JCBreckenridge: “Its ok because its Cruz. No, its not ok.”
Agreed. Born in another country to parents who are not both citizens? How could that be considered natural born? So if a Saudi prince takes an American wife and has children born in Saudi Arabia, they are “natural born” Americans? That sounds like complete nonsense to me.
His mother was an American citizen. Cruz is an American citizen by birth. A natural born American citizen!!
Damn the naysayers and the RINOs they ride in on, full steam ahead!!
Rebellion is ON!! Join or perish!!
DON’T TREAD ON ME!!
“Agreed. Born in another country to parents who are not both citizens? How could that be considered natural born? So if a Saudi prince takes an American wife and has children born in Saudi Arabia, they are natural born Americans? That sounds like complete nonsense to me.”
Yes, this is the exact standard that apparently is ‘good enough’. You share my precise concerns.
Why have a citizen at all? Why have a residency requirement? Because the constitution says so?
We have been told that ‘slippery slope is a fallacy. I recall, less than 10 years ago being told that sex education for kindergartners was a myth. Now, today, it is a reality. We open the doors to this - we’ll see the floodgates opened. Where Americans are governed not by one of their own but by a foreigner who’s never set foot in America. We had that once before - in King George.
the term “natural born” means that one is an American citizen at birth, as opposed to “naturalized”, indicating that citizenship was granted after birth.
Is a child born of an American mother not a citizen of the U.S.? If not, what are the “disqualifying” circumstances?
Speculation on future..
Further information: United States presidential election, 2016 On March 14, 2013, Cruz gave the keynote speech at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC. He came in tied for 7th place in the 2013 CPAC straw poll on March 16, winning 4% of the votes cast.
Cruz planned several speaking events for the summer of 2013 across Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina which are early primary states, leading to speculation that he was laying the groundwork for a run for President in 2016.
As Cruz was born in Canada, various commentators from the Austin American-Statesman and the Los Angeles Times, right after Cruz defeated Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in July 2012, began raising questions about whether Cruz is a natural-born citizen eligible to run for the office of President of the United States. The majority of legal and historical opinion has been that he would be eligible given that he was a U.S. citizen at birth as his mother was a U.S. citizen who lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years. On August 19, 2013, Cruz said he does not believe he has Canadian citizenship and would renounce any that he might have.
Sounds very familiar doesn’t it...?