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Pros And Cons Of Being A Natural Born Citizen

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According to ArticleⅡ, SectionⅠ, Clause Ⅴ, of the Constitution, a person must be a natural-born citizen to be eligible become president. However, many people from other countries have had the qualities and experience necessary to become president, yet they have been hindered from doing so by this foolish provision. Clearly, this is not right. I believe you do not need to be born on US soil, to become president for the following reasons: (1) many people misconceive the meaning of the word natural-born citizen,(2) many people from foreign countries have helped America in many ways,(3) most other countries do not have similar qualifications
Firstly, many people misconceive the meaning of the word, natural-born citizen. According to an article by the Harvard Law Review, the word natural-born citizen actually means that a natural-born citizen is someone who has been given birth to by a parent who is a citizen of the United States regardless of where he or she is born, without going through the naturalization process. Also, according to the same article, Congress has made it clear that from the day the Constitution was adopted to this day that the definition of the word natural-born citizen is the same as the one mentioned
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Alexander Hamilton, one of our founding fathers, assisted founding the US Mint and Coast Guard. He was born in the southern Caribbean in Saint Kitts and Nevis. He was given birth to in a foreign nation and indeed was a framer of the Constitution. Why shouldn’t he have been permitted to be president? Further examples include Former US Secretary Of State, Madeleine Albright, born in Smíchov, Czech Republic, Henry Kissinger, Former National Security Advisor and Secretary Of State, born in Fürth, Germany, and Felix Frankfurter, a Supreme Court Justice born in Vienna, Austria. There have been many other people besides the people listed above that have benefitted America as
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