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MJSeals November 18th, 2014 4:31am

Regardless of what the law says, should a person born in Puerto Rico have the right to run for President in the United States?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/18/14 7:29 pm

If someday Puerto Rico becomes a state, then yes. Until then, no.

11/18/14 6:55 pm

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.

11/22/14 10:32 am

Puerto Rico is US territory.

Zfilakas Eleftheria i Thanatos
11/18/14 7:29 am

Yes. It is considered US Territory.

rons screw politicians
11/18/14 6:12 am

We already have a president that disregards the law so why not everybody else.

11/18/14 5:09 am

They're a citizen by birth, they can be president

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/18/14 1:57 am

No. It's not a state, nor should it be!

TheLoveThief Enjoy The Silence
11/18/14 4:06 am

Why shouldn't it be?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/18/14 4:19 am

We have enough. Fifty is nifty.

11/18/14 3:50 pm

I'm Puerto Rican and i believe Puerto Rico is better maintaining their current status. Im glad we can run for President though :)

11/17/14 10:44 pm

If they've lived in the US for 14+ years sure why not. That's pretty crucial though.

dwalte10 Toledo, Ohio
11/17/14 9:43 pm

Yes. Wasn't Barry Goldwater born in the Arizona Territory? And John McCain in the Panama Canal Zone?

MJSeals J.D.
11/17/14 9:48 pm

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

dwalte10 Toledo, Ohio
11/17/14 10:04 pm

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!

Rotavele Alabama
11/18/14 5:31 am

But it's American territory. Canada isn't. If they were born in Guam or something I'd say the same.

TheCameron UCF
11/17/14 9:42 pm

They are US citizens by birth, absolutely.