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Cruz Will Renounce Canadian Citizenship
The Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 19, 2013 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 08/19/2013 6:17:17 PM PDT by kristinn

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.

“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”

SNIP

“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter,” Cruz said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: New Jersey; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: borncanadian; canada; citizenship; cruz; kentucky; naturalborncitizen; naturalborncuban; naturalbornsubject; newjersey; randsconcerntrolls; tedcruz; wisconsin
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1 posted on 08/19/2013 6:17:17 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Bump


2 posted on 08/19/2013 6:21:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: kristinn

Will Obama renounce his Indonesian and British citizenship?


3 posted on 08/19/2013 6:21:27 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kristinn

I would be careful about deferring to the DMN.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 6:23:00 PM PDT by Dysart (Control your destiny or someone else will. -- Jack Welch)
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To: kristinn

I dunno. These days it might be good to keep one’s options open.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 6:23:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Quite the conundrum. Is he or is he not naturalized? If he is not and it goes to SCOTUS, will the dikes, Kennedy, and Roberts say he is because of obama’s situation? Libs are going to be pretty butt hurt about this!


6 posted on 08/19/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: kristinn

This is a likely indicator he will run for President. If not 2016 then 2020.


7 posted on 08/19/2013 6:25:18 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Paladin2

Any move by Cruz to bend to democrat accusations is a sign of weakness.


8 posted on 08/19/2013 6:29:43 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Jet Jaguar

I still don’t think he should be qualified for Presidency. I really wish the rule was both parents MUST be born in the United States and the individual must be born in the United States. None of this naturalization business. We have 300+ million people in the United States and have only had 45 people as President and we can’t have strict rules for being President? I would not even mind having the Grandparents be ONLY born in the United States, but in this liberal world that would NEVER pass.


9 posted on 08/19/2013 6:31:28 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: kristinn

Oh those crazy leftwing birthers!


10 posted on 08/19/2013 6:31:34 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Will Obama renounce his Indonesian and British citizenship?

Ha! Exactly what I was thinking!!

11 posted on 08/19/2013 6:31:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: kristinn

I hope he needles Obama about how easy it is to just be honest and do the right thing.


12 posted on 08/19/2013 6:35:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: goodwithagun

Cruz has never been naturalized because he has been an American citizen since birth.

Cruz’s situation is not comparable to Soetoro’s because:

1) Soetoro’s mother did not meet the legal conditions for transmitting citizenship to Soetoro at birth. Cruz’s mother did meet the legal conditions for transmitting citizenship to her child.

2) Other than being the son of Frank Marshall Davis, Soetoro’s only chance of being an American citizen at birth was being born in the U.S. Since Soetoro’s “birth certificate” is a rank forgery, his “birth” in “Hawaii” is not established.

3) Soetoro was registered in school in Indonesia as an Indonesian. Soetoro reportedly claimed Indonesian citizenship when applying to Occidental. There are no comparable shady dealings in Cruz’s biography.

I have read all the stuff about the LAW OF NATIONS. All interesting. But there is no unambiguous proof that the term “natural born citizen” as used in the Constitution was intended to be NARROWER than “citizen at birth.” I.e., a person who never needed to be NATURALIZED.

The big difference between Soetoro and Cruz is that Cruz is indubitably a citizen, while Soetoro is very likely an illegal alien.


13 posted on 08/19/2013 6:37:27 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: napscoordinator

Ted is American as Apple Pie in my opinion.


14 posted on 08/19/2013 6:37:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

“The big difference between Soetoro and Cruz is that Cruz is indubitably a citizen, while Soetoro is very likely an illegal alien.”

Cruz was born outside of America. No one disputes this. I do not want someone born outside of America as my president, even if it is Cruz. Why open the door?


15 posted on 08/19/2013 6:41:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Do Pigs Fly?


16 posted on 08/19/2013 6:42:17 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: All

No offence, but at this point, take a guy from Mars if he’s an actual conservative and could get elected.


17 posted on 08/19/2013 6:43:28 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: kristinn

Cruz needs to demand Barry, the clown, show his BC. Barry is a fraud until he shows it.


18 posted on 08/19/2013 6:43:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mylife

Ted is American as Apple Pie in my opinion.

He is a good guy but not born in America. I wish he was disqualified as President but that won’t happen in Liberal America where as long as it feels right who cares.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 6:43:48 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: kristinn; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

20 posted on 08/19/2013 6:44:15 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: kristinn

So I guess that whatever chance he had of a career in the NHL is now out of the question.


21 posted on 08/19/2013 6:44:28 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: goodwithagun
Quite the conundrum. Is he or is he not naturalized?

He is absolutely not naturalized. He is a U.S. citizen because his mother was a U.S. citizen, thus a natural born citizen.

Naturalized means he had no claim on U.S. citizenship at birth either by parent or place of birth and went through the lengthy process to become an American.

22 posted on 08/19/2013 6:45:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: napscoordinator
I wish he was disqualified as President

Why? so we can run some Yo Yo?

23 posted on 08/19/2013 6:46:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: napscoordinator

Who is the 45th? Actually, since Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms, I don’t think we’ve had 44.


24 posted on 08/19/2013 6:46:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is the 45th?

Actually I forgot that Obama is “44”....Ugh. I wish I could forget him completely and I wake up tomorrow to find I was having this big time comedic dream.


