Skip to comments.Say NO To Arnold For Prez (NO FOREIGN-Born Presidents)
Posted on 11/23/2004 11:32:59 AM PST by Jon Alvarez
Like him or not, as Americans we should all stand together to say NO to any change in the US Constitution that would allow foreign-born, naturalized citizens to run for and hold the highest office in this great land...Apparently a movement is underway to change the US Constitution. We must stand up to this and oppose it.
Please sign the No2Arnold Petition
Therefore, in order to prevent foreign subversion, we stand in opposition to any and all efforts to amend Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution that bars the foreign-born from seeking the Presidency. Recent legislation introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in the House and Sen. Orrin Hatch in the Senate, proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to allow naturalized citizens to serve as President of these United States, necessitates our action in the defense of the sovereignty of our country.
I can't believe this thing would ever pass. Just too hard to pass a constitutional amendment, and there's no groundswell of support.
Listen to me know and believe me later. Ahhnald, will be Das President.
Over 80% of all Americans oppose allowing foreigners to serve in the highest office of the nation. Don't let the sellouts and RINOs tell you any different.
This will never pass.
I agree with you. No foreign born presidents.
Sorry Arnold...Don't come back. Fix California, give us more movies, but don't open the door for foreign populists to run.
After seeing what happened to the last country that let an ethnic Austrian rise to power, I'll have to pass on that.
When this issue is forwarded by a potential candidate it is certainly self serving at best and at worst dishonorable.
Don't worry, the constitution won't be changed to suit Arnold....
He's just doing what he does best, drumming up publicity, keeping his name in the news. This isn't a serious run...
I would not care if he would be the best president since Ronald Reagan ... NO FOREIGN BORN presidents
Why waste the time? There's not a chance on Earth this will ever get through any legislative body. Just ignore this nonsense. No petition is needed.
You don't support the "Cult of Personality" Amendment to the Constitution? /s
I think Peru tried this with a Japanese National, didn't they?
There is nothing wrong with the current system where the progeny of naturalized citizens can run for the highest office in the land.
I do not think that is too much to ask.
Can you just imagine for a moment a Saddam or a binLaden type run for the position and be ELECTED?
I agree..however, there is ONE way that they might get this to pass..which is what I would do if I were running the campaign. There are two folks known now, whom this would effetc..SArnold and GRanholm..the Dem gov of Michigan.. If they both supported it, but annouced that they would never seek, nor accpet the nominatio..that they were doing it for those who might come after them..then that selflessness would get a lot of attention, and perhaps change minds.
"After seeing what happened to the last country that let an ethnic Austrian rise to power, I'll have to pass on that."
That would be Austria, wouldn't it? What's happening there?
Besides, this stupid site wants contact information. They no doubt sell it to spammers.
Wait, what has Austria done lately?? ;)
ditto that!! well said
what the hell...we're all foreigners once or twice removed.
Ahnald has been here... since 1968...34 years....longer than some current Freepers natives.
Let's see what he does as Gov. first.
oohhh, you beat me by 13 seconds - I am so ashamed . . .
I am a hispanic totally against the ammendment..but I don't think you should demonize Arnold (picture of him crossed out). If this starts to be perceived as an anti-immigrant proposal and not a common sense US sovereignty protection...the tide can turn in favor of it...Let's oppose this in a smart way.....
This is a waste of time and energy because this thing will never ever pass, no opposition necessary.
"Can you just imagine for a moment a Saddam or a binLaden type run for the position and be ELECTED?"
We shouldn't allow naturalized citizens to be elected because there are some foreigners we wouldn't like to be president? How is that any more logical than demanding that U.S. citizens not be allowed to be president because we could elect an O.J. Simpson or an Al Sharpton?
Put me down for this petition!
I'm having a hard time deciding on which side to come down on this one. Part of me feels like we shouldn't mess with the Constitution, but that goes out the window when we all talk about same-sex marriages. The other part of me feels like if someone has been a citizen for over 20-25 years, then he/she has earned the right to at least pursue the Presidency.
many said Arnie would never be Governor of Caaaleeefornya.
I'm on board.
It's not Arnold who is the issue. What stops the Kofi Annons of the world from becoming American citizens and running for President? It will become a worldwide equivalent of Hillary Clinton moving to New York to run for Senate!
Only in his own mind will he ever be President.
my guess is that he does. most countries allow it, or at least don't forbid it. He would likely have had to renounce his Austrian Citizenship in the presence of an offical of the Republic of Austria and go thru a process to renounce his citizenship of Austria, very unlikely in my opinion. Likely he just let his passport expire and that legally he's still a citizen of the land of his birth.
No guys, it was Germany. Adlof Hitler was born in Brannau, Austria in 1885. He was not a natrual-born German, as much as he claimed he was.
Pardon me, but that is really such a simplistic and selfish desire at this time of really important time to be even considered worth discussion.
I believe that the liberals in the media circles are once again talking up their ideas then hoisting them on the American people.
Silly FRiend. Nobody rises to power in Austria. They just shamble toward it.
Does anyone know how many other countries allow non local citizens to be their president? France, Germany, Russia, etc. or is it only the US?
No lame online petition necessary. I'll let the Constitution do my talking for me.
If that doesn't give you the heebie-jeebies, go see a doctor.
Apparently? You're not sure, but we MUST do something now? bleat.
What makes Arnold think he is all that when he can't even
turn California around......God Forbid.
SCHWARZENEGGER IN, MEANS ALSO BILL CLINTON IN, BECAUSE RATS WOULD PUT PRESSURE ON THIS QUESTION (AND THEY WOULD HAVE A VOICE IN). THE REAL PROBLEM, HOWEVER, IS THAT SCHWARZENEGGER IS A RINO! IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM AT THE W.H., I CAN SAY ONLY THAT HE COULD BE DISCREET A VICE PRESIDENT, NOT A PRESIDENT (NEVER).
Last I saw, the U.S. is the only country that people are demanding to permit foreigners to rule. Curiously enough, the U.S. is also the world's only remaining Superpower.
I don't think it's a coincidence.
While I do not share Arnold's views on abortion, I like hom on a personal level, and I can't help but wonder what it would be like with him in charge of the good ol' US of A. If nothing else, it will be a hell of a news cycle.
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