Can Senator Ted Cruz (R, TX) run for president of the US?

Ted Cruz beat the establishment and in November was elected to the US Senate from Texas. He has an earned reputation of conservatism.

In 1970 Cruz was born in Alberta while his mother and father were working in Canada.

His mother was a US citizen born in Delaware.

His father had left Cuba to attend college in Texas in 1957 and did not become a US citizen until 2005.

You can read more about him here.

Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president of the United States?

Senator Marco Rubio was born in Florida to non citizen Cuban immigrants. Is Marco Rubio eligible to be president of the United States?

I do not think there is a valid issue with Barack Obama’s eligibility. His re-election was confirmed by the GOP controlled House of Representatives in January.

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  1. From Writer Col. Lawrence Sellin (Ret.) 1-9-13:Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Cruz’s mother is from Delaware, but Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, came to the U.S. from Cuba in 1957 to study at the University of Texas. Rafael Cruz did not become a U.S. citizen until 2005. Ted Cruz is not a natural born citizen.

    http://www.nndb.com/people/839/000354774/

    http://www.voxxi.com/ted-cruz-latino-fire-texas-future/

    http://www.texastribune.org/2012/08/13/texplainer-could-canadian-born-ted-cruz-be-preside/

    AND NEITHER IS Barack Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Harrison J Bounel, with a social security number that FAILS e-verify!

    Constitutional Presidential eligibility seems to ONLY matter when it applies to a Republicans. ANYONE who denies that the usurper is CONSTITUTIONALLY eligible is denying the facts and truth! Has trunp and eastwood have said, this is the biggest scam in US history!

    • I concur 100%! Neither Cruz, Rubio, Jindal, McCain nor Obama are natural born citizens and therefore can never become president. And, yes, that DOES mean that Obama HAS never became president!

      No election or popular opinion about a person can change the Constitution. It does not matter if 100% of the vote went to Obama, he can STILL never become president because the Constitution, the highest law of the land, states that “No Person except a natural born Citizen (…) shall be eligible to the Office of President.” If one is not eligible for the office of president, how can one BE president?

      By getting the most votes (by fraud) and being illegally sworn into the office of president, all he became was an usurper to that office.He has never been president, is not now and never CAN be president.

      There is also much doubt about Nikki Haley’s eligibility also since the details of her birth have apparently been scrubbed from the Internet just s thoroughly as has Obama’s.

      • Do you have a definition for “natural born” and a source for the definition?

        John C. Fremont’s father was a Frenchman. Was Fremont, the first GOP candidate for president, eligible to be president?

        • Re “Do you have a definition for “natural born” and a source for the definition?”

          Please refer to my detailed reply to your other comment.

          Re”John C. Fremont’s father was a Frenchman. Was Fremont, the first GOP candidate for president, eligible to be president?”

          As long as John was born to two U.S. citizen parents and on U.S. soil, the fact that his father was born a Frenchman is not a factor.

      • Not this again…

        • Need to run this out now to clear the way for Rubio and Cruz.

          • Re “Need to run this out now to clear the way for Rubio and Cruz.”

            It’s too late. Both Rubio and Cruz were disqualified by the circumstances of their birth…

            • And Fremont? GOP candidate for president in 1856.
              And Charles Evans Hughes? GOP candidate for president in 1916.
              And Charles Curtis? GOP vice president to Herbert Hoover.
              And President Chester Arthur?

              All of the above had a non citizen parent.

              Your definition of “natural born citizen” and a source would help clear this up.

  2. When they counted the electoral votes, no one in the GOP House objected to Obama, so I guess you are saying there are a whole bunch of GOP deniers elected to office by an even larger bunch of GOP voters..

    I think the issue is the definition of “natural born citizen.”

    I think it means a citizen at birth. It contrasts with being a naturalized citizen, i.e., someone who became a citizen after he was born. I am unaware of any other ways of becoming a citizen.

    By my definition Obama, Cruz and Rubio are natural born and eligible for the presidency. The first two are citizens at birth due to the citizenship of a parent, the latter by being born in the USA.

