Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: Iím not going to get into a legal debate about whether Iím also a Canadian citizen
Posted on 08/20/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Oddly enough, per DrewM, the media’s suddenly very interested in this subject and would indeed like to debate it. From where does this newfound respectability for Birtherism spring, I wonder. Byproduct of a typically slow August news month? Or just hassling a conservative with presidential buzz whom they loathe, maybe partly as payback for anti-Obama Birthers hassling Precious for his own birth certificate for so long?
Via Mediaite and MFP, here’s Cruz on the radio this morning recusing himself from further debate on the subject. That’s wise, and I agreed with Ed’s take this morning that he was probably just tweaking the media in deciding to release his birth certificate. But I don’t see the logic in having his spokesman then deny that he’s a dual American-Canadian citizen by birth, as he almost certainly is under Canadian law. That only encourages lefty media to challenge him on it, which in turn will fuel “Can we trust a dual citizen as commander-in-chief?” hysteria on the fringe. Maybe he’s better off doing a just-in-case-I’m-Canadian citizenship renunciation now, to check the box. Four months, no problem. Start the new year off finally free and clear of Ottawa’s sinister America-sabotaging influence.
In other news from a bored, Cruz-hating media, some of his liberal classmates at Princeton didn’t like him.
Does this mean he’s still a Senator ???
Its a trap Ted.
Move to the Offense and dump the Defense.
Ted’s easiest and most logical reply is that he’ll start paying attention to his past when the press completes their never started attention to the drug taking, never been seen at college Obamadork.
You know the Obamadork. He’s the one with photoshopped birth certificates...hidden passports....hidden college records...a “biography” with more holes than a Clinton alibi...and an intellectual ability of a Kardashian.
“In other news from a bored, Cruz-hating media, some of his liberal classmates at Princeton didnt like him.”
A least they knew him. With several thousand kids running around Harvard and Columbia, no one seemed to know Obama. He taught Constitutional law, but not one student has come forward and said what kind of teacher he was.
He was editor of the law journal but no one can find an article he authored.
But, nothing to see here.
Who ARE these people?
All *civilized* countries have a mechanism by which a person can formally,legally,renounce his/her citizenship if they wish.Canada would surely have such a law.If Ted Cruz wants to be president he'd be wise to renounce his Canadian citizenship...not because there's anything wrong with Canada...but because some might fear,with or without justification,that his loyalties as President might be clouded in certain situations (like when Congress declares war on Canada).
Amen to that. That is just plain damn depressing. We have become one screwed up country.
What I find fascinating is the fixation to destroy Cruz right here on FR.........
I don’t think that is unique to Cruz. There are others that get the same fixation
when their name is the topic of a thread.
2. a sanctimonious, self-righteous, or hypocritical person.
Probably activists for another candidate...either GOPe’rs, Paul fans, Palin fans, other groups with loyalties to perceived competitors. Also, general trouble makers who just like acting superior because they have deemed some obscure interpretation of the constitution to be fact.
The citizenship of no man could be previous to the declaration of independence, and, as a natural right, belongs to none but those who have been born of citizens since the 4th of July, 1776.....David Ramsay, 1789.
My understanding is that there are formal steps that need to be taken to renounce Canadian citizenship and a public statement is not a formal step. I would googled it (I did a few years ago) but the statement has been google-bombed as the top 100,000 links seem to mention Cruz.
These formal steps might not apply (don’t know because of the google bombing) unless he has a Canadian SIN number or some other act that formally ties him to Canada.
RE: If Ted Cruz wants to be president he’d be wise to renounce his Canadian citizenship...
If he is a DUAL CITIZEN by birth, that probably disqualifies him from the presidency based on Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution.
According to a link on Drudge, Cruz announced last evening that he was going to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
The few law students in Chicago,not Harvard,who blank for brains was assigned to teach,stated that he was what this site often calls “lo info” re his constitutional law knowledge/ability to teach. They felt was not up to standards.
Whether it’s technically required or not, dumping his Canadian citizenship would have been the smart thing to do before running for the Senate. It’s how such cases are typically handled.
In other news, Cruz has been called the most hated man in the Senate. When liberals and GOPers dislike you, that's a ringing endorsement.
How does renouncing Canadian citizenship make you a NBC? Doesn’t he have to dummy up a BC with two US citizen parents?
Well said SOTC....got your “Edmund” on today I see!
Yes,I should have mentioned the "natural born citizen" issue.I'm not a Constitutional scholar so my opinion wouldn't mean much.But one thing's for sure...it would be damn difficult for the Rats to wage a "he's not legally qualified" campaign although,on second thought,there's not much that they're not capable of.From what I've heard about Cruz he seems to be an outstanding guy and would very probably make a *much* better President than has Osama Hussein Obama.
I was trying to remember where I had heard the ‘Pharisee’ label before ...
You may be right. From the comments section: "Rand Pauls people are also pushing the story: http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2534467 "
RE: According to a link on Drudge, Cruz announced last evening that he was going to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
Yes he did. It’s been discussed in FR too:
If people are making a big fuss out of a junior Senator’s circumstance of birth, this just tells me one thing:
There couldnt be more of a sure sign that Ted Cruz is running for president in 2016:
This is why I can easily revert to hating the Paul bots....they never ever run against the Democrats. They have yet to learn that the way to win a Republican primary while allowing yourself a chance to win the general election...is to put points up on the board against the Democrats IN THE GOP PRIMARY!!!
Ted needs to make public note that since the current President was born in parts unknown at least we all know where he was born.
People who won't modify the truth to fit their ideas of political expediency. D@mn those people with ethics!
This is so true, and in fact, they've showed up now on this thread - doing their usual, which is to cloak themselves in some sort of faux self superiority both morally and Constitutionally - decrying anyone who interprets the Constitution in any way a jot or tittle differently than they do as some sort of ethical retard.
Absolute purists like this never consider the INTENT of the citizen ruling, which was for one reason and one reason only: to insure that the person running did not have mixed allegiances. In other words, the technicalities regarding Cruz may be up for debate, but he passes the allegiance test with flying colors. GAME SET MATCH.
Didn't someone relatively important warn us about the leaven of the Pharisees somewhere?
The author wrote that, and I think I know the answer. The liberals love to see conservatives tear each other and their viable candidates apart over obscure legalisms
I’ve not seen one person on the Palin ping list that isn’t solidly behind Cruz as well. Good catch.
...sounds vaguely familiar, yes....
. you said tittle
Who ARE these people?
Nutcases who will tell you they are all about "ethics". Useful idiots for the Hillary campaign. They need to shut up and let the adults elect a President.