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  • University of Chicago Law Professor: Cruz not Eligible

    02/09/2016 6:22:54 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 58 replies
    Slate ^ | February 9, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    The words natural born citizen, and their original meaning at the time that this constitutional clause was crafted, go a long way to answering this question. In founding-era America, like today, a person could be a citizen by virtue of birth on American territory; a citizen by virtue of a statute that granted citizenship to him at birth; a "naturalized" citizen, meaning one who entered the country as an alien but later obtained citizenship via a process determined by law; and a foreigner. A natural born citizen cannot be a foreigner. Foreigners are not citizens. A natural born citizen cannot...
  • The Natural Born Citizen Clause as Originally Understood

    02/07/2016 10:07:51 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 132 replies
    Catholic University Law Review ^ | 2015 | Mary Brigid McManamon
    The concluding statement in the article: "The introduction to this Article posed a question: “in the eyes of early Americans, would someone born in a foreign country of American parents be a ‘natural born citizen’ and therefore eligible to be President of the United States?” The pertinent historical materials lead to only one conclusion: aside from children born to U.S. ambassadors or soldiers in hostile armies, the answer is “no.”"
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 244 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Illinois and New Hampshire Agree Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    02/05/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by raptor22 · 82 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?
  • Cruz’s Birthplace Debated: Here’s Where Most US Presidents Were Born

    02/05/2016 2:59:26 AM PST · by RC one · 161 replies
    livescience.com ^ | January 15, 2016 12:00pm ET | Tia Ghose, Senior Writer
    Map shows home towns of U.S. presidents. Credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics artist It's no surprise that all 44 presidents were born on U.S. soil: The requirement for a president to be a "natural born citizen" is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. The current debate about what that means stems from the fact that there's no document trail to reveal what, exactly, the Constitution writers meant by that statement.Whatever your opinion may be, it is true that all of the presidents to date have been born in one of the 50 U.S. states. Live Science took a look at where...
  • Ted Cruz Is A 'Natural Born Citizen,' Board (Illinois) Of Election Finds

    02/02/2016 4:36:59 PM PST · by 11th Commandment · 507 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/02/2016 06:37 pm ET | Cristian Farias
    On the same day he won the Republican Iowa caucus, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas got a favorable decision from the Illinois Board of Elections, which ruled that he met the citizenship criteria to appear on the state's primary ballot. Two objectors, Lawrence Joyce and William Graham, had challenged Cruz's presidential bid with the board, contending that his name should not appear on the March 15 ballot because his candidacy did not comply with Article II of the Constitution. In response to the filings, Cruz's lawyers relied on Supreme Court precedent, legal history and articles from noted constitutional scholars to...
  • 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...
  • Can Ted Cruz, a former Canadian citizen, be president?

    01/30/2016 4:20:28 AM PST · by ironman · 165 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/29/2016 | Drew Griffin
    CNN's Drew Griffin investigates Ted Cruz's eligibility. Video ran on Anderson Cooper 360.
  • Trump: 'Cruz is an anchor baby in Canada'

    01/29/2016 1:08:59 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/16 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    A day after the latest Republican primary presidential debate, real estate mogul Donald Trump did two things: he gave himself a pat on the back for skipping the debate and also gloated at the pile-on on Sen. Ted Cruz. "I think we're going to do really well in Iowa. We're leading in the Iowa polls. And Cruz is in the second place. He got really pummeled last night. I'm glad I wasn't there. And they didn't even mention that he was born in Canada," Trump said at a speech at the Radisson Hotel here in Nashua on Friday morning. "So...
  • Could Ted Cruz Be Disqualified?

