Comments on: Natural-born mess: What would it take to kick Ted Cruz off the ballot? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ReyJorda http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1128250 Sat, 20 Feb 2016 19:01:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1128250 With all due respect, the author is a numbskull. Contrary to his assumption that “Congress, like the British parliament at the time of the founding fathers, has the power to define who is a natural- born citizen at birth,” the Constitution specifically grants to Congress control over naturalization and immigration only.

That is, in the Congress cannot decide who is a natural-born citizen. It’s in black and white in Article 1. The fact that Congress has said that children born abroad of citizens are themselves citizens is a *naturalization* statute. Cruz is a naturalized citizen.

Pepperdine, vet your professors, please.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127139 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:43:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127139 Ted Cruz should not be kicked off the ballot. He should stay on the ballot, waste a BUNCH of republican donor money…. and lose. Just like the last two republican nut jobs.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127110 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:17:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127110 He will need a visa to travel from Texas to the United States. Has he secured that visa? Is he over-extending his stay here in America. If he is so displeased with the direction of America, he should return to Texas.

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By: 7303 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127106 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:49:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127106 Cruz is as much a natural born US citizen as he is a natural born Cuban citizen. Other than taking up Canadian citizenship, there was a choice to be made and the parents applied for US citizenship. Therefore, his US citizenship is a result of naturalization than being natural born.
Would the framers of the constitution allow a Cuban citizen to run for President?

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By: IamBAD1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127100 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:07:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127100 I can see that “jelasrsen1″ doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Typical of the GOPtp faithful…

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By: IamBAD1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127099 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 19:03:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127099 “jelasrsen1″ says: “Afterall the first 7 presidents were not natural born. Washington was a British citizen that Britain classified as a traitor.” It seems like you don’t believe in research. “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 for the office of President…” Section 1 of Article of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as President of the United States.

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By: IamBAD1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127098 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:48:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127098 Rafael Cruz is not a “natural born citizen” of the US and therefore his is not eligible to become POTUS or VPOTUS. He is a citizen of the US by “statute” because his mother is a US citizen. Rafael Cruz is a natural born citizen of Canada because he was born in Canada. He was a Canadian citizen until June, 2014. That’s when he renounced his Canadian citizenship. And, as a side note: his father, Rafael Cruz Sr., didn’t become a US citizen until 2005. I think that his father was, until that time, a citizen of Cuba.

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By: IamBAD1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127097 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:48:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127097 Rafael Cruz is not a “natural born citizen” of the US and therefore his is not eligible to become POTUS or VPOTUS. He is a citizen of the US by “statute” because his mother is a US citizen. Rafael Cruz is a natural born citizen of Canada because he was born in Canada. He was a Canadian citizen until June, 2014. That’s when he renounced his Canadian citizenship. And, as a side note: his father, Rafael Cruz Sr., didn’t become a US citizen until 2005. I think that his father was, until that time, a citizen of Cuba.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127087 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:06:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127087 It does not even matter. Ted Cruz is not going to be President. He is a goofy cry-baby, and perpetual victim.

He offers nothing but more persecution complex. Everyone hates his freedom. Waaaaa.

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By: jelasrsen1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/15/natural-born-mess-what-would-it-take-to-kick-ted-cruz-off-the-ballot/#comment-1127066 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 16:22:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45747#comment-1127066 It gets difficult to have multiple classes of citizens who have different rights by class.

There are many Americans whose parents are in the military or who work for the government who give birth away from home. Are you going to not let them serve?

Afterall the first 7 presidents were not natural born. Washington was a British citizen that Britain classified as a traitor.

Can somebody be a citizen of 2 countries? Yes. Kennedy was a British citizen and Britain says its citizenship cannot be revoked.

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