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View Poll Results: Read the scenario below before voting.
Yes, I would 16 39.02%
No, I would vote for a third-party candidate 17 41.46%
No, I would abstain from the polls 5 12.20%
I don't know / other 3 7.32%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-03-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Say there are two presidents running for office who have a reasonable chance of getting elected, one of whom was an "anchor baby" (an individual who obtained citizenship by virtue of being born on U.S. soil to an illegal immigrant). The "anchor baby" shares most of your views and has the right platform in your mind; the other president, a man or woman whose family has been here for many generations, opposes most of your views. Would you still vote for the "anchor baby"?
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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Nope........
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Yes of course. They are citizens under the law governed by the 14th Amendment.

Now perhaps this should be changed, I haven't done enough research to have an informed opinion on it. But in choosing a President, I would look at what the law is, and not what I may wish it to be. If the candidate is deemed eligible to run and has views aligned with my interests, of course I'll vote for him or her.

Choosing Candidate B would just to silly to me.

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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I would abstain from the polls
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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you are seriously asking me if I would not vote for an American as President? The constitution is pretty clear, the xenophobes should read it.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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When was the anchor born? If he was born here and was OVER age 18 WHEN birthright was ended; I might vote for the dude. If its like today with illegals droppin anchors now, NO WAY!
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:10 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Say there are two presidents running for office who have a reasonable chance of getting elected, one of whom was an "anchor baby" (an individual who obtained citizenship by virtue of being born on U.S. soil to an illegal immigrant). The "anchor baby" shares most of your views and has the right platform in your mind; the other president, a man or woman whose family has been here for many generations, opposes most of your views. Would you still vote for the "anchor baby"?
Yes. You don't get to choose your parents. Or the location of your birth. If I felt an anchor baby candidate was the best candidate for the job then he/she would get my vote.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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When was the anchor born? If he was born here and was OVER age 18 WHEN birthright was ended; I might vote for the dude. If its like today with illegals droppin anchors now, NO WAY!
I agree.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Rochester
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Who wouldn't? It's not the "anchor baby's" fault....
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:52 AM
 
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No, I wouldn't. A person born of two illegal aliens doesn't meet the requirement of a natural born citizen as defined in the 14th Ammendment, in my opinion.

Just for the sake of discussion, if I did consider voting for an anchor baby, I would want them to have a voting record I could examine, not just statements on the campaign trail of what they will, or will not do. I'd have to be sure they hadn't been inculcated with beliefs that promote divided loyalties, by parents with strong ties to another country. I'd have to be sure they'd govern in the best interests of this country, and not favor any other.
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