I know that the president of the US has to be a natural born citizen, but how far down the line of succession does the person have to have been born in the US? For example, if the president dies - the vp becomes president, if the vp dies it moves to the speaker of the house, etc. It is obvious that a person does not have to be a natural born citizen (nbc)to be elected to public office, but does the vp have to be a nbc, does the speaker? At what level does the person not have to be a nbc? And if a person lower down the line of succession isn't a nbc, and there is some sort of catastrophy leaving the other members of the line of succession unable to serve, can that person then become president?
It's just curiosity here, and please let's leave illegal immigrants out of the discussion it has nothing to do with illegals.
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:51 AM on May. 2, 2010
Answer by May-20 at 7:38 AM on May. 2, 2010
And to add to the above...this is precisely why the President and Vice President NEVER travel together--to avoid a catastrophe that could take out the top governemnt officals all at once! In fact, I believe their "fall out" emergency bunkers are separate from one another.
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:10 AM on May. 2, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:03 AM on May. 2, 2010
I know you didn't consider the fact that the VP has to be taken out at the same time the pres. is, but this is a good question. I makes us remind ourselves of the entire process and how things work. Thanks for the memory jog!
Answer by jesse123456 at 11:33 AM on May. 2, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 11:53 AM on May. 2, 2010
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 2:00 PM on May. 2, 2010