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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?

    The location of your birth shouldn't prevent you from being judged on your own merits.

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

    President no but any other government office is fine.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
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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.
    What if that person was a U.S. citizen at birth???
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    I voted yes but I would like some rules applied to it.

    I actually never thought about it before just now when I read the question. Originally I was like HELL NO but then once I thought about it I cant really come up with any good logical reason for a blanket no.

    Our government system is set up with the president at top but there is checks and balances to keep him in check and secondly if he makes president that means WE elected him! So I definitely think the answer is yes.

    I would like a time limit on it though and some rules. Of course you would have to become a citizen and then be a citizen and live here for a certain amount of years. 10+
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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?

    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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    Since when was wanting to, and trying to run for President so bad when you were born in another country [saying nothing about when [relative to your brth] you came here or how long you were here] to justify THIS kind of reaction?

    Say you were born in a foreign country and brought here at an extremely young age for example, why then should you be disallowed from attempting presidency?

    And last I checked, people who came here legally and went through the process are CITIZENS, just not naturalized citizens, you can't DEPORT citizens for something like trying to run for presidency when the only thing that could stop their eligibility is that they weren't BORN here.
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    Re: Should individuals born in foreign countries be able to run for president?

    I see no reason to lift the prohibition and plenty of reason to keep it. Mostly though, I think this is an issue where the FF's were essentially correct.

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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, ....
    Now that is funny. I don't care who ya are, that right there is funny right there now.



    If the USA did allow non-citizens to run, excepting those noted above, y'all might be able to find a good one. Seems you have not been having much luck internally.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Now that is funny. I don't care who ya are, that right there is funny right there now.



    If the USA did allow non-citizens to run, excepting those noted above, y'all might be able to find a good one. Seems you have not been having much luck internally.

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    Why was that funny, in particular? As I recall, the French and British Empires were the second and first, respectively, largest and most powerful empires in the history of man. If I were you, an American, I should be salivating at the thought of a Frenchman or a Brit running your country -- learn from the best.

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