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  • Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    02/05/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, his aura of invincibility shattered by Iowa caucus voters he once called “stupid,” is throwing a tantrum these days, convinced that Ted Cruz “cheated” and continues to maintain the untenable proposition that in any event he is a not eligible to be President of the United States. Cruz did not cheat in Iowa. Cruz supporters may have indeed cited to supporters of Dr. Ben Carson CNN news reports and tweets that Carson was skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina, so draw your own conclusions, but where were the Carson president captains to shepherd their flock?
  • Illinois Board Of Elections Rules: Ted Cruz Is A ‘Natural Born Citizen’

    02/03/2016 7:14:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/03/2016 | Kerry Picket
    4885015 Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a “natural born citizen” according to the Illinois Board of Elections.The state’s BOE ruled that Cruz met the citizenship criteria to appear on the state’s primary ballot.Two state residents, William Graham and Lawrence Joyce, challenged Cruz’s eligibility with the board, claiming his name should not appear on the March 15 primary ballot because his candidacy did not comply with Article II of the U.S. Constitution. : “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the...
  • Ann Coulter on Iowa Result: Trump Came in First… 'Among Natural-Born-American Candidates'

    02/01/2016 8:53:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/01/2016 | Josh Feldman
    Ted Cruz handily won the Iowa caucus tonight, but Ann Coulter couldn’t resist some grade-A trashing: Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter Trump is the leading GOP vote-getter tonight, among natural-born-American candidates. 10:55 PM - 1 Feb 2016 Coulter is, of course, fully behind Donald Trump and trashed Marco Rubio: Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter The only scandal bigger than Hillary's denial of her email scandal is Rubio's denial of his support for amnesty. Ann Coulter @AnnCoulter Based upon exit polls, Rubio seems to have gotten the lion's share of the Prevaricating Little Weasel vote. 10:55 PM - 1 Feb 2016 292 292 Retweets And...
  • Trump Campaign Manager: Trump Will Debate Cruz Once Judge Rules Him Eligible To Run

    01/28/2016 2:26:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 326 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 01/28/2016 | Christopher Massie
    Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on Thursday that his candidate would be "happy" to debate Ted Cruz once the Texas senator gets a federal judge to rule him eligible to run for president. "Once you've gotten that ruling from the federal judge and you're the last man standing in this presidential contest next to Donald Trump, we'll be happy to have a debate with you one-on-one, anywhere you want, because that's the way the system works," Lewandowski said. "But, as it stands right now, we don't even know if Ted Cruz is legally eligible to run for president...
  • Trump to Cruz: Settle eligibility question or 'get out' of the race

    01/25/2016 10:08:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 318 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/25/2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump stepped up his attack on Ted Cruz on Monday, tweeting that the Texas senator needs to "either settle his problem" of having been born in Canada or leave the race. "It's time for Ted Cruz to either settle his problem with the FACT that he was born in Canada and was a citizen of Canada, or get out of race," Trump tweeted Monday morning, on the heels of Fox News polls released over the weekend that showed him with double-digit leads over Cruz in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Trump has insisted over the course of the last...
  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2016 | Mike Razar
    The recent controversy over the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the office of the Presidency is one of those conundrums embedded in the U.S. Constitution. That august document is full of ambiguous words and phrases that challenge even the strictest and most principled interpreters. The phrase "natural born citizen" could mean any number of things. For example, at the time of birth: 1. At least one parent is a U.S. citizen. 2. Both parents are U.S. citizens. 3. The birth occurs in a state of the United States. 4. The birth occurs in a state of the United States or...
  • 53% of Republicans say someone born in foreign country should not be allowed to serve as President

    01/21/2016 7:39:08 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 88 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 01/20/2016 | Tom Jensen
    53% of GOP primary voters say someone born in another country should not be allowed to serve as President, to only 28% who say they're alright with that.
  • Who Is Permitted To Be The President Of The USA? The Full Story Is Embarrassing