    01/28/2016 12:59:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 191 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    If you attend a presidential campaign event, you may come across someone wearing colonial garb or an Uncle Sam costume or body paint. But a Ted Cruz rally in Iowa last weekend featured something possibly unprecedented: guys dressed up as Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This was not a random choice of attire. The guys in scarlet tunics were protesters, who passed out copies of Cruz's Canadian birth certificate to highlight the questions about his eligibility for the American presidency. The Constitution says the president must be "a natural born citizen" of the United States. There is no dispute that the...
  • Here's why Ted Cruz has already lost Iowa -- Glenn Beck lying version

    01/28/2016 7:07:19 AM PST · by DaveinOK54 · 107 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 1/28/16 | Sundance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg_SnL0OrNo&feature=player_detailpage#t=166 In Carl Cameron's own words in March of 2013. Video is cued to start at comment.
  • CNN: Why Ted Cruz Is Eligible To Be pPresident

    01/27/2016 2:14:24 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 112 replies
    CNN ^ | January 14, 2016
    (CNN)... If Cruz gets enough electoral votes this fall,then Congress and not the Supreme Court should be the final legal judge of Cruz's eligibility.The Constitution's 12th Amendment clearly says thatCongress counts the electoral votes at a special session;and thus Congress is constitutionally authorizedto refuse to count any electoral votes that Congress considers invalid. Elsewhere, Article I, section 5 of the Constitution makes clear thateach house of Congress may "judge" whethera would-be member of that house meets the constitutional eligibility rules for that house. ... If a dispute arises ... the Constitution clearly saysthe Senate is "the judge" of Smith's...
  • Ted Cruz Isn't a 'Natural Born' Citizen

    01/27/2016 10:15:54 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 255 replies
    US News ^ | 1/27 | Robert Clinton
    Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution states: "No Person except a natural born Citizen ... shall be eligible to the Office of President." The original structure of the Constitution does suggest that "natural born" was meant to contain a geographic component of birth in the United States. The "Inhabitant" requirements for senators and representatives in Article I of the Constitution clearly were intended to be geographic. Since the qualifications stated for president contain no other obvious parallel geographic reference, it would seem the framers meant the "natural born" citizenship requirement for president to refer to those born...
  • No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States

    01/26/2016 2:57:32 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 107 replies
    Us Constitution | 1787 | Framers and Founder
    Article. II. Section. 1. Clause 5 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 Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
  • Utah man sues over Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president

    01/26/2016 11:50:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | January 26, 2016 | The Associated Press
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah man has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Ted Cruz's eligibility to run for president over the senator's Canadian birthplace. Walter L. Wagner asked a judge to declare that Cruz is not a natural born citizen in the suit filed in Salt Lake City on Friday. Wagner is representing himself and says he is a voter with an interest in determining whether Cruz is a legal presidential candidate. No hearings have been scheduled. Cruz was born to an American mother and Cuban father while they lived in Calgary....
  • Cruz "Birther" Suit Attorney Suspended From Practice?

    01/26/2016 6:40:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Behind Enemy Lines ^ | 01/15/2016 | Gene Berardelli
    It appears that the attorney who filed the so-called "birther" lawsuit "in pro se" against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Newton B. Schwartz, Sr., has some ethical and legal issues of his own. In documents obtained from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania court system, an attorney by the same name was "suspended on consent" from practice in 2015 by the State of Pennsylvania for "engaging in the unauthorized practice of law" in the state of Louisiana - a state where he was not licensed to practice. READ THE FULL TEXT HERE The documents also refers to Mr. Schwartz's age (at...
  • There’s A New Lawsuit Challenging Ted Cruz’s Eligibility To Be President

    01/25/2016 7:13:33 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 160 replies
    buzz feed ^ | 1-25-2016 | Kyle Blaine
    The plaintiff, Walter L. Wagner, asserts that Cruz is not natural born as defined by the Constitution because only one of Cruz's parents (his mother) was a U.S. citizen at his time of birth in Canada and because, he alleges, their intention at Cruz's birth was "to have residency or citizenship in a foreign (non-U.S.A.) country." ... In 2008, Wagner filed suit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Energy and European Center for Nuclear Energy Research (CERN), alleging that the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator might create a black hole that could destroy Earth -- and that the...
  • Cruz: No Actual Voters Ask About the ‘Silly Birther Attack’

