I know some folks in Texas that are personal friends with Senator Cruz and his Family.
The guy is the Real Deal.
He will make a great United States Attorney General one day, before his Appointment to the Supreme Court.
If not, him being Majority Leader in the Senate would be enough for me to die a happy man.
If he was only born in Dallas...sigh...
Well, even Conservatives can dream...
I hope he never drinks the water
Guess what, he is a natural born citizen because his mother was American and over 21 so it doesn’t matter that he was born in Canada, whether birthers like it or not Cruz can run, no court is gonna stop him. If they complain tell them to shut up and stick to bothering Obama.
Forget U.S. Attorney General, this is our next President. He can then retire to the Supreme Court around 2025 when he’ll be in his mid 50s. 35 years there ought to do it.
Well put Kickass. Jim Carville couldn't be so shrewd as to help us pick a candidate sure to divide the low-information Republicans or Conservatives from those for whom dismissing the Constitution does not come quite so easily?
I appreciate the author of the 14th Amendment's clarification to the House of the meaning of natural born citizenship:
I find no fault with the introductory clause [S 61 Bill], which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen .
Judge/Congressman Bingham stressed allegiance as the reason for requiring citizen parents. Read the naturalization oath which specifies sole allegiance. The Supreme Court case that needed to nail the common-law definition cited dozens of times was Minor v. Happersett:
“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.”
Obama had the audacity to tell us all he is a naturalized citizen - “I am a native-born citizen of the US”, which comes from the naturalization amendment, the 14th, whose author I quoted above regarding natural born citizenship. Obama knew that all the preparation money could buy, oil money, crony capitalist money, and progressive money would prevent his ever being vetted. Cruz, who certainly knows better, will let the public decide who is eligible, which is not what our founders and framers intended. John Adams said we were a nation of laws, and not men. If public sentiment can erase Article II Section 1 it can erase the 1st and 2nd Amendments, particularly with a compliant state-run media.
We have many Obots lurking in the bushes at FR. Anyone using Alinsky tactics - rule 5 “Ridicule is the most powerful weapon” (sic) - reveals himself. FR has some of the most informed citizens regarding the Constitution. For the less informed, a suggestion is to go to puzo1.blogspot.com and digest Mario Apuzzo’s thorough legal analysis of Cruz' ineligibility. Appuzo invites comments from the most competent Obots, which include the tireless Dr. Conspiracy. You will read much more competent disinformation being deconstructed by the patient Mr. Apuzzo. =