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Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship
Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 8:16 PM EDT | Will Weissert

Posted on 06/10/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship—doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.

Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz’s action became official May 14 and that Texas’ junior senator received written confirmation at his home in Houston on Tuesday. She said the tea-party-backed Republican “is pleased to have the process finalized.”

“Being a U.S. Senator representing Texas, it makes sense he should be only an American citizen,” Frazier said in an email. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: citizenship; cruz; naturalborncitizen; tedcruz
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; All

CRUZ CONTROL NOW IS THE RULE OF THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR 2016!


2 posted on 06/10/2014 7:14:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

CRUZ CONTROL !!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 06/10/2014 7:17:05 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Olog-hai
"doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016."

No speculation I can see; he is running and he is running hard and fast.

He will win in 2016, I can feel it in my bones!

4 posted on 06/10/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you Texas for Sen. Cruz!


5 posted on 06/10/2014 7:18:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Olog-hai

GO TED!!


6 posted on 06/10/2014 7:19:27 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Patriot Babe
We've had eight years of SCUZ.

It's time for some CRUZ!

7 posted on 06/10/2014 7:19:30 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Olog-hai; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; killermosquito; tpmintx; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
8 posted on 06/10/2014 7:19:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Olog-hai

9 posted on 06/10/2014 7:22:31 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Olog-hai

Go Ted go! Go Sarah go! Go TEA go! Woo hoo! Rebellion is brewing! Restore God to the classroom NOW!


10 posted on 06/10/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Amen to ALL that you said!!


11 posted on 06/10/2014 7:29:30 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Olog-hai

I’ll gladly support Ted Cruz and do everything within my power to help him restore the presidency and our country.

RUN TED RUN!!!!
RUN TED RUN!!!!
RUN TED RUN!!!!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 7:30:41 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: TADSLOS

I love the guy. He is not “natural born”. It is so clear. God bless him as our new attorney general.We follow the CONSTITUTION!!


13 posted on 06/10/2014 7:30:50 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE
Long term posters that hammered that 'natural born' crap wound up getting the zot. The management has very little use for bizarre and convoluted constitutional theories.

/johnny

14 posted on 06/10/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Beat me to it. LOL.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 7:42:32 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: xp38

Gotta suck to renounce Sucky Tire...

16 posted on 06/10/2014 7:43:12 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Olog-hai

This will make the Dems spitting mad!

I love it.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 7:52:22 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: SADMILLIE

He’s eligible - get over it


18 posted on 06/10/2014 7:56:18 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: SADMILLIE
The Supreme Court has said that the Constitution only recognizes two forms of citizenship: citizenship acquired at birth and citizenship acquired by naturalization.

Here is the quote:

The fourteenth amendment of the constitution, in the declaration that 'all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,' contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two only,-birth and naturalization. Citizenship by naturalization can only be acquired by naturalization under the authority and in the forms of law. But citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth under the circumstances defined in the constitution. Every person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization.

Found here

19 posted on 06/10/2014 8:03:32 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

No No No. It is beyond question. Hwe was born in Canada. Do you doubt that? That is is the only question.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 8:07:08 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE
McCain was born in Panama. So?

/johnny

22 posted on 06/10/2014 8:10:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SADMILLIE

It’s simple — Senator Ted Cruz is 100% American through and through and a dedicated Christian. The Kenyan Marxist muzzie sodomite, hussein obama, is 0% American. Period. End of story. Go Texas go! Go Ted go!


23 posted on 06/10/2014 8:11:27 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: SADMILLIE

He was a citizen at birth, do you doubt that?


24 posted on 06/10/2014 8:13:09 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: SADMILLIE

Stop while you’re behind.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 8:13:33 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: re_nortex

I hate to bust your bubble but both had American citizen Moms. This is over. Sarah Palin is natural Born. Senator Paul is natural born. Find a natural born candidate and don’t waste your time heart and effort. We have a constitution. Sorry. I love him too.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 8:15:10 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: TADSLOS; JRandomFreeper; SADMILLIE

Stop while you’re behind.


LOL....still waiting for the reply to Johnny’s “McCain was born in Panama. So?” post.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 8:17:43 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Absolutely. He was born in Canada. That ends it. We all hoped we could prove obama hussein was born in Kenya to an American mother. WAKE UP. Let’s don’t waste precious energy.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 8:18:01 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE
If you feel that strongly about it, you should start a vanity thread laying out your arguments in detail.

Really... please do it. You could call it "Cruz isn't Eligible".

/johnny

29 posted on 06/10/2014 8:18:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LMAO. You baaad!


30 posted on 06/10/2014 8:19:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS
I'm just trying to be helpful. If someone is looking for rope, I don't bother asking why, I just hand them some.

