Ted Cruz is not eligible to be President of the United States; The meaning of “Natural Born.”
“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.” — Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, clause 5
Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for President of the United States. He was born in Canada, of parents who were Canadian citizens at the time of his birth. Cruz’s mother claims to have been born in Delaware. The State of Delaware claims not to have any records of her. (The authenticity of the Birth Certificate provided by the Cruz campaign is now in dispute.) But even if genuine, it makes Cruz a US citizen, but not “Natural Born.”
Ted Cruz’s supporters try to get around “Natural Born” by claiming it simply means any US citizen, an opinion even echoed at Wikipedia!
But if any US citizen could be President, then the qualifier “Natural Born” would not be needed (and is not present in the Constitutional citizenship requirements for Representatives and Senators). Clearly, to the Founding Fathers, “Natural Born” had a specific and obvious meaning, applied exclusively to the Presidency!
The Founding Fathers did not need to define what “Natural Born” meant inside the Constitution as it had been defined in existing legal theory in works such as “The Law of Nations” by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavily by the framers of the Constitution. “Natural Born” was already legally defined when the Constitution was written as “born inside the nation.” …
In addition, there are no less than four United States Supreme Court Decisions that reaffirm that “Natural Born” means “Born inside the nation.”
The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 253 (1814)
Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet. 242 242 (1830)
Minor v. Happersett , 88 U.S. 162 (1875)
United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
There has never been a United States Supreme Court Decision that ruled “Natural Born” as having any other meaning than “born inside the country.”
All of Cruz’s supporters, including the corporate media, are demonstrating either an ignorance of the US Constitution, or an utter disregard for it. This tells us that were Cruz to become President, he would continue the long and tragic tradition of recent Presidents to ignore the Constitution to the detriment of the people.
The Constitution is the original contract with America. It is the rules by which We The People allow the government to act as caretaker of our National Sovereignty. If a politician does not wish to work within the restrictions and rules of the Constitution, the honorable thing to do is resign and find useful employment. If Ted Cruz’s supporters wish to live in a nation not protected by the Constitution they are free to move elsewhere.
But under the rules this nation operates on, Ted Cruz is not eligible to be President of the United States.
Ted Cruz claims to be an originalist, against the Constitution being a living, bendable document.
“Originalism is a principle of interpretation that views the Constitution’s meaning as fixed as of the time of enactment.”
Cruz also skipped the vote to audit the Fed. His wife: CFR, Goldmann Sachs.
Even worse: he’s loudly a reverse-Christian, neocon warmonger!
Marco Rubio is an anchor baby.