Skip to comments.Cruz likely eligible to be President
Posted on 03/13/2013 6:01:43 PM PDT by Fai Mao
On Mar. 8, reporter Carl Cameron on Special Report on Fox News Channel was surveying potential GOP 2016 presidential candidates. Then he raised Ted Cruz--one of the most brilliant constitutional lawyers ever to serve in the Senate--the new 41-year old Hispanic senator from Texas.
Cameron added, But Cruz was born in Canada and is constitutionally ineligible to run for president. While many people assume that, its probably not true.
Cameron was referring to the Constitutions Article II requirement that only a natural born citizen can run for the White House.
No one is certain what that means. Citizenship was primarily defined by each state when the Constitution was adopted. Federal citizenship wasnt clearly established until the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in 1868. The Constitution is not clear whether it means you must be born on U.S. soil, or instead whether you must be born a U.S. citizen.
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Well, I won’t back a candidate until after the first debate, but I do believe Cruz is eligible, and I would love to see him run. He’s a solid conservative.
The 14th amendment has zero, zip, dada to with Article 2, Sec. 2. It was aimed at removing the 3/5ths clause making Blacks and Indians equal, under the law, to any other American.
NBC has a known definition and any otherwise a contrivance to fulfill fantasy and subvert the Constitution.
No one is certain what “natural born citizen” means?
I can’t scream it loud enough, or make the letters big enough.
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG...CAN I KEEP GOING!!!!!??????
Natural Born Citizen is very simple and very clear. ONLY born on American soil, and ONLY if both, BOTH, I’ll say it again, BOTH parents are American citizens.
Anything else causes huge legal problems.
The best way to think of Natural Born as meaning a second generation American where both parents were American citizens PRIOR to the child’s birth. End of discussion. Anything else is misguided BS.
Hmmmm, tag team trolls......
He’s infinitely more eligible than the dude in the seat now.
I’m probably as much of a birther as anyone, but IMO, the precedent has been set and Cruz will be eligible.
Ooops, meant to include you in that last post n00b.
Seems to me that the term Natural Born Citizen plainly means that you were born in the United States of America.
Was Cruz really born in Canada?
I remember seeing Ted Cruz at a local Republican Club meeting 2 or 3 years ago. In a private conversation with the Vice-Chairman of the county Republican party, he said he could see Ted Cruz eventually being a presidential candidate.
No way he can win unless he gets his people to handle the vote count.
Thanks to the Kenyan/Indonesian occupying the White House, it looks like the NBC requirement is moot. So no matter what the circumstances of his birth, Cruz is eligible.
After Obama, anybody is eligible, it doesn’t seem to matter.
Likely? As in a definite maybe? That’s decisive, lol.
Thanks to Obama, everybody is eligible.
Yes,.and.of a.non citizen father.
I thought Superman was a white guy?
No kidding. I'm expecting to see a Soros/Frank ticket in 2016.
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