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The Hill: Ted Cruz Releases Birth Certificate

By Jonathan Easley

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, a move that will undercut critics who say he’s ineligible to run for president.

Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother. The Constitution says only a “natural born” American citizen can become president, which includes those born overseas to American parents.

However, The Dallas Morning News reports that under Canadian law, Cruz’s birthplace of Calgary also made him an instant citizen of Canada. The Constitution doesn’t address whether someone with dual citizenship can run for the highest office.

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You have to draw the line somewhere

If not at birth...then where? And it isn't that they are stripped of being an American Citizen. I mean they still are afforded any and all other benefits to being a citizen. They are only stripped of the right to serve as President as it's the only elected position that has that qualification. Technically you could be vice president but you wouldn't be qualified to assume the presidency if the president should die.

And it was put in place as a precaution to prevent a person subject to foreign influence from being the commander and chief of our armies. If you have conflicting loyalties, it could effect how you respond or how you act. The founding fathers knew this well and wrote about their concerns.

There is nothing wrong with being a dual citizen. It's just a disqualifying requirement for the presidency. Obama has clear leanings toward his father who was Kenyan and never an American citizen thus the title of his book "Dreams of my Father" and his trips to his fathers village and such.

Do you think Obama would have interests in Kenya that may or may not conflict with the United States interests? Maybe that's why he helped his cousin Odinga campaign and reportedly helped fund him in Kenya in 2006.
I call this a conflict of interest

It would if the father was

It would if the father was French.

The more of an issue they make Cruz's citizenship

the more people will cross paths with Obama's fraud. At least Cruz actually provided some honest documentation and not some illustrated artwork Obama and his handlers are passing off as a "B.C."

Obama will NOT go down in history as the first black president, but as a criminal who perpetrated the greatest fraud the world was ever sold. Oh the irony of a Muslim man posing as the president and doing the bidding of corporate interests while these same interests murder muslims all over the middle east.

When I woke up no one told me I'd wake up to a twisted nightmare.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Just like McCain and Obama, Cruz doesn't respect the

Constitution if he thinks he is eligible to run for President.

It doesn't matter if you are born to US parents. If you are born out of the country, you are not a natural born citizen. You receive your citizenship by Statute, not by being natural born.

To be a natural born citizen, you must both be born on US soil and to US citizen parents. Having one non citizen parent or being born outside the US automatically disqualifies you because you are then not a natural born citizen.

If he doesn't respect the Constitution on this issue, how do you expect him to respect the other provisions of the Constitution? And how disingenuous of those who saw Obama as not qualifying, but supported McCain and will support Cruz.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Cruz and Obama

must be Jewish. Jews are the only people who trace their lineage back through their mothers.

In the United States, lineage is traced through the father. In the case of Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada and his father was a Cuban immigrant.

Born in Canada to a father who held Cuban citizenship. If that spells natural born, there are low information voters here.

If that is so then Obama

If that is so then Obama wouldn't be insisting he is "black".

He's not natural born

clearly this is an issue as he felt compelled to release his birth certificate.

"Birthers" or what ever you want to call them won't vote for him. They've already researched this enough to know dual citizenship does not qualify as natural born. Cruz should know this if he claims to know and understand the constitution and why such a clause was put in place.

Cruz would end up splitting the party. Repubs want to lose again? Then Cruz will do a fine job of that.

This Move Signals Cruz is Going To Run Against Rand Paul

He will be a formidable candidate..

It also means to me they are

It also means to me they are going for the Latino vote... Canada is already hooked into the NA Union if that is their agenda....AND it somewhat neutralizes Obama's deception regarding his nefarious birth linkage. I'm not sure the GOP has anything to say about anything. There is nobody on the horizon that I trust is experienced enough to ward off being duped or scrupulous enough to take USA out of its muck and mire.

You're right...but I say

Bring it on!

Cruz has no infrastructure in ME, NV, Iowa and other states. Additionally, in the general election he has no liberal appeal. We can take him in the primaries!

We should even get a proxy candidate who could do all the yelling and be a hard-core birther.


Local/state, folks.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul