Skip to comments.Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate
Posted on 02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST by RC oneEdited on 02/06/2016 5:34:58 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.
But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.
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In 226 years, there has never been a single foreign born President.
Before you say it, Chester A. Arthur is listed as being born in Vermont and the 9 Presidents born as natural born British Subjects were born in what became US states.
Looking at that map, it’s amazing how many states that presidents were not born in. It’s amazing, by now, we haven’t had a president from all 13 original states.
Careful what you wish for. Sometimes there are unintended consequences. I am always apologizing to my out of state acquaintances about Jimmy Carter.
What I find interesting is that there has never, in 226 years, been an openly foreign born President. Arthur is likely the exception but he had the sense to hide his illegitimacy. This is 226 years of historical precedent that Ted Cruz is attempting to undo.
The argument for Cruz stated that laws since the Constitution have changed what is written in the Constitution. Silly me. I thought only amendments could change the Constitution.
Two good things about Jimmy Carter.
-It was only one term.
-His being so bad led even more people vote for Reagan.
I agree. I don’t think we should start now.
I remember going to the polls here in Georgia that first time. The atmosphere was positively ELECTRIC! You could smell the ozone all around. Longest time I ever had to stand in line to vote.
To my mind, that number would be 219. I am still not convinced by the data released.
The dems have demonstrated that it really doesn’t matter under “obamacare”.
Best explanation I’ve found!
Natural Born Citizen = born on the soil of the country to two citizen parents.
Ted Cruz fails both requirements.
So did Obama, but who cares about that musty old parchment any more? Isn’t it a living Constitution anyway?
Theodore Dwight, Edward Dwight, Commentaries on the law of persons and personal property, pg. 125 (1894)
I posted Mary McManaman’s article here the day she wrote it. I agree. It provides a very clear explanation.
If Ted Cruz is not eligible the good news is that Rubio is a sure bet to not be
If Ted Cruz bounces Rubio he’ll have done a great service to the country
That seems to have been the standard for the past 226 years.
I post it every time there is a discussion. It opens many eyes.
Really needs as much exposure as possible.
Have you been following the ballot challenge in Illinois.
First SoS, then election board who asked their legal consultant to review. Looks like its starts thru federal court system next. A Carson advocate started it -—reason CRUZ attacked him in Iowa???? Possibly????
You and teddy better get used to it like Obama did. It is never going to go away. ever. never ever.
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