Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment

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Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment (a.k.a. The Hatch Amendment)[1]  (2003) 
The Government of the United States of America
Proposed July 10, 2003 (failed)

There have been over ten thousand attempts to amend the United States Constitution, but only 27 attempts have succeeded.

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SECTION 1. A person who is a citizen of the United States, who has been for 20 years a citizen of the United States, and who is otherwise eligible to the Office of President, is not ineligible to that Office by reason of not being a native born citizen of the United States.

SECTION 2. This article shall not take effect unless it has been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States not later than 7 years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.


  1. This Amendment may be read at the Library of Congress Website.