What with all the to do about Democrats' globalist Liberals and intrusive foreign influence and European Socialism all encroaching upon our American ways wafting so upleasantly throughout the just concluded Presidential Election, while at the same time that bloodthirsty horde is rising up again from amongst Islam, one wonders at the wisdom of giving up - no, handing over without a fight - uncontested ground to those very influences. Irregardless of any other consideration, and that such a guardian provision is not in and of itself any guaranteed defense against the depravity of man, but, only a necessary precaution, let us briefly review what the Constitution of the United States of America
does have to say in this regard as one's attention is drawn to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
It would seem clear the purpose of such a provision has to do with basic issues of loyalty, with no disrespect to that of any immigrant's. Further, inasmuch as natural citizenship only arises from nativity in one of the several States of the Union, it also seems plain that proper representation to the Executive Branch - and hence the faithful discharge of the duties of the Executive - is connected.
The primary duty of the Executive being that of Commander in Chief, even to personally leading forces in the field of battle and that, in this connection, too, this duty extends naturally to representing the Nation before the World means a native born [please pardon the redundancy] only may properly fulfill this good and necessary qualification.
To change this qualification is therefore to lower the drawbridge at midnight, to permit the enemy to crawl in under the wall to the city within via the run-dry riverbed and worse, really, to actively open the back gate from within to the assault of our enemies - not to put too fine a point on it.
A word in regards the Immigrant: It is said that there is an inherent paradox between Equality and Freedom... That one may have the one or the other and not both at the same time. In that vein, it could be said the Immigrant, striving for Freedom not found elsewhere, arrives in America, Free. Free to make his home and life and future, here. Free to hold representative local and State office, even to State Governor and even to representing his adoptive State to Congress. That is, to establish himself - a pioneer, of sorts. It is his children, then, who are native born and, by a graciousness unique to our Land, are then Equals among equals and hence, eligible to the highest office of President of the United States of America.
What must be guarded against, amongst other things, is the unfortunate tendancy of Liberals to usurp worthy causes and terms to their agenda: For example, turning de-segregation into "Integration", the forceful destruction of one culture in the cause of the destruction of another culture under the banner of the rightful redress of old wrongs - old inequities - worked upon the people of the first. Another instance of the distortion of Equality into Egalitarianism is where, for example, equal opportunity becomes equal outcome - an obvious perversion of reality and utterly destructive to all concerned - for it is patently untrue and, as such, misleads and misguides and weakens - leading to inevitable unfortunate consequences. Such is the purpose of Dialectical Materialism: the rotting of the fruits of Freedom until that fruit falls into the the outstretched graspings of the usurpers of the rights, liberties and powers of the free until the free are free no more.
The Immigrant is such a case of this tension between Equality and Freedom. Seeking freedom, he comes here, and, arriving, is free. He is welcome to Freedom and, Resident of his new nation he may in turn, apply to formaly adopt - and be adopted by - his new Nation; "naturalized", he may then even vote, along with all the other eligible voters - even for that office to which he himself is ineligible by birth to attain - but his children may, being native born.
For your fruitful perusal and enjoyment:
The Declaration of Independence
The Federalist Papers
The Constitution of the United States of America
What sort of future would you have for you and yours?
The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar;
it shall never go out. - Leviticus 6.13
"But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody,
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody." - Bob Dylan