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|User Info||Deconstructing Marco Rubio: INELIGIBLE; entered at 2012-04-24 10:40:22|
Registered: 2009-03-25 Land of the Lost
If you want to change this the proper thing to do is to amend The Constitution before you run someone who is currently ineligible.They tried that. There have been no less than 24 attempts to amend The Constitution to change the presidential eligibility requirement from 'natural born citizen' to 'citizen' since the late 19th century, several within the last decade alone:
June 11, 2003, Rep. Vic Snyder [D-AR] H.J.R 59
September 3, 2003, Rep. John Conyers [D-MI] H.J.R. 67
September 15, 2004, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA] H.J.R. 104
January 4, 2005, Rep John Conyers [D-MI] H.J.R. 2
February 1, 2005, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA] H.J.R. 15
April 14, 2005, Rep. Vic Snyder [D-AR] H.J.R. 42
NONE of the proposed Amendments succeeded, so they ran an ineligible candidate anyway. Couldn't get an Amendment so they did an end run around The Constitution and established precedent while SCOTUS just stood by and let it happen.
The Constitution and rule of law in this country? They're nothing but a joke!