The Natural Born Citizen Clause

Apr 27 2011 @ 5:52pm

Will Wilkinson wants all American citizens to be eligible for the presidency:

The contemporary relevance of a person's place of birth to their fitness to serve as president completely eludes me. That an unsteady infant nation born of civil war might worry about allowing one of England's native sons to become commander in chief seems reasonable enough. But we're well past all that now.

Bernstein thinks we should drop the age requirements too. I favor maximal choice, which is why I also favor abolishing the two-term limit. And hey, if Sarah Palin can run, why not me? We'd have a great debate.