Uh, Mother Jones?
La, La, La. I can't hear you.
She wants a con con over this issue? She’s nuts.
Put up a Commie magazine to attack a Conservative such as Ted Cruz. These Trump supporters at Free Republic are such a diverse lot /sarc
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Reluctant Article V ping. Same topic as the earlier thread. Chance of success is zero in time for the election.
This has to be the first time a member of Freerepublic has used Mother Jones to advance their argument.
Any Constitutional convention could make changes before this election .
Post debate - Trump +3 Cruz - 2
Uh no, Obama did that.
You'll get criticized for the source of this but it is an issue that needs to be resolved.
My bet is many of the responses you get here will be from the very same posters who were criticizing Obama on this issue.....yet now we're supposed to look the other way because this time, it's our guy.
Can you send me your hard copy version of Mother Jones? I’m out of toilet paper
Had Cruz been born in 1921 under the identical birth circumstances that he was born into in 1970, than he would not even have been a US citizen. The Cable Act, passed in 1922, allowed a US citizen woman, married to a foreign national and who gives birth in a foreign country, to transmit US citizenship onto the newborn child for the first time.
Article II, Section I clause 5, was ratified in 1791 with the rest of the constitution, long before the Cable Act.. Article I has not been modified by any subsequent amendment. Accordingly, the original intent and meaning of Article II stands absent any such constitutional amendment.
The purpose of Article II, Section I clause 5 was to prevent undue foreign influence on the office of the presidency, PARTICULARLY thru a father owing allegiance to a foreign sovereignty. The framers took their definition for NBC from Emmerich De Vattel Law of Nations, the 212th paragraph of which was quoted in its entirety in the 1814 Venus Merchantman SCOTUS decision. The Law of Nations is referred to in Article I of the constitution. That definition referred to an NBC as being born of two citizen parents and born on the soil of the nation. That definition was cited in the 1868 case of Minor vs Hapersett, and Wong Kim Ark vs US. De Vattel has been cited and accepted in dozens of SCOTUS and federal lower court rulings. The framers were patriarchs who believed that the citizenship of the children followed the citizenship of the father.
The authors of the 14th amendment, Senators Howard Jacob and Rep. Bingham also defined an NBC in similar terms.
Obama is the very embodiment and personification of the REASON that the framers put those protections into the constitution. By ignoring it, we have opened ourselves to the anti American and unconstitutional tyranny that Obama poses to our constitutional republic.
Ted Cruz is head and shoulders the best candidate in the race. He is a patriot who loves this country and its people. He is intellectually and philosophically superior to ANYONE else in the race. As much as I admire him, He CANNOT be considered a natural born citizen, as he is a citizen by statute. He was born with THREE countries (The US, Canada, and Cuba thru his father) having a legitimate claim on his allegiance from birth, whether he wanted it or not. I believe in the constitution and the rule of law, NOT in the cult of personality. We should not yield to the same dark impulses of expediency and delusion that gave us the tyrannical, sociopathically lying, demagogue of a usurper Obama.
never mind you just carry on now
Trump is milking it.
FReepers get all in the weeds about NBC and post mile long court cases when it really is not working. No one outside of FReeperville cares about if Ted is qualified or not. They do not like the fact that he is Canadian born. Trump reads the polls, we know that.:)
In 1936, Trump married Scottish immigrant Mary Anne MacLeod (born May 10, 1912, Stornoway, Scotland...
Mother Jones = Communist rag
It’s a ridiculous nonissue, but Trump, the liberal media, and the Republican Establishment all want to keep it alive. That way,. we won’t talk about real issues.