    01/20/2016 8:03:53 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 162 replies
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | 19 January 2016 | LBB
    Some folks, including Don Trump, think Senator Cruz is not entitled to run for president because he is not a "natural born" citizen. This matter was debated when John McCain ran for the office, yet it seems that the correct answers are still not generally appreciated. So... ...is Senator Ted Cruz qualified to be president? Yes, because the 1790 Immigration Act declares flatly that people in his circumstances are "natural-born" citizens. That law followed the adoption of the constitution by about two years, and some of the founding fathers of the nation were in the Congress at the time. One...
  • 'Natural Born' Issue for Ted Cruz Is Not Settled and Not Going Away

    01/18/2016 8:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 277 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/18/2016 | Pete Williams
    While the nation's legal scholars differ over the exact meaning of the Constitution's requirement that a person must be a "natural born citizen" to become president, they're unanimous in saying Ted Cruz is wrong about an important point. "As a legal matter, the question is quite straightforward and settled law," Cruz has said. "People will continue to make political noise about it, but as a legal matter it is quite straightforward. In fact, the experts say, it is neither settled nor straightforward. It's not settled -- because the Constitution does not define "natural born," a phrase that appears in the...
  • If Cruz is Eligible Because His Mom Was a U.S. Citizen Then so is Obama

    01/18/2016 5:57:15 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 187 replies
    For all the arguments that went on for years on this web site, talk radio and many other sites about Obama's eligibility.... If Cruz is eligible because his mom was a U.S. Citizen, then so is Obama because his mom was a U.S. Citizen.... Just saying!
  • Ted Cruz is not eligible to become president

    01/16/2016 3:02:27 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 225 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/15/2016 | Tony Quinn
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was born in Canada; he is not a "natural born citizen," and he is not eligible to be president. And this is an issue that isn't going away, contrary to The Sacramento Bee's assertion, ("Trump's 'birther' lunacy, the sequel," Editorials, Jan. 7) The Constitution is very precise: "No person except a natural born citizen ... shall be eligible to the office of President." The founders knew what they meant. John Jay, later the first chief justice of the United States, wrote: "the commander in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor...
  • New Birther Controversy: A Festivus For The Rest of Us

    01/16/2016 6:28:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-16-2016 | MOTUS
    Excellent! We have our first Cruz Birther Suit.We all remember the questions regarding Big Guy’s eligibility as a natural born citizen and some of us still wonder what his real birth certificate said.Although much was written about the rumor that BHO was born in Kenya rather than Hawaii, that was never the real issue. Since Barry’s father was clearly not American the real question - while nowhere near as sexy – was whether his American born mother was actually old enough to confer natural citizenship on her son, regardless of where he was born.The statutes in effect at the time...
  • Trump: How can you be a U.S. senator if you're a Canadian citizen?

    01/15/2016 2:08:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | AllahPundit
    A morsel from the spin room after last night’s debate. Trump is making a prudential argument, I take it, not a legal one since there’s zippo in the Constitution barring senators from holding dual citizenship, which Cruz did until 2014. In fact, Article I explicitly permits someone to become a senator even if they haven’t been an American citizen since birth: “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that...
  • Of course: Lawsuits filed in Texas, Florida over constitutional eligibility [Cruz and Rubio]

    01/15/2016 1:18:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The showdown over eligibility may shift from the political arena to the courts – at least, it might if two plaintiffs get their way. Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio face legal challenges to their presidential ambitions based on the circumstances of their birth. In Florida, the challenge comes from a voter whose previous lawsuit against Barack Obama’s eligibility went nowhere, and names both Republican contenders. Rubio’s legal team didn’t exactly shrug it off, but asked the court to do so instead: This week Rubio sought to have a court complaint in Florida against him thrown out, saying the...
  • What the Stupid, Awful Spat Between Trump and Cruz Says About the Sad State of the GOP Primary

