Skip to comments.Question Ted Cruz should ask: Can a foreign-born American be president?
Posted on 02/24/2015 7:07:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sen. Ted Cruz is getting close to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. The Texan is spending almost as much time in Iowa and New Hampshire as he does on Fox News; he's hired a staff and collected a long list of fiercely conservative supporters..
There's at least one hitch: Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, in the Canadian province of Alberta. His mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware; his father, a Cuban refugee working in Canada's oil fields. Thanks to his mother, Cruz was a U.S. citizen at birth.
But that doesn't clear up a legal muddle that's as old as the Constitution: Is a U.S. citizen born abroad qualified to serve as president?
I don't agree with Cruz on most issues. He wants to repeal Obamacare, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and pass a constitutional amendment allowing states to outlaw gay marriage, just to take the top of his list. But I still hope he runs because it's high time we established the right of Canadian-born Americans to serve as president.
Canadian Americans are perhaps our most underappreciated minority. Their contributions to U.S. culture range from hockey to comedy to, well, hockey. It's an impressive list: Wayne Gretzky, William Shatner, Lorne Michaels, Jim Carrey, Pamela Anderson, Alex Trebek. And now Ted Cruz.
At this point I should confess a personal stake: My oldest daughter was born in Toronto. Like Ted Cruz, she inherited U.S. citizenship through one of her parents. But we assured her that she could grow up to be president of the United States. (Proud of her dual citizenship, she says she'd like to serve as prime minister of Canada too.)
Canada is a wonderful country.....
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He can run for President since his Mother was an American Citizen, his status is not in question as millions of former and current military member have children who are born overseas and thus are natural born citizens.... Boom!
“Can a foreign-born American be president?”
owebama is foreign born and he sure ain’t no American!
Precedent Owebowmao has made any questions about Article II sec. 1 moot.
At this point, he could be a Cuban citizen and I would still vote for him.
Democrats can kiss my ass.
Agreed. Dem’s can Kiss My Lily White Ass.
Oh not pc . . . I don’t care.
Cruz/Walker . .. Cruz/Carson . . . anybody but JEB.
The answer is yes.
The hypocrisy of these leftwing journalists is mind boggling.
After Hussein, Marvin the Martian could run and win.
The LayTimes is just being clever/cute/’concerned’.
Completely different grounds for qualification- statutory exemption for children born to military members overseas on military orders.
Wasn’t this asked and answered in 2008? Wasn’t McCain born in Panama?
Since 2008, apparently YES!
Well, if an illegal alien is...
Ask the Brits;
Any person who was an American citizen at birth is a “Natural Born Citizen.”
Ted Cruz is a Natural Born Citizen.
Barry Soetoro is an illegal alien.
Hell, I'm ready to write-in Bibi for President!
Correct on number 2.
Grade school in the ‘50’s taught us two American citizen parents.
Why not be the second one in a row
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