Must The President Be Born In The Usa Analysis

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Must The President Be Born In The USA? The issue on whether or not the President of the USA must be born in the USA has been very heated argument, especially now that we are exceptionally close to the 2016 President elections. Some of the candidates have strong opinions on this topic. Republican candidate Donald Trump says, “ You can’t have a nominee who’s going to be subject to being thrown out as the nominee.” He was pointing out the fact that although Ted Cruz’s mother was born in the U.S but his father was born in Canada, and Ted Cruz was born in Canada. The argument of those that support the statement that people must be born in the US, is that in the Article 2 of the constitution states “No person except a natural born citizen shall…show more content…
My opinion is that if a child is not born but is brought to the United States at a young age, maybe 15 years old or younger, then they too should have a chance to be president of the country in which they were raised in for most of their life. I believe that if a child is brought at a young age, by the time they are old enough to be president, 35 years old, then they have grown up in the culture of the United States and they have been living here for most of their lives, that it is almost like they were born in the U.S. On the other hand if the child was brought to the United States later on in life then they might not appreciate the United States as much, because they might have been brought to the United States by their parents, and they might have a hard time going against their home country in times like war. I also agree with the fact that the term “natural born citizen” is very ambiguous. A child that is born within the borders of the US is obviously a natural born citizen, but it could also mean someone with American parents, regardless of not being born in the U.S is American. This term is very vague and since the Supreme Court has not ruled on a specific definition, I believe that it can be interpreted in different
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