Presidential Run; Ret. Navy Commander Responds
It is now official. Canadian-born U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has announced he will run for President.
Sen. Ted Cruz via Twitter:
I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support! pic.twitter.com/0UTqaIoytP
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2015
Retired Navy Commander Charles Kerchner published the following response:
Usurpation 3.0: Canadian-born U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Set To Launch 2016 Presidential Campaign – Shame on Him!
Ted Cruz is clearly NOT constitutionally eligible. Obama got away with it (with an enabling, anti-constitutional, left-leaning, major-media, main-stream press) and now many Republicans wish to try it with constitutionally ineligible candidates like Ted Cruz. We are a Republic not a Democracy. We need to live up to our Constitution and the Rule of Law. No matter how much you may like Cruz’s politics, he is NOT constitutionally eligible. He was born in Canada to a non-U.S. Citizen, foreign-national, Cuban father. Being born in the USA is a “necessary” but “not sufficient” part of being a “natural born Citizen” to constitutional standards. Cruz is clearly not one. Being simply a basic “Citizen at Birth” gained via statutory laws and acts of Congress does not cut it.
Those laws do not even mention the term “natural born”. What the Repubs are doing is a disgrace to their oath of office.
The leadership of the major political parties are out to dilute and abrogate the original intent, meaning, and understanding of the term “natural born Citizen” in Article II of our Constitution and why it was put there. Being simply ‘born a Citizen’ was proposed and not accepted by the founders and framers. The founders and framers added the adjective “natural” to being a “born Citizen”. Adjectives mean something special in front of a noun. And that particular adjective points to the Laws of Nature, not man, and comes from Natural Law and its principles. See section 212 of this legal treatise written in 1758 and used by the founders and framers to justify the revolution and write the founding documents: http://lonang.com/library/reference/vattel-law-of-nations/vatt-119/
Read this historical and legal U.S. Supreme Court information on the subject: http://www.art2superpac.com/html
Also read these rebuttals to the political party lawyers who are pumping lately the simple Citizen a Birth argument, dropping the natural adjective, and using disinformation and omissions of law, are trying to conflate the two terms.
This article addresses the NECESSARY part http://jimsjustsayin.blogspot.com/2015/03/ina-post-on-harvard-law-review-forum.html and this article which addresses the NECESSARY and SUFFICIENT parts and true definition http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-response-to-neil-katyal-and-paul.html
Again being born in the USA (which Cruz is unambiguously not) is a “necessary” but “not sufficient” part of being born a “natural born Citizen” of the USA. Cruz knows better but he is putting his own political aspirations above respect for the Constitution. He is showing himself to be just another politician and is not a statesman and/or standing up for his oath of office to the Constitution. CDR Kerchner (Ret) – http://www.ProtectOurLiberty.org
Read more and comment here: http://www.birtherreport.com/2015/03/report-united-states-senator-ted-cruz.html
Read historical information for who is and who is not a “natural born Citizen” to U.S. Constitutional standards at this website: http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)