    01/15/2016 9:46:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/15/2016 | Peter Suderman
    Over the past two weeks, the GOP primary race has become a contest between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the two frontrunners in both national polls and in the state Iowa. The pair will stand next to each other at tonight's GOP primary debate in South Carolina, positioned center stage as a result of their standing in the polls. The contest between them is tonight's main event. The Trump/Cruz squabble is mind-numbingly stupid at almost every level. It is not a contest of ideas or policies, but a battle of attitude and insult, of culture-war positioning and social media put-downs....
  • Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe: Cruz a 'Constitutional Opportunist,' 'Hypocrite'

    01/15/2016 9:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC following FBN's broadcast of the Republican presidential debate, Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe attacked Sen. Ted Cruz , one of the participants in last night debate, for his stated on reasoning for his eligibility to run for president of the United States. According to Tribe, Cruz applies a double standard to his interpretation of the Constitution, to which he deemed Cruz to be a "constitutional opportunist" and a "hypocrite." "I've done a lot of historical research on it, and so have a lot of other people, and the best evidence seems to be that what they...
  • The Absolutely Stupidest Thing Ever Said By A Conservative Pundit

    01/14/2016 11:13:50 AM PST · by TBP · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 14th, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Nowadays Ann has had to metamorphose from provocateur to the punditry equivalent of "your mama" jokes with a side of bullying. For that's what happens to you when you start uttering complete nonsensical tripe like the following and call it a "hot take": "It doesn't matter how liberal Donald Trump is as long as he's right on immigration." Ladies, let me holler at you first. Does the guy who promises to be faithful to you, if you overlook everything else about him that sets your warning bells off, ever keep that promise? Of course not. As the father of two...
  • Attention, moderators: Ted Cruz knows how to work you

    01/14/2016 10:25:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Ted Cruz regularly shines in the debates, such as the one airing tonight on the Fox Business Channel. Cruz has made the most of his opportunities, picking his moments and working them for as much air time as possible, while demonstrating his grasp on both policy and grassroots politics. Politico’s Shane Goldmacher and Katie Glueck sat down with Cruz in order to learn more about the strategy that the Iowa frontrunner has been refining from the first onstage showdown: "The first couple of debates I sat back and very much let it...
  • The conservative media's civil war over Ted Cruz 'birtherism'

    01/14/2016 8:19:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 202 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | By Callum Borchers
    If you thought some in the conservative media lost their minds over President Obama's birth certificate, you were right. But the current brouhaha over Ted Cruz's place of birth -- in which Donald Trump reprises his role as chief instigator -- might be even more compelling, in its own way, because of the civil war it has sparked on the right side of the press. Sadly, there is no way that Ted Cruz can continue running in the Republican Primary unless he can erase doubt on eligibility. Dems will sue!-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2016 Witness this week's...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz is a “natural-born” citizen -- even in an originalist reading of the clause

    01/13/2016 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 01/13/2016 | E.P. Foley
    IS TED CRUZ A “NATURAL BORN” U.S. CITIZEN?: According to Widener law school’s Mary Brigid McManamon, who has an oped in the Washington Post today, the answer is “no.” Her reasoning is a bit shaky: On this subject, the common law is clear and unambiguous. The 18th-century English jurist William Blackstone, the preeminent authority on it, declared natural-born citizens are "such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England," while aliens are "such as are born out of it." The key to this division is the assumption of allegiance to one's country of birth. The Americans...
  • McConnell: No, Senate won’t pass resolution affirming Cruz’s eligibility like it did for McCain

    01/12/2016 11:49:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2016 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from Sunday that I missed yesterday. If you’re going to stand on the Senate floor and call the majority leader a liar and a crony, I guess you shouldn’t be surprised when he won’t do you a favor.Although … this is sort of a favor to Cruz, isn’t it? Every time he gets to tell his fans that it’s McCain or McConnell who’s behind the attacks on eligibility rather than Trump, it makes it easier for populist voters to dismiss them out of hand. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the upper chamber won't issue a...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Says Ted Cruz Is a Natural Born Citizen. Why Won’t Reince Priebus?

