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    Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president | Fox News

    "While questions about Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president haven’t drawn much attention, two former Justice Department lawyers have weighed in with a bipartisan verdict: Cruz, they say, is eligible to run for the White House. Neal Katyal, acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, and Paul Clemente, solicitor general in President George W. Bush’s administration, got out in front of the issue in a Harvard Law Review article. “There is no question that Senator Cruz has been a citizen from birth and is thus a ‘natural born Citizen’ within the meaning of the Constitution,” they wrote."

    "The law review article, “On the Meaning of ‘Natural Born Citizen”, asserts that the interpretation of the term was settled in Cruz’s favor as early as the 1700’s. The lawyers wrote that the Supreme Court has long used British common law and enactments of the First Congress for guidance on defining a “natural born citizen.” “Both confirm that the original meaning of the phrase ‘natural born Citizen’ includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of a parent,” they wrote. They concluded someone like Cruz had “no need to go through naturalization proceedings,” making him eligible. Cruz is still weighing a presidential run.

    "Last month, Cruz addressed the citizenship issue during a question-and-answer session with moderator Sean Hannity, of Fox News, at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I was born in Calgary. My mother was an American citizen by birth,” Cruz said. “Under federal law, that made me an American citizen by birth. The Constitution requires that you be a natural-born citizen.”


    Why was Obama given so much flack about this very thing? His mother was natural born as well. I'm not really understanding this. IMO, He wasn't born here naturally, he should not be allowed to run. Where his mom was born really shouldn't count. Where he was should.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Good...I would vote for him
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by chad1389 View Post
    Why was Obama given so much flack about this very thing? His mother was natural born as well. I'm not really understanding this. IMO, He wasn't born here naturally, he should not be allowed to run. Where his mom was born really shouldn't count. Where he was should.


    Obama wasn't given flack for being factually born in another country. Obama was given flack because of the false claim that he was born in Kenya. Please don't try and confound the issues. I'll say this, it'll be great going through all of those "Obama is a Kenyan" threads. It'll be better finding the hypocrites who claimed that being born to an American parent in Hawaii didn't make a citizen. I wonder what they'll say now.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by chad1389 View Post
    Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president | Fox News

    "While questions about Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president haven’t drawn much attention, two former Justice Department lawyers have weighed in with a bipartisan verdict: Cruz, they say, is eligible to run for the White House. Neal Katyal, acting solicitor general in the Obama administration, and Paul Clemente, solicitor general in President George W. Bush’s administration, got out in front of the issue in a Harvard Law Review article. “There is no question that Senator Cruz has been a citizen from birth and is thus a ‘natural born Citizen’ within the meaning of the Constitution,” they wrote."

    "The law review article, “On the Meaning of ‘Natural Born Citizen”, asserts that the interpretation of the term was settled in Cruz’s favor as early as the 1700’s. The lawyers wrote that the Supreme Court has long used British common law and enactments of the First Congress for guidance on defining a “natural born citizen.” “Both confirm that the original meaning of the phrase ‘natural born Citizen’ includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of a parent,” they wrote. They concluded someone like Cruz had “no need to go through naturalization proceedings,” making him eligible. Cruz is still weighing a presidential run.

    "Last month, Cruz addressed the citizenship issue during a question-and-answer session with moderator Sean Hannity, of Fox News, at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I was born in Calgary. My mother was an American citizen by birth,” Cruz said. “Under federal law, that made me an American citizen by birth. The Constitution requires that you be a natural-born citizen.”


    Why was Obama given so much flack about this very thing? His mother was natural born as well. I'm not really understanding this. IMO, He wasn't born here naturally, he should not be allowed to run. Where his mom was born really shouldn't count. Where he was should.
    Call ten lawyers and ask them all the exact same question and write down their answers!!
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post


    Obama wasn't given flack for being factually born in another country. Obama was given flack because of the false claim that he was born in Kenya. Please don't try and confound the issues. I'll say this, it'll be great going through all of those "Obama is a Kenyan" threads. It'll be better finding the hypocrites who claimed that being born to an American parent in Hawaii didn't make a citizen. I wonder what they'll say now.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Eligible and viable are 2 different things.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    I would agree Cruz is eligible to run for president since his mother was a US citizen, regardless of where he was born. I still won't vote for him, of course. But h e's eligible to run.

    I never understood the crap Obama got - he was born of a US citizen in a US state. McCain, there could have been some question, but personally I never thought he was ineligible to run.

    Still, those who complained about Pres. Obama now have the chance to show their "fairness" and to complain about Cruz.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Still, those who complained about Pres. Obama now have the chance to show their "fairness" and to complain about Cruz.
    Hillary is probably too busy right now trying to climb out of this hole she dug for herself to worry about Ted Cruz.

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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    I would agree Cruz is eligible to run for president since his mother was a US citizen, regardless of where he was born.
    That isn't what the Constitution says. The Constitution requires one be a Naturally born citizen.
    That phase has a specific meaning requiring birth to a citizen parent, on US soil, and not being born owing allegiance to another country.
    That meaning hasn't changed.

    Unfortunately the Supreme Court has never heard the issue so folks like Obama and possibly Cruz can get away with it.
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    Re: Lawyers say Canadian-born Cruz eligible to run for president

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post


    Obama wasn't given flack for being factually born in another country. Obama was given flack because of the false claim that he was born in Kenya. Please don't try and confound the issues. I'll say this, it'll be great going through all of those "Obama is a Kenyan" threads. It'll be better finding the hypocrites who claimed that being born to an American parent in Hawaii didn't make a citizen. I wonder what they'll say now.
    I'm not trying to confound the issue. I just find it funny that Obama was given so much grief about where he was born, when his mother was a citizen. It seems that apparently it never would had mattered had he born in Kenya. Despite what the lawyers are claiming, I still believe on should be American born.

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