Blond in AP on Natural Born

Carl Spitzer cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Sat Jun 20 10:53:11 MDT 2009

By KC Williams who teaches AP Government at Santa Fe High School. 

In one of Mr. Williams' classes, they were discussing the qualifications
to be president of the United States . It was pretty simple - the
candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.
However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair the
requirement was to be a natural born citizen. 

In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable
individuals from becoming president. Mr. Williams and the class were
just taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone's jaw hit the floor
when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born
citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by

Now this is an interesting commentary on what is called Advanced
Placement class.
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