Friday, March 20, 2009

Natural Born Citizen

The following is a funny and true story occurring in an AP Government class at Santa Fe High School:

In one civics class, the young adults were discussing the qualifications to be president of the United States. It was pretty simple. The candidate must be a natural born citizen and at least 35 years of age.

However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen. In short, her opinion was this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president. The class was just taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone's jaw hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by C-section?"

They walk among us and they vote.

Hat tip to Randal.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

OMG. At least it was a high school student and not an adult.

FranIAm said...


Joan said...

Dear God, help us!!!

But then we had a CO state senator from C/S who opined that teen pragnancies decline when girls are in their 20's


Cany said...

Can we please be sure she cannot vote?


Paul said...

I had not anticipated the, erm, punch line.

Very funny until it sinks in. Yes, they vote.


Padre Mickey said...

Very nice!

Lee M. Davenport said...

Oh ... dear ... God.