    01/24/2016 2:17:53 PM PST · by Isara · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jan 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” while discussing the controversy over if his birth in Canada to an American citizen mother causes him to be not eligible to run for president of the United States, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz ..... no “actual voters” ask him about the issue.Cruz said, “We were in the midst of a bus tour, 26 counties in six days, enormous enthusiasm, but from what you look, looking at the media, it was a great field test. We would do, at pretty much every event, a press gaggle -by the way, a lot of other...
  • Cole: Coulter makes ridiculous claims on Cruz

    01/24/2016 1:04:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 219 replies
    The Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 24, 2016 | Charles Cole
    I usually enjoy reading Ann Coulter's columns thanks to her acerbic wit and gutsy grit. But, being human, she has flaws, among which is a penchant to suspend rationality when advocating for her flavor of the year in Republican presidential candidates. In past years, it was Chris Christie and Mitt Romney. Now, thanks mainly to his tough stance on immigration, it's Donald Trump. This infatuation has caused her to write some ridiculous things about the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the presidency. Her use of the term "naturalization" is, frankly, unworthy of her status as a law school graduate. A...
  • Carson supporter files to oust Ted Cruz from Illinois GOP primary ballot

    01/24/2016 6:57:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 23, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD - Donald Trump has threatened to initiate such a lawsuit, but he may have been beat to the punch - right here in Illinois. An objection to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's qualifications to run for president on the Illinois Republican ballot could send shockwaves nationwide if it is sustained by the Illinois State Board of Elections next week. Lawrence J. Joyce, an attorney and practicing pharmacist from Poplar Grove, says Cruz is not a natural born citizen as the Constitution requires, but is instead "naturalized" citizen born in the Canadian province of Alberta in 1970. That disqualifies him from...
  • In Iowa, Ted Cruz And Glenn Beck Hit Trump As “Mounties” Pass Out Canadian Birth Certificate

    01/23/2016 6:47:41 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | January 23
    Conservative talker Glenn Beck rallied Saturday with Sen. Ted Cruz, bestowing an endorsement in glowing terms and warning darkly of a future under Cruz's chief GOP rival, Donald Trump. "In 40 years of broadcast I have never endorsed any candidate.. I don't trust any of the weasels no matter how good they are," Beck said. But his support for Cruz was unabashed. "I have prayed for the next George Washington. I believe I have found him." A protester dressed as a Canadian Mountie held a sign "accusing" Sen. Ted Cruz of liking Nickelback, an oft-maligned Canadian grunge band. He and...
  • Motion demands Cruz be removed from Illinois ballot9

    01/23/2016 6:50:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    WND ^ | 01/22/16 | Jerome Corsi
    A Republican attorney in Illinois, a supporter of Ben Carson, on Friday filed a motion with the Illinois State Board of Elections to have Sen. Ted Cruz's name removed from the official Republican primary ballot for the Illinois GOP presidential primary set for March 15. The legal challenge confirms fellow candidate Donald Trump's argument that the issue of eligibility to be president under Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution will dog Cruz as the Texas senator pursues the GOP nomination for president, and possibly a subsequent White House bid. The motion from Lawrence J. Joyce, who makes his living...
  • Donald Trump Floats Ted Cruz Eligibility Lawsuit

    01/23/2016 6:52:25 PM PST · by Rockitz · 121 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jan 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump reportedly said he might file a lawsuit over fellow GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’s (R-TX) eligibility to be President of the United States. “I’ve said Ted has a lot of problems — number one, Canada. He could run for the Prime Minister of Canada and I wouldn’t even complain because he was born in Canada,” Trump said during a campaign event in Iowa. “The Democrats are going to sue if he ever got the nomination within two days. There have already been two lawsuits filed, but they don’t have standing. I have standing to...
  • Trump-Cruz 2016? If Cruz Isn't Qualified to Be Prez Then How Can He Be VP?

