If Ted Cruz decides to run for the Presidency and he appears to be the strongest conservative running, I will support him to the hilt. He's one of the few conservatives in the Senate who actually has the balls to stand up for conservatism and against Obama and the GOP-e RINOs. This is a battle for the survival of America as a free nation. If we allow the democrats and the GOP-e statists to select our next opposition candidate for us, ie, Chris Christie or Jeb Bush, this nation is kaput.
We stand united or we fall. We cannot afford to destroy our best candidates or to split our conservative vote to the point that the likes of Christy or Bush gets the nod and someone like Hillary waltzes into the White House.
Supporting the "electable" Dole, McCain and Romney gave us Clinton and Obama. Supporting the crazy conservative gave us President Reagan.
I will no longer follow the argument that if I don’t vote for whatever R is on the ballot I am insuring a dim. I will no longer vote for nor send any money to any candidate that is not a true conservative. I will stay home. Revelations say that if you are not hot or cold you will be spit out. I am no longer tepid.
Reagan was an effective speaker who attracted both conservatives and Republicans. I hope Cruz is an effective speaker and if he’s not he gets started learning how to be.
Just pinged you and the Mod to a begging ZOT-ee...
Ted Cruz Ping!
Pragmatism does not make good politics.
While I believe a person is either naturalized or natural with no other definition possible, I see it that Cruz represents my interests in America and is not phony about it, so if the liberals can have a questionable candidate in Zero we can have a known US citizen in Cruz! All this attempt at hair splitting be damned!
“If Ted Cruz decides to run for the Presidency and he appears to be the strongest conservative running, I will support him to the hilt.”
I agree with this analysis and firmly believe that Senator Cruz is natural born citizen and eligible to be President. He cannot be denied a spot on the ballot unless and until someone with standing challenges his eligibility.
Should that happen, the chances of the case being heard by the Supreme Court approach zero, but if by some quirk they do, they will rule in his favor. Either way, Senator Cruz’s candidacy will drive a stake through the heart of the Vattel, Jus Solis, Assertion by Freeper post, and the other various nonsense put forward by the usual suspects. Often entertaining, though.
“In other words, anyone who is a citizen at birth as opposed to someone who becomes a citizen later (naturalizes) or who isnt a citizen at all can be president. “
Puerto Ricans are citizens at birth, and naturalized.
The ‘becomes a citizen later’ is a crook of you-know-what.
If being a citizen AT birth is all you need to be then the word natural in ‘natural born Citizen’ is unnecessary. It would have sufficed to say ‘born Citizen’.
This ‘born at citizen’ = natural born Citizen is a lie. A poor one at that.
In a Constitutional Republic - if the Constitution is ignored what is left? The answer is nothing.
Respectfully, you and they are wrong.
NBC is rather specific, not elastic.
Levin admitted he had not studied this in all seriousness to have an informed opinion.
I say BS! There is no way the original intent was to let partial foreigners be eligible. Common sense would indicate that NBC means born in the native country to citizens (plural) of that country.
FWIW, Cruz is a great conservative, and Canada is a wonderful country (as I can attest to, being a NBC of Canada).
Ditto. Cruz’s mom was/is an American that makes him a citizen wherever he was born and qualifyied for the presidency.
I’m glad Levin didn’t jump on the NB bandwagon since it was liberals who started this as a distraction.
There it is. It's not complicated at all. Yet I'm beginning to think folks would still argue Ted's status if an angel came down from heaven affirming his eligibility.
(Thanks for the ping, SoConPubbie)
“As I’ve stated elsewhere on this forum many times, I have infinitely more confidence in Mark Levin and the CATO Institute than I do in legions of internet sea lawyers and bloggers.”