/johnny

31 posted on 06/10/2014 8:19:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 8:20:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SADMILLIE

That hussein’s so-called “mom” was a commie who for all practical matters gave up her citizenship. The great Senator Ted Cruz loves American. Why? Because he’s 100% American and, as a consequence, is dedicated to restoring the Biblical principles of the Founding Fathers.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 8:20:53 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Olog-hai

He would be excellent. They are saying EXACTLY the same stuff trying to marginalize Ted Cruz that they said about Reagan when he was running.

(His parent’s were American citizens, so that makes him an American.)


35 posted on 06/10/2014 8:21:51 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: SADMILLIE; Jim Robinson
You are in a tiny, shrinking minority here on FR. Jim disagrees with you strongly, according to his past posts.

/johnny

36 posted on 06/10/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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He was born in Canada. That ends it. We all hoped we could prove obama hussein was born in Kenya to an American mother. WAKE UP. Let’s don’t waste precious energy.


Looks like you’re the one wasting precious energy on this.

Maybe you’ve not seen this thread...the one where The Boss, himself, says Sen Cruz is eligible...

Is Ted Cruz a natural-born citizen eligible to serve as president? [Yes! And I support him! JimRob]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3084490/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


37 posted on 06/10/2014 8:25:32 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: SADMILLIE
Do you have a reading comprehension problem? I'm going to walk you through this sentence again so you can understand it:

The fourteenth amendment of the constitution, ( <---- Note that this IS the Constitution as amendments are part of the Constitution.)

in the declaration that 'all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,' ( <---- See what the Supreme Court did? It quoted the Constitution.)

contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two only,-birth and naturalization. (<---- Do you see a magic third form of citizenship? You don't? You know why? The Constitution only recognizes TWO forms of citizenship. You are either born a citizen or you acquire citizenship through naturalization.)

Now, we all agree that Ted Cruz is a citizen of the United States. Was he naturalized? No. He was born a citizen of the United States. If that is the case, then he is eligible to be President.

Now you may argue that the Constitution says the magic phrase "natural born citizen", but the Constitution (same document) doesn't recognize a "special" form of citizenship. You are a citizen only by being born with citizenship or becoming a naturalized citizen. That is why the quote above makes clear with its line 'contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two only,-birth and naturalization.'

The argument is a farce and flies in the face of several rulings by the Supreme Court over issues of citizenship.

38 posted on 06/10/2014 8:26:10 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: SADMILLIE

I hate to burst your bubble but Ted Cruz was born to an American citizen living temporarily in Canada. He’s a fully qualified natural born American citizen! Hope you don’t intend t be a problem child.

Go, Ted, GO!!


39 posted on 06/10/2014 8:27:34 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SADMILLIE
Maybe this might help: Our Founding Fathers Born In Ireland
40 posted on 06/10/2014 8:28:51 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: Jim Robinson
We need him in 2016. Out go the GOP-E and in come the conservatives. I love it. Thanks for all you do to help that along.

/johnny

41 posted on 06/10/2014 8:30:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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McAmnesty was born at a US base, By statute, he was deemed “natural born”.

If a person is prima facie constitutionally ineligible, how can he be made eligible by statute?

Wouldn't that take a constitutional amendment...???

I believe JRandom was correct. You should prepare a brief outlining your arguments against the constitutional ineligibility of Senator Cruz and file it as a vanity.

The SCOFRUS will take your case under advisement...

42 posted on 06/10/2014 8:38:11 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: SADMILLIE; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

Free Republic has done this Cruz eligibility discussion before. He is eligible. Those who say otherwise simply have not understood the law. You might sincerely believe what you do, but you are sincerely wrong and you are injuring America’s best potential candidate.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:03 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
all persons born or naturalized in the United States

Just trying to understand. Accepting the premise that there are only two methods of acquiring citizenship (1. being born "in" the United States and 2. naturalization "in" the United States), does a person born "outside" the United States to a United States citizen acquire citizenship through birth or naturalization?

44 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT by etcb
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To: xzins
"You might sincerely believe what you do, but you are sincerely wrong"

Well said.

45 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:41 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Graewoulf

Well I am fully in his court at this point...count me in!


46 posted on 06/10/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jane Long
Hi Jane....sheesh...Cruz is more American than 50% or more of those serving in our Congress!...and many of them were born here!


47 posted on 06/10/2014 9:24:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jane Long
I love this photo of his wife...(not staged)...she would make such an awesome first lady!!!!


48 posted on 06/10/2014 9:29:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
During his victory speech...


49 posted on 06/10/2014 9:31:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Nice family man...


50 posted on 06/10/2014 9:33:43 PM PDT by caww
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