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    do you have to be born in the united states to be president

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    Yup! and it's one American law I totally agree with. :)

     




    1. No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident ...


    A lot of people think that Barack Obama wasn't but he was. I believe the law states one has to be a citizen at birth or something like that......

    Yes, Americans prefer to limit the talent pool.

    Ducky

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    Oooooooo.....
    Colleen

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    When it comes to the office of the president, we need strength, intelligence and leadership, not an apologetic entertainer. Obama can save his talent for Hollywood.
    digger

    Those needed qualities CAN be found. Possibly even in a foreign-born candidate. Canada has had four; three of which were born in Scotland, of all places.The first one, Sir John A. MacDonald hailed from Glasgow, if you can believe it. Rumour has it he indulged, rather frequently, in the drink. A wise and sociable chap was he.
    Colleen

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    The US Constitution prohibits foreign born people from being president of the USA. We need to cap the spending power of candidates so that even a blue collar person can afford to run for president. I'm seriously tired of having only recycled names (bought and paid for by the party) to choose from in each presidential election.

    Obama claims he was born in USA, but his home country says no.

    Colleen

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    Right, his home country says no and that he was actually born there in Kenya.


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