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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:40 AM

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It's time to start the process of passing a constitutional amendment removing the requirement that a president of the U.S. be a U.S. citizen-by-birth.

Most countries don't have that kind of official insult to immigrants in their constitution...why should we?

It's not as though we still need to worry about an agent of the British crown or the Soviet Union coming to power, or anything remotely like that.

It's time to admit that naturalized citizens are just as much Real Americans as are any other American citizens.

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There should, of course, be a ten-to-fifteen year residency requirement before a naturalized citizen can seek the presidency, in order to prevent international bazillionaires from seeing the U.S. presidency as just one possible path to personal global domination(so there wouldn't be, say, a Murdoch in '16 campaign).

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