Baloney! The people dangerous to this country are those now in control. You seem to have a warped sense of what’s good or bad for this country.
posted on 08/19/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT
What's bad for this country is simply ignoring the parts of the Constitution you don't agree with. No part of the Constitution is more important than another - either every word is sacred, or none are. I believe that the Constitution IS America, and every word of it is sacred. If something is outdated, then that is what the Amendment process was designed to handle.
The Constitution says a person must be a 'natural born Citizen', what does that mean? It simply means that a 'naturalized' Citizen is not eligible to be President.
What is 'naturalization'? It's not simply a process one goes through to become a US citizen, later in life, and ends with a swearing of allegiance. It means to be a Citizen through some statute, because you are not a Citizen by nature.
Ted Cruz is not a 'natural born Citizen' of the United States, because he is a statutory US citizen under section 301 of the United Stated Immigration and Nationality Act.
It's even in the title of chapter that section 301 is in - CHAPTER 1 -- NATIONALITY AT BIRTH AND BY COLLECTIVE NATURALIZATION. "Collective Naturalization". Ted Cruz is part of a legal class - a collective - that was 'naturalized' automatically at the time of his birth. He is a statutory Citizen, and not a 'natural born Citizen'.
Who are the 'natural born Citizens'? Simple - anyone who does not require any statute to be a Citizen at the time of their birth. You can be a Citizen at birth by being born either inside the country or outside. With parents who are US citizens, or not. But the only situation that does not require a legal statute to be a Citizen are those born BOTH in the country, AND with Citizen parents. They need no statute, because they are Citizens according to natural law.
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