Schwarzenegger For President

Would Moses agree to a Constitutional Amendment to allow a foreign born to be President?

Lawmakers weigh foreign-born as president

Associated Press | October 6, 2004

WASHINGTON -- It's not about Arnold, lawmakers indicated. But the California governor was certainly one of the rising stars on many minds Tuesday as a Senate panel talked about amending the Constitution to let immigrants occupy the White House.

Measures discussed by the senators would remove the prohibition against foreign-born presidents, opening the job to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, along with millions of others.

"This restriction has become an anachronism that is decidedly un-American," said Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Hatch and other lawmakers barely mentioned the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, a Republican, or the Canadian-born Granholm, a Democrat. But both have said they support changing the Constitution, and Schwarzenegger's starring role at the Republican National Convention left Republicans buzzing.

"This hearing would certainly not be complete if the name of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was not mentioned at least once, but of course he is just one famous example," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.

Hatch, Rohrabacher and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., have proposed amending the Constitution to allow immigrants to run for president after being citizens for 20 years. A measure sponsored by Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., would require 35 years.

Schwarzenegger became a citizen in 1983, Granholm in 1980.

Amending the Constitution would require two-thirds majority votes in the House and Senate, then approval by three-fourths of states.

The presidency was the one office the founding fathers barred to immigrants, apparently driven by concerns of foreign meddling or a resumption of monarchy, according to scholars who testified Tuesday. Those fears are outdated, they said.

California's senior senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, was the one lawmaker to express strong reservations. The requirement "may not be a bad thing, it may be a strengthening thing," she said.

The Democrat said later her concerns had nothing to do with Schwarzenegger.

 

United States Constitution - Article 2

Clause 5: 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; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

Put your thinking cap on.

Deuteronomy 23:7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.

Deuteronomy 23:8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

Would Moses allow a first generation immigrant to hold office or become President?

"This restriction has become an anachronism that is decidedly un-American," said Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Has the Bible become an anachronism in America?

Has a belief in the Bible become un-American?

Would your Pastor support the removal of the Constitutional prohibition against a first generation foreign-born president?

Deuteronomy 28
The blessings and cursings associated with a national
decision to either keep or reject The Ten Commandments.
(You should read all Deuteronomy 28 for yourself and ask yourself, "Does this chapter apply to the United States?)

15. But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

43. The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.

44. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

In the 1993 sci-fi flick “Demolition Man,” Stallone’s character is brought back from the past and has this conversation with Sandra Bullock’s character:

Sandra Bullock: I have, in fact, perused some newsreels in the Schwarzenegger Library.

Stallone: Hold it. The Schwarzenegger Library?

Bullock: Yes. The Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. Wasn’t he an actor when you...

Stallone: But how? He was President?

Bullock: Yes! Even though he wasn’t born in this country, his popularity at the time caused the 61st Amendment which states...

Stallone: I don’ wanna know. President.

UPDATE 2007

Simpson's Movie and President Schwarzenegger

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