Comments on: Cruz citizenship case should be tried in court of public opinion http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127154 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:17:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127154 Bundy should decide on this.

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By: ksdb http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127145 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:12:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127145 The Supreme Court has said on at least two occasions that persons born out of the U.S., including those born to citizen parents, can ONLY be citizens by being naturalized. Rogers v. Bellei would not have made Ted Cruz a natural-born citizen for this exact reason. It said:

“naturalization, when used in its constitutional sense, is a generic term describing and including within its meaning all those modes of acquiring American citizenship other than birth in this country. All means of obtaining American citizenship which are dependent upon a congressional enactment are forms of naturalization.”

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By: Allow http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127122 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 03:34:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127122 The many legal constitutional experts, on both sides, failed to mentioned the doctrines or the principles involved, regarding “natural born citizen” which follow the doctrine of “jus sanguine” (by law of blood) versus or compared against those of “native born citizen” that follows the doctrine of “jus soli” (by law of land or place).

Once these doctrines, are understood by everybody, there will be no more questions to ask, instead if any official presidential candidate is elected by majority of the whole US voters, but if the electoral voters in Congress chose a different candidates, there will be problems/troubles.

There is really a need to improve or amend the US Constitution to make the three major branches of governance (administration), law making (Congress and Senate), and justice (all Courts) be defined and coordinated to the benefit, protection and safeguard of the citizens as a primodial interest and concern of these three branches of government.

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By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127119 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:43:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127119 This is a country of laws, and even as a foreign-born person Mr. Cruz must abide by our laws.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127116 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:53:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127116 If he was black, there would be no end to the republican crying and bawling about “citizenship.” That’s a code word like “inner city.” Inner city is not really about municipal density :)

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By: SixthRomeo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127115 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:28:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127115 I thought the issue being that NEITHER his father nor his mother were American Citizens at the time. Is the issue whether or not the mother gave up her citizenship by becoming a Canadian citizen? Can we just go back and forth on this. I would imagine that once a born citizen of a nation one is always a born citizen of that nation but that appears not the case when dual citizenship is not allowed. What gives? Let the court decide this. Public opinion is one of scofflaws.

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By: Benaiah_1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127114 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:27:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127114 This is obscene. Many of our military are stationed overseas with their families in Asia and Europe. Any child born to them while stationed out of country can’t be President? My dad