To: Winstons Julia
While Mr. Cruz has appealing qualities, I am concerned about his eligibility to be president.
Please show me in the US Constitution the relevant parts that define "Natural Born" as requiring 2 citizen parents?
Lacking that, please provide references/links to relevant US Laws passed by Congress and signed by a US President that define the "Natural Born" requirement as needing 2 citizen parents.
Lacking that, please provide references/links to Supreme Court rulings that define "Natural Born" as needing 2 citizen parents.
Until you can do that, there is no Constitutional requirement with regards to POTUS "Natural Born" requiring 2 citizen parents.
In other words, you can be concerned all you want, but Senator Cruz IS eligible to be President until Congress passes a new law or the Supreme Court rules on the matter to match the 2 citizen parent requirement that you apparently believe is what the founders meant and should apply today.
posted on 09/02/2013 8:55:48 AM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
“Please show me in the US Constitution the relevant parts that define “Natural Born” as requiring 2 citizen parents?”
The US Constitution explicitly distinguishes between the natural born citizens and those born outside of the united states who become citizens. Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution.
Why did the Fathers include this? They included this because they wanted to be sure that the highest office in the land was someone who was free of entanglements and was loyal to the united states, in an empirical fashion that would not change. You can purchase and acquire citizenship - where you are born cannot change.
Cruz was born in Canada. He does not have an American birth certificate. He has a Canadian birth certificate, a Canadian passport and he is a natural born Canadian citizenship, acquired from birth in Calgary Alberta.
Thus, he falls afoul of Article II section 1 of the US constitution. He is not eligible.
posted on 09/02/2013 9:05:21 AM PDT
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Andrew Jackson`s parents were born in Ireland.
Thomas Jefferson`s mother was born in London.
posted on 09/02/2013 9:05:56 AM PDT
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It’s past time concern troll birthers start getting zotted
posted on 09/02/2013 9:22:47 AM PDT
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