Breaking: Trump To Cruz: Handle Canadian Birth Drama Or Drop Out

Breaking: Trump To Cruz: Handle Canadian Birth Drama Or Drop Out

Donald Trump says fellow White House hopeful and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz needs to “settle” the issue of his Canadian birth or drop out of the race.

According to Politico:

“Donald Trump stepped up his attack on Ted Cruz on Monday, tweeting that the Texas senator needs to “either settle his problem” of having been born in Canada or leave the race.

“It’s time for Ted Cruz to either settle his problem with the FACT that he was born in Canada and was a citizen of Canada, or get out of race,” Trump tweeted Monday morning, on the heels of Fox News polls released over the weekend that showed him with double-digit leads over Cruz in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

Trump has insisted over the course of the last month that Cruz needs to tackle the issue of his eligibility because he was born in Calgary, Canada, despite Cruz’s assertions that he is eligible based on the fact that his mother was born in the United States.”

 

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    • That’s from Proverbs and you are right. My daughter was born in Singapore to me, a US citizen and my British husband. She instantly became a US citizen through me, even though she was not born in the US. Trump is clearly wrong and hopefully will lose the election

      • I am sorry… Although your daughter obtained citizenship it was natural born citizenship like defined by the Constitution. I guess that doesn’t mater anymore.She probably became a British citizen too. I don’t think Singapore would allow her any citizenship, I don’t know, because most countries are not as lenient as we are. Does she have two passports???Did she have to sign papers to declare her allegiance to the United States when she was old enough to understand that she was asking for citizenship….I don’t think your daughter is a natural born citizen. But you should encourage Ted Cruz to go to the courts to test the waters for her incase she wants to run for Presidency.
        Good Luck

        • I had to sign papers for her before she was born, that she would never try to get Singaporean citizenship, although her birth certificate is Singaporean, her citizenship is US. I had to go to the US Embassy two days after her birth and register her for her passport. Don’t worry, she is a legal US citizen and needs no further documentation.

          • Your daughter is a “naturalized by congressional statute” citizen, not a natural born citizen.

            “Although those Americans who acquire their citizenship under statutes conferring citizenship on the foreign-born children of citizens are not popularly thought of as naturalized citizens, the use of the word “naturalize” in this way has a considerable constitutional history. Congress is empowered by the Constitution to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” Art. I, § 8. Anyone acquiring citizenship solely under the exercise of this power is, constitutionally speaking, a naturalized citizen. The first congressional exercise of this power, entitled “An Act to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” was passed in 1790 at the Second Session of the First Congress.

            Rogers v. Bellei 401 U.S. 815 (1971)

            Ted Cruz is a “naturalized by congressional statute” citizen, NOT a natural born citizen and is not constitutionally eligible for the presidency or vice presidency.

      • Your daughter is a U.S. citizen, but she is not a natural born citizen and she is not eligible for the presidency or vp.

      • Yes she was a citizen but not Natural Born Citizen which is a special subset of American citizens, designed by the Founders to protect America against leaders with foreign loyalties.

        • My daughter is not a “sub” anything. She is a full citizen of the USA, but she is also entitled to have a British passport if she so wishes. That goes for her younger sister as well.

          • No I’m sorry, you misunderstood or I missed your humor. Your daughter & her sister are no doubt full first class : ) American citizens.
            There is a category of American citizens, defined as born on American soil to two citizen parents; this group constitutes the category of natural born citizens. It is this group that the Founders declared eligible to become President/Vice President.

          • Yes I thought to inject a bit of humor. I do understand about the two citizen issue. My daughters are, however, proud of their dual heritage. As for running for president or vp, I’m sure they are not even politically motivated.

  1. Only a blustering, bombastic with a name to act out his name could try to trump the founders’ notion of “natural born” for political purpose of downgrading a rising opponent! It would be wise to repeat the McCain resolution in Congress; and wiser still to not write about the certainty of a poorly disguised long-form birth certificate that clearly shows ‘dirty fingers’ at work in Hawaii among interested parties in power.

    • We have made one mistake…not another…Cruz is not a natural born citizen. He held Canadian citizenship and just came back for the ride. I am disappointed in him and the Republican party.

      • By the way…..Doesn’t the father count anymore or can a women get pregnant by anyone maybe the Khomani and if she is a citizen and the baby is born outside the United States does that mean he/she can be President. Come on now. When I went to school, some time ago…probably the books I used have been thrown in the trash….They taught me that an natural born citizen had to be the product of mother and father being citizens and being born on American soil or province of America like a warship or military camp. What is happening I know that Trump did not start this to be mean. He stated that he thought that he and Cruz could be running mates but found out about that he is Canadian. Why don’t Cruz just take this to the courts or have researches find out the truth. Is he araid that Trump is right. I hope many people think this over. Why won’t he respond.
        It would settle the issue if someone with smarts would research it. Is there any relative of the forefathers still alive? I am thinking of their heritage. Do they know anything. I was looking seriously at Cruz but when I found out about the Canadian citizenship and the failure to declare monies from loans for his other campaigns that leads me to believe that he lies. What do you think?