    If anyone has a different definition of natural born citizen I would like to know it and your source.

    • If the mother is an American citizen any child(ren) born to her are American citizens no matter what country the child(ren) are born in.

      • You sexist you.

        What if the US citizen is the father and the mother is not???

      • Incorrect. If one of the parents is an American citizen AND THE CHILD IS BORN ON AMERICAN SOIL, the child is an American citizen. Rubio, McCain, and Obama were all born on American soil with at least one parent who was an American citizen at the time.

        For Cruz to be a “natural born” American citizen, he would have to have been born on American soil, or at a foreign embassy or military post, to American parents. If he was not born on American soil, then BOTH of Cruz’s parents would have had to be American citizens at the time of his birth; his father wasn’t. Cruz does not fit the requirements to be considered “natural born,” and therefore he is not “natural born.”

    • Re “When they counted the electoral votes, no one in the GOP House objected to Obama, so I guess you are saying there are a whole bunch of GOP deniers elected to office by an even larger bunch of GOP voters.The correct definition of the term “natural born citizen” has always been “those born in the US to parents who were citizens.””

      I would say that, either by direct involvement or willful negligence, every member of Congress at that time were complicit in the fraud that allowed Obama to illegally gain access to the reins of power by usurping the office of president.

      Re “I think the issue is the definition of “natural born citizen.”

      I think it means a citizen at birth. It contrasts with being a naturalized citizen, i.e., someone who became a citizen after he was born. I am unaware of any other ways of becoming a citizen.

      By my definition Obama, Cruz and Rubio are natural born and eligible for the presidency. The first two are citizens at birth due to the citizenship of a parent, the latter by being born in the USA.

      If anyone has a different definition of natural born citizen I would like to know it and your source.”

      You have the right issue but the wrong definition…

      The accepted definition of “natural born citizen” has always been “those born in the US to parents who were citizens.”

      In other words, one must have been born on U.S. soil AND to TWO U.S. citizen parents.

      That was also the holding of the Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett in 1875; as explained in the following quote from Attorney Leo Donofrio:
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      …the Court in Minor did make a direct holding that Mrs. Minor was, in fact, a US citizen. The Court established her citizenship by definining the “class” of “natural-born citizens” as those born in the US to parents who were citizens. Then the Court included Virginia Minor in that class thereby deeming her to be a US citizen. And they did this by specifically avoiding the 14th Amendment and by specifically construing Article 2 Section 1.”
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      In other words, the Court first defined “natural born citizen” as being “those born in the US to parents who were citizens;” and then, it used that definition to establish that Mrs. Minor was indeed a citizen of the U.S. That does not mean that every citizen is a natural born citizen. It only means that if one IS a natural born citizen, it follows that one is also a U.S. citizen.

      See “MINOR V. HAPPERSETT IS BINDING PRECEDENT AS TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION OF A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” @ http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/minor-v-happersett-is-binding-precedent-as-to-the-constitutional-definition-of-a-natural-born-citizen/ for Donofrio’s complete detailed explanation.

      There is also a link to the original full text of Minor v Happersett there.

      As Donofrio points out, that holding by the Supreme Court is binding; meaning that the definition the Court used is th legal definition. However, that is not the only time before or since that SCOTUS has used that same definition of the term. See http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html#Supreme%20Court for direct quotes.

      As that source points out, “The Supreme Court of the United States has never applied the term ‘natural born citizen’ to any other category than ‘those born in the country of parents who are citizens thereof’.”

      Since THAT is true, it totally eliminates the possibility that a natural born citizen is simply “a citizen at birth.”

      Re “It [NBC] contrasts with being a naturalized citizen, i.e., someone who became a citizen after he was born. I am unaware of any other ways of becoming a citizen.”

      The status of being a NBC does CONTRAST with being a naturalized citizen. It ALSO contrasts with being a citizen, period. However, in saying that you are “unaware of any other ways of becoming a citizen,” you confuse being a NBC with being, or becoming, a citizen.

