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.