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Arnie thinks that foreigners should be allowed to seek the presidency.

Nope, sorry. I don’t agree. There needs to be a few things in this country left that defines this country. You can give me all the “this country was built on the backs of immigrants” all you want and I would agree with you. Still, I think there is something to having been born in the old US of A. There is something about being raised 100% in the culture of the United States that is important to being the president of this country.

As multi-national and multi-cultural as I am, I draw the line at letting someone who was not BORN in the United States be president of the United States.

I don’t think the Germans or the Italians or the English would like it if I was Prime Minister… Esp when it is hard enough for most people to run for office anyway because of financial reasons.

Sorry, Arnie- f!@k off!

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  • http://www.iamrighturpie.blogspot.com/ jadester

    i don’t believe there are many countries that would allow a foreigner to run for their government’s highest office.

  • JR

    I seem to recall India trying to draft an Italian-born woman, Sonia Ghandi, to serve as prime minister. Of course, they were desperate for a competent leader. We’re getting there.

  • http://www.filteringcraig.com Craig Lyndall

    I definitely agree. It isn’t that a foreign-born person would be UNABLE to do the job, but I feel like the job belongs to someone born and raised here. I don’t think it is unreasonable.

  • http://www.tekwh0re.net Ms. Tek

    all I know that as soon as Arnie was made gov, this was going to to come up. I’m psychic.

  • http://www.tude.com/ Hal Pawluk

    Not to be disagreeable :-) but it came up before he was elected. Orrin Hatch introduced an amendment in July and I wrote about it a couple of months later:

    9/28/03: SCHWARZENEGGER CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT HATCHED

    On July 10th, Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, quietly introduced what he hopes will become the twenty-eighth amendment:

    A person who is a citizen of the United States, who has been for 20 years a citizen of the United States, and who is otherwise eligible to the Office of President, is not ineligible to that Office by reason of not being a native born citizen of the United States.

    As it happens, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who, according to the Deseret News, Hatch’s home-town paper, is both a ‘pal’ and a ‘fund-raising helper’ of the Senator’s) became a citizen of the United States precisely twenty years ago. Hatch is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where constitutional amendments originate.