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Ted Cruz for President?

In Constitution on March 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Ted Cruz for President of the United States or of Canada?  For such a long speech about running for President of the United States of America it seems odd that he omitted that he was born in Calgary Canada.  Just because we have one who Kenya Claims a birth right to, doesn’t mean we are ready to completely abandon the constitution. He sites a little known law from FDR that allows him to run and become our next President.  The Nationality Act of 1940 states:

The law revised “the existing nationality laws of the U.S. into a more complete nationality code”; it defined those persons who were “eligible for citizenship through birth or naturalization” and clarified “the status of individuals and their children born or residing in the continental U.S., its territories such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Philippines, Panama and the Canal Zone, or abroad.”  The law furthermore defined who was not eligible for citizenship, and how citizenship could be lost or terminated.

Does a President even FDR have the right to redefine the Constitution without the States ratifying it?  Chester A Arthur was said to have been born in Canada so Cruz would be our Second President from our friends to the North.

The Constitution sets out three eligibility requirements to be President: one must be 35 years of
age, a resident “within the United States” for 14 years, and a “natural born Citizen.” There is no
Supreme Court case which has ruled specifically on the presidential eligibility requirements
(although several cases have addressed the term “natural born” citizen), and this clause has been
the subject of several legal and historical treatises over the years, as well as more recent litigation.
The term “natural born” citizen is not defined in the Constitution, and there is no discussion of the
term evident in the notes of the Federal Convention of 1787. The use of the phrase in the
Constitution may have derived from a suggestion in a letter from John Jay to George Washington
during the Convention expressing concern about having the office of Commander-in-Chief
“devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen,” as there were fears at that time about wealthy
European aristocracy or royalty coming to America, gaining citizenship, and then buying and
scheming their way to the presidency without long-standing loyalty to the nation. At the time of
independence, and at the time of the framing of the Constitution, the term “natural born” with
respect to citizenship was in use for many years in
the American colonies, and then in the states,
from British common law and legal usage. Under the common law principle of
jus soli
(law of the
soil), persons born on English soil, even of two alien parents, were “natural born” subjects and, as
noted by the Supreme Court, this “same rule” was applicable in the American colonies and “in the
United States afterwards, and continued to prevail under the Constitution …” with respect to
citizens. In textual constitutional analysis, it is understood that terms used but not defined in the
document must, as explained by the Supreme Court, “be read in light of British common law”
since the Constitution is “framed in the language of the English common law.”
  From post by the Congressional Research Service   :http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42097.pdf

Ted Cruz for President?  Yes, John McCain wasn’t born in the United States but in the Territory of Panama while his father served in the Military.  Barack Obama’s Grandmother showed the site in Kenya where she claims he was born.  Obama produced a new type of birth Certificate not used till years after he was born, showing that he was born in Hawaii, Whatever.  All in All, here we go again.

 

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