    01/23/2016 12:06:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    Jeff [rey Lord] is calling for a Trump-Cruz ticket. Maybe Jeff didn't get the memo, but Trump has been arguing that Cruz isn't qualified to be President because of his Canadian birth. In which case, if Cruz isn't eligible to be President then how can he be eligible to be VP?
  • Fox Poll: Trump, Cruz top GOP race, few 'birther' concerns

    01/22/2016 9:01:49 PM PST · by libbylu · 16 replies
    FNC ^ | 1/22/16 | FNC
    The Fox News Poll is conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). The poll was conducted by telephone with live interviewers January 18-21, 2016 among a random national sample of 1,009 registered voters (RV). Results based on the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
  • Fox News Poll: Trump, Cruz top GOP race, few have 'birther' concerns

    01/22/2016 3:54:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    The Republican presidential nomination race has settled into two distinct tiers. Four candidates -- Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Ben Carson -- command nearly three-quarters of the party's support. The rest are just trying to break through. Here's how the race stands according to the latest Fox News national poll on the 2016 election: Trump receives 34 percent among Republican primary voters, Cruz gets 20 percent, Rubio 11 percent, and Carson 8 percent....
  • 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.
  • Canadian Citizenship Through Birth Renouncing Canadian Citizenship

    Canadian Citizenship Through Birth in Canada Written by Henry J. Chang Overview Prior to January 1, 1947, there was no citizenship statute in existence. Canada was in a curious position of being a nation without citizens. This was corrected on January 1, 1947 with the Canadian Citizenship Act, S.C. 1946, c.15 (the "Former Act"). The Former Act recognized Canadian citizenship for the first time.... .......... Both statutes are discussed below. Persons Born in Canada After February 14, 1977 Section 3(1)(a) of the Current Act states that anyone born in Canada after February 14, 1977 is considered a Canadian citizen. This...
  • Ineligible for the Office of President

    01/21/2016 8:36:15 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 96 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/16 | Evalyn Bennett
    It is critical for U.S. citizens to understand the meaning of the Constitution’s term “natural born citizen” when choosing a prospective Commander-in-Chief. The candidate must be free from all possibility of foreign loyalties through either his or her parentage or place of birth. Why is the adoption of a narrow interpretation of “natural born citizen” essential to the future of our nation? If it is sufficient for a person to have only one U.S. citizen parent in order to be considered a “natural born” citizen, then dual citizens could become President, including dual citizens of countries hostile to the United...
  • Donald Trump Is Right About Cruz's Presidential Eligibility

    01/21/2016 5:31:08 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 206 replies
    Reason.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    After many years of debate, the meaning of "natural born citizen" remains unsettled. During last week's Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz said it's "really quite clear" he is eligible to run for president even though he was born in Canada, because his mother was a U.S. citizen. His rival Donald Trump insisted "there is a serious question" as to whether Cruz qualifies as "a natural born citizen," one of the constitutional requirements for the presidency. Here is a sentence I never thought I'd type: Donald Trump is right. Cruz describes a consensus that does not exist. The Texas senator is...
  • Cruz, Natural Born Citizen Or Not? - Frankly, I am not sure that I care anymore

    01/20/2016 10:15:17 AM PST · by inpajamas · 129 replies
    01/20/2016 | inpajamas
    I was told today that Ted Cruz's conservatism was moot because he is not eligible to run for president. I have also been told by others that true conservatives cannot win a general election. If that is true, then there is no winning, for even if you prevail by sacrificing values and principles to enlarge your "tent", you have won nothing. The truth is, regardless of Cruz's status, Cruz's conservatism is not moot anymore than the Founders ideas were moot. For if values and principles are moot, you can follow the law precisely and you have nothing. The Founders parted...
  • Coulter: The case against Cruz as ‘natural-born citizen’

