Arnold Lobbies for White House Run

Arnold Lobbies for White House Run

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It seems that the Governator wants to take a run at the white house; However, because Arnold isn’t a natural born citizen, he can’t. The Constitution of the U.S. forbids it:

Article. II. – The Executive Branch
Section 1 – The President
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of
the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President

In order to get past that restriction, Arnold is looking to get that part of the Constitution repealed or changed. Before discussing any further, why was the position of president given that restriction? Well, would it have been wise for a country to be under the rule of a foreigner? Does a foreigner hold America and American’s best interest at heart? It’s difficult to answer because each person is different, but a foreigner has less ties with the U.S. than a natural born citizen.

So before anyone gets swept up in Arnold’s pseudo-english, please be aware of the ramifications of allowing foreigners into the highest office of this land.


October 18, 2013 | 12:53am
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Arnold lobbies for White House run

By Emily Smith

Action star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been lobbying for support to change the law to allow him to run for president in 2016, Page Six has exclusively learned.

We’re told Ahnold has been openly talking about his political ambitions while in New York to promote his new movie with Sylvester Stallone, “Escape Plan.”

One source said: “Schwarzenegger has been talking openly about working on getting the constitutional rules changed so he can run for president in 2016. He is ready to file legal paperwork to challenge the rules.”

Arnie was born in Austria, and the US Constitution prevents foreign-born citizens from holding the nation’s top job. Any amendment to the Constitution must be approved by two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate.

But Arnold, who became a US citizen in 1983, still could mount a legal challenge. In 2010, he appeared on the ‘Tonight Show,’ and was asked by Jay Leno if he would make a White House run if the law were changed.

Schwarzenegger replied, “Without any doubt.” With America becoming more diverse, it is not clear what would happen if Arnie or any other foreign-born naturalized citizen decided to run.

Columbia University Law School professor Michael Dorf, an expert in constitutional law, said about the Governator’s case in 2007, “The law is very clear, but it’s not 100 percent clear that the courts would enforce that law rather than leave it to the political process.”

While Arnold’s rep didn’t respond to us, even Mayor Mike Bloomberg has spoken playfully about forming a presidential ticket with Schwarzenegger.

“There would be a fight to see who would be the presidential candidate and who would be the vice presidential candidate,” Bloomberg quipped a few years back. “He would want to arm-wrestle for the top spot; I would want to check the Constitution.”

If it does happen, an arm wrestle between Arnold and fellow 2016 contender Hillary Clinton would be a spectacle, although our bets are on Hillary.

4 responses to “Arnold Lobbies for White House Run

  1. That was a real zinger George had there. I mean the only President able to get past this law is our current beloved Obama after all

  2. How dare you say that! Arnold would crush Hilary with his pinky toe in arm-wrestling. Poor Arnold really wants this job in the White House. The good American people would most certainly allow him to be working there. It’s not like he’s a spy or anything. He would’ve terminated us by now if he was.

  3. There has already been enough laws in the constitution changed and broken by the government. It’s crazy enough to think that at one time it was illegal to tax on income, now that one of the governments main source of revenue. And the budget, when was the last time one of those were passed? Sure, let’s just have a foreign born president, why not?

  4. May be he can get some pointers from Obama, on how to by pass this problem?

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