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    It might turn out that you have lots of reasons for joy.

    The Supreme Court hasn't had the occasion to interpret what "natural born citizen" means in that part of the Constitution.

    We know it applies to people born on American soil, if it is the right kind of soil. (Unincorporated territory soil might not work.)

    There's an argument that someone who is automatically a citizen at birth through U.S. citizen parent(s) is a natural born citizen. Wasn't George Romney born in Mexico to two U.S. citizens? If so, he thought that was good enough to run.

    Maybe the Supreme Court will agree, maybe not, if a case ever comes their way. They've been known to do some oddball things in the past, e.g. Bush v. Gore.

    As I recall, Congress passed a resolution saying that John McCain was eligible to serve as president.

    Maybe someday Congress will get in the habit of passing a resolution in which every serious primary candidate is on the list of people Congress considers to be a natural born citizen.

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