I just finished watching Cenk’s appearance on Tim Pool’s show (you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/live/ivPtpvMFNoM?si=LuW4sDKXbjMoyKwN). They spent a good chunk of time talking about birth tourism, and I think that whole part of the discussion was a waste of time. There are 3 eligibility requirements for president:
- Be Natural-Born (the clause that Cenk’s trying to fight).
- Be 35 years old
- Be a resident of the U.S. for a minimum of 14 years.
People always seem to forget about that 3rd requirement. So, any argument about how a person born here, emigrates to another country with their family, and then moves back here can automatically run for president, is ridiculous because you can easy challenge that candidate’s run on the residency requirement.
And if it’s a rich person trying to do that, I don’t think they would be able to do that either. If anything, they’d most likely wouldn’t run because if it’s challenged, then the authorities would have to look up the person’s residential history and financial history and if there’s any shady stuff involved like money laundering, that could easily get discovered.