    01/20/2016 6:57:04 AM PST · by RC one · 153 replies
    thye Courier of Montgomery County ^ | , January 17, 2016 10:47 pm | Ann CoulterSyndicated Columnist
    If Ted Cruz is a “natural-born citizen,” eligible to be president, what was all the fuss about Obama being born in Kenya? No one disputed that Obama’s mother was a U.S. citizen.Cruz was born in Canada to an American citizen mother and an alien father. If he’s eligible to be president, then so was Obama — even if he’d been born in Kenya.As with most constitutional arguments, whether or not Cruz is a “natural-born citizen” under the Constitution apparently comes down to whether you support Cruz for president. (Or, for liberals, whether you think U.S. citizenship is a worthless thing...
  • 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...
  • Reince Priebus Won’t Call Ted Cruz a 'Natural Born Citizen' In Time Magazine Interview

    01/19/2016 11:49:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/12/16 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is surrounded by "varsity" candidates and vows to have an honest convention. But the GOP leader refused to get involved in the debate over whether or not Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a "natural born" citizen. Time asked Priebus, "A topic in the news today Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Is he constitutionally eligible to be President?" "Listen, I don't get involved," Priebus responded. "I'm not going to get in the middle of all these candidate issues. It’s a bad place for me to...
  • Cruz citizenship case should be tried in court of public opinion ("the political question doctrine")

    01/19/2016 12:05:02 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 77 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/19/15 | Akhil Reed Amar
    (snip) The problem is not, as some commentators have claimed, a legal doctrine known as "standing" -- a rule that requires that a person who comes to court must have a proper legal interest at stake in the litigation. Rather, the biggest barrier is a principle of judicial restraint known as "the political question doctrine." A key idea underlying this doctrine is that the Constitution itself, in its text or spirit, sometimes takes a certain sort of constitutional question away from ordinary courts and makes some other decision-maker the real judge -- a special court for a special question. In...
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship [14th Amendment]

    01/19/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/25/15
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Let's Put an End to this Birther Nonsense about Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 8:55:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 212 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jake from Red State
    The past eight or so years should have proven conclusively that the various strains of birthers out there do not know about which they speak. Nevertheless, this has not stopped them from continuing in their ways. The latest speculation I've seen surrounds the Naturalization Act of 1790 passed by the First Congress. Here is the relevant portion: And the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose...
  • The Two Faces of Lawrence Tribe – He is Right and Wrong About Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 7:57:25 AM PST · by Isara · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 19th, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe’s view of the Constitution and the “natural born” citizen issue seems to blow with the political winds.  Why has his view completely switched from 2008?  Is it because, as Sen. Ted Cruz said at the Republican debate on Jan. 14, Tribe is a “left-wing judicial activist” and “a major Hillary Clinton supporter?”  Whatever the reason, Tribe’s current assertions about the issue are wrong and Donald Trump may want to think twice before he again cites Tribe as an “expert”.In a prior article, I explained the legal interpretation of the requirement in Article II, Sec. 1...
  • 'Natural Born' Issue for Ted Cruz Is Not Settled and Not Going Away

    01/19/2016 6:38:55 AM PST · by RC one · 65 replies
    NBC news ^ | 1/19/16 | 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...
  • '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...
  • Fox News (2014): Cruz Ineligible due to Canadian Birth

    01/18/2016 8:53:14 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 211 replies
    Twitter/Fox News Clip ^ | 01/18/2016 | Fox
    Short clip (17 seconds) at link above. Fox was discussing potential Presidential candidates. Discusses Rubio then brings up Cruz, but then dismisses due to not being a natural born citizen.
  • Attorney And GOP Candidate Files Official Objection With NH Over Canadian-Born Cruz

