Skip to comments.Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students
Posted on 05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT by Nachum
Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the schools smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016.
Cruz was a terrific student, Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didnt strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.
He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses, Dershowitz added.
Dershowitz also gave a high estimate of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has decidedly different political views than Cruz.
Dershowitz says he and Cruz would often debate issues presented in Dershowitzs criminal law class. Cruzs views were always thoughtful and his responses were interesting, the law professor explained. I obviously disagreed with them and we had good arguments in class. I would challenge him and he would come up with very good responses.
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Neither does Obama. Its extremely tempting to say whats good for the goose is good for the gander.
He joined March 15. I predict he won't be around long. IBTZ, whenever it happens. Mark this one on your calendar.
S/he sure is for such a new one, kinda scratchy screechy. LOL!
Of course Obama doesn’t qualify of his father is who he claims! Many of us, including me, have been screaming that fact from the rooftops since BEFORE the 2008 elections!
Should be, “IF his father is who he claims...”
Proof reading is always our friend.
Cruz should run.
Did he hold either a Canadian or Cuban passport? Did he undergo a naturalization process to become an American citizen? If the answer is NO (which it is) then he is a natural born citizen.
Since Mar 15, 2013
Do you like movies about Gladiators?
Unlike the current President whom I doubt could pass anything without cheating, lying, or changing the books.
Not according to anyone who has studied con law.
He was definitely an American. His mother was an American of sufficient age to pass on citizenship at the time of his birth, even though his father was not a citizen and they were on foreign soil.
Natural born citizen is, however, a different matter.
Not the least bit surprising. Ted Cruz is as sharp as a scalpel.
Hawk, that’s bunk.
The Founders made a distinction between the requirements for senators and representatives (citizens) and president and vice-president (natural born citizen). They did this for a very distinct and important reason—to prevent someone with dual or duplicitous loyalties from assuming the office of president.
If you or anyone else doesn’t like the Constitution, convene a convention and change it (which would be a very, very bad idea). It says what it says, and natural born citizen means the same thing now as it did when the Founders wrote it in our Constitution, regardless of how many people choose to ignore, deny or pervert its meaning.
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
88 U.S. 162
Minor v. Happersett
Additions might always be made to the citizenship of the United States in two ways: first, by birth, and second, by naturalization. This is apparent from the Constitution itself, for it provides [n6] that "no person except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President," [n7] and that Congress shall have power "to establish a uniform rule of naturalization." Thus new citizens may be born or they may be created by naturalization.
The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their [p168] parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens. The words “all children” are certainly as comprehensive, when used in this connection, as “all persons,” and if females are included in the last they must be in the first. That they are included in the last is not denied. In fact the whole argument of the plaintiffs proceeds upon that idea.
Cruz and Obama were born foreigners. The country of the father is that of the son.
It was always thus.
Just because Rafael Cruz speaks a message that is sweet to the ears of some Conservatives it does not change the fact he was born a Canadian and a Cuban.
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