WASHINGTON — The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming.Natural-born citizen.
Mr. McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a “natural-born citizen” can hold the nation’s highest office.
Yeah, confusing alright. Could that mean that a person born in America by a C-section can't run for president?
Watch the high-paid lawyers run with this one.
A Panamanian-born American president. Manuel Noreiga just didn't aim high enough.
The mind boggles.