Natural Born Citizen Clause on Thirty Rock

Under Article II of the Constitution anyone who has reached 35 years of age and has been a resident of the United States for fourteen years can become President.  Unless, that is, he or she is not a “natural born citizen.”  As I discuss in my forthcoming book, this “natural born citizen” clause blows.  On the other hand, it does make for some funny comedy.  On Thirty Rock a few episodes back, Jack Donaghy’s wife Avery is about to give birth in Canada, which, much to Jack and Avery’s dismay, would make her not only Canadian, but also (gasp!) ineligible for the presidency.  Here’s the link, the clip is at about 5 minutes, 30 seconds or so.

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