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Ted Cruz was born in Canada, thus he cannot be president, if you accept the U.S. Constitution—and he says he does

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I thought Sen. Cruz was a great fan of the Constitution, so that it’s odd that he’s not noticed that even if he’s elected, he cannot (Constitutionally) serve.

And the stories I’ve seen don’t mention this (extremely obvious) fact.

What’s up? Is the Constitution now to be ignored in all cases instead of just some?

UPDATE: I stand corrected.

UPDATE 2 and MORE IMPORTANT: Obama had a mother who was an American citizen, so why was hi qualifications to be President EVER in question? If Ted Cruz, born in Alberta, Canada, of an American mother, is qualified to be President, why would Obama, born wherever, not be qualified to be President?

Perhaps the GOP can answer that? But the GOP is not so good at answering questions—and certainly not the questions you ask. (The answer is: Racism.)

Written by LeisureGuy

23 March 2015 at 3:20 pm

Posted in Election, GOP

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  1. Is Cruz a Canadian citizen with no claim to dual Canadian-US citizenship? Where were his parents born?

    The qualifiers to be a natural-born US citizen is that you are either:
    A/Born in the US (or its territories)
    OR
    B/One of your birth parents was a US citizen, regardless of where they resided, or where your physical birth took place, at the time of your birth.

    I sincerely have NO interest in helping Cruz become President, but, unless he truly has zero legitimate claim to natural-born United States citizenship, then no one can prevent him from making a run for it. After all, how many people STILL want to claim that Obama wasn’t qualified due to his parentage?

    Melanie

    23 March 2015 at 5:13 pm

  2. Your comment was posted after my update. Yes, you’re right: Because his mother was an American citizen, he had American citizenship at birth. See the link that’s now in the post.

    LeisureGuy

    23 March 2015 at 5:29 pm


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