    01/18/2016 9:24:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 138 replies
    CRUZ, Ted - Objection to Mr. Cruz appearing on the ballot for President of the USA. Fellow Republican Candidate files official objection with New Hampshire Secretary of State and New Hampshire Attorney General over Canadian born Cruz. -- PRAG FOR PRESIDENT 2016 http://www.chomiprag.com http://www.chomiprag.com/#!prag-for-president/c1s5x *Facebook* [Attorney Chomi Prag] https://www.facebook.com/chomipraglawoffices [Author Chomi Prag] https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChomiPrag *Twitter* https://twitter.com/prag4president *Google Plus* https://plus.google.com/106083838560746981067/posts Published at Attorney Chomi Prag's Law Office Facebook page: The Republican Party invites Mr. Ted Cruz to major media/ debates to give him HELP with his campaign for Presidency when he doesn't qualify to be President of the USA under the US...
  • 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!
  • It May Be Time To Resolve The Meaning Of ‘Natural Born’

    01/18/2016 5:57:52 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | January 18
    After he left Wall Street to enter politics eight years ago, Representative Jim Himes, Democrat of Connecticut, began fielding the occasional question of when he intended to run for president. "It has come up in jest any number of times," said Mr. Himes, who always has his answer ready. "There could be constitutional questions." Mr. Himes, you see, was born in Peru in 1966 while his father worked for the Ford Foundation. That makes him one of at least 17 current members of Congress who, because of their birth outside the United States, could run afoul of the Constitution's "natural...
  • Trump says he has no questions about Rubio's eligibility to be president

    01/18/2016 1:43:58 PM PST · by South40 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 JAN 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump drew a distinction between eligibility questions surrounding Marco Rubio's run for the presidency versus those clouding Ted Cruz's bid, saying the Florida senator is qualified because although his parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of his birth, he was born in the U.S. -- unlike Cruz. "It's a different, very different thing because he was born here. He was born on the land," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "Ted was not born on the land, and there's a very strict reading that you have to be born on the land....
  • It May Be Time to Resolve the Meaning of ‘Natural Born’

    01/18/2016 2:06:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 358 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 18th, 2016 | By CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — After he left Wall Street to enter politics eight years ago, Representative Jim Himes, Democrat of Connecticut, began fielding the occasional question of when he intended to run for president. “It has come up in jest any number of times,” said Mr. Himes, who always has his answer ready. “There could be constitutional questions.” Mr. Himes, you see, was born in Peru in 1966 while his father worked for the Ford Foundation. That makes him one of at least 17 current members of Congress who, because of their birth outside the United States, could run afoul of the...
  • Trump: Ted Cruz is a nasty guy and I might sue over his eligibility

    01/18/2016 10:48:25 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 110 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1-18-2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The day before last week's debate, Trump told us it was Democrats we needed to worry about when it came to Cruz's eligibility. Why, he had only raised the issue because he feared that his good friend Ted would have a cloud over him as nominee if he didn't seek a declaratory judgment about his "natural-born" status. That's just the kind of thoughtful pal he is. Three days later, after the punch-up at the debate, a New York Times reporter asked him whether he might sue Cruz himself. Response: "I'll think about it. It's not something that I would want...
  • Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz 'Misinforming The Public' Saying 'Natural Born' Citizen Issue 'Settled Law'

    01/18/2016 9:50:00 AM PST · by Red Steel · 182 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says that fellow GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is "misinforming the public" about him being a "natural born" citizen and eligible to run for President of the United States. The Des Moines Register's politics reporter Jennifer Jacobs posted on Twitter: Ted Cruz is "misinforming the public" by saying "natural born" issue is "settled law," Rick Santorum says in Iowa. Supreme Court must rule. -Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 13, 2016
  • Iowa governor Branstad knocks Cruz on Canadian birth

    01/18/2016 10:13:00 AM PST · by Red Steel · 158 replies
    WaPo ^ | January 11, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) said Monday that the birthplace of Sen. Ted Cruz is "fair game," adding to a growing chorus questioning whether the Texas Republican's Canadian birth could affect his ability to secure the GOP presidential nomination. "When you run for president of the United States, any question is fair game. So let the people decide," Branstad told reporters Monday. Cruz, speaking to reporters in Baton Rouge, La., noted that Branstad's son has thrown his support elsewhere, hosting fundraisers for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.