Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are not eligible to serve in the Office of the pPresident or Vice President, because they are not natural born citizens of the United States as required by the natural born citizen clause of the Constitution. The fact that they were born in the United States with the eligibility to adopt native born U.S. citizenship does nothing to change the fact they were natural born citizens of Cuba and India respectively as a consequence of their parents being citizens of those nations at the time of birth. The natural born citizen clause was written for the express purpose stated by John Jay of preventing a person born with allegiance to a foreign sovereign from serving as commander of the American Army in the Office of the President after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Just as a naturalized U.S. citizen is diqualified from the Office of the President because they were natural born citizens of a foreign nation owing allegiance at birth to a foreign sovereign, the person native born in the United States who is also a natural born citizen of a foreign nation owing allegiance at birth to that foreign sovereign is also disqualified from the Office of the president for formerly owing allegiance to the foreign sovereign.
What do you mean? It didn’t stop the Kenyan from getting into office.
Marco Rubio was born in Florida in 1956 to parents who legally migrated from pre-Castro Cuba.
Bobby Jindal was born in Louisiana in 1971 to parents who legally migrated from India.
Neither “owes allegiance” to the nation of their parent’s birth, Rubio in particular.
I may have issues with both if they decide to run in 2016, based on their stances on certain issues, but this asinine natural born citizen stuff is just plain awful.