        • I, too, learned what natural born citizen is, many years ago, back in the 1950’s. Birth IN the U.S. to two citizen parents and as a lifelong conservative, I will not support an ineligible candidate, just because Obama and the Democrats have gotten away with it so far. I had hoped that Cruz would use his position to expose Obama’s lack of eligibility, and instead, he has let his political ambition overrule his patriotism. It is our duty as conservatives to protect and defend the Constitution. The Democrats surely won’t. IF we elect Cruz, that would open the door to someone like Valerie Jarrett, who was born to TWO citizen parents, but she was born in IRAN!

      • The republican power brokers hate Cruz, they are afraid of losing their power, he’s the only one who has fought both parties and they hate and fear him, that’s good enough for me.

    • Did you forget that McCain had TWO citizen parents and that his father was in the Navy, serving the country? Even he was not constitutionally eligible since he was not born in the U.S. Senate Resolution 511, “declaring” him to be a “natural born citizen” and eligible for the presidency was nothing but a smokescreen to distract from Obama’s INeligibility. Obama could have been born IN the WH and still wouldn’t be eligible, since his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen. The resolution is non-binding and has NO weight of law! Obama and Cruz can’t claim two citizen parents, nor can they claim any military connection! Cruz is not a “natural born citizen” and is, in fact, a “naturalized by congressional statute” citizen, the very statute that he himself quotes, USC 1401(g) which is part of naturalization law that does not and can not make anyone a “natural born citizen”. He is lying about his eligibility! Birth IN the U.S. to a citizen father and a citizen mother = natural born citizen! You cannot be born with dual citizenship and be president, nor can you give up one of those citizenships and retroactively become a natural born citizen.

  2. The higher the polls climb, the harder Trump will fall. Just an empty vessel that make the most sound. Want another Obama, that is him

  3. If one were to go to the government website and type in ”natural born” citizen, one gets citizenship at birth…….

    A. General Requirements for Acquisition of Citizenship at Birth​

    ​A person born in the United States who is subject to the jurisdiction of the United States is a U.S. citizen at birth, to include a person born to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe.​ [1]

    ​In general, a person born outside of the United States may acquire citizenship at birth if:​

    ​•The person has at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen; and​

    ​•The U.S. citizen parent meets certain residence or physical presence requirements in the United States or an outlying possession prior to the person’s birth in accordance with the pertinent provision.​ [2] ​

    ​A person born abroad through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to a U.S. citizen gestational mother who is not also the genetic mother acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under ​INA 301​ or ​INA 309​ if:​

    ​•The person’s gestational mother is recognized by the relevant jurisdiction as the child’s legal parent at the time of the person’s birth; and​

    ​•The person meets all other applicable requirements under either ​INA 301​ or ​INA 309​.​ [3]

    ​Until the Act of October 10, 1978, persons who had acquired U.S. citizenship through birth outside of the United States to one U.S. citizen parent had to meet certain physical presence requirements to retain their citizenship. This legislation eliminated retention requirements for persons who were born after October 10, 1952. There may be cases where a person who was born before that date, and therefore subject to the retention requirements, may have failed to retain citizenship.​ [4]

    ​All that being said, Cruz would meet those requirements and is in fact a natural born citizen.

    • Of course you do know that the DEMS and REPUBs That are disguised DEMONS can’t read, Even the elite rich has someone else to read for them !!!

    • No, what you have “pasted” there is NATURALIZATION law, and it cannot make anyone a “natural born citizen”. Cruz is a “naturalized by congressional statute” citizen because of his birth in Canada and his non-citizen father. A natural born citizen is one born IN the U.S. or in its jurisdiction to a citizen FATHER and a citizen MOTHER, owing allegiance to NO OTHER nation and no other nation that could possibly claim any kind of sovereignty over or demand loyalty from him/her. If the PLACE of birth is in the same country that the parents (both of them) are citizens of, then there is no other country that the child could be a citizen of. SOLE allegiance to ONE country. This is plain logic and common sense! The president and vice president must not have divided loyalties. We have already seen the damage for the last 7 years that can happen when we ignore the Constitution. Obama could have been born IN the White House, and still would not be eligible, simply because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen. He was born with dual citizenship, just as Cruz and Rubio were born with dual citizenship. Rubio was born in Miami, but his Cuban immigrant parents didn’t become citizens until Marco was 4 years old. If his parents had become citizens prior to Marco’s birth, THEN he would have been a natural born citizen and eligible. Two wrongs don’t make a right!
      As conservatives, we have the duty and obligation to abide by, defend and protect the Constitution. It is more important than party or any candidate’s political ambition! If we too, elect an ineligible candidate like Obama’s voters did, then we will have helped the left destroy what the Founders put in place to protect and guide this nation.

