Our View

Feb 232004
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Colleen Buhrer

Shandra Jordan

Kyle Endres

When the framers wrote the Constitution, they said that only

natural-born U.S. citizens may run for president. California Gov.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, think this is

something that should be changed.

“The Republican governor (Schwarzenegger) said anyone who has

been a U.S. citizen for at least 20 years — as he has — should

‘absolutely’ be able to seek the presidency,” according to


We disagree. We trust the framers knew what was right for the

country when they added this to the Constitution. And so far, we

have not seen any candidates worth rewriting the Constitution


Despite the fact he has said differently, it seems maybe the

Terminator has his sights set beyond the state of California, or

why else would he even care? Lawmakers shouldn’t create legislation

that serves their own interests. They’re supposed to represent the

people, so if this is something the voters want, which we really

doubt, then it might be a worthy law. That would be the only reason

this should be considered.

If a good candidate comes along, then it might be worth

considering, but if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

It is also important to understand the ingrained views that come

with being born and raised in the United States.

For now, there is no reason to change the Constitution.

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