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Should the United States amend the Constitution in order to alter the qualifications to be elected president?

  • If people like the idea

    If people want to amend it, then people should amend it, as that is allowed for in the document and the document, while absolute, is not sacrosanct or immutable. The criteria for electing a president are a bit antiquated and had their origin in a very xenophobic time, and may be worth looking into.

  • The qualifications to be President are already liberal.

    The United States should not amend the Constitution in order to alter the qualifications to be elected president. The qualifications for running for President are to at least be age 35 and to be born in the United States. Those rules are very liberal. First they allow a person to be quite young when they are elected, and they allow a person from anywhere in the country to run for the office -- whether they are wealthy or poor, or from an inner city or rural area.

  • Qualification Should Remain The Same

    I do not believe the United States should amend the Constitution in order to alter the qualifications to be elected president. The current qualifications allow plenty of people to run for the presidency and I do not think there is any reason to make this move. In doing so, it may directly throw favor to foreign interests.

  • The rules are for a reason.

    No, the United States should not amend the Constitution in order to alter the qualifications to be elected president, because the qualifications that are in place are in place for a reason. A citizenship and natural-born citizenship requirement makes sure that the president will be loyal to the US. An age requirement makes sure that the person has the life experience to run the country well.

  • The Constitution should not be altered to change the qualifications to become president.

    No, the United States should not amend the US Constitution to change the requirements to be elected president. The current qualifications are sufficient and have worked for quite a long time. It is important to have guidelines as to who can become president, but the ones in place are already good enough.


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