      As important as the term NBC is in determining whether or not one meets the Constitutional requirements for the presidency, it is simply a descriptive term denoting a set of circumstances that MUST occur at the moment of birth in order TO meet those requirements. It is NOT a way of BECOMING a citizen; as one must already be legally eligible to BE a citizen according to U.S. Code before one can attain the status, by virtue of being born on U.S. soil and to to U.S. citizen parents, of being a NBC.

      NBC status is neither attained nor granted by any law legislated by Congress. It is something that OCCURS under the laws of nature; and, it can only occur at the moment of birth.

  3. Re “So the GOP was out to lunch in 1916 when they nominated and ran Charles Evan Hughes for president because Hughes was born in the US to a non citizen father?”

    What part of “born on U.S. soil and to TWO U.S. citizen parents” don’t you understand? Apply that to the details of birth of any person on the planet and you will know whether or not that person is/was eligible to be president of the USA.

    I don’t know the birth details of every candidate fielded by the GOP or any other party; and, I don’t plan on going on a wild goose chase to dig up that info every time you mention the name of another one. Do your research to find the records and compare them with the definition of NBC and you will have your answer.

    If the birth records of the person in question does not match that definition, they were not eligible; and, if that person was not eligible and was still supported, nominated, elected, etc. by the GOP, then the GOP was in error. That party is certainly not exempt from making errors; as, it proved beyond a shadow of a doubt when it nominated John McCain in 2008. But, if you want to know about Evan Hughes, specifically, all you need to do is apply the “born on U.S. soil and to two U.S. citizen parents” rule and you will know.

    As for Chester A. Arthur, it is well known NOW that he was not a NBC; but, because he burned his records, that fact was NOT known at the time he ran or even in his lifetime; so, dredging up his name is moot. The truth about him was not discovered until Leo Donofrio discovered proof of that truth in 2008. See http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2008/12/06/urgent-historical-breakthrough-proof-chester-arthur-concealed-he-was-a-british-subject-at-birth/

    If you are truly interested in pursuing the facts of Arthur’s case, you will also be interested in this: http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/the-holy-grail-of-potus-eligibility-law-review-articles-mr-obama-and-mr-arthur-meet-attorney-george-collins/

    • For clarity, in my above comment, the sentence, “That party is certainly not exempt from making errors; as, it proved beyond a shadow of a doubt when it nominated John McCain in 2008,”
      should have continued with “in spite of the fact that he was not a natural born citizen.”

  4. “born on U.S. soil and to TWO U.S. citizen parents” – source?

  5. I already gave you the source in my detailed reply to your above comment wherein you made the following comments:

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    When they counted the electoral votes, no one in the GOP House objected to Obama, so I guess you are saying there are a whole bunch of GOP deniers elected to office by an even larger bunch of GOP voters..

    I think the issue is the definition of “natural born citizen.”

    I think it means a citizen at birth. It contrasts with being a naturalized citizen, i.e., someone who became a citizen after he was born. I am unaware of any other ways of becoming a citizen.

    By my definition Obama, Cruz and Rubio are natural born and eligible for the presidency. The first two are citizens at birth due to the citizenship of a parent, the latter by being born in the USA.

    If anyone has a different definition of natural born citizen I would like to know it and your source.
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    So, check the replies there and you will see the source. If you can;t see it for some reason, let me know and I’ll repost it here…

    • I do not think Minor established a definition of natural born. In Minor, the court was interested in whether the plaintiff was a citizen. She had two parents both of whom were citizens. We do not know what the court would have said if she had only one parent who was a US citizen. In fact she could have been a naturalized citizen and it woudl not have affected the court opinion on her complaint. The NBC part of Minor is not ratio decidendi. It is obiter dictum and not likely to carry much weight in other courts.

      I would like to know what source the court drew on to support what it wrote on NBC.

  6. The only natural born American Citizens are Native Americans.

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