Challenging Cruz’s citizenship as dumb as challenging Obama’s

Ted Cruz

Some people are foolishly challenging Ted Cruz’s American citizenship in order to disqualify him from running for president.  They have as much validity as those who challenged Obama’s citizenship.

Much as we would all have wished that Barack Obama was not eligible to become President of the United States because of his citizenship, the arguments for this all fall on their faces.  Likewise, those saying Sen. Ted Cruz is not qualified have the same dilemma.  The child of an American citizen is a citizen of the United States regardless of to whom they are married or where they are born.

Although the Constitution gives American citizenship to anyone born on American soil, even to non-citizen parents, and even to those who are here illegally, it also bestows citizenship on the children of American citizens regardless of where they are born, and they are eligible to become president.  Who believe that if a woman went on a cruise and her child was born at sea that that child would be a citizen of no country?  This entire argument is not only fallacious, it is foolish.  The only stipulation in the Constitution is that they must be a natural born citizen and not an immigrant who acquired citizenship.

The argument against Obama fell because even though Barack Obama’s father was a Kenyan and his mother married him did not mean she renounced her citizenship in doing so.  Even though Obama’s grandmother swears he was born in Kenya and not in Hawaii still does not obviate his citizenship status.  Even though his mother divorced and married an Indonesian and lived there, hers and her son’s status as citizens did not change.  Even if she renounced her citizenship, he would have to renounce his own to not be a citizen.  Obama’s whole problem is not that he is not a citizen, but that he was raised in a foreign land and never learned what it is to be an American or understand American Exceptionalism.

So for all those deluded individuals out there who hate Ted Cruz, if you believe Obama has a right to be president then you have no valid argument, just a bunch of gas coming out of your mouths.  And, unlike Obama, Ted is a true blue, red-blooded American who wasn’t raised in a foreign country hating America.  The difference between Democrats who hate America and Republicans who love America should not be taking sides with one another for such an absurd reason.

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7 Responses to Challenging Cruz’s citizenship as dumb as challenging Obama’s

  1. Glenn says:

    The Constitution says “Natural Born American citizen”, not American citizen or an American citizen by birth. That’s is significant difference.

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    • radman414 says:

      You misquoted the Constitution, Glenn. The word “American” is not present in your “quote”; and further, you don’t get to make up definitions for a term that is defined NOWHERE in the Constitution. Therefore, you must rely on the federal law at the time of a child’s birth to assess his or her status as a natural born citizen of the United States.

      I repeat: Ted Cruz was a U.S. citizen from the moment of his birth. His mother, Eleanor Darragh, was a U.S. citizen from her birth in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 23, 1934. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, when his mother was 36 years old. Under the law, for births that took place outside the United States between December 24, 1952, and November 13, 1986, one U.S. parent “must have lived in the United States for at least ten years, with five of those years occurring after he or she was 14 years old.” Darragh had lived in the United States for more than ten years and five of those years had occurred after age 14. If you are United States citizen from birth, you are a natural-born citizen, so no naturalization is required. QED

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  2. radman414 says:

    You said, “Even though his mother divorced and married an Indonesian and lived there, hers and her son’s status as citizens did not change. Even if she renounced her citizenship, he would have to renounce his own to not be a citizen. Obama’s whole problem is not that he is not a citizen, but that he was raised in a foreign land and never learned what it is to be an American or understand American Exceptionalism.” (I agree 100% with the last half of this sentence.”)

    It is my understanding (but correct me if I’m wrong) that Indonesia did NOT then, and does not now, recognize dual citizenship. Therefore, when Barry/Barack and his mother, Ann Dunnam, immigrated to Indonesia with her new Muslim husband, she would have had to renounce her own American citizenship. It’s also my understanding that Muslim schools there would not accept foreign or non-Muslim students. (Since both his alleged biological father and hid new stepfather were both Muslims, Islam absolutely deemed Barry/Barack to BE a Muslim.) Hence, mama would have had to renounce the US citizenship (if it ever really existed) of her minor child, too, to enroll him in a Muslim school.

    I believe that mother and son left Indonesia before the son became an adult. (In fact, Barack applied for and received a scholarship in the U.S. AS A FOREIGN STUDENT!)

    I like your example of a child born in international waters to a U.S. citizen mother who had herself been born on American soil. In this case, what fool would try to claim that her child would not be eligible to be POTUS if all of the other qualifications were met. It seems clear to anyone looking at Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be POTUS with an unbiased “eye,” and considering the fact that no definitive definition of “natural born” citizenship exists, the Texas Senator became a U.S. citizen AT HIS BIRTH; and he is, therefore, 100% qualified to be our 45th President.

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  3. radman414 says:

    Ted Cruz was a U.S. citizen from the moment of his birth. His mother, Eleanor Darragh, was a U.S. citizen from her birth in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 23, 1934. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, when his mother was 36 years old.

    Under the law, for births that took place outside the United States between December 24, 1952, and November 13, 1986, one U.S. parent “must have lived in the United States for at least ten years, with five of those years occurring after he or she was 14 years old.” Darragh had lived in the United States for more than ten years and five of those years had occurred after age 14. If you are United States citizen from birth, you are a natural-born citizen, so no naturalization is required. QED

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  4. smapple says:

    In the first Obama election, Alan Keyes actually DID sue for his non-citizenship claim. His suit was thrown out because he did not have standing, as he had not been harmed, even though he was a candidate. Obama had won nothing at that point and Keyes was therefore not harmed. After he won, Keyes re-entered his suit, and had no standing because he was not running himself. Additionally, the court added it would be impossible to establish “harm” and again the suit was dismissed. Cruz knew that when he laughed at the “lawsuit” threat, but didn’t want to open that can of worms in front of the American pubic.

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  5. Jon says:

    You are missing the point Cruz is a citizen, but not a natural born citizen. As of 1795 diffention you have to be born here to be natural born, if born outside country to a parent ( or parents) that is a just a citizen. The natural born requirement is only for pres and V P, congressmen and senators only have to be citizens.

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    • dustyk103 says:

      Anyone born to a citizen is considered a natural born citizen. We have had presidents in the past who had one parent who was not a citizen, and some who were not born on American soil.

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