No one in the U.S. can become President. No one is a "natural" citizen.Submitted by sethr11 on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:04
Existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.
Citizenship and countries are constructs of mankind, not nature, therefore no one is a "natural" citizen.
In a different sense, natural is something you are born with. Some are natural athletes, born with that gift. Some are born naturally white, black, asian, as it is how they are born. Anyone receiving U.S. citizenship by virtue of being born, is a natural citizen. They didn't need to apply for it, they were born that way.
I have seen another thread where people go on about how the President has to be born on this or that piece of soil. That both parents have to be U.S. citizens, or that another country can not "claim you" as theirs. This is silly nonsense. If you are born on foreign soil to only one American parent, and also hold dual citizenship through the foreign parent, you are a natural American by birth. You do not need to obtain it, you are by law born with it. This is the case of my son.
The supreme court has not ruled on the definition of "Natural Citizen" specifically, so this is really just opinion in the legal sense, other than by law my son was a citizen thanks to my American made sperm.