The Republican governor said anyone who has been a U.S. citizen for at least 20 years — as he has — should "absolutely" be able to seek the presidency. A constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, would make that possible.
"There are so many people in this country that are now from overseas, that are immigrants, that are doing such a terrific job with their work, bringing businesses here, that there's no reason why not," said Schwarzenegger, who became a U.S. citizen in 1983.
Argument: an existing law should be abandoned because it is outdated and pointless and denies a basic right to a group of hard-working citizens.
Gov. Arnold, II:
Schwarzenegger reaffirmed his opposition to the gay marriages that are taking place in San Francisco. He said Mayor Gavin Newsom's refusal to obey the state's law against same-sex marriages could set a bad precedent.
On Friday, the governor said he had directed California's attorney general to take action to stop the marriages.
"In San Francisco it is license for marriage of same sex. Maybe the next thing is another city that hands out licenses for assault weapons and someone else hands out licenses for selling drugs, I mean you can't do that," Schwarzenegger said on NBC.
Argument: an existing law should be upheld despite its being outdated and pointless and despite the fact that it denies a basic right to a group of hard-working citizens.
He said these things in the same interview.