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hpr2327 :: A Texan's view on Why only a Native Born person can be President

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Hosted by JWP on Tuesday 2017-07-04 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: President of the United States,eligibility.

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Based on my limited knowledge of our founding documents. I have read them a few times and had a few basic classes about our founding documents. So I am not lawyer or Professor just a normal person with a very normal education. I did see the starting documents at the national archive last sept 2016 and they are real and can be publicly read.

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Comment #1 posted on 2017-07-05T17:26:37Z by jezra

Not native born: natural born

The requirement isn't to be native born; the requirement is to be a "natural born" citizen. This means that one needs to be a citizen at time of birth.

A newborn is considered a "natural born" citizen of the US if the child has at least one parent with US citizenship. The children of any US citizen are natural born US citizens, regardless of location of birth.

Comment #2 posted on 2017-07-06T01:20:16Z by Kevin O'Brien

Jezra is correct

That is why John McCain (born in Panama) was eligible to run for President.

Comment #3 posted on 2017-07-08T19:58:44Z by Canadianbob

A completely silly rule if you ask me. It's especially true in a country populated by immigrants.

We have no such rule for Heads of State or Head of Government here in Canada.

The country didn't come to an end.

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