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Are all arguments based on the Natural Born Citizen Clause racist?

Let’s ask Wikipedia:

“The family’s frequent moves later spawned accusations that Chester Arthur was not a native-born citizen of the United States. … Had that been true, opponents might have argued that Arthur was constitutionally ineligible for the vice presidency under the United States Constitution’s natural-born-citizen clause.”.

Related: Constitutional law prof faces backlash after questioning Kamala Harris VP eligibility.

Chapman University constitutional law professor John Eastman penned an opinion editorial in Newsweek analyzing whether Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is eligible to become vice president since her parents may or may not have been U.S. citizens when she was born.

Eastman’s article explained that, according to the Twelfth Amendment, “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.” Article II of the Constitution says that “[n]o person except a natural born citizen…shall be eligible to the office of President,” raising questions among some constitutional scholars, about Harris’s eligibility to serve as vice president.

Here’s the article in Newsweek that everyone’s yammering about.

h/t Glenn


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