Saturday, October 17, 2009

In 2004, Liberals Pushed Amendment to Allow Immigrants to Run For President, May Be Trying Again?

As reported by today, in 2004 a congressional committee deliberated on a plan to allow immigrants to run for POTUS. A major supporter of this plan was Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.

"We do have now this major obstacle in the way of the voters, and we say to them, 'We don't trust you, you could get fooled, I mean, they might, some foreign country might sucker you by getting some slick person and mole him into the United States or her and get that person citizenship and then years later have that person get elected president and you'll be too dumb to notice.'

"I don't think that's accurate and I don't think that ought to be the governing principal. I really believe that the people of the United States ought to have the right to elect as president of the United States someone they wish," he said.

These comments were of course made before questions of Barack Obama's eligibility surfaced in 2008.

Earlier this month various liberal politicians have made it a point to address immigration, including Barney Frank, who compared current immigration laws to the holocaust. With the Democrat Party controlling the legislative and executive branches of the US Government, could they finally push through this amendment?


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