    01/12/2016 10:40:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/12/2016 | streiff (Diary)
    Yesterday, Leon posted on the epic gutlessness of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to say that Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen as understood under the 14th Amendment. In response to a media question, Priebus said: Listen, I don't get involved. I'm not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It's a bad place for me to be. I'll let all these folks argue about this stuff, and I'm going to stay out of it. This is stunning when you think about it. The head of the RNC won’t even say that one of the two...
  • Washington Post Column: Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president

    01/12/2016 10:37:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/12/2016 | By Mary Brigid McManamon
    Mary Brigid McManamon is a constitutional law professor at Widener University’s Delaware Law School. __________________________________________________ Donald Trump is actually right about something: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is not a natural-born citizen and therefore is not eligible to be president or vice president of the United States. The Constitution provides that "No person except a natural born citizen .?.?. shall be eligible to the office of President." The concept of "natural born" comes from the common law, and it is that law the Supreme Court has said we must turn to for the concept's definition. On this subject, the common law...
  • Natural Born Citizenship: An archaic presidential qualification

    01/12/2016 6:34:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 164 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2016 | Jonathan F. Keller
    I rarely agree with liberal Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, but she’s recently penned two pieces that actually make sense.  Though Marcus is a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton, she acknowledged a couple weeks ago that Donald Trump’s threat to go after the Democrat frontrunner for enabling her sexually predatory husband was perfectly legitimate.  Now, as Ted Cruz is under attack from Trump (and some on the left) for being born in Canada, she’s sensibly calling for the end of the presidential natural-born citizen test. I heard a lot about this test from a young age.  My father was...
  • Natural Born Citizenship: Free and Clear

    01/11/2016 4:27:13 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 127 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 10, 2016 | Larry Walker II
    :: Cruz's Dilemma- By: Larry Walker, II -The concept of natural born Citizenship is clear and concise, to anyone with a rational mind. Although some may wish to contort its meaning to fit the presidential candidate of their choice, natural law is incapable of such bias. It takes two parents to produce a child, one male and one female, but you would never know it if your source of information is the lamestream media. By its logic, only one parent is sufficient.Epigrammatically speaking, if both of your parents were U.S. Citizens at the time of your birth, you are without...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    01/10/2016 10:01:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 194 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Even Donald Trump thought so, at least before Ted Cruz slipped past him to top the Iowa polls. As recently as last August Trump was saying all the legal people he talked to vouched for Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president. As ABC News reported The Donald’s flip-flop: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldn’t disqualify him.
  • Commentary on the Commentary "[o]n the Meaning of 'Natural Born Citizen'"

    01/09/2016 7:58:16 PM PST · by Joachim · 105 replies
    1/9/2016 | Farmer John
    Commentary on the Commentary[o]n the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen” or“Do these people know that we plebes have a thing called ‘the internet’?” Commentary by Neal Katyal & Paul Clement (text in black)(Web link: http://harvardlawreview.org/2015/03/on-the-meaning-of-natural-born-citizen/)Commentary on the Commentary by Farmer John (interspersed text in red)(Footnotes in the original commentary are brought into text with numbers retained for reference)We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. [This is an appeal to authority, not evidence—“trust us, we’re the experts.”] We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election,...
  • Our First And Third Congress Defined Natural Born Citizen

    01/08/2016 6:52:06 PM PST · by Uncle Sham · 172 replies
    Nationality Act of 1790-1795 ^ | January 8th, 2016 | Uncle Sham
    For a five year period of time, the term “Natural Born Citizen” had a definition which differed from the “two-citizen parents, born under United States jurisdiction” description generally accepted for most of this nation’s existence. The Nationality Act of 1790 referred to those born to citizens beyond Sea or out of the limits of the United States as being “natural born citizens”. Because of the term “citizens” as it pertains to parentage, there is an argument to be made that this requires two citizen parents for this to be allowed. Below is a quote from the 1790 Act. Since this...
  • Exclusive: 1974 Canadian Electors’ List Named Ted Cruz’s Parents

