so that those who were brought here as an infant, or those whom have lived here for a long period of time can run for presidency anywhere close to that?
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    I think that we should keep this requirement of the president of the US!
    (A natural born citizen is a person born in the US to parents (plural) who are citizens)
    I think this is the best way to assure unity and allegiance.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Anyone should be able to run for president. Just a matter of them getting elected.

    Does being born in Texas exclude you from running for governor in... Alabama? New York? Rhode Island? Seems there'd be just as large a conflict of interest there as there would be between someone born in the UK/Australia/whatever running for President of the US.

    Of course they should be able to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    I think this is the best way to assure unity and allegiance.
    Really? How so?
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