Skip to comments.Canadian Born Gov. Jennifer Granholm Was Naturalized In 1980. When Did Ted Cruz Naturalize?
Posted on 07/21/2013 5:34:04 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
Since Canadian born Ted Cruz has emerged on the scene in Washington as a future presidential candidate for 2016, attention has turned to whether he is Constitutionally eligible for Article 2 Section 1, the presidential qualification clause. This is what we know. Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Many say that disqualifies him to be eligible for the presidency. Enter former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I came across an interview she did with Fox News's Chris Wallace in February of 2010. During the interview Wallace brought up the fact that since she was born in Canada, she wasn't eligible to be president. Here is the transcript:
"GRANHOLM: No, Im totally focused this year on creating every single job I can until the last moment. December 31st at midnight is when Ill stop. So I have no idea what Im going to do next, but Im not going to run for president. I can tell you that.
WALLACE: Yes, thats true. We should point out Governor Granholm is a Canadian and cannot run for president.
GRANHOLM: Im American. Ive got dual citizenship.
With that said, I went to the biography of Jennifer Granholm and found that she was born to one American citizen and is indeed a dual Citizen who became 'NATURALIZED' as a U.S. Citizen in 1980 at the age of 21. Now this raises a question. How can a naturalized U.S. Citizen become president of the United States?
[No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.]
Nowhere in the presidential clause does the term 'naturalized Citizen' exist, therefore former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a dual citizen, is not eligible to be president. Since it is official that no naturalized Citizen is allowed to become president, it brings us back to Senator Ted Cruz.
If dual Citizen claiming Jennifer Granholm was born in Canada to one American parent and she had to naturalize in 1980 at age 21 to become a U.S. Citizen, that means Ted Cruz would have had to naturalize at some point too making him also ineligible to be president. The question is when?
Cruz was a citizen at birth - period.
Here is the link to Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s biography
Granholm’s family moved to the U.S. when she was four years old. She grew up in California and became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 21.
Here is the transcript of Granholm’s statements admitting to dual Citizenship to Chris Wallace. Scroll down half the page.
New Zealand born Tennessee Nana was naturalized in 1975...
YAAAAAAAAAA I’m eligible
Quick!!! Seal the records.
Yes, a Canadian citizen, like my friend from high school, who was born in Montreal to American parents working there. She is a dual citizen, and so are her U.S. born kids who have never even been to Canada.
You have to be a natural born Citizen at birth to be president, not Citizen.
That biography says nothing about one of her parents being American. Ted Cruz was born to an American mother, making him an American.
Don’t waste your time. You might as well pursue developing a free energy device. Both will be as successful.
Ted Cruz was never naturalized. Under the conditions of his birth, he was a US citizen, natural born citizen.
Unfortunately that ship sailed, natural born citizen since there is no definition of NBC in Constitution
Senator Cruz BTW was born to an American born mother and a legal immigrant father. different than Grandhold.
This is rasis.
Oh, wait a minute, wrong thread.
Most of the post 2008 birthers are nothing but trolls in my opinion.
Sorry, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Cruz is was naturally born a US citizen
The difference between Cruz and Obama is that Obama gave up his citizenship and took foreign citizenship and, when college age, received benefits as a foreign student.
Cruz is a warrior for conservative American values, the constitution and is fighting the good fight against the current ruling elite which does not hold the same values.
Obama is trying to destroy American values, the American constitution and the nation itself.
Cruz will be a powerful candidate for President in 2016.
Agreed. Here they are backstabbing Cruz by counting angels on the head of a pin instead of fighting the Rats.
Very skewed and even perverse priorities.
My father was Canadian-born of US parents in residence. He was given a choice of citizenship age 16 after having moved back age 2. He has gone through life thinking he could never be president.
The good ol’ U. S. of A. does not recognize ‘dual-citizenship’.
Granholm, you’re either an American or you aren’t, period.