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Reasons to reconsider the "native born clause"

by Ziks511 / September 11, 2010 3:52 PM PDT

Fiorello LaGuardia, Ahhnold Schwartzenegger (who really does seem to have done the best job he could in much beset California), Henry Kissinger (electable early on before the invasion of Cambodia), former UN Ambassador John Negroponte. Note that they are all Republicans.


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I'd like to see it changed
by James Denison / September 11, 2010 9:01 PM PDT

We should no longer be an immigrant nation. We have enough here already. Instead we should change the requirement to be president to allow only a third generation to hold the office. That would allow immigrant to be come a citizen, have children who are a citizen, and then the grandchildren be eligible. Since the chance of becoming President is about one in 230 million, that's not really discrimination either.

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I don't think so...
by EdHannigan / September 11, 2010 10:21 PM PDT

Sounds totally unworkable. That discriminates unfairly against second generation citizens.

I think it's fine the way it is, IF people stop misusing it. The only minor change necessary is to make it clear that simply being born inside the borders does NOT confer automatic citizenship.

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