      • Read what I wrote. I stated I typed in “Natural born” citizen on an “OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITE”. NOWHERE IN ANY OF THAT DOES IT TALK ABOUT NATURALIZATION. It talks about “CITIZENSHIP AT BIRTH”. A “NATURAL BORN” CITIZEN IS ONE THAT IS A CITIZEN AT BIRTH. OUR FOUNDERS BASED IT ON THE BRITISH COMMON LAWS, WHICH APPEARS TO BE SOMETHING YOU NEED TO READ. YOUR STUPIDITY IS ASTOUNDING!!! I HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU BEFORE. CRUZ WAS A U.S. CITIZEN AT BIRTH, BECAUSE OF HIS MOTHER, NO MATTER WHERE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN. BECAUSE HE WAS ONE AT BIRTH, HE IS A “NATURAL CITIZEN” PERIOD.
        AS FAR AS OBAMA GOES, THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE. OBAMA WAS A TRAITOR FROM BIRTH BY A MOTHER WHO WHO DENOUNCED HER CITIZENSHIP. CRUZ’S MOTHER WAS AND IS A PROUD AMERICAN CITIZEN, AS IS HIS FATHER. SHE IS ALSO FROM ONE OF THE OF THE ORIGINAL STATES

        • The search engine gave you the closest match it had. The definition of Natural Born Citizen is two citizen parents born on American soil. There are a few exceptions such as being born out of the country on America’s service like John McCain.

          • If you go to that site AND TYPE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, it brings you to U.S. citizenship and it breaks it down into chapters. The chapter I chose and POSTED was citizenship through parents “AT BIRTH CITIZENSHIP” NOT NATURALIZATION. You all need to keep up with what is going on, because not everything is black and white. There are always slivers of grey in there. This is also not the first time that we have had people that have run for President, that were not born in this country and that does not include McCain. You have to apply for naturalization and Nowhere does it state about applying for naturalization in my post, but for those who want to argue, here’s what it does state on that…..

            Citizenship Through Naturalization

            Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
            For more information, see USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance.
            How to Apply for Naturalization
            To apply for naturalization, file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
            For more information, see our How Do I Apply for Citizenship? guide. We also provide educational materials to help you prepare for the English, U.S. history and civics portions of the naturalization test, including:
            Naturalization Self Test
            Study for the Naturalization Test
            For more test information visit our Naturalization Test page.
            If you are in the military and are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, please see the M-599, Naturalization Information for Military guide.

            You May Qualify for Naturalization if:

            You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements, please visit our Path to Citizenship page for more information.

            You have been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and meet all eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen, please visit our Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens page for more information.

            You have qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements. Visit the Military section of our website.

            Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a U.S. citizen, the child was born outside the U.S., the child is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met. Visit our Citizenship Through Parents page for more information.

            You may qualify through other paths to naturalization if you do not qualify through the paths described in the links to the left. See also the USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance and our A Guide to Naturalization guide. Chapter 4 of the guide discusses who is eligible for naturalization.

            Note: You may already be a U.S. citizen and not need to apply for naturalization if your biological or adoptive parent(s) became a U.S. citizen before you reached the age of 18. For more information, visit our Citizenship Through Parents page.

    • You need to be a NATURAL BORN citizen. (born on us soil to 2 citizen parents) to be president. NOT a citizen or a citizen at birth. This (what you posted) describes a citizen at birth. By the way. Obama isnt natural born, either. We made one mistake. Lets not make another.

      • FYI, PERSON WHO IS TOO DUMB TO KNOW BETTER, IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN AT BIRTH, YOU ARE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. OBAMA DOES NOT FALL INTO THE SAME CLASS AS CRUZ, BECAUSE OBAMA’S MOTHER DENOUNCE HER CITIZENSHIP AND HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE QUALIFIED BY THE VERY DEFINITIONS GIVEN FOR CITIZENSHIP AS HE DOES NOT MEET THE REST OF THE REQUIREMENTS.

      • FYI, PERSON WHO IS TOO DUMB TO KNOW BETTER, IF YOU ARE A CITIZEN AT BIRTH, YOU ARE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. OBAMA DOES NOT FALL INTO THE SAME CLASS AS CRUZ, BECAUSE OBAMA’S MOTHER DENOUNCE HER CITIZENSHIP. HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE QUALIFIED BY THE VERY DEFINITIONS GIVEN FOR CITIZENSHIP AT BIRTH, AS HE DOES NOT MEET THE REST OF THE REQUIREMENTS THAT CRUZ DOES. Do yourself a favor and learn the basics, before you spout your lunacy!!

  4. What’s sad about this story, is that it shouldn’t be Trump pushing this dialog. Instead every state Secretary of State and/or Bureau of Elections should have required proof of eligibility. If unclear, then both Cruz and Robio should get a declaratory ruling from the SCOTUS! It’s past time of playing games.

