January 20, 2016

100 Words -- Natural Born Fool

The Constitution states that only a “natural born Citizen” can be President. That restriction has bedeviled several recent presidential campaigns, the latest involving Ted Cruz. As much as I dislike Senator Cruz, I hope that if this reaches the courts, they take a more expansive view of citizenship than did the Founding Fathers. The world has changed since the 18th Century, and it was always intended that the Constitution would change with it. Americans born on foreign soil should enjoy the same Constitutional guarantees as a citizen born on U.S. soil, including the right to grow up to be President.

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