    01/08/2016 6:00:09 PM PST · by FR_addict · 274 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Jan. 8 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A document uncovered by Breitbart News indicates that the parents of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) were named on a Calgary list of electors for Canada's federal election of July 8, 1974. Ted Cruz parents are listed as Cruz, Eleanor, Mrs. nd Cruz, Raphael, self employed, both at 920 Riverdale Avenue, South West in Calgary, Alberta. Canadian law restricts (and restricted) federal voting rights to Canadian citizens. In a statement to Breitbart News—the full text of which follows this article—Jason Johnson, chief strategist for Cruz for President, said that “the document itself does not purport to be a list of ‘registered...
  • Why Ted Cruz is a "natural born citizen" [A legal, historical and constitutional argument]

    01/08/2016 9:09:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/08/2016 | By Randy Barnett
    Linking to this succinct but powerful essay by Paul Clement and my Georgetown colleague Neal Katyal, Jonathan usefully summarizes the legal argument for why Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, is a "natural born citizen" under Article II, section 1 of the Constitution, which provides: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five...
  • McCain knifes Cruz: Um, I don't know if he's a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

    01/07/2016 2:50:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via BuzzFeed, this makes three big names from three very different sectors of the party suddenly questioning Cruz’s eligibility. McCain represents the establishmentarians; Rand Paul represents libertarians; and Donald Trump represents … whatever the hell Trumpism is. It seems we’ve reached the “any weapon to hand” stage among Cruz’s political enemies. Which is interesting in ol’ Mav’s case, since his 2008 campaign against Obama will forever be remembered by grassroots righties for his refusal to go kitchen-sink on O. In the end, I guess the “wacko birds” were the real threat all along. May the McCain/Paul/Trump alliance last a thousand...
  • Courts unlikely to entertain, let alone sustain, challenge to Cruz's qualification to be president

    01/06/2016 4:29:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    660 News ^ | January 6, 2016 | Mark Sherman, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - It seems like only yesterday that skeptics of Barack Obama's birth in Hawaii rushed to the Supreme Court to try to block the son of an American mother and Kenyan father from taking office as president. The justices turned away those challenges as fast as they arrived at the courthouse door, much as lower courts did. Seven years later, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is dealing with pointed remarks from rival Donald Trump that Cruz's birth in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father raises doubt about his eligibility to be president and could dog his campaign...
  • Scalia: Natural Born Requires Jus Soli ("of the soil")

    01/06/2016 3:58:46 PM PST · by sunrise_sunset · 86 replies
    Chicago_Kent College of Law ^ | 1/9/2001 | Supreme Court Transcript
    Tuan Anh Nguyen vs IRS (No 99-2071) Transcript at the Oral Argument pop-up Justice Scalia: I mean, isn't it clear that the natural born requirement in the Constitution was intended explicitly to exclude some Englishmen who had come here and spent some time here and then went back and raised their families in England ? They did not want that. Davis: Yes, by the same token... Scalia: That is jus soli, isn't it ? Davis: By the same token, one could say that the provision would apply now to ensure that Congress can't apply suspect classifications to keep certain individuals...
  • Desperate, Dishonest Donald Trump Goes Birther on Ted Cruz

    01/06/2016 3:19:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    You knew it was coming! Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a “very precarious” issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee. “Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. This is how Donald Trump operates: whenever he's threatened by someone in the polls, he tries to smear his opponents. He did so with Dr. Ben Carson,...
  • Cruz Citizenship Timeline (documented)

    01/06/2016 8:00:32 AM PST · by conservative98 · 142 replies
    Scribd ^ | jb_uspu
    This is an authenticated timeline of known facts concerning the citizenship of Senator Ted Cruz. FACTUAL CRUZ CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE (Everything presented in this timeline is a matter of public record. All of it is based upon publicly reported events, public statements made by Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz, officials with the Elect Ted movement or U.S. and Canadian officials.)
  • Ted Cruz's Response to Trump calling into question his natural-born citizenship