      • The Constitutional definition of “natural born citizen” to be eligible for the presidency requires birth on U.S. soil and parents who are U.S. citizens, see Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 166, 168(1874), see also Luria v. U.S., 231 U.S. 9, 22(1913) and federal document 7 Foreign Affairs Manual 1131.6-2, section d which denotes difference in statutory and Constitutional definitions! Basically, the rule is if you have to rely upon a statute for your citizenship, then you are not a “natural born citizen” under our Constitution and hence not eligible for the presidency. Constitution requires both parents to be U.S. citizens, naturalization statutes do not. This confuses a lot of people. Not all born citizens are “natural born citizens.” Help the above helps. Note Luria above was decided after the 14th and 19th amendments were ratified. Therefore, Minor, supra, remains binding precedent because reasoning is not simple dictum, Ogilvie Et. Al, Minors v. U.S. 519 U.S. 79 (1996).

      • Rubio was born in Miami, but his Cuban immigrant parents didn’t become citizens until Marco was 4 years old. IF they had naturalized prior to his birth, then he would have been a “natural born citizen” and eligible to be potus or vp. Birth IN the U.S. + citizen father + citizen mother = natural born citizen.

    • I have to prove citizenship every time I apply for work. It should be just as important, no more important for people seeking public office to provide proof also.

  5. Cruz, Natural born?

    According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a person born outside the United States with one U.S. citizen parent after Oct. 10, 1952, and before Nov. 14, 1986, is a natural born citizen so long as the parents are married at the time of birth and the U.S. citizen parent resided in the United States for at least 10 years prior to the birth, five of which must be after that person’s 14th birthday. There are other considerations as well, but none of which would alter Cruz’ status. Because Cruz fits the description above, he was a natural born citizen at birth according to U.S. law.
    ****
    It is long past the time when this matter should be decided to a conclusion. Some definitive legislation needs to be passed or a definitive court ruling made.

    OPINIONS are all over the map and each can cite something to support their stance.

    • I believe you are in error. The Constitutional definition of “natural born citizen” to be eligible
      for the presidency requires birth on U.S. soil and parents who are U.S.
      citizens, see Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 166, 168(1874), see also
      Luria v. U.S., 231 U.S. 9, 22(1913) and federal document 7 Foreign
      Affairs Manual 1131.6-2, section d which denotes difference in statutory
      and Constitutional definitions! Basically, the rule is if you have to
      rely upon a statute for your citizenship, then you are not a “natural
      born citizen” under our Constitution and hence not eligible for the
      presidency. Constitution requires both parents to be U.S. citizens,
      naturalization statutes do not. This confuses a lot of people. Not
      all born citizens are “natural born citizens.” Help the above helps.
      Note Luria above was decided after the 14th and 19th amendments were
      ratified. Therefore, Minor, supra, remains binding precedent because
      reasoning is not simple dictum, Ogilvie Et. Al, Minors v. U.S. 519 U.S.
      79 (1996).

      • Please cite the exact language in The Constitution or any of the cases you cited where it states specifically that BOTH parents must be US Citizens to convey “natural born status”.
        I quoted Citizenship and Immigration Services’ regulation because it is THE ONLY regulation I have been able to find that actually defines “natural born” in an official manner.

        • In Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162(1874) the Court stated:

          “The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth,
          citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.” See Minor, supra, at page 168. . In accord, see Luria v US, 231 US 9, 22(1913), where the court relying upon Minor, supra, stated:
          “Citizenship is membership in a political society, and implies a duty of allegiance on the part of the member and a duty of protection on the part of the society. These are reciprocal obligations, one being a compensation for the other. Under our Constitution, a naturalized citizen stands on an equal footing with the native citizen in all respects save that of eligibility to the Presidency.”

        • The Naturalization & Immigration regulations are for establishing who is entitled to be declared a citizen at birth if they fulfill the governing statutes. Don’t confuse NBC with citizen at birth they are not the same thing. Cruz needed to prove he fulfilled the statutes to be declared an American citizen. He could never be a natural born citizen with a Canadian father born on foreign soil and therefore a natural born Canadian citizen. If people were not so anxious to have Cruz eligible the two terms not be being confused at all.

  6. Cruz has no issues. It’s nothing like obama using fake ss #s and foreign aid for tuition. Nothing at all. Didn’t claim he is kenyan in a book or on stage- not liyinh about not being muslim either.,. And Cruz has a real birth certificate, no problems. obama’s is fake and his lawyers even admitted it as fake evidence in a court case.
    Cruz can use the issue,, if it comes up for real..

    • Bayside,You have a valid point. I really don’t understand why the republicans backed away from that point. There were 12 flaws with that fake Hawaiian birth certificate. Proven by some of the best forensic detectives in the country. If Obama can get away with that, Cruz shouldn’t even be in doubt. Still it would behoove his campaign to get this clarified or the opposition will beat it to death.

