The most conservative Governor in the nation, Maine's Paul LePage, Endorsed Donald Trump Because He's A Natural Born Citizen And Eligible. Even though he was a US citizen, his daughters were born in Canada and researched the subject years ago to see if they could run for President.
Also, Harvard Law Professor, Former Chairman of the Antitrust Advisory Committee to Obama's campaign, Einer Elhauge, filed an amicus brief at the New York Supreme Court advising the court that Canadian-born Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president under the Article II natural born Citizen requirement. Elhauge also says it's not a political question.
CRUZ ALSO SAID in an interview with the GOP TEXAS STATE COMMITTEE MEMBER that Barack Obama was NOT a Natural Born Citizen and that the Constitutional definition of NBC was “Two citizen parents and born on the soil.”“I said to him — on my bucket list, one day I hope to work for the first Latino president of the United States in Washington, D.C. — so I looked right at him and I said, ‘I believe someday you might be that guy.’ He looked back at me and he chuckled, ‘I wasn’t born in America … I was born in Canada.’ We laughed about it.”But asked about his eligibility after his CPAC speech in a Q&A with Fox host Sean Hannity, Cruz said, “I was born in Calgary, my mother was an American citizen by birth, under federal law that made me an American citizen by birth. The Constitution requires that you be a natural-born citizen.”
The biggest lie is that there is no Supreme Court ruling, or definition of "natural born citizen." despite actually being settled in numerous SCOTUS cases and other writings of the Founders.
Here is your cheat sheet to stopping a potential future foreign takeover of the most powerful office in the world.
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.
There is the reality that Republicans could go through the entire primary process, only to have their nominee thrown out, if not substantially delayed (unable to start a campaign for the general election in time). Rep. Alan Grayson (FL) will also file lawsuit if @TedCruz nominated by GOP.
natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”);
A second SCOTUS case (U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649, 665 (1898)), citied Minor and quoting without criticism its common law definition of a natural born citizen. This means in a SECOND case they didn't argue against the earlier finding.
- Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 253 (1814)
- Shanks v DuPont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet. 242 242 (1830)
- Dred Scott v Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857)
- Minor v Happersett, 88 U.S. 162 (1875)
- United States v Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
- Perkins v. Elg, 307 U.S. 325 (1939)
"Citizenship by naturalization can only be acquired *180 by naturalization under the authority and in the forms of law. But citizenship by birth is established by the mere fact of birth under the circumstances defined in the constitution. Every person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, becomes at once a citizen of the United States, and needs no naturalization. A person born out of the jurisdiction of the United States can only become a citizen by being naturalized,Being "naturalized" is different from being a native citizen.
Ironically we have testimony of a famous foreign-born leader whose mother was American, and his father foreign. He was granted honorary citizenship and was asked by reporters if he would run for President of the United States. He said, “I am, as you know, half American by blood, and the story of my association with that mighty and benevolent nation goes back nearly ninety years to the day of my father's marriage. There are various little difficulties in the way. However, I have been treated so splendidly in the United States that I should be disposed, if you can amend the Constitution, seriously to consider the matter."
You know him as, Winston Churchill.
Current Hawaiian US Senator Mazie Hirono was born to a US citizen mother and a foreign father in a foreign land. Her mother brought her to the US when she was seven years old. She defines herself as an immigrant is a "naturalized citizen" according to her biography.
Otherwise, Iranian Born, Chief of Staff and Communist Valarie Jarrett – is also eligible since BOTH of her parents were Americans.
Ted Cruz Lies on His Website
Ted Cruz's website boldly lies "NO CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR BELIEVES CRUZ TO BE INELIGIBLE FOR PRESIDENT."
However scholarship papers and Notable Officials to the contrary are legion including Ted Cruz's own Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe. A few include:
- Catholic Law University Review PDF (Also explains why other scholars get it wrong)
(Layman Washington Post article by same Delaware Law School professor/historian)
- University of Chicago Professor Posner
- Chicago Kent Law Review (from a Leftist, Globalist, New World Order perspective)
- Governor of Michigan
- Michigan Law Review
- Professor of Law, Professor of Public Administration and Policy, University of Arizona
- Maine Governor Paul LePage (Daughters born in Canada and researched issue years ago)
- Governor Huckabee and Senator Santorum
- Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe
- Fordham Law Professor
- Former Chief Judge of the State of New York and an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at Touro Law School
- Winston Churchill (In EXACT situation as Cruz with US mother, and foreign birth & father)
- Founder/Historian David Ramsey 1789 Constitutional Explanation of "Citizenship"
- 1795 Congressional Notes (explaining repeal of 1790 "natural born" Act) PDF
- Libertarian REASON magazine
- Independence Institute
- Case Western Law Professor (changed mind to now doubt earlier position Cruz eligible)