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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 spud_meister View Post
    I don't see how it's a problem, people won't elect someone who became a citizen yesterday anyway, and for the people suggesting a long term mole, it's just as equally likely they'll recruit a citizen. Our PM here was born in Wales, she's doing as expected, and, if trends continue, our next PM (current leader of the opposition) was born in England.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Just because yall do something dumb, doesn't mean have to.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    Obama.
    Wait for it. Wait for it....
    What, are you a birther?

    I was under the impression that it has been proved Pres. Obama is a natural-born citizen beyond any except an extremely unlikely possibility - which would, in turn, require many other supporting conspiracy theories in order to be true.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The Founders of this country weren't stupid, they made the requirement for a reason. We have plenty of Americans to chose from, no need for foreigners.
    You're so ignorant and xenophobic it hurts. If a Frenchman or a Brit could lead your country to greatness, why refuse out of sheer fear? If he's willing to become the leader, he's quite clearly an adoptive patriot of the US, and if people like him enough that the issue has come up on a national level, it must be that he's got some good ideas. Why let abject fear of the unknown get in the way? It's a very fundamentally stupid thing to do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    You're so ignorant and xenophobic it hurts. If a Frenchman or a Brit could lead your country to greatness, why refuse out of sheer fear? If he's willing to become the leader, he's quite clearly an adoptive patriot of the US, and if people like him enough that the issue has come up on a national level, it must be that he's got some good ideas. Why let abject fear of the unknown get in the way? It's a very fundamentally stupid thing to do.
    America doesn't need leaders with dual loyalties, potentially or actually.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    America doesn't need leaders with dual loyalties, potentially or actually.
    Of course not. Why would a Frenchman who has decided to leave France and come to the United States to get involved in the government have any dual loyalties? If the bloke's left his former country to go to another, willingly, that's a pretty stunning show of patriotism for his new country.

    Adoptive patriots are often the strongest patriots, mate.

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

    Yes, I see no problem with it.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    Of course not. Why would a Frenchman who has decided to leave France and come to the United States to get involved in the government have any dual loyalties? If the bloke's left his former country to go to another, willingly, that's a pretty stunning show of patriotism for his new country.

    Adoptive patriots are often the strongest patriots, mate.
    Foreigners can never be completely trusted. Lots and lots and lots of naturalized Americans are more than happy to subordinate American interests to the interests of their real homelands. For example:

    Chinese Spy 'Slept' In U.S. for 2 Decades - washingtonpost.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yes, I see no problem with it.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    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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