Recent polls show that opposition to an amendment to the constitution allowing foreign born individuals to run for president has declined from 67% to 58%.
Los Angeles Times
In 1772, Austria joined Prussia and Russia in dividing up Poland, which had been weakened by the election of a foreign-born head of state.
Fifteen years later, America's Founding Fathers, leery of repeating Poland's experience, added the following to their new Constitution: "No person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President."
Today, a national — if fledgling — campaign is underway to allow foreign-born citizens to hold the nation's highest office. Supporters expect congressional hearings on the proposal this year.
I lean against this amendment. What do you think?
It's for yer Guv'nor, Digger! And while I think, Perhaps Ahnold is somewhat of a breath of fresh air on the political scene, more interested in solving problems than getting re-elected, I think even Ahnold would shy away from this amendment . . It could come back to haunt us further down the road. . . .
He said as much on a TV interview some time back.
Posted by: large on February 6, 2005 11:59 AM