Regardless of what the law says, should a person born in Puerto Rico have the right to run for President in the United States?
If someday Puerto Rico becomes a state, then yes. Until then, no.
I think it's bull crap, if you're going to be president of the usa, you should be born in the usa. Simple as that.
That says it all
Puerto Rico is US territory.
Yes. It is considered US Territory.
We already have a president that disregards the law so why not everybody else.
They're a citizen by birth, they can be president
No. It's not a state, nor should it be!
Why shouldn't it be?
We have enough. Fifty is nifty.
I'm Puerto Rican and i believe Puerto Rico is better maintaining their current status. Im glad we can run for President though :)
If they've lived in the US for 14+ years sure why not. That's pretty crucial though.
Yes. Wasn't Barry Goldwater born in the Arizona Territory? And John McCain in the Panama Canal Zone?
The actual location of birth is not the end all and be all of Whether or not someone can run. For ex. Ted Cruz, born in Calgary, but to an American parent, was born a natural citizen allowing him to run. But McCain was born on a military base US soil
That is right, and the Panama Canal Zone was a US territory during McCain's birth. But if this individual was born to Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico, wouldn't that still make the said person a naturalized citizen? Good question by the way!
But it's American territory. Canada isn't. If they were born in Guam or something I'd say the same.
Also You inspired a poll.
They are US citizens by birth, absolutely.