Saturday, November 08, 2003


There is a movement afoot to eliminate a long-standing form of disenfranchisement that exists in our country. More than 12 million Americans are not able to realize their childhood (or adulthood) dream of becoming President because they were not Born in the USA.

It is time to remove this barrier. Many foreign-borns have contributed mightily to our nation, becoming noted scientists, Governors, high-level federal officials, and Medal of Honor recipients.

Once those born elsewhere are eligible to become President, we can speculate on what famous people might have or might yet aspire to this office.

We have two former Secretarys of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger and Madeline Albright. Election would be unlikely , however; one is too short and the other sounds too much like Dr Strangelove.

After formulating his theory of relativity, Albert Einstein came to this country and enriched the scientific community of our nation. He, too, would not be elected - bad hair.

One electable candidate, Peter Jennings, could also qualify as the best-looking man ever to hold that office.

I don't know if Martin Sheen, of Mexican heritage, was born outside of the U.S. But that doesn't matter; he already is President.