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Exactly how and when did Ted Cruz obtain U.S. citizenship?
The fact that it is still an open question at this stage of the Presidential campaign is a testament either to the galactic ignorance of our political-media elite or their willingness to place political expediency ahead of the Constitution and the law.
There is no third alternative.
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on December 22, 1970 and remained a Canadian citizen until he officially renounced it on May 14, 2014, eighteen months after taking the oath of office as a U.S. Senator. At the time of his birth, Cruz's father was a citizen of Canada and his mother was a U.S. citizen.
Legally, Cruz could have obtained US citizenship through his mother consistent with Public Law 414, June 27, 1952, An Act: To revise the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality and for other purposes [H.R. 5678], Title III Nationality and Naturalization, Chapter 1 - Nationality at Birth and by Collective naturalization; Nationals and citizens of the United States at birth; the relevant section being 301 (a) (7):
"a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than ten years, at least five of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States by such citizen parent may be included in computing the physical presence requirements of this paragraph."
In that case, Cruz's mother should have filed a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (CRBA) with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate after the birth to document that the child was a U.S. citizen.
According to Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, Cruz's mother did register his birth with the U.S. consulate and Cruz received a U.S. passport in 1986 ahead of a high school trip to England.
There are two apparent contradictions regarding how and when Ted Cruz obtained US citizenship.
First, according to the Canadian Citizenship Act of 1946, also referred to as the "Act of 1947," Canada did not allow dual citizenship in 1970. The parents would have had to choose at that time between U.S. and Canadian citizenship. Ted Cruz did not renounce his Canadian citizenship until 2014. Was that the choice originally made?
Second, no CRBA has been released that would verify that Ted Cruz was registered as a U.S. citizen at birth.
It has been reported that the then nearly four-year-old Ted Cruz flew to the U.S. from Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1974.
Ted Cruz could not have entered the U.S. legally without a CRBA or a U.S. passport, the latter of which was not obtained until 1986.
If Ted Cruz was registered as a U.S. citizen at birth, as his spokeswoman claims, then the CRBA must be released. Otherwise, one could conclude that Cruz came to the U.S. as a Canadian citizen, perhaps on a tourist visa or, possibly, remained in the U.S. as an illegal immigrant.
It is the responsibility of the candidate for the Presidency, not ordinary citizens, to prove that he or she is eligible for the highest office in the land. Voters deserve clarification.
Even assuming a CRBA was filed, the weight of the legal evidence indicates that Ted Cruz is a naturalized U.S. citizen because he was born outside of the jurisdiction of the U.S. and obtained U.S. citizenship by an Act of Congress (Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution). As a naturalized citizen, he is not eligible for the Presidency (Article 2 Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution).
It is disturbing to this writer that, Ted Cruz, a man who claims to be a "principled conservative" and a staunch supporter of the Constitution, should be so opaque about his personal history and unwilling to release his records.
Does that sound familiar?
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at email@example.com.
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I believe as you do on that matter, and there seems to be a few that should leave this discussion, ASAP.
Anyone with a reasonable amount of intelligence can read the Constitution and diligently study the history of our nation, and the thoughts of the founders can only conclude that a Natural Born Citizen of this day to be the off-spring off two American citizens and born in the U.S. or a U.S. Territory.
The self proclaimed "Scholars" and "Experts" that claim other wise are mere idiots or traitors, in my opinion.
Ray Hause........I'm afraid you miss what most are about on PFA. It's not about Trump, Cruz, Rubio, et al in the sense of who is the best candidate at this point....we know any republican candidate is better than Clinton or Sanders.
What it's about at this point is still that "U.S. Constitution Matters". Every indication, fact, and history supports Cruz and Rubio as being ineligible to serve as president or vice president. They simply do not meet Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the US Constitution, the requirement for eligibility to serve as president or vice president.
I and others have posted facts which support our position. Now, it's time for you to provide facts that support your position that they do meet Constitutional qualification. Not just your opinion.
If you fail offer a documented plan/data we will consider what your motives reflect.
Come on Mr. Riley, those of us who accepts the current standing to Cruz and Rubio being eligible does not fit your candidate preference, be honest about it. Just how many would be honest about it? I've sat and read all of this documentation you offer as nothing more than substantiation to your political preference and I will ask you to provide credible scholars, judges or whomever to substantiate your reasoning.
You are acting and sounding like a troll more and more with your comments.
Oh Dianne, that is elementary. Obama was never vet. He was just signed off (Band of crooks like Pelosi etc.) by DEMOCRATS.
Cruz is REPUBLICAN. If he was a demo, you would not hear a peep.And of course there is Rubio as well, in my opinion not elegible.
And from a Floridian leaving out the uneligible part about Rubio, he is far too wet behind the ears, has done NOTHING of substance since being in the Senate and above all is Bush trained - he was Jeb's lap dog until he decided to run against Jeb - not sure the ties are really broken.
Reason, their Trump lovers.
How to spot a Cruz supporter:
1) Claims to be a Constitutionalist but doesn’t care that Cruz is Constitutionally ineligible.
2) Claims to be religiously pious but doesn’t mind if Cruz and his minions lie to steal votes from Ben Carson (in addition to other dirty tricks).
3) Claims to be concerned about illegal immigration and the muslim influx but supports a candidate who doesn’t have the cajones to put stop to it and may himself have come here illegally.
4) Claims to want a president who isn’t in the pocket of special interests but supports someone who takes sweetheart loans from his wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs. (One can only wonder what they’ll expect in return for that)
5) Claims to want a President who puts Americans first but supports someone whose wife is a member of the CFR (an organization whose deliberations support the globalist anti-American, feudalist agenda).
6) Believes that someone like Cruz who is hated on both sides of the aisle can actually advance an agenda.
There are quite a few others, but 1) and 2) will help you spot most of them.
This is a time in America to return to McCarthyism.
Demand for the indictment on government officials on charges in violation of 1940 Smith Act, that is currently a national law on the books today. It was a law that was to prevent and purge U.S. government from being infiltrated by foreign nation loyalists and sympathizers who could take government over for their own political agenda.
Also, 1954 Anti-Communist Act by Executive Order from President Dwight Eisenhower was established to prevent Communist political supporters from campaigning and taking office in US government because they would cause havoc and dysfunction in the US political system to get you to support them in their agendas.
1948 Taft and Hartley Act was established to prevent Communist dictator from taking control over U.S. Labor unions because they would create hardship and discourage earners that capitalism is no longer working for the labor and try to convince the society that Socialism is the way to fix and help support the working class.
The Commie tactics are working as Americans are loosing ability to fully possess private property ownership which is necessary for a free society
I wanted to share this,"We the People" petition, with you: http://wh.gov/iwNBc
Individual citizens, get the Court to indict and press charges. If they will not, then do so according to US Constitutional Law by the Court of Common Law. Under this court system, the citizens form a trial jury of 25 members who have a right to indict, investigate and judge over the Admiralty Court systems established by the Corporate courts currently (illegally) practiced by the judicial systems today!!!
When an elected judge goes against the taken oath of office to practice law according to the Constitution and does not keep to that oath, according to Blacks Law, they are guilty of perjury and can be imprisoned for such violation.
Punish by Capital punishment to set a good example and send a clear message that there will be harsh consequence put upon wrongdoers. Capitalist society must enforce capital punishment!!!
American Citizens, take back you Nation, you are the Governing Republic.