Part of our core mission? Exposing the Left's blatant hypocrisy. Help us continue the fight and support the 2023 Year-End Campaign now.

January 11, 2016

How About Not Amending the Natural Born Citizen Clause?

We need the Supreme Court to clarify this issue.

After presidential hopeful Ted Cruz found himself defending his eligibility to hold the nation’s highest office, he found support from an unusual source: liberals. Other candidates stoked the idea that Cruz is ineligible to become president because he was born in Canada to an American mother. And those liberals who think nothing of changing the Constitution are supporting the idea of taking a can of whiteout to the nation’s founding document to make it so naturalized citizens could also serve in the high office. Vox, which literally called the Constitution “a decrepit 229-year-old political compromise,” argued that the second of the two requirements to serve as president be struck from the modern political process. That assessment was seconded by Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus when she wrote: “In an increasingly globalized age of international adoptions, the restriction sends an ugly, discouraging message to these children, and other naturalized citizens, that they are less than fully American. It is the kind of discriminatory treatment that would be deemed unconstitutional were the rule not embedded in the Constitution itself.”

But there are two concerns here. First, it’s not too much to ask that the leader of this nation grow up in its education system, to live in this country’s neighborhoods, and to work an American job before taking up the mantle of leadership. Second — as the Founders worried — we don’t want a high-rolling oligarch from overseas to come to power and lead this country in a way that benefits his or her homeland. It’s a national security issue, to ensure the commander in chief is loyal to our own nation. As Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw opines, we don’t need a constitutional rewrite; we need the Supreme Court to clarify this issue.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.