25 posted on 08/19/2013 6:48:05 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: mylife

Why? so we can run some Yo Yo?

Oh please do not tell me that for the first time since 2005, we are going to disagree about a possible candidate. First of all he is a one term Senator (he has been in his seat for a whole 8 months) who was not born in the United States......


26 posted on 08/19/2013 6:50:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Cruz was born outside of America. No one disputes this. I do not want someone born outside of America as my president, even if it is Cruz. Why open the door?

The first Congress and President Washington opened that door with the Naturalization Act of 1790: "And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens"

27 posted on 08/19/2013 6:52:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: napscoordinator

And in that 8 months he has pissed off ALL THE RIGHT PEOPLE.


28 posted on 08/19/2013 6:52:13 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: napscoordinator

It wont be 8 months on 2016 ;)


29 posted on 08/19/2013 6:53:19 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: kristinn

Still doesn’t make him elligible to be president


30 posted on 08/19/2013 6:56:04 PM PDT by Figment
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To: kristinn

Oh, just in time.

Not.


31 posted on 08/19/2013 6:56:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Talk about locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen.

I will be concerned about Cruz’s eligibility when Soetoro is in prison, and not otherwise.


32 posted on 08/19/2013 6:57:11 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Wow, the standard is now Obama? At least we have one party that still supports American being governed by Americans.


33 posted on 08/19/2013 6:58:05 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: VRWC For Truth

You mean the birth certificate he found among his mother’s belongings upon her death???

Seemed pretty important for him to reminice about in his book.


34 posted on 08/19/2013 7:00:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mylife

And in that 8 months he has pissed off ALL THE RIGHT PEOPLE.

He is good at that. The only worry I have besides the whole birth thing (which in the general would not be an issue for me and I would RUN to the polling place to vote for him) is that we have had so many “perfect and popular” conservatives who were our “go to guy” for the Presidency only to be extremely disappointed in the person later. Not sure if this will be the case, but we have seen a ton of good people on their best behavior for the first years in office only to do a 180 soon after.


35 posted on 08/19/2013 7:01:42 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Obama is president for 2 terms, like it or not.
Why cut off Cruz’s ****?


36 posted on 08/19/2013 7:03:04 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: kristinn

“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, .. “

Evidence?

How old was your mother when she gave birth? How long did she live in the United States? Did she meet the requirements AT THE TIME to confer citizenship to a baby born on foreign territory to a non-citizen daddy? If not, when were you naturalized?

And unfortunately for you being born outside the geographic United States sovereign boundary you fail Article II, Sec. 1 of Constitution in regards to unique Natural Born Citizenship requirement for Presidency.

Of course you probably didn’t know that right?


37 posted on 08/19/2013 7:04:46 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: kristinn

“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, .. “

Evidence?

How old was your mother when she gave birth? How long did she live in the United States? Did she meet the requirements AT THE TIME to confer citizenship to a baby born on foreign territory to a non-citizen daddy? If not, when were you naturalized?

And unfortunately for you being born outside the geographic United States sovereign boundary you fail Article II, Sec. 1 of Constitution in regards to unique Natural Born Citizenship requirement for Presidency.

Of course you probably didn’t know that right?


38 posted on 08/19/2013 7:05:08 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: napscoordinator

They will all disappoint to some degree, especially in a general election.

I like the cut of this guys jib, he never gets rattled, he sticks to his guns without being offensive.

Perfect for a general election.


39 posted on 08/19/2013 7:05:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: goodwithagun

He is not naturalized.

His citizenship is based on bloodline. He’s the child of a US citizen, so he was automatically a citizen at birth.


40 posted on 08/19/2013 7:05:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Paladin2
These days... it's either Texas secedes and we all go there... or we all become Hockey players, Lumberjacks or prostitutes (are there really any other professions in Canada?) and move north, FreeStateProject style and try for USA2 there.

I'd hold up there a while on that one, Ted.

41 posted on 08/19/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: kristinn

“the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship”

Cruz is also Cuban because his father was born there.

He should renounce that too.


42 posted on 08/19/2013 7:10:56 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: mylife

Because he’s not eligible?


43 posted on 08/19/2013 7:11:02 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: kristinn

Ted, you are as stupid as Bachman, who renounced Swiss citizenship.


44 posted on 08/19/2013 7:11:12 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws - Tacituss)
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To: kristinn

So pointless


45 posted on 08/19/2013 7:11:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Peter ODonnell
No offence, but at this point, take a guy from Mars if he’s an actual conservative and could get elected.

PERFECT!! I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing (I would add "and he'll stand up to the Liberal Establishment" - and they ARE the Establishment now, without question).

46 posted on 08/19/2013 7:11:54 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: xzins

Evidence?


47 posted on 08/19/2013 7:12:11 PM PDT by TheBigJ
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To: kristinn

They will be calling him a hypocrite for opposing the DREAMers any second now.


48 posted on 08/19/2013 7:12:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: mylife

Me too..lol. Cruz should release all of his college records next and needle Obama to release his!!


49 posted on 08/19/2013 7:13:05 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Are you an expert on the laws of Cuban citizenship?

Cruz has never had any allegiance to Canada or Cuba.
There is probably some family in Cuba.


50 posted on 08/19/2013 7:14:13 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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