Skip to comments.Cruz says he is a US citizen 'by birth' despite being born in Canada
Posted on 10/29/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT by txrangerette
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I don’t really care if you claim to have voted for Ronald Reagan, the Holy Trinity, or Ferlon Husky and the Hushpuppies. Right now you’re being a concern troll and acting like a stealth democrat.
Stop it. He’s eligible. Despite all the trash the anti-cruzers have thrown at him, he’s a citizen by birth, and that equals natural born. And it’s been proven to many times. Go back and read all the previous threads.
Why attack him now when amnesty and obamacare are on the table again at the same time, front and center in the news?
His father has a very murky past and has floated several different versions of it, none of which bear up under scrutiny.
Can’t wait to start asking the left why they are being racists against latinos... don’t they want the diversity of a hispanic president? Why do they hate latinos...
So much fun to be had :)
“Everybody has their opinion of what is meant by the term, but what we ALL need is a SCOTUS decision. BEFORE we spend our energy, money, and votes. That is not too much to ask, and the courts have abdicated their responsibility by refusing to give us that answer. Everybody agree?”
No. Your plan makes no sense. Someone has to have standing and be damaged by Cruz as somehow an illegal President before the suit could be filed. Cruz has not even formally announced he is running.
I say support Cruz. Born as a US citizen is good enough for me.
How odd that anyone could ever, ever imagine that someone who allied himself with Fidel Castro could be thought of as a communist.
And please explain - without resorting to wikipedia - exactly what “fighting against Batista” means. Was there a war?
Exactly!!!!! Thank you.
Cruz WAS a US citizen at birth. No controversy, except that ginned up by those who fear him. Bob
Not to take anything away from Ted Cruz who I support and hope runs for President but next to Obama even Putin acts like an American.
I agree that Ted Cruz is wonderful. But he is flawed as a candidate because of his father.
Your statement about “ fighting Batista” is uninformed naive.
The courts that gave us Obamacare will be the courts ruling on Cruz’s eligibility. The GOPe and Democrats practically own the courts.
It won’t help to look the other way when the natural born citizen argument comes. I dread the blindside we are going to get hit with if we invest in him just as our presidential candidate.
He’s a great man and we need him. How about Senate Majority Leader Cruz? He doesn’t have to be president to be effective. He may be even more effective there, and we avoid the sucker punch that is coming.
Yes they do bear up....he was a TEEN-AGER.
Yes, it's called "locking up any incriminating documents" like Obama did. That law is no longer valid (at least it's not until the current President is impeached and jailed for ignoring the law you posted. Until that happens the precedence has already been set.
Anyways, from what I hear, Ted Cruz' parents were visiting Canada when he was born. If true, he IS eligible even if Obama had not opened the doors for anybody (citizen or not) to run for POTUS.
Why not worry about that when the time comes, and let’s have the “concerned” quit undercutting him when he’s smack in the middle of attacking amnesty and obamacare?
Other than that, he’s eligible.
If they rule against Ted Cruz being eligible it would be a win, win for the American people. Cruz would be able to remain in the US Senate where he can begin to dismantle any law that the disqualified pResident had signed during his whole illegitimate pResidency including ObamaCare.
If they rule FOR Ted Cruz (which I almost know they would) Obama's still not off the eligiblity hook. Ted Cruz is as eligible as John McCain is (regarding birth status).
I support Senator Cruz, the decision on eligibility is not mine to make, he’s on a ballot we’re voting for him. 2014 may be our last election if we have that.
I gather then that you believe that it would be perfectly alright for Congress to pass a law which defines "Natural Born Citizen" to mean that a person is born to parents who are BOTH citizens"?
Would it be alright for Congress to define "Arms" in the Second Amendment to mean "clubs and knives, but not firearms"?
Here's a headline from a recent internet article:
Lesbian Couple, Gay Man Listed as Three Parents on Babys Birth Certificate
Is the child of this union eligible to be President? How many of this child's parents must be U.S. citizens for the child to be eligible?
You argue against Madison and Hamilton, not me.
Minor v. Happersett, in context, ^did^ define NBC as born on US soil to both a man and a woman who were citizens at the time of birth (not just ONE parent, but both). The 14th then reset that to be both parents “in service to the US”, so that military and displaced patriots were included.
That is moot now that the electorate has lowered the bar to “whomever we elect” (post facto eligibility). Until and unless Obamugabe is impeached and removed on ineligiblity rules, Cruz is, most certainly, eligible...in an electoral manner.
WW, we have no continuing debate/argument regarding Cruz. We agree that he is eligible according to the electoral process and precedence previously provided.
Personally, I am disappointed that so many Americans are willing to ignore history for the sake of expediency.
The people who attacked Obama Birthers for bringing up Obama Eligibility will be the same ones going after Cruz for being born in Canada...statement of fact
Fox News attacked Birthers....but will go after Cruz. You bet Karl Rove and the Fox Liberal PhonyCons will go after Cruz Eligibility
Cruz is eligible because the courts never allowed challenging Obama’s eligibility.....that is now legal precedent