What’s done is done.
How do we prevent it from occurring again.
Congress needs to pass legislation setting up a process to vet candidates for office. And that legislation needs to specify a meaning for Natural Born.
States need to do the same. Just one state that had such a process and such a definition might have been able to stop that travesty from occurring. As that one state would have put a spotlight on the constitutional requirement.
> And that legislation needs to specify a meaning for Natural Born. <
Agreed. There is too much ambiguity in the phrase now. And it should be done as a constitutional amendment. (I know...according to the Federalist Papers, etc., etc. But none of that carries the force of law.)
The amendment can be just this simple: Natural Born shall mean born within the United States, of parents both of whom were born within the United States.
As an aside, I don’t think such a proposal would ever be accepted. It would be smeared as racist, or elitist, or some such thing.