    01/05/2016 4:18:04 PM PST · by Isara · 132 replies
    https://twitter.com/tedcruz ^ | January 5, 2016 | Ted Cruz
    My response to @realDonaldTrump calling into question my natural-born citizenship? Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4ZGKI8vpcg- @tedcruzJanuary 5, 2016
  • On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen” [3/11/15]

    12/12/2015 3:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Harvard Law Review ^ | March 11, 2015 | Commentary by Neal Katyal & Paul Clement
    We have both had the privilege of heading the Office of the Solicitor General during different administrations. We may have different ideas about the ideal candidate in the next presidential election, but we agree on one important principle: voters should be able to choose from all constitutionally eligible candidates, free from spurious arguments that a U.S. citizen at birth is somehow not constitutionally eligible to serve as President simply because he was delivered at a hospital abroad. The Constitution directly addresses the minimum qualifications necessary to serve as President. In addition to requiring thirty-five years of age and fourteen years...
  • Alan Grayson will sue if Ted Cruz becomes the Republican nominee for president

    11/28/2015 9:01:32 PM PST · by Marcus · 61 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The ever entertaining and mercurial Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Florida, threatened to file a lawsuit if the Republican Party picks Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas as its presidential nominee in 2016, according to a Friday story in the Washington Times. Grayson made this threat while appearing on Alan Colmes’ radio show. The stated reason for the threat is that, in Grayson’s view, Cruz is not a natural born American as required for being president in the United States Constitution, having been born in Canada, albeit to an American mother.
  • Donald Trump Raises Questions About Ted Cruz's Canadian Birth

    03/23/2015 2:14:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/23/2015
    Donald Trump remains interested in birth certificates. The reality television host, real estate magnate, and serial almost-presidential candidate who repeatedly demanded that President Barack Obama produce proof that he was born in Hawaii, turned his attention to Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday. In an interview with MyFoxNY, Trump said that Cruz's birthplace, Canada, could be a problem for the Texan's presidential bid. Well hes got, you know, a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment," said Trump. "Its a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada if you...
  • Cue the Ted Cruz birthers again [Once more with feeling: "Is he a natural born citizen?"]

    03/23/2015 8:36:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 345 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that Ted Cruz is officially in the Presidential race, you may rest assured that some of the same people who considered it an insult of titanic proportions to even ask to see President Obama’s birth certificate will be kicking off a similar conversation regarding the Texas Senator. Because, you know… he’s a gosh darn foreigner. For the few of you who may have missed it, Cruz was born in Canada. His father was from Cuba but his mother was a US citizen. As our colleague Guy Benson explained over a year ago, this one isn’t even a question....
  • Open request to Senator Cruz

    01/22/2015 2:41:41 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 447 replies
    The Constitution requires that for you to be eligible to be president, both of your parents must be naturally born citizens. You do not meet that qualification, if I am wrong please straiten me out. If you get the nomination I promise you the democrats will do what the republicans are too scared to do. Dear Ted I think you are awesome but we all need to know the answer to this.
  • Donald Trump says Ted Cruzs Canadian birth could be a difficult problem for 2016 bid

    01/23/2015 7:32:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa Billionaire Donald Trump, the most prominent birther to question Barack Obamas eligibility to serve as president, asserted Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz must clear up legal doubts about his own eligibility due to his birth outside the United States. Its a problem. It could be a difficult problem, but he admits that he was born in Canada, Trump told reporters in Iowa on the eve of the first major gathering of 2016 presidential hopefuls. Hes a friend of mine. I have great respect for him. But certainly its a stumbling block and hes going to...
  • Cruz on Renouncing His Canadian Citizenship: 'American and Only an American'

    06/12/2014 6:30:26 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12, 2014 | Staff
    On Wednesdays The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave a wide-ranging interview on the topics of the swap with the Taliban for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, the influx of Central American youths at the U.S.-Mexican border and his decision to renounce his Canadian citizenship, which happened earlier this week. On that topic, Cruz did not say whether or not it was associated with a potential 2016 presidential run, but instead as something he thought was appropriate as a U.S. Senator. ...more (w/video)...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Can Be Born in Canada and Still Become President of the U.S.