      • So, you would advocate ignoring the Constitution, because the Democrats ignored it, and voters didn’t know or didn’t care that Obama wasn’t a natural born citizen? He would not have been eligible even if he had been born IN the WH, simply because his Kenyan, British subject father was not a citizen.
        Cruz, with his birth in Canada, would be ineligible, even if both of his parents had been citizens, since children born abroad to citizen parents are “naturalized by congressional statute” citizens, not natural born citizens. ONLY by birth IN the U.S or its jurisdiction to a citizen father and a citizen mother, is one a natural born citizen and eligible to be president or vp!

        • Yes, SandyT I would advocate exactly that. At least it would bring things back to equal. The country allowed this for 7 years soon eight for Obama, it is only fair to allow the other side the same.

          • Two wrongs do NOT make a right, Jerry. If we too, elect an ineligible candidate, then who’s next? Valerie Jarrett, born to two citizen parents but she was born in IRAN? Is that what you want?

          • Absolutely!!! I would vote for Putin if he could run here. Anything to level he playing field. Plus, it hasn’t yet been determined that Cruz is ineligible! Neither you nor I know for sure.

          • Don’t even think about calling yourself a conservative, then. I DO know that Cruz is ineligible. IF you can’t see the jeopardy that electing Cruz or Rubio or any other constitutionally ineligible candidate, will put the nation in, especially with the threat of ISIS and other radical islamist groups, then I feel sorry for ALL of our children and grandchildren, for they are the main ones who will pay the price of your folly. Allowing another ineligible candidate like Obama is, will allow any child born of an American mother and any radical no matter where born, to come in and take over the presidency, since you don’t seem to be the only ignorant voter in the country. Shame on YOU and all others who don’t do their own research and instead, listen to every liberal site and article. Read the Founders’ documents and letters instead of the Harvard Law Review or the Congressional Research Service paper that is nothing more than opinion, biased opinion. The Constitution is more important and the law of the land, not the HLR!

          • Sandyt, please seek help, it seems you live in a make believe world where things work as you were taught as a 5th grader. Pull you head out of your rear end and take a look at how things really work. Stupid extreme right wingers like you aren’t intelligent enough to understand that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will we be able to fix this country in a day or decade. The first step is to elect someone that will start us in the right direction. Society will not allow a total right wing shift. It will have to be piece at a time. We didn’t get to this state over night, the left has been giving it to the world one bite at a time. We must fight fire with fire and make constant, but slow progress if we are to ever get this country back on track. You can’t change things with one motion and to even try is lunacy. If your opponents are able to bend the rules then the only way to win is use those same rules against them.

          • I guess you don’t understand that Cruz is lying to the nation. He knows he’s not constitutionally eligible for the presidency or vice presidency, if he’s really the “constitutional scholar” that he professes to be. He has much in common with the current resident of the WH. Can we trust him? Whether you believe it or you don’t, I KNOW that he is ineligible.

  7. DUMP TRUMP or get the hell out. Just bow out and give the American people a break from a possible Tyrant ~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Better to have a good tyrant that loves America than have one like we have now that hates everything America stands for.

  8. i agree with donald trump…settle it. we don’t want to go down the road with cruz and find out he isn’t eligible and the dems will do everything they can to accomplish that……just because obama was never properly vetted does not mean we have set a precedence. for those of us who wanted cruz for vp it is also unsettling because he can’t be vp either if he is not considered a natural born citizen. there is too much dissension on this question from the experts. get it answered.

    • There is no constitutional requirement that you be born on US soil to be a NBC. In fact a 1792 law on the subject says a person born of a citizen while on the season is a citizen of the US.

      • There is a difference between a “citizen” and a “natural born citizen”. I believe you must be referring to the Naturalization Act of 1790? It was repealed and replaced in 1795, just 5 years after being enacted, by the same men who wrote the 1790 version. By that time, they realized that saying children born abroad to citizen parents “shall be considered as “natural born citizens”, was out of the bounds of Congress’ power. The Constitution gave Congress the power to set uniform rules for naturalization, but not the power to make anyone a “natural born citizen”, so the 1795 Act simply replaced “natural born citizen” with “shall be considered as citizens”. NO naturalization act from that time forward has ever declared anyone to be a “natural born citizen”.
        The only way a child CAN be a natural born citizen is through birth IN the U.S. to a father who is a citizen and a mother who is a citizen. Children acquire citizenship in three ways, from his place of birth, from his father and from his mother. If all three are the same country, then there is unity and only one country that the child could possibly be a citizen of…SOLE allegiance to ONE country. It’s really not that hard to understand! IF a child is born in another country, even if his parents are citizens of the U.S. that country of birth COULD claim that the child owes loyalty to it. It could draft that child into their military. If a child is born here but only one parent is a citizen (like Obama) or neither parent is a citizen (like Rubio and Jindal), they are citizens but only because of the 14th Amendment. They are born not only with citizenship from place of birth (the U.S.) they are born with whatever citizenship of their parents, also. There could be three countries involved, if birth is in one country, the father a citizen of another country and the mother a citizen of a third country (like Cruz) born in Canada to a Cuban immigrant father and a U.S. citizen mother. Can you see why the Founders would have rejected a person with dual citizenship? The president MUST have SOLE allegiance to the U.S., owing allegiance to no other nation and no other nation that could possibly claim any kind of sovereignty over or demand loyalty from him/her.
        It isn’t foolproof. We do have people who are/were “natural born citizens” who have betrayed the nation, but it was the best the Founders could do to eliminate, as much as possible, any conflict of interest in the office of the presidency and as commander-in-chief of our military. It really just boils down to common sense. As conservatives, we have the duty and obligation to abide by, protect and defend the Constitution, all of it, not just the parts we want to abide by.

