Being "natural born", LITERALLY MEANS YOU WERE BORN IN AMERICA... yet he insists that he's a natural-born. It's just to weird to be true, one would think;
There’s more than meets the eye in the ongoing dustup over whether Ted Cruz is eligible to serve as president, which under the Constitution comes down to whether he’s a “natural born citizen” despite his 1970 Canadian birth. Senator Cruz contends his eligibility is “settled” by naturalization laws Congress enacted long ago. But those laws didn’t address, much less resolve, the matter of presidential eligibility, and no Supreme Court decision in the past two centuries has ever done so. In truth, the constitutional definition of a “natural born citizen” is completely unsettled, as the most careful scholarship on the question has concluded. Needless to say, Cruz would never take Donald Trump’s advice to ask a court whether the Cruz definition is correct, because that would in effect confess doubt where Cruz claims there is certainty.
People are entitled to their own opinions about what the definition ought to be. But the kind of judge Cruz says he admires and would appoint to the Supreme Court is an “originalist,” one who claims to be bound by the narrowly historical meaning of the Constitution’s terms at the time of their adoption. To his kind of judge, Cruz ironically wouldn’t be eligible, because the legal principles that prevailed in the 1780s and ’90s required that someone actually be born on US soil to be a “natural born” citizen. Even having two US parents wouldn’t suffice. And having just an American mother, as Cruz did, would have been insufficient at a time that made patrilineal descent decisive.
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Here is an in-depth analysis by liberals (the educated half of America who, ironically, seem to be closed to new ideas on many things if one can put the word "conspiracy" LINK on it) of why Ted Cruz does not legally qualify to be President;
New Harvard Prof says Ted Cruz not eligible - Harvard Law professor Einer Elhauge explains to Lawrence why the claim that Ted Cruz meets the Constitutional requirements to run for President of the United States is "surprisingly weak," as a new poll shows 36% of GOP voters question Cruz's eligibility.
Why Cruz’s WH eligibility is not settled law - Sen. Ted Cruz has cited a Harvard Law Review online commentary as proof he is a citizen from birth, but another much more in-depth piece from Boston University calls that into question. The co-author of that BU article, Sarah Duggin, joins Lawrence for more.
Trump: Cruz ‘nervous’ about 2016 eligibility - Donald Trump referenced the column of Constitutional scholar Mary Brigid McManamon who writes, "Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible To Be President". Professor McManamon joins Lawrence to explain her reasoning.
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