Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Video: Donald Trump & Red State Go There Again; 
You're Supposed To Be Born Here To Be President


Donald Trump: The problem Ted Cruz has is he was born in Canada. A lot of people say that's a problem. It's another hurdle that you have to get over to be president. You're supposed to be born in this country.

VIDEO EXCERPT:
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I have to say some of Senator Cruz's eligibility-defenders (Cruzers) are as rabid as some of the Obots ...

Suzanne Hamner hit the nail on the head @ Freedom Outpost:

Shouldn't We Hold Senator Ted Cruz to the Same Standard as Barack Obama?

[...] 
A few commenters have indicated that questioning the eligibility of a candidate, such as Sen. Ted Cruz, to hold the office of President based on the "natural born citizen" requirement in a previous article is basically a "hit piece" against Sen. Ted. Cruz. Since when is standing on the Constitutional principles and asking potential candidates to be accountable dubbed "hitting" against a candidate? Is this not exactly what Sen. Cruz himself is stating for Americans to do – look them in the eye and hold them accountable? 
[...] 
While many cite Supreme Court rulings "declaring" the definition of a natural born citizen, they have forgotten that the First Congress passed the Naturalization Act of 1790 that clearly indicates the definition of "natural born citizen." Since Ms. Publius Huldah has already researched and addressed how the First Congress of this nation viewed "natural born citizens," it is imperative that all Americans learn it and understand how our government, all branches, have subverted the framers intent to serve the government's and political party's purpose, which is not necessarily in the best interest of our nation, and not just with the natural born citizen requirement for president. 
So, the same requirement of natural born citizen has to be applied to Jindal, Rubio, and any candidate vying for the office of President. The reason Sen. Ted Cruz received so much attention regarding his potential candidacy for president was because of his and his father's dedication to the original intent of the Constitution of the united States of America and their willingness to proclaim it loudly and publicly. And, the questions were asked of Americans, who claim to support the Constitution, if they are willing to forego their own principles to support a candidate because "they like the message," "the Democrats did it," "Obama is not eligible," or any other host of qualifiers in order to play "tit for tat." It seems that a few were and are.

[...] 
Would Sen. Ted Cruz be a good president of this nation? To be honest, he would. Sen. Cruz would certainly be better than what has been in the White House for decades. However, it does not change the requirement that a president be a natural born citizen. If some, who say they support the Constitution, are so willing to overlook it because of their infatuation with a candidate, what does that actually say? You can decide that on your own as we all have a different answer. 
In the meantime, we should all take Sen. Cruz's advice – look candidates in the eye and hold them to account. [...] Freedom Outpost.

Myra Adams also notes Sen. Cruz's eligibility "hurdle" @ anti-birther Erick Erickson's Red State:

Who Is Qualified to Be President? We should expand the constitutional requirements to include experience. 
[...] 
Here are the only requirements to be president of the United States listed in Article Two, Section 1, of the United States Constitution: “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” 
This lax set of requirements means that almost anyone who was born in the United States and is 35 or over can run for president — and some do it just to boost their name recognition for personal or political gain.

[...] 
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)95% is another victim of 2; in fact, he wasn’t elected until two years after Paul and Rubio. And some have cited as an authentic constitutional hurdle the fact that Cruz was born in Canada, although his mother was an American citizen. [...] Red State.

There's a reason there were eight different failed congressional attempts since 2003 to remove or alter the Article II "natural born Citizen" requirement in the United States Constitution. It wasn't for the hell of it!


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