        • The Constitution gave Congress the power to set uniform rules for naturalization. That is the end of the argument. A child born of a citizen is a citizen regardless where born. the child of a citizen in modern day live is considered a natural born citizen. Of the “birthers” that take this to the extreme both parents must be citizens and the birth must take place on the soil. That leaves out cruise ships airplanes and all other countries.

          • Naturalization law cannot make anyone a “natural born citizen! The most it can do is make naturalized citizens of those either born in a foreign country with NO parents who are citizens, or children born abroad to one or two citizen parents. The citizen parent or parents provide a path to citizenship, but the child acquires U.S. citizenship only, if they meet certain conditions. The parent or parents need to go to the nearest consulate or embassy and provide documentation that the child was born to them, and in the country of birth. If the conditions are met, then the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is issued, registering the child as a U.S. citizen, but that is NOT “natural born citizenship”, and not eligible for the presidency or vp. There is a difference between “citizen at birth” and “natural born citizen”, although the left would love for you to believe that anyone born a citizen is automatically a natural born citizen.
            If it is so important to a woman that her child be eligible for the presidency, she should STAY IN THE STATES while pregnant and able to give birth to her child alive and well! “Shall be considered as natural born” is NOT the same thing as “IS a natural born citizen”.

          • The term Natural Born Citizen has never been defined by the Constitution, Congress or the courts. There is also no requirement to be born in the on US Soil. The courts however have ruled that a child born of a citizen is a citizen.

          • If what you say is true, then WHY are there already at least 4 Supreme Court rulings that DEFINE natural born citizen? A child gets citizenship from his place of birth, inherits his father’s citizenship AND inherits his mother’s citizenship. ONLY if all three are of the same country is the child a “natural born citizen and eligible for the presidency. Birth IN the U.S. or its jurisdiction + citizen father + citizen mother = natural born citizen.

          • What are the 4 rulings because the term natural born citizen has never been defined that is why we have Obama

          • A child of a citizen IS a citizen, but not a natural born citizen, unless the child is born in the U.S. AND the other parent is also a citizen.

          • There is no requirement to be born in the US, and the other parent does not have to be a citizen. If they do, then Obama can not serve as President. His father was a British Subject.

          • “Additions might always be made to the citizenship of the United States in two ways: first, by birth, and second, by naturalization. This is apparent from the Constitution itself, for it provides that ‘No person except a natural-born citizen or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of the Constitution shall be eligible to the office of President,’ …

            “The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case, it is not necessary to solve these doubts. It is sufficient for everything we have now to consider that all children born of citizen parents within the jurisdiction are themselves citizens. ”
            That is from Happersett v Minor (1875)

    • Settle it?

      Settle it how?

      There is no mechanism by which you get a “declarative judgement” on this matter. Someone with standing must bring a case and show harm. Trump is in one of the best positions of anyone — though not guaranteed to be able to prove standing — to bring such a case… if he were really inclined to “know the answer”.

    • I’ll second that and hope this show just gets on the road already.. An individual who is an honest, legit American, QUALIFIED with ranking position &/or Experience as a leader to ‘come on down’ and soon. The debates have sucked as did most of the candidates running in the primaries, Little improvement even now….Make a decision, stick to it, follow the rules, play fair and be honest dammit. Cull it and have at it again all together with a REAL moderator etc…Narrow the field honestly. LISTEN TO HEAR, NOT TO GIN UP A COMMENT.. Ask real questions about real issues. Find and offer solutions, ask the people you serve what they want answered and done if elected. Identify and define domestic and foreign climates, national security, foreign policies and leaders, define and discuss pros and cons of same… etc, rinse, repeat, change &/or add as necessary…clearly define party loyalties and projected activity on national issues most currently pressing, Give constituents an honest,& well researched appraisal of all current issues deemed pressing &/or potentially dangerous, be they alliances,actions,behavioral irregularities etc. DOMESTIC & ABROAD. ( I’d ask for God’s help and guidance personally )
      Adhere strictly to voting laws. Valid Photo ID required. Protection from fraud in each booth @ each station. Public is aware each and every polling station in every state in the nation,is to be undercover, well trained, armed and aware American Patriots.

