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H.J.RES.59 - Proposing amendment to Constitution, allowing not natural born citizens to be president
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Posted on 07/25/2003 6:41:49 PM PDT by chance33_98

H.J.RES.59

Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit persons who are not natural-born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 35 years, to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.

Sponsor: Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] (introduced 6/11/2003)

Cosponsors: 5

Latest Major Action: 6/25/2003 Referred to House subcommittee.

Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

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TOPICS: Government
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1 posted on 07/25/2003 6:41:49 PM PDT by chance33_98
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To: chance33_98
Yeah right .

Let's allow gorby to be prez.
2 posted on 07/25/2003 6:48:42 PM PDT by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: steplock
There is no way this will get ratified the guys is an idiot to even bring it up.
3 posted on 07/25/2003 6:52:43 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: chance33_98
NO!! Enough already!
4 posted on 07/25/2003 6:55:51 PM PDT by Maria S
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To: chance33_98
I don't think so. We already have thousands of qualified natural-born Americans to choose from in any given election and generation that will never get the opportunity to hold elective office. Just check out the primaries. Not a good reason to change the constitution for such a frivolous reason. Why needlessly worry ourselves with foreign-born candidates who might have different loyalties and agendas.

We are having enough problems with the loyalties of our own.

5 posted on 07/25/2003 6:56:40 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: chance33_98
No.
6 posted on 07/25/2003 6:57:46 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: chance33_98
Not a chance. This is a perfect case for "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
7 posted on 07/25/2003 6:58:59 PM PDT by Ronin (Qui tacet consentit!)
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To: chance33_98
I THOUGHT I was joking about Gorbachev as president... maybe not? Look to the bottom paragraph...

WHO fits this bill? Citizen for 35 years and resident in the US for 14 years?

in the meantime, they would change the "citizenship" definition to fit who they are looking at.


H.J.RES.59
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit persons who are not natural-born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 35 years, to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.
Sponsor: Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] (introduced 6/11/2003) Cosponsors: 5
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2003 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.



Jump to: Titles, Status, Committees, Related Bill Details, Amendments, Cosponsors, Summary



TITLE(S): (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED:
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit persons who are not natural-born citizens of the United States, but who have been citizens of the United States for at least 35 years, to be eligible to hold the offices of President and Vice President.



STATUS: (color indicates Senate actions)
6/11/2003:
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
6/25/2003:
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.



COMMITTEE(S):
Committee/Subcommittee: Activity:
House Judiciary Referral
Subcommittee on Constitution Referral





RELATED BILL DETAILS:
***NONE***





AMENDMENT(S):
***NONE***




COSPONSORS(5), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)
Rep Delahunt, William D. - 6/18/2003 [MA-10] Rep Frank, Barney - 6/11/2003 [MA-4]
Rep Issa, Darrell E. - 6/11/2003 [CA-49] Rep LaHood, Ray - 6/26/2003 [IL-18]
Rep Shays, Christopher - 6/18/2003 [CT-4]





SUMMARY AS OF:
6/11/2003--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Makes a person who has been a citizen of the United States for at least 35 years and who has been a resident within the United States for at least 14 years eligible to hold the office of President or Vice President.

8 posted on 07/25/2003 7:02:23 PM PDT by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: steplock
What if's are fun - but don't forget!!!!!

They laughed at the THOUGHT of suing the tobacco companies! They laughed at the thought of the "fat police" (thet have been legislated into existance!)! They laughed at the tought of suing a restaurant! Even AFTER they successfully banned POPCORN!?!?!?!

don't laugh ....
9 posted on 07/25/2003 7:05:42 PM PDT by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: chance33_98
Similar bill in the Senate

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years. (Introduced in Senate)

SJ 15 IS

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 15

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 10, 2003

Mr. HATCH introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to make eligible for the Office of President a person who has been a United States citizen for 20 years.

