Skip to comments.CRUZ releases birth certificate
Posted on 08/19/2013 6:05:19 AM PDT by praytell
WASHINGTON Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born.
Unless the Texas Republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say.
That means he could assert the right to vote in Canada or even run for Parliament. On a lunch break from the U.S. Senate, he could head to the nearby embassy the one flying a bright red maple leaf flag pull out his Calgary, Alberta, birth certificate and obtain a passport.
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But if Obama is not qualified because of dual citizenship then isn’t the same true for Cruz?
Renounce and that solves it.
“Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen.”
The author lied to the readers. Ted Cruz DID NOT immediately become a U.S. citizen at birth. His parents or he had to APPLY to the U.S. Secretary of State for approval of a request to claim U.S. citizenship. Consequently, Ted Cruz is a U.S. citizen upon approval of the U.S. State Department, and he is not a “naural born citizen” of the United States.
Sorry but you are incorrect. Title 8 section 1401 subsection G clearly shows that Mr Cruz has US citizenship from birth. Thus he is a naturally born citizen and has never required naturalization.
Why would he have to renounce his Canadian citizenship? He should run for president of both countries at the same time
He needs to release his college transcripts too. And while doing so, announce that he will keep no secrets from the American people...
Go suck on that Obama!
Everyone trying to make their “favorite candidate” fit the letter of the law is not my idea of “right”.
Two citizen parents who is born in the USA was the law until all the abstractions of McCain and Obama. ( I am not saying McCain was wrong, only that congress saw the need to clarify a citizen stationed on an official duty area. Now Obama is another problem entirely, as is Rubio.)
If the Constitution needs to be updated for the current qualifications there is a process to do that!
Cruz just rolled a nice T**D on to the Table politic!
Betcha Cruze’s certificate wasn’t photoshopped.
Unlike Quota baby’s.
You think out of the box. I like that.
Then again you might just be crazy. And I might be crazy for liking your idea.
Buy the t-shirt:
Wrong. Cruz is a statutory U.S. Citizen. He is not a Article 2 Section 1 natural born Citizen eligible for the presidency. He father owed allegiance t a foreign sovereignty.
Representative John Bingham, the father of the 14th Amendment who was well aware of the founders original intent defined a natural born Citizen as this:
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. (Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866))
A statutory citizen (bestowed by man’s pen) can never be a “natural born” citizen (bestowed by God/nature).
Thank you for that succinctly stated view.
What do you believe the founders would say about the child of an English lord who had visited the U.S. a few years after its war with England (and its new Constitution) and sired the child by a U.S. citizen?
10-4 on that, rubber ducky. Over.
Wouldn’t he also be a citizen of Cuba as well? He could be president of THREE COUNTRIES!...................
Why does only our side have to play by the rules?
Dual citizenship does not disqualify anyone for President.
Only if you conflate the terms Citizen and natural born Citizen.
The two terms are not equivalent, with respect to presidential eligibility.
The simple sentence construction the Founders used in Article II clearly demonstrates this fact.