Questions for the Candidates: Sen. McCain 2

       Senator McCain, sir, our children are taught in public schools that the Constitutional requirements, for an American President, are, “No person except a natural born citizen . . . shall be eligible to the Office of President, neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained the Age of thirty-five Years and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”  Thus it was that one of our notable forefathers, Alexander Hamilton who was born on a Caribbean island, was not a “natural born citizen” and therefore not an eligible candidate to be President.  You, Senator McCain, are also not a ‘natural born’ citizen, since you were born outside of the boundaries of the United States, in Panama, even though your parents were citizens.  By what authority do you dismiss this Constitutional ‘natural born citizen’ requirement as ‘not applying to you’ and how would you explain that to American public school students?

        Three other related questions, if you will Senator, (1) are there any other parts of the United States Constitution that ‘do not apply to you’; (2) does the same ‘natural born citizen’ Constitutional requirement for a President also not apply to Governor Schwarzenegger of California who is a naturalized citizen of the United States but continues to retain his ‘natural born’ Austrian citizenship; and (3) should the eligibility requirements of the United States Constitution be changed, so that a President need not be a ‘natural born’ citizen of the United States?


        By the way Senator, to your advantage, you are twice as qualified to be President based on the age requirements for the Presidency.


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