Really, even considering the possibility of Ted Cruz running for President … are Republicans STUPID or HYPOCRITS?
Cruz was born in Canada to parents who were Canadian Residents – mom United States citizen, dad Cuban. So, obviously, it wasn’t like he was born at one of our Embassies, or on a Military Base where his folks were stationed – those locations are sovereign territories of the United States and therefore would constitute his being as much a “Natural Born” citizen as if he had been born in any territory or State … though being born in a territory might raise questions: Could a Porto Rican run for President? Or someone born in Guam?
The island of Guam was controlled by Spain until 1898, when it was surrendered to the United States during the Spanish–American War and later formally ceded as part of the Treaty of Paris. Accordingly, it has been American for 115 years … but Guam has no votes in the Electoral College, nor does it have any voting representation in Congress – which means those born there are, Constitutionally, NOT Natural Born Citizens. Embassy and Military personnel have full voting rights, regardless of where they are stationed – even though the specific posting has no defined Congressional representative.
Those born to Embassy and Military personnel stationed abroad would be entitled to all their rights … specifically because the President ordered their parents to be in a foreign territory, and the President cannot order a disqualification from natural rights. BUT the parent of Ted Cruz made the choice to have him born in Canada and live there for the first four years of his life; they could also have made the choice to enforce his status as a Canadian Citizen … or even made him a Cuban. So it is clear that he is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.
Now, the Republicans questioned Obama for being born in Hawaii – two years AFTER it became a State. When she was expecting, Obama’s mother never abandoned her country to live in a foreign land – though they did take him to live in Indonesia … but America parents have always taken their children to live in, or in some way experience, foreign lands. That did not alter Obama’s Natural Born status … Ted Cruz has NO Natural Born status … his is a granted status, one which could be erased by an Act of Congress … without any need for a Constitutional Amendment.
So the idea that he could even be considered for nomination appears to be sufficient evidence the Republicans are Stupid, have no regard for the American Constitution, wish to precipitate a Constitutional Crisis for the purpose of sneaking the vice-Presidential nominee into the White House, and believe the average American is so stupid as to allow it (The latter appearing to be the case with regard to other nonsense the GOP has successfully gotten away with).
In any case, the very act of considering Ted Cruz, born in Canada to an American mother – after attacking Barack Obama for being born in Hawaii to an American mother – shows the are HYPOCRITS!
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