Cruz: His Momma is Natural Born. Thus, So is He.

Congrats to Ted Cruz, who stunned pundits who said a conservative could not score high in New Hampshire, for finishing strong in the primary.

Okay, folks, here is why Ted Cruz is eligible to be president according to the Constitution.  First, I wish to give a shout-out to my dear friend, Mike “Mr. Constitution” Holler, author of The Constitution Made Easy.  Mike explained and confirmed Cruz’s eligibility.

In a nutshell, the first immigration law passed by Congress and signed by George Washington says, “And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens[.]”  An additional qualification is that the father of such children must have lived at some time in the U.S.  There you have it, folks.

The Congressional Research Service published a paper on this question.

Considering the history of the constitutional provision, the clause’s apparent intent, the English common law expressly applicable in the American colonies and in all of the original states, the common use and meaning of the phrase “natural born” subject in England and the American colonies in the 1700s, and the subsequent action of the first Congress in enacting the Naturalization Act of 1790 (expressly defining the term “natural born citizen” to include those born abroad to U.S. citizens), it appears that the most logical inferences would indicate that the phrase “natural born Citizen” would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth.” Such interpretation, as evidenced by over a century of American case law, would include as natural born citizens those born in the United States and subject to its jurisdiction regardless of the citizenship status of one’s parents, or those born abroad of one or more parents who are U.S. citizens (as recognized by statute), as opposed to a person who is not a citizen by birth and is thus an “alien” required to go through the legal process of naturalization to become U.S. Citizen.

While some question Cruz’s eligibility out of respect for the Constitution, I suspect that others have ulterior motives.

GOP establishment elites are exploiting ignorance regarding Cruz’s eligibility because they despise Cruz.  Who does this guy think he is, bucking the system, standing up for The People against the Washington Cartel, getting into the face of GOP Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell?  By the way, McConnell announced that the GOP will not oppose Obama in any way this year, fearful it would anger voters and hurt the GOP’s chances of winning the WH.

McConnell’s surrender gifted Obama free rein to continue regarding the U.S. Constitution as little more than toilet paper.  Thus, our outlaw president will fast-track implementing as many anti-American and anti-God leftist dream initiatives as possible in his remaining time in office.

Ted Cruz has been and continues to be a rare voice sounding the alarm and pushing back against Obama repealing our God-given freedom and liberty.

Then there are those who simply do not believe that a true conservative can win the general election.  They are using the bogus issue of Cruz’s eligibility as cover for not supporting a fellow Christian and stand-up guy.

Voters who do not believe that a true conservative can win the presidency are, in essence, saying they believe we have lost our country.  Righteousness, morals, and traditional values no longer rule the day.  Thus, Cruz is too goody-two-shoes for the masses.

Well, I do not believe that, folks.  I believe that if we rally behind Ted Cruz, a good man can still win the presidency in America.

Proverbs 29:2: “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

Let’s put the “righteous in authority,” folks.  Ted Cruz.

LLOYD MARCUS, The Unhyphenated American
CHAIRMAN, The Conservative Campaign Committee

6 comments for “Cruz: His Momma is Natural Born. Thus, So is He.

  1. Duane
    February 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Lloyd, I like Cruz, but I am troubled by the dual citizenship he holds. According to the authors of early laws on immigration and the 14th Amendment, the phrase “subject to the jurisdiction” means COMPLETELY subject to the united States and with NO allegiance to another country.

    Furthermore, historical precedent, including the quote you used above, said “parents” as in BOTH parents. I wonder if just one parent would qualify in the opinion of those whom you quote.

    BTW, if Cruz is qualified, then Obama was as well.

    • Joyce Clemons
      February 13, 2016 at 6:10 am

      In 1803~~~ Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume II, edited by St. George Tucker, a Founder, published in 1803, St. George Tucker, the editor, says this in a footnote, (referring to all US naturalization laws formed under the authority of Article 1, Sec. 8 of the Constitution, and thereby interpreting Article II, Sec. 1 Clause 5. ) “Persons naturalized according to these acts, are entitled to all the rights of natural born citizens,**** except, first, that they cannot be elected as representatives in congress until seven years, thereafter. Secondly, nor can they be elected senators of the United States, until nine years thereafter. Thirdly, they are forever incapable of being chosen to the office of president of the United States. Persons naturalized before the adoption of the constitution, it is presumed, have all the capacities of natural born citizens. See C. U. S. Art. 1, 2.

      • Duane
        February 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm

        OK. But that does not change the fact that Ted Cruz was not born and has not been subject ONLY to the jurisdiction of the united States. He had/has citizenship in Canada and owes allegiance to Canada.

        And just one parent who is a citizen is no different than Obama.

        I wonder what Lloyd thinks of this. That is why I addressed it to him.

        • Duane
          February 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

          Oops, Ted WAS born, I meant not born to TWO US citizens and has Canadian citizenship.

    • Susan
      February 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      He doesnt hold dual citizenship.

  2. Gene
    February 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    AS Mr. Cruz said in an interview when running for the Senate: a natural citizen has two parents who are American citizens and is born on American soil. Correct.

    Those who are not natural born: Obama, McCain (not born on the base,) Jindal, Rubio, Cruz. Jinal and Rubio are not even close to being qualified. I must add I think Jindal was great. The key to natural born is where does one’s allegiance, by birth, lay.

    Obama’s father, he says, was a British subject and, then, he was adopted in Indonesia where he was identified as Muslim (school record) and receives an Indonesian passport under which he went to Pakistan. NONE OF THIS IS NEW INFORMATION. THere is no evidence he rejected his Indonesian citizenship.

    A person born in America can be native born. Congress regulates naturalization, which has zero to do with natural born.

    My earlier research:

    You can read primary materials or listen to talking heads on FOX. Then, you can have bread and circuses. Voters sense a problem, so they are throwing out the politicians and the bath water, but unless we see what has happened, the new boss will be the same as the old boss.

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