  9. I agree with Trump. I like Cruz, he’s my #2 and I would love to see him as Trumps VP. I tend to think he is eligible but, as long there are a volume of credible constitutional scholars who feel he isn’t, the issue isn’t settled. Trump hasn’t claimed he isn’t eligible, he has said he needs to get it settled. To be honest this shouldve been settled before Cruz was even a senator and shame on everyone for not having the issue clarified. I’m not a legal; scholar but if you read the constitution it has some vagueness. Why wouldn’t something so important be written more decisively? The constitution says congress can make the regulation [if that’s the right word?] They piss our money away you think they can spend a day and make a decisive statement? Its not partiosan becuase every candidate has to follow the rule so I would think they could get it done before 1PM martini’s.

    • I agree, if this isn’t settled before going head to head with Hitlery, then she certainly will go after Cruz. Better to be settled now than later. Problem is; who would have the authority to settle this other than the supreme court ?? If they are the only possible answer then he would run out of steam and time even if he won. They don’t take cases the next day, sometimes not for years!!!

        • Congress has the power to set uniform rules of naturalization, NOT the power to make anyone a natural born citizen. ONLY by nature and not any man-made law, can one be a natural born citizen, by being born IN the U.S. or its jurisdiction to a citizen father AND a citizen mother. All three must be in place, citizenship from place of birth and the citizenship of both parents, ALL of the same country.

          • I don’t believe you are correct. Only time will tell. Only a judge would have the authority to interpret the law. Congress can only write laws, they do not get involved with interpretation.

          • Tell that to all the single moms living here in the U.S., with children born here in the U.S., that don’t know who the father is, but chose to go through with their pregnancy, that their children aren’t “natural born” citizens. A natural born citizen is one that is a citizen at birth and does not have to apply for citizenship. Our fore fathers based it on the British common laws, of which they were knowledgeable of and apparently you are not.

            From the Harvard Law Review………..

            The Constitution directly addresses the minimum qualifications necessary to serve as President. In addition to requiring thirty-five years of age and fourteen years of residency, the Constitution limits the presidency to “a natural born Citizen.”1×

            1. U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 5.

            All the sources routinely used to interpret the Constitution confirm that the phrase “natural born Citizen” has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time. And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the Constitution to the current day that, subject to certain residency requirements on the parents, someone born to a U.S. citizen parent generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth takes place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.2×

      • lApparently, Cruz is unable to find a legal determination of his citizenship. It seems essential to his success.

    • This should have been settled before he ran for president. Being a senator and being president are completely different.

  10. If this issue isn’t settled before going head to head with Hitlery, then she certainly will go after Cruz. Better to be settled now than later. Problem is; who would have the authority to settle this other than the supreme court ?? If they are the only possible answer then he would run out of steam and time even if he won. They don’t take cases the next day, sometimes not for years!!!

  11. The Truth Matters . .

    Ted Cruz,Needs to Step Down.. For the Good of the Country.

    Because Ted Cruz has been confirmed a legal citizen of Canada up until renouncing his Canadian citizenship in May of 2014, and because he has been confirmed a citizen of Canada at birth, and because his father is on public record stating that he and his wife became citizens of Canada during their eight years living in Canada and because Rafael Cruz remained a citizen of Canada until he renounced and applied for legal US citizenship in 2005.

    There is simply NO WAY that Ted Cruz was, is or ever can be a Natural Born Citizen of the United States eligible for the offices of President or Vice President.

    Mr. Cruz was born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother and a non-U.S. citizen (Cuban) father.

    Mr. Cruz is not a natural born citizen and therefore not eligible to be President, because he does not satisfy the one and only common law definition of a natural born citizen confirmed by the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875)..

    which is a child born in a country to parents who were its citizens at the time of the child’s birth.

    A statutory citizen (bestowed by man’s pen) can never be a “natural born” citizen (bestowed by God/nature)

    …Blood & Soil.

    Allowing constitutionally ineligible candidates to debate will only give the false impression to the American people that such persons are constitutionally eligible to be elected President.

    This result is more damaging to the Constitution and the rule of law..

    http://captdax2.blogspot.com/2016/01/ted-cruz-citizenship-timeline.html

  12. The part that Teddy baby doesn’t understand is mama might have been born in the USA but she changed her citizenship before he was born therefore he was not born a US citizen because neither parent was a US citizen when he was born.

  13. Where the problem comes out now is the fact of timing of parents citizenship and his citizenship, such as dates filed and all proper paperwork in place. Bottom line is if he doesn’t have anything to hide then why the hell is he hiding it??? Same question goes to Obama! In my book only the guilty hide the real truth that they don’t want exposed!!!

