"sgallagher@rogers.com" wrote on 02/05/2008
07:33:02 AM:

> On Feb 4, 9:21 pm, norm.raph...@metso.com wrote:
> > Doug Phillips wrote on 02/04/2008 04:24:58 PM:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > On Feb 4, 2:39 pm, Maverick wrote:
> > > > Bob Gezelter wrote:
> > > > > On Feb 4, 8:59 am, JF Mezei

wrote:
> > > > >> Sorry for the OT, but this newsgroup has serious people who can

> > provide
> > > > >> a serious answer.

> >
> > > > >> I know that that USA constitution requires the a president to

have
> > been
> > > > >> born in the USA.

> >
> > > > >> Does this requirement also apply to the Vice President ?

> >
> > > > >> Say you had an austrian born Vice President (we'll call him

Arnold
> > just
> > > > >> for the sake of discussion) , and the president becomes

> > incapacitated:
> >
> > > > >> Would the VP be skipped (since he can't be president) and the

job
> > going
> > > > >> to the house speaker ? Or would the VP be accepted in this

> > situation as
> > > > >> president (but not allowed to run for president when the term

> > expires) ?
> >
> > > > >> If the birth requirement applies to the VP, would it also apply

to
> > the
> > > > >> speaker and anyone else in the defined sequence of replacements

for
> > the
> > > > >> president ?

> >
> > > > > JF,

> >
> > > > > In a word: NO.

> >
> > > > > The eligibility rules for Vice President are the same as the

rules
> > for
> > > > > President (e.g., native citizen, age).

> >
> > > > > In the original (unamended) Constitution, the second place

finish in
> > > > > the Presidential election, an arrangement which had, shall we

say,
> > > > > problems (e.g., President/Vice President from different parties

and
> > > > > who were opponents in the election). This was changed by the

XXIIth
> > > > > Amendment (1803, ratified 1804).

> >
> > > > > - Bob Gezelter,http://www.rlgsc.com

> >
> > > > McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Does that disqualify

him?
> > > > Both his parents were american.

> >
> > > In 1790 the First Congress declared:

> >
> > > "And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born
> > > beyond sea, or outside the limits of the United States, shall be
> > > considered as natural born citizens."

> >
> > I believe such a child must live inside the limits of the U.S. for
> > 5 years before attaining age 21 to claim citizenship.

>
> There was such a requirement for a child of US citizens, born abroad,
> to return to the US to live if he wanted to retain his US citizenship.
> But it no longer applies.


Thanks. Good to know. I'll unbelieve that from now on.