I think obama’s elections set a new precedence and we can’t go back. So, Cruz CAN be eligible under the “new” rules set now.
On FR, there are 2 types of perennial whiners regarding this issue:
1. The After-Birther Freeper mental defective league chronically rails against this requirement because they feel personally affronted by these Constitutional restrictions. It's a knee-jerk or neo-jerk emotional issue with these simpering malcontents.
2. The other half are longtime Trolls--Retreads......Obama loving knee-padding rumpswabs.
Vattel in Bk 1 Sec 212, states the following.
§ 212. Citizens and natives.
The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.
The society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it.
The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born.
I say, that, in order to be of the country,it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.
Is there any question why the Framers put the natural born Citizen requirement in the Constitution?
This is completely asinine, even more so at a time when the Constitution is being shredded by the Progressives. Outside of a thirteen hour filibuster by a Libertarian/Republican Senator joined by a few others, little has been done to contest Obama’s reign. In fact the Republican elite are joined with the Democrats in attacking or disregarding the Constitution.
I guess it is more fun to nit pick arcane interpretations of the Constitution than to defend against blatant violations like the snooping and potential extra judicial murder of the drones / Homeland Security.
Ted “lightning Rod” Cruz.
I hope he jumps in head first, the sooner the better.
Let’s see what he can do.
I knew this would happen to GOP candidates in 2016, the left will challenge their eligibility. lolz, they are that hypocritical.
Since Cruz is Hispanic, those who question anything regarding him should be assumed to be racist. It’s the insulation president Stoner enjoys.
I’d be happy if he runs the DOJ or DHS. Lots of sex pervs, global marxists and fascists would lose their jobs. I would feel safer from Islam’s and communism’s terrorism on the constitution and homeland. : )
If you think Fox News is “conservative”...you are not a conservative
If you still refuse to discuss openly and rationally about Obama Eligibility....you are an Obama Supporter
Fact is Ted Cruz is not eligible as he was born in Canada. You have to be born on American soil to be natural born.
The Democrats will hammer Cruz on his eligibility if he runs for President. Guaranteed. You are a Low Information Voter if you think otherwise
Ping for later
This FoxNews piece doesn’t surprise me since Cruz does not fit into their ideal profile for a candidate, their candidate that is. FoxNews has become a caricature of itself. It takes itself a bit too seriously. Just becoming another tentacle of the drive-by media.
ping, in case you missed this huge weekend thread where all the usual NBC suspects have turned up plus some new ones...
Just up on BirtherReport:
“Washington Examiner’s Byron York Declares
Canadian-Born Sen. Ted Cruz Eligible To Be President”
“In the past few days, there has been renewed buzz on the Internet about the presidential eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz has only been in the Senate for about 60 days and does not appear to be behind any of the talk. But he has certainly been in the news in recent days, and in response to a request for comment, his spokesman, Sean Rushton, sent me this note:
“’Sen. Cruz is a U.S. citizen by birth, having been born in Calgary to an American-born mother. He is focused entirely on his new role in the Senate, and on working every day to represent Texas and defend conservative principles in the Senate.’”
“Any talk about Cruz follows years of discussion about birthplace and presidential eligibility involving President Obama, Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Marco Rubio. The bottom line in the case of Cruz, who was born in Canada in 1970, is that his father was an immigrant from Cuba and not a U.S. citizen at the time of young Cruzs birth, but his mother was born and raised in the United States. The law in effect then, and now, made Ted Cruz a U.S. citizen at birth. Although the drafters of the Constitution did not define what they meant when they required an American president to be a natural born citizen, it is generally thought that citizen by birth is the best modern-day equivalent. On that basis, Cruz appears entirely eligible if he ever chooses to pursue the White House.”
SatinDoll’s post on this thread quoted and linked by BirtherReport:
“As SatinDoll points out at Free Republic: Three types of citizenship are recognized by our government: native born; naturalized; and citizen-by-statute (derived citizenship from parents). All have equal rights. All can serve in Congress, either as a Representative in the House, or as a Senator in the Senate. The following link will take you to the governments own Immigration Service web page describing the three types of citizenship.”
Sen. Ted Cruz is a "citizen" at birth because of the particular law created by Congress at the time.
If that particular statue didn't exist at the time, he wouldn't even be a "citizen."
The Constitution gives Congress the power of "naturalization."
Ted Cruz is a "naturalized" citizen at birth. (Because of the Congressional statue).
He's obviously not a "natural born Citizen."
This isn't rocket science here.