If you could change the requirements for the presidency, how would you do it?
I’d remove the requirement that the president be native-born. A lot of immigrants have served this country with honor and deserve a shot at the highest office.
“Among those barred from the presidency are Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, a Canadian-born Democrat; Labor secretary Elaine Chao (Taiwan); Housing and Urban Development secretary Mel Martinez (Cuba); former secretaries of State Henry Kissinger (Germany) and Madeleine Albright (Czechoslovakia); and of course, California governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger,” CBS News reported in 2003, when Senator Orrin Hatch proposed eliminating this rule.
By the way, I realize this change would mean a Constitutional amendment. It wouldn’t come easily.
In any case, that’s my idea. What do you think, and what would you propose?