IS SENATOR TED CRUZ A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?

NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! Senator Ted Cruz is preparing to run for President of the United States.
WANTED! WANTED! A courageous elected with standing to bring forth a lawsuit, once Ted Cruz announces his candidacy. The complaint needs to allege that Senator Cruz is not a natural born person meeting the Constitutional requirement to be President of the United States. We the people of the United States need to know if Senator Cruz qualifies to be a candidate for President.

The Constitution of the United States defines who is eligible to be President of the United States. In Section I Article II of the Constitution it states, ” No person except a Natural Born Citizen or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President of the United States.” No where else is such a requirement mentioned, not for the Senate or for the House of Representatives. From the writings of the day, it is clear that the rationale for this question was based on the wish that there be no foreign influence that might hang over the head of any candidate who because of their place of birth might have an allegiance to that foreign land.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is an incontrovertible fact that the Senator does not deny. Senator Cruz’s father was born in Cuba and his mother was born in Delaware. There should be no question as to whether or not the senator is a citizen. The fact that his mother was an American citizen makes him a citizen according to the Wong Kim Ark case decided back in the 19th century.The case held that in spite of the fact that both parents were Chinese the complainant was a US. Citizen because he was born within the borders of the United States. The court used the language a natural-born citizen in its decision.

But what begs the question is Senator Cruz a natural-born citizen? The Supreme Court has never had to decide the issue regarding a candidate for President or Vice-President. What we do know is that we have never had a President of the United States who was born in another country or who was not a citizen at the time of adoption of the Constitution.
Senator John McCain meets the exception in that he was born in the Panama Canal Zone of a military family during a time frame that the United States held the canal zone.
There have been six Presidents who have had either one or both parents born abroad. Presidents Obama, Andy Jackson, James Buchanan, Chester Arthur, Woodrow Wilson and Herbert Hoover are those six.
Former Governor George Romney was born in Mexico of United States citizen parents.

It bears repeating that the word citizen are mentioned in establishing the eligibility of candidates for Congress both the Senate and the House of Representatives. But the Constitution wrote the words, “Natural born,” only when talking about the requirements for being President of the United States.

Never have we had a candidate with such a tenuous connection as Senator Cruz. He was not born within the borders of the United States. He only connection is that his Mom is from Delaware.

The fact that he renounced his Canadian citizenship matters not as he was born in Canada.

It is interesting to note that in the case of President Barrack Obama, the birthers have been unrelenting in their attributions that the President was ineligible regardless of the fact that he was born in Hawaii and that his mother was born in Kansas. Where are the doubters when it comes to Senator Cruz, the darling of the Tea Party followers? Where is the consistency or lack of same when it comes to questioning whether or not Senator Cruz has the right to run for President?

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5 responses to “IS SENATOR TED CRUZ A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN?

  1. In this case, the Tea Party is simply using their usual double standard, which they apply to just about everything. The reason why they are not raising Cain about Ted Cruz’s citizenship is simple to understand; he’s Caucasian not African-American.

    Despite the fact that the Tea Party bends over backwards to claim otherwise, racism is deeply embedded in its very core.

    • We, who seek to tell the truth need not ever be intimidated in doing so. I have noticed that the extremists on the right do not like to be called out of the truth. Certain truths like racism they wind up being very defensive.

  2. Reblogged this on Crippled Politics and commented:
    In this case, the Tea Party is simply using their usual double standard, which they apply to just about everything. The reason why they are not raising Cain about Ted Cruz’s citizenship is simple to understand; he’s Caucasian not African-American.

    Despite the fact that the Tea Party bends over backwards to claim otherwise, racism is deeply embedded in its very core.

  3. The Wong Kim Ark case was about a man born in the United States to Chinese parents, the U.S. Government said he was not a citizen at birth because his parents were not citizens and the law did not allow Chinese people to Naturalize. The Ark Court ruled he was a “citizen of the United States” via the 14th Amendment because his parents were legally Domiciled in the United States when he was born, the Court did not say he was a “natural born Citizen”. The Ark Court did not say persons born outide of the United States who acquire citizenship at birth are citizens because one of their parents was a citizen, in dicta it said such persons were citizens by Naturlization. In fact, until 1934 persons born outside of the United States did not acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if they were born to a U.S. citizen mother and a non U.S. citizen father or to a citizen father who had never been a resident of the United States.

    “The Congress shall have Power To…establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization….” U.S. Constitution Article I, Section VIII, Clause IV

    “No Person except a natural born Citizen…shall be eligible to the Office of President….” U.S. Constitution Article II Section I Clause V

    Ted Cruz did not inherit his citizenship from his mother, he is a citizen because at birth he fulfilled the Uniform Rule of Naturalization that the Constitution gives Congress the authority to Establish.

    John was born in Italy on May 23, 1934 to a U.S. citizen father who never resided in the U.S. and a U.S. citizen mother who was a resident of the U.S. her entire life. John did not acquire U.S. citizenship at birth because he did not fulfill the requirements established by Congress in the uniform Rule of Naturalization.

    Bob was born in Italy on May 25, 1934 to a U.S. citizen father who never resided in the U.S. and a U.S. citizen mother who resided in the U.S. her entire life. Bob acquired U.S. citizenship at birth because he fulfilled the requirements Congress established in the uniform Rule of Naturalization on May 24, 1934.

    Ted Cruz was born in Canada on December 22, 1970 to a U.S. citizen mother and a non U.S. citizen father. He acquired U.S. citizenship at birth because he fulfilled the requirements established by Congress in the uniform Rule of Naturalization that was in effect at the time of his birth.

    The U.S. Constitution does not grant Congress the power over who is a “natural born Citizen”. A “natural born Citizen” today is the same as the day the Founders inserted the term into the Constitution.

    Ted and Bob are not natural born citizens; If they were, John would also be. But, John was not even a citizen of the United States at birth.

    Ted Cruz and Bob are U.S. citizens by Naturalization.

    Therefore, neither can be President of the United States.

    And the same can be said for persons whose citizenship is dependent on the 14th Amendment.

    • Thank you for your wonderful response! It was quite informative. It is interesting how our right wing is so hypocritical. There were people who would have loved for Henry Kissinger to have run for President but he knew he could not do so under our Constitution. Senator Cruz is so full of himself that he does not care for anything other than his personal ambition.

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