  14. I am so tired of this. Yes, Cruz was born in Canada. His parents were living there, working in the oil business. Eleanor Cruz NEVER gave up her US citizenship and NEVER became a Canadian citizen. She registered Ted’s birth at the local US consulate. America cannot dictate how other countries handle alien births, so if Canada said Ted Cruz is a citizen of Canada according to their laws, well, that’s THEM. Cruz’s father is from Cuba, so now Cuba is claiming Cruz is a Cuban citizen. None of this matters, because Cruz WAS BORN AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND NEVER PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ANY OTHER COUNTRY. He was FOUR years old when he moved back to Houston with his parents. (Here’s another example. My husbands four grandparents were all born in Greece, emigrated to America, married here, became US citizens and had American citizen children. Yet my husband couldn’t visit Greece as a young man because he would have been drafted into the Greek army. This actually happened about six years ago to a young man I know from church. It took him months to get out of Greece ~ a young man (22-26 ish) born and raised in America.)

    Here’s a quote from Ted Cruz himself:

  15. Trump is a FRAUD. Check that facts before you vote for this guy. Judge a person by what they have done. Not their very recent words. Deeds not words.

  16. My opinion is not going to be swayed by anybody on this website. We don’t have the power to decide citizenship or not. To me and I don’t care what anybody else thinks, he is Canadian because most of his life has been spent in Canada. I want an American as president. We’ve had enough of riding the fence. We’ve sold out America and it’s time to take it back from other countries. We need someone in office who will represent us, not Canada.

  17. This issue of the requirements for a President needs to be settled once and for all time! It should have been done within the last seven years.

  18. None of these supposed “Constitutional experts”, be them supposed Constitutional attorneys like Laurence Tribe from Harvard or elsewhere or, “Constitutional historians”, are not the definitive authority on this matter. That idiot attorney Newton Schwartz (disbarred in LA & PA for shenanigans) who filed a suit against Cruz in Texas is as misinformed or as stupid as Trump on what is a “declaratory judgement”! His suit will be summarily dismissed because he has no standing (meaning he can’t prove he has suffered any reasonable damages or losses.) For the same reason, Hillary and/or the DNC would be hard-pressed to prove she or they he has suffered any reasonable damages or losses ‘before’ an election takes place! Even if this got to SCOTUS, a decision they might make in either direction can be appealed, even that has only happened a few times in our history. Lest you forget, Cruz is as much of a constitutional expert himself, maybe more so for having many successes arguing Constitutional cases and clerking for former Chief Justice William Rehnquist! Just Fuhgetabouit!!

  19. I skimmed the text of well over half of these posts. I found just what a blatant fraud the usurper in our WH actually was and is…still.
    Two terms of this hack puppet and the string pulling bastard funding this crap needs his strings pulled eventually, by someone, somehow. I think this was deemed illegal ions ago. No mention of GS here anywhere. Of course it was about eligibility and the requirements of same for legit presidential runl
    I like Ted Cruz, Now….7+ years late, there is all this conversation ‘re natural born citizen.
    Does George Soros really own that many people or is it the almost, kinda black thing or did we lose our minds and finally decided we might want to look for it again?? It is one extreme to the other.
    I know there was an awful lot of multiple voting being reported. The Troops were left out completely. Alot of money changed hands many,, many times…and the machines “weren’t working correctly” in many areas. There was intimidation at the polls etc. etc. etc. so…I voted for Romney both times. The new guy was what we used to call ‘smarmee’ – gimme a break I’M over 60 and had the Vietnam nightmare so….been around the block a few times.
    I’m seriously curious…take the color thing away for a minute if possible….How in the hell was the country that abjectly moronic as to vote for the clown way back then??? I’m not being a smart ass or mean, maybe someone has a better handle on WHAT HAPPENED that was the start of this long fiasco. I campaigned the kids that would come around then, visiting my girls, asked them why? Mostly I received answers such as “who’s that?” “What does it matter?” An awful lot of blank stares and the familiar,,,,WHAT? These were middle school kids and up .How were things initially in your area? And if you talked with mid to high school kids were they ‘brain dead’ where you live. I hail from NE GA. and no, we are not all just rednecks and hicks. I was pulling down 6 pretty nice figures then, educated and all that too.
    The kids were not all junkies, potheads either. I would like insight from your hindsight to perhaps get a handle on just how we got where we are now….I have a pretty good idea, anyone care to share the original Obozo memories. It’s past time to care how anyone voted in the past 2 elections – it is a good tool if we understand how we allowed this and why? If China doesn’t take us apart because we owe’em so much etc etc. we might like learn something and thus be aware enough to put an end to it by understanding the power madness, money madness, race idiocracy (sp) etc. etc. I had Kennedy’s assassination breaking my heart when I was like 8 or 9….then Johnson gave us Vietnam and my friends were getting killed and pieces blown off their bodies. We had sex, drugs and R&R. How did this evolve where you were and are now? History lessons….ya know…doomed to repeat if we remain ignorant and all that stuff. P. S. I still have my POW bracelet from those wicked ‘nam years iike 45-48 years ago; Anyone remember those also? Hope we’ve learned something now too.. Please share It would be interesting how we remember things differently based on so many factors…..yet, we learn. Never stop. That ‘s part of how we came to this crossroads.
    Do something fun today!

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