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Ted Cruz draws presidential
buzz, but is he eligible?

Politico, by David Cantanese

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/8/2013 11:49:10 AM

Ted Cruz may have the aura of a future presidential contender, but is he even eligible to run? The newly sworn-in Texas senator and rising Republican star was born in Canada, to a mother who was born in Delaware and Cuban father. That’s triggered a debate about whether he’s eligible for the nation’s highest office — nevermind that he’s been in Congress less than a week. While there’s no legal precedent for Cruz’s situation, most constitutional scholars surveyed by POLITICO believe the 42-year-old tea party sensation would be OK. But there’s just enough gray area to stoke controversy,

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That sure didn´t take long! The Democrats will always show you who they fear the most. It´s a crying shame they didn´t give the poseur 0bama as much scrutiny.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 1/8/2013 11:56:38 AM     (No. 9105056)

Any member of a minority group (or majority, in the case of women), who is also Republican, is obviously a fraud in some way, therefore prima facie illegitimate for any elected office. I thought we´d all learned that by now.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 1/8/2013 11:59:40 AM     (No. 9105064)

Both parents must be American citizens from birth for a candidate to meet the "natural born citizen" standard.

Ineligible: Obama; Jindal; Rubio; Cruz.

Only the uninformed think there´s any question.

Period.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/8/2013 12:01:48 PM     (No. 9105070)

Is it ok if Ted Cruz just doesn´t release his birth certificate?

Then would the MSM quit worrying?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/8/2013 12:02:11 PM     (No. 9105073)

Wait, there are standards for someone being President now? When did that happen? /s

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/8/2013 12:07:53 PM     (No. 9105080)

Good grief. Aren´t there any fifth graders ready to throw their hat in the ring? Premature in the extreme. Maybe I should just stick to gardening.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 1/8/2013 12:10:11 PM     (No. 9105085)

The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1401

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 1/8/2013 12:14:31 PM     (No. 9105093)

If you can become President, being born in Kenya then, I guess we could count Canada also.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 1/8/2013 12:20:17 PM     (No. 9105108)

#2, there are plenty of informed individuals who believe otherwise. It took me only seconds to locate this opinion from a Congressional Research Service The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth".



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Reply 9 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/8/2013 12:23:14 PM     (No. 9105117)

Obama was in Senate for about a minute before he was being hoisted upon us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 1/8/2013 12:29:26 PM     (No. 9105130)

after the current resident of 1600, darn near anyone can be considered ´´eligible´´, even my big yellow dog. she was born in the USA and both of her parents are also Americans...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Beca, 1/8/2013 12:36:10 PM     (No. 9105145)

After the bull Obama has pulled. Who can anyone ask this question. Ted. Release NOTHING. Tell whoever asks your records are sealed

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/8/2013 12:43:14 PM     (No. 9105167)

IMHO, Ted Cruz is too strong a believer in the Constitution to even consider a run. He´s also smart enough not to voice the reasons and reduce the chances of some of the other potential candidates. I look to him to be a far more conservative Senator than Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JimS, 1/8/2013 12:47:22 PM     (No. 9105175)

Even though consideration of Cruz as a presidential candidate at this time is silly and premature, it is ironic that Politico would be concerned about his eligibility. They were never concerned about Obama´s lack of eligibility.

I guess if he wants to run, Cruz will just have to get the same Adobe software that Obama used to generate his certified birth certificate.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/8/2013 12:56:14 PM     (No. 9105201)

Sorry, #8, #2 is correct, Cruz, Jindal, Rubio ... and Baraky ... are not eligible to be CIC or VP... and almost correct about the definition...

Below is the link that should clarify for all astute LDotters the meaning of Natural Born Citizen... the concern was the person´s possible allegiance to foreign influence... sound familiar...

http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html

Scroll down for a great history lesson...
You´re welcome =)

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Reply 15 - Posted by: veritas, 1/8/2013 1:40:29 PM     (No. 9105292)

Well, here we go again.

#8: "The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean...."

So what?

The requirements for the office of President were established by the Constitutional Convention -- not by "the [later] weight of legal and historical authority...."

That´s how it works.

[Do I have to point out George Washington´s admonition, that "The Constitution, as it at any time exists, is sacredly obligatory on all, until changed by an authentic act of the people"? Pretty close paraphrase. And dead-on fact. And it doesn´t say anything about the [guffaw] "weight of legal and historical authority."]

The Framers started with the definition from Emmerich de Vattel´s [who?] "The Law of Nations" {what?]. The Framers debated and revised to definition to suit our circumstances. Madison [IIRC] discussed the details. There were four copies of "The Law of Nations" in the hands of the Constitutional Convention delegates, as well as Benjamin Franklin´s own personal copy, which he acquired in 1775. And how much of the above does the average poster know?

So. Still wanna debate NBC anyone?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/8/2013 1:53:01 PM     (No. 9105322)

If the legitimacy of that trash in the White House is not going to be questioned, nobody should question the legitimacy of Ted Cruz. He has actually accomplished something in his career, as opposed to Babykiller Obama.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tedinmich, 1/8/2013 1:54:25 PM     (No. 9105326)

2&14-There are those in the know who would disagree with your opinion! Period!

Ted in Michigan

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Reply 18 - Posted by: linkay6, 1/8/2013 2:06:33 PM     (No. 9105358)

Thank you for the link, #14. I wish everyone would read this and realize we have an UNCONSTITUTIONAL president in the White House!

http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Okie 52, 1/8/2013 2:08:18 PM     (No. 9105364)

Calm down, people. This is just another left-wing ploy to set up a straw man and knock it down as quickly as possible, declaring victory in the process. Ted Cruz is not running for President. He is a US. Senator for a week now. Politico and its ilk just like to stir the pot. Don´t fall for this nonsense.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/8/2013 2:17:24 PM     (No. 9105384)

#11 is right on. If Republicans do anything else in the future, they are gold-plated idiots. Obama and his illegitimate presidency settled this issue.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Father of Internet, 1/8/2013 2:29:15 PM     (No. 9105405)

Besides, the lamestream media has already chosen the Republican nominee for 2016 - William Howard Taft, II (Chris Christie), who is currently giving his State of the State address to the cameras right now.

Anyone watching it live? How many seconds does it take for him to rip various Republicans and kiss the President´s Seal? :-)


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Reply 22 - Posted by: msjena, 1/8/2013 2:30:29 PM     (No. 9105407)

Would someone please provide a link to the US Supreme Court case that holds that someone born to one citizen parent is not "natural born" within the meaning of the Constitution?


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Reply 23 - Posted by: veritas, 1/8/2013 2:57:35 PM     (No. 9105483)

#16: Immaterial as to actual NBC eligibility.

#17: I offer no opinions. I present the actual Constitutional standard as established by the Framers.

#22: Please see the points raised in my #15, and refer to the original sources [Constitutional Convention; De Vattel; Madison]. Any other course produces error. The Supreme Court is not the source of the standard for the office, nor can it be.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: msjena, 1/8/2013 3:01:37 PM     (No. 9105489)

You are wrong, #23. The Supreme Court is the final authority on what the Constitution means. There is no authority--none--that says someone with one citizen parent is not natural born. And there is a lot of authority that says the contrary. Such a person is not required to be naturalized and is issued a passport and all the privileges of citizenship on showing that his or her mother (or father) is a US citizen.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Democracy First, 1/8/2013 3:26:13 PM     (No. 9105543)

As if there will be an election in 2016!!! Baracky Øbeyme wants a third "term". President for Life , a la Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti. (PDD was at least honest about it. ). People don´t. Are ... The Kartrashians are screwing some new celebutard at meet ea d having more bastidge babies, and Alabama won the BCS and Honey Boo Boo made a poo poo and there is wealth to be confiscated and free sh*+ to be grabbed from da gubba mint so why stir things up w such silly suggestions?? C´mon now... Drink Moochie Kool-Aid. Mm hmmm. Hide and watch.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/8/2013 4:45:23 PM     (No. 9105677)

He´s at least as qualified as Stinky.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/8/2013 10:26:29 PM     (No. 9106123)

Nope, nada #24... sorry to burst your bubble...

Go read earlier post link...
Has to do with foreign allegiance... still...
And Original Intent...

[Learned all this in 7th Grade Civics in Maryland Public Schools... of all places...]

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A coalition of black pastors announced on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that they are launching a campaign to gather one million signatures on a petition calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder for violating his oath of office by trying "to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex ´marriage´ agenda." "President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community: values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined," says


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