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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