Saturday, January 16, 2016

Splitting The Actual Hairs of Ted Cruz's Citizenship

Meg Wagner of the "New York Daily News" blog <  > said, “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.”
I am not being picky just because I hate Ted Cruz, as a person. I am not splitting hairs, I am defining case law, since this has NEVER been decided in the United States, since no one other that John McCain, U.S. Senator in Arizona, has actually had an issue with this, as McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone while it was under our territorial protection and authority. He barely squeaks by, in my opinion, but that still doesn't make him eligible, per the constitution. Read on, you will understand.
Back to the case in point, Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas.
He is the son of Rafael Cruz, the dominionist minister, who used Ted as the object in his song and dance routines on stage, and said to his followers that his son is the second coming of Christ. Who, in their right mind, elected this guy as a U.S. Senator? Of course, the people of the great state of Texas. (Both my parents were from Texas so I know where of I speak. I will save that line of thought for another article, let's focus on Cruz.)
Ted Cruz is NOT ELIGIBLE for President or Vice President of the United States of America, because, even though it is inconvenient for lying politicians, we do have a constitution, even though the state of Texas seems to normally try to ignore it.
Now, let's get down to the facts.
A) Ted Cruz was not born in the United States, he was born in Alberta, Canada. He denounced his Citizenship to Canada in 2013, which means he was a Canadian Citizen up until then, no matter what his apologists want to argue.
B) To be a senator in the state, the constitution doesn't mention natural born citizen, BUT, to run for office in Texas, you have to be a citizen of the state for 9 years, which sounds to me like he isn't even eligible legally for the office he holds now.
C) No one mentioned his citizenship in Texas because like Greg Abbott, their recent governor, they seem to be usually hoping for more crazy and less rules.

"...The U.S. Constitution uses but does not define the phrase "natural born Citizen", and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. The consensus of early 21st-century constitutional and legal scholars, together with relevant case law, is that natural-born citizens include, subject to exceptions, those born in the United States, and perhaps those born elsewhere if they meet the legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". "
BUT, that is opinion and so is:
"...The natural-born-citizen clause has been mentioned in passing in several decisions of the United States Supreme Court, and by some lower courts that have addressed eligibility challenges, but the Supreme Court has never directly addressed the question of a specific presidential or vice-presidential candidate's eligibility as a natural-born citizen. Many eligibility lawsuits from the 2008 and 2012 election cycles were dismissed in lower courts due to the challengers' difficulty in showing that they had standing to raise legal objections. Additionally, some experts have suggested that the precise meaning of the natural-born-citizen clause may never be decided by the courts because, in the end, presidential eligibility may be determined to be a non-justiciable political question that can be decided only by Congress rather than by the judicial branch of government." (Think about the George W. Bush election, tell me if you believe that one.) That hasn't happened, EVER, so Cruz's eligibility hasn't been decided by congress and that means that - the author of this article is either LYING OR MISINFORMED.
She might have been referring to British law antecedents but that doesn't apply in the United States.
The part that some try to misinterpret is the actual text and the different parts of the 14th Amendment. The actual text from those states that:
"...Constitutional provisions - (Part of the constitutional provision as it appeared in 1787)
Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States, under 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."
The Twelfth Amendment states, "No person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States." 
The Fourteenth Amendment does not use the phrase natural-born citizen. It does provide, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
Under Article One of the United States Constitution, representatives and senators are required to be U.S. citizens, but there is no requirement that they be natural born.
So, the words, "at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution" that the Meg Wagner tried to 'swiftboat' us into being distracted by - have nothing to do with Ted Cruz, since everyone living in the United States was born AFTER the "Adoption of this Constitution". He was not a natural born Citizen, or a citizen of the United States, UNLESS his mother applied for American citizenship for him as a U.S. Citizen in a foreign country and that document hasn't been discovered but may come out in discovery by the congress, although at this time hasn't been produced. So, at this time. he isn't a valid candidate, which I have been telling people since I first heard that he was running. 

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