    06/11/2014 11:18:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 247 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 2013 | DAVID A. GRAHAMMAY
    ~~snip~~ (just the facts, ma'am). But what won't prevent Cruz from becoming president is his place of birth. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, while his parents were living there. His father is now an American citizen, but was not at the time; his mother, however, was born in the United States. Helpfully, the Congressional Research Service gathered all of the information relevant to Cruz's case a few years ago, at the height (nadir?) of Obama birtherism. In short, the Constitution says that the president must be a natural-born citizen. "The weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion appears to...

    05/25/2014 6:04:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    YOUGOV ^ | 05/25/2014 | by Kathy Frankovic
    American attitudes to who is and who is not a natural born citizen are as varied as the country itself, with partisan disagreement on whether a child born in the US to immigrant parents is a natural born American Partisanship plays a major role in how Americans decide who should be eligible for the Presidency, and the concept of what being “natural born” means also plays a role.  The U.S. Constitution, in Article II, states that only “natural born” citizens are eligible to serve (it also sets an age limit and grandfathered in anyone who was a citizen at the...
  • Ted Cruz: Im not going to get into a legal debate about whether Im also a Canadian citizen

    08/20/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2013 | AllahPundit
    Oddly enough, per DrewM, the media’s suddenly very interested in this subject and would indeed like to debate it. From where does this newfound respectability for Birtherism spring, I wonder. Byproduct of a typically slow August news month? Or just hassling a conservative with presidential buzz whom they loathe, maybe partly as payback for anti-Obama Birthers hassling Precious for his own birth certificate for so long?Via Mediaite and MFP, here’s Cruz on the radio this morning recusing himself from further debate on the subject. That’s wise, and I agreed with Ed’s take this morning that he was probably just tweaking...
  • Rand Paul on whether Ted Cruz is a natural-born citizen: Im no Birther (Watch Video)

    08/14/2013 12:38:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/14/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Caller. I believe him, but if Cruz jumps into the presidential race and starts gobbling up Paul’s support among tea partiers in Iowa, I wonder how many Paul fans — and Hillary fans — will be willing to take a “closer look” at the issue.This wasn’t the only mention of Cruz’s eligibility on CNN yesterday either. They devoted an entire segment to it during Wolf Blitzer’s show, as you’ll see below. Maybe Birtherism is another issue, like aggressive counterterrorism and unilateral executive action, on which the press will take a more respectful, nuanced line now that doing...
  • Ted Cruz, Originalism, and the Natural Born Citizen Requirement

    05/08/2013 8:03:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 384 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/08/2013 | Ed Whelan
    In one of my first essays for NRO back in 2005 (Are You an Originalist?), I selected the Constitutions natural born Citizen criterion for eligibility to be presidenta provision that then seemed at the time to be beyond the distorting effects of political biasto illustrate that everyone intuitively recognizes the common-sense principle at the heart of the interpretive methodology of originalism: namely, that the meaning of a constitutional provision is to be determined in accordance with the meaning that it bore at the time that it was adopted. The public debate in 2008 over whether John McCain, having been born...
  • Obama Speech Topic: CITIZENSHIP (VANITY)

    09/07/2012 12:32:48 PM PDT · by demsux · 3 replies
    SELF | 10/7/12 | SELF
    I found it funny that Obama actually brought up "Citizenship" during his speech last night. Pre-emptive move vs. Trump?
  • Sheriff Joe's Lead Investigator: Obama's Birth Certificate Cannot Survive Judicial Scrutiny

    Internet now debating--- Did Zullo rely on 1968 codes, instead of 1961 codes.