Skip to comments.Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president?
Posted on 01/08/2013 2:51:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Alternate headline: Liberals to discover strange new respect for Natural Born Clause circa 2016/2020.
The newly sworn-in Texas senator and rising Republican star was born in Canada, to a mother who was born in Delaware and Cuban father. Thats triggered a debate about whether hes eligible for the nations highest office nevermind that hes been in Congress less than a week.
While theres no legal precedent for Cruzs situation, most constitutional scholars surveyed by POLITICO believe the 42-year-old tea party sensation would be OK. But theres just enough gray area to stoke controversy, as Cruz learned during his campaign for Senate last year
Ted is a U.S. citizen by birth, having been born in Calgary to an American-born mother, said Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton, who declined to elaborate on the matter, saying his boss is focused on his work ahead in the Senate
Hes a birthright citizen but his birthright citizenship derives from his parents, and the question is, does that fit with the definition of natural born citizen? added University of Pennsylvania law professor Kermit Roosevelt. I think it does.
Why should the presidency uniquely be limited to natural-born citizens when other important government positions arent?(continued)
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Easy fix, buy a Hawaiian COLB...
No. Next question.
Stopped reading right there.
I care, too. I say we embrace the left on this one and define and demand that all politicians, current and future, substantiate their qualifications for office with original, long-form, notarized birth certificates.
As ever, this depends on the definition of NBC. So far as I know, the prevailing (not to say correct) interpretation of this is “one who is legally a citizen due to circumstances at / of birth” — that is, someone who has always been a citizen as opposed to someone who BECAME one afterwards through naturalization, act of Congress, etc. Obviously if this interpretation were applied to Ted Cruz, he’s and NBC.
Others believe that the definition should be more narrow and limited to “one born of parents who were US citizens at the time of the birth.” Cruz isn’t an NBC under THIS view.
Not gonna get into that debate again!
Does he owe allegiance to Canada or to the United States of America. Wasn’t that the reason for having to be a natural born citizen in order to be president?
If he wasn’t born in the U.S. he’s not eligible. It’s not complicated.
No, he is not eligible.
Just because the Democrats lie, cheat, and steal doesn’t mean that we should imitate them.
Seems like a good man. But he’s not eligible—any more than the criminal fraud who currently occupies the White House.
So John McCain wasn’t eligible? And both of Marco Rubio’s parents were Cuban citizens at the time of his birth, from what I’ve read.
No. And neither is Rubio.
So that makes obama a British subject, right?
Assuming BO sr is his real father.
There are a number of possibilities here.
Born in US to two citizen parents. NBC by any criteria.
Born in US to one citizen and one non-citizen parent. (BO's situation.)
Born outside the US to two citizen parents.
Born outside the US to one citizen and one non-citizen parent. Some believe father or mother being citizen should make a difference.
Personally, I define NBC as "citizen at birth."
But would take SCOTUS ruling to settle it.
I get the notion that they're going to rub this in our face.
What's the best way to get away with an outrageous crime, do it in the open then deny it and portray anyone who questions it as a racist.
Sorry, forgot born in US to two non-citizen parents. Also known as the anchor baby.
So, Putin, Chavez, Castro could pop a kid here, and the kid is a NBC?
Nuts, that is not what the Founders or the 14th intended.
>Assuming BO sr is his real father.<
If BO sr were not his real father, then why all the chumminess with the Kenyan tribesmen?
In theory, every child that was born outside the US from a American male sperm donor, as long as donor lived in the US for a set amount of time, creates a US citizen.
Every foreign hooker who has a kid from a US male creates a US citizen. Odd.
Totally agree, don't forget his Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Cousin odingy and Grannie who are all Kenyan (a couple of which are in the USA ILEGALLY)
I just tossed that out there because the only proof of his Father is what he wrote in a book...and what appears on his "birth certificate"
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