`Article--




10 posted on 07/25/2003 7:14:26 PM PDT by deport (On a hot day don't kick a cow chip...... only democrat enablers..)
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To: chance33_98

Unacceptable


11 posted on 07/25/2003 7:15:12 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("If it feels good, Do It! Don't Think Twice!" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: Dan from Michigan
NO PRESIDENT GRANHOLM!!!!!
12 posted on 07/25/2003 7:16:02 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("If it feels good, Do It! Don't Think Twice!" - Lynyrd Skynyrd)
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To: chance33_98
Anyone have a copy of that photo with Vic Snyder and his pal Fidel Castro?
13 posted on 07/25/2003 7:31:21 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: sgtbono2002
City to pay up to $2,000 to get visa for new employee (is not an American citizen)
New Castle News ^ | July 25, 2003 | Nancy Lowry,


Posted on 07/25/2003 7:45 PM PDT by good


City to pay up to $2,000 to get visa for new employee

By Nancy Lowry, New Castle News July 25, 2003

New Castle City Council will pay an immigration attorney $220 per hour to secure a long-term work visa for the city's new assistant zoning officer. Maria Veronica Elias, hired by unanimous vote of council on Feb. 27, is a native of Argentina and is not an American citizen. Council agreed last night to pay up to $2,000 to attorney Mark Knapp of Pittsburgh to assist in filing the necessary paperwork for her employment visa.

Elias is expected to begin work for the city on Aug. 4. The job pays $25,000 per year plus benefits.

For complete details, please see today's New Castle News or to subscribe, call (724)654-6651, ext. 610.

(Nancy Lowry can be contacted at nlowry@ncnewsonline.com or by calling (724) 654-6651, extension 623.)
14 posted on 07/25/2003 7:55:27 PM PDT by good
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To: chance33_98
Cultural Pollution is getting worse not better.
15 posted on 07/25/2003 7:56:16 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: chance33_98
NO WAY!
16 posted on 07/25/2003 7:59:48 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: Dan from Michigan
I doubt if Senator Hatch has Granholm in mind. I suspect they're thinking of a former body-builder with an Austrian accent.

But it's still a bad idea.

17 posted on 07/25/2003 9:47:44 PM PDT by Brandon
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To: chance33_98
The screaming from the commies becomes a cherp in the night, and proves, once and for all, they hate everything American. Somebody play "Taps", fire the guns, and shovel the dirt on the coffin, the left has died!
18 posted on 07/25/2003 10:11:56 PM PDT by timydnuc (FR)
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To: chance33_98
NO, NO, NO, NO & NO!
19 posted on 07/25/2003 11:55:38 PM PDT by jocon307 (i bet these are going to be the most boring replies you've ever gotten, Just NO)
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To: All
Not that I care - I wouldn't take the job if offered...

But you all need to remember that there are plenty of us out there who were born outside this country, to parents who were natural-born, but where one or the other happened to be serving in the armed forces, or may have been traveling for other reasons.

In my case, my father was serving in the army in Stuttgart, Germany and I was born in the hospital there.

I am naturalized, and can never be president, even though both of my parents were natural-born citizens and had in no way given up their citizenship.  

Should a person, born to natural-born citizens who just happened to be in a different country on the day they were born, and who has been a citizen themselves since being naturalized at a young age, and then raised in this country, be deprived of the opportunity to be president due to an arcane requirement set over two hundred years ago when travel occurred either by foot or by horseback?

20 posted on 07/26/2003 8:07:26 AM PDT by Col Sanders (I ought to tear your no-good Goddang preambulatory bone frame, and nail it to your government walls)
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To: chance33_98
No.
21 posted on 07/26/2003 8:09:01 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Under advice from my lawyer I will now be known as Mostly Harmless Teddy Bear)
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To: Col Sanders
"Should a person, born to natural-born citizens who just happened to be in a different country on the day they were born, and who has been a citizen themselves since being naturalized at a young age, and then raised in this country, be deprived of the opportunity to be president due to an arcane requirement set over two hundred years ago when travel occurred either by foot or by horseback?"

My brother is of similar fate like that. He should be allowed to run, simply because he was born to American Parents serving the country. In no other circumstances should that be permited.

22 posted on 07/31/2003 1:30:35 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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