Curse you and your English origins, father! If you’d been born in the United States like all right-thinking people, I might still have a shot at the presidency.
It’s a simple question, but the answer may not be so easy.
While the Constitution does not define “natural-born citizen,” there is strong evidence that the Founding Fathers understood it to mean someone born of two American citizens.
The next national election is less than 18 months away, and both rising Republican stars have been touted as potential contenders for either the No. 1 or No. 2 spot on a presidential ticket.
But their eligibility is in doubt since both men’s parents were not U.S. citizens at the time their future political children were born, WND can reveal. That factor is important because the Constitution mandates a presidential candidate to be a “natural-born citizen,” a requirement that has dogged President Barack Obama since the 2008 campaign.
Also, both Jindal and Rubio have a wee bit more melanin in their skin than the Founding Fathers. But I’m sure that has nothing (nothing!) to do with any Birther resistance to their potential campaigns.
All of this is a shame, really. Were it not for my father’s benighted country of origin, I could have had a shot with the hair-splitting, xenophobic, nativistic constitutional originalist crowd. Doubtless they’ve been clamoring for a sarcastic homosexual who routinely prescribes contraception to adolescents, and I could have been that guy.