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Ted Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship
Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/10/2014 9:44:17 PM

AUSTIN, Texas – Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has given up his citizenship from his birth country, making good on a promise from last summer. Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the Tea Party favorite formally gave up his citizenship May 14. He received official confirmation of the action at his Houston home Tuesday. Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, in 1970. The possible 2016 presidential candidate´s mother is American, making him eligible for the White House. News that he had renounced his citizenship was first reported by the Dallas Morning News.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gloating, 6/10/2014 9:51:30 PM     (No. 9880770)

Yes!yes! YES!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 6/10/2014 9:52:16 PM     (No. 9880771)

Ok, I´ll take the hit. If you have citizenship to give up from another country then IMO there is no way you can be a ´natural born´ citizen of this country and eligible for president. Like him, love the fire he brings to national politics, just can´t be president. Attorney General, Solicitor General, Senate Majority Leader, Supreme Court Justice, Governor...just not President.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 6/10/2014 9:57:44 PM     (No. 9880780)

Cruz 2016.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 6/10/2014 10:09:17 PM     (No. 9880794)

I´ve been so sad in the last few days. I really feel if I knew in advance that the country was going to go this way, I would not have had children. Now I´ve not been worried about my children, but my grandchildren. And what kind of life they will have.

Go Tea Party!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 6/10/2014 10:10:58 PM     (No. 9880796)

No disrespect to our neighbors in the north, but this nation really needs him. You can make more.

A good move, Ted. On to 2016.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Harlowe, 6/10/2014 10:38:01 PM     (No. 9880826)

#2 - According to the 14th Amendment, Title 8 U. S. Code, Section 1401: Citizenship: (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of PARENTS ONE OF WHOM IS AN ALIEN, AND THE OTHER A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES WHO, PRIOR TO THE BIRTH OF SUCH PERSON, WAS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES OR ITS OUTLYING POSSESSIONS FOR A PERIOD OR PERIODS TOTALING NOT LESS THAN FIVE YEARS, AT LEAST TWO OF WHICH WERE AFTER ATTAINING THE AGE OF FOURTEEN YEARS: (Snip) His mother was raised in Delaware.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: littleorby, 6/10/2014 10:39:34 PM     (No. 9880830)

Interesting isn´t it #2. There are so many constitutional conservatives here; yet, they´re willing to ignore it when it suits their own purposes.

There´s no doubt in my mind that Senator Cruz would make a great president, but he´s not a natural born citizen; therefore, does not qualify under the constitution to be our president.

There are natural born citizens, however, whom ARE qualified to be president. Palin of Alaska, Scott Wisconsin, Perry Texas, to name a few . . .,

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Reply 8 - Posted by: littleorby, 6/10/2014 10:41:11 PM     (No. 9880835)

Shouting doesn´t make it so #6.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 6/10/2014 11:02:22 PM     (No. 9880864)

#6 - We are not talking about just ´plain old´ citizenship. That is not the question, that is not the debate.

The requirements for office don´t say - citizen, 35 yrs old, 14 years a resident - it says -

No person except a natural born [emphasis mine] 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.

The grandfather clause at the time of adoption of this constitution hasn´t been needed since the 8th president was elected.

I was born in Delaware, too. Both, repeat, both, of my parents were and are citizens. Both, repeat, both, of his were not.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 6/10/2014 11:13:31 PM     (No. 9880875)

Final post tonight.

The intent and purpose of the (14th) amendment was to provide equal citizenship to all Americans either born on U.S. soil or naturalized therein and subject to the jurisdiction thereof. It does not grant “natural born Citizen” status [emphasis mine]. It only confers “citizen” status, as that is the exact word used by the Amendment itself and that is the same word that appears in Article I, II, III, and IV of the Constitution. It just conveys the status of “citizen,” and as we learned from how the Framers handled the Naturalization Acts of 1790 and 1795, being a “citizen” does not necessarily mean that one is a “natural born Citizen.”

Please read - art2superpac.com/issues.html#Constitutional Convention

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 6/10/2014 11:20:44 PM     (No. 9880882)

It depends on what the meaning of is is, #2/#9/#10. No doubt the controversy of what constitutes natural born will be a raging issue, should Ted choose to run. That is in the "negative" column, and must be weighed against all the positives.

It might be worthwhile, however, just to be able to re-visit the current Emperor´s qualifications one more time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Harlowe, 6/10/2014 11:42:28 PM     (No. 9880905)

#8 – Shouting not intended; capitalization used to highlight text for calling attention to specific text.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Harlowe, 6/11/2014 1:30:26 AM     (No. 9880976)

#9 – Ted Cruz’s mother was born/raised in Wilmington,Delaware.
Natural-Born Citizen: “The Constitution, in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4, also allows the Congress to create law regarding naturalization, which includes citizenship.
“Title 8 of the U.S. Code, Section 1401, defines people who are “citizens of the United States at birth.” Definition 7 reads:
• “Anyone born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)”


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Reply 14 - Posted by: chuck koala, 6/11/2014 3:29:17 AM     (No. 9881010)

NBC = born in US of two citizen parents...derives from De Vattel´s Law of Nations...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: littleorby, 6/11/2014 5:19:24 AM     (No. 9881027)

Then #6, and 12: I take it you haven´t the software necessary to write in italics.

I suggest you, and those whom support your position read (with an open mine), then reread reply´s #10, 11, and 14

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/11/2014 5:43:58 AM     (No. 9881033)

The argument is moot. I don´t think Senator Cruz´s ambition includes running for the presidency. He´s never been shy about indicating his affection for a place on the Supreme Court. I think the SC is perfect for him. But, ambitions change as times change. We´ll see.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Harlowe, 6/11/2014 9:12:45 AM     (No. 9881327)

#15 – Some people have vision problems and find italics difficult to read.
Some people do the research and offer opinions accordingly, doing so with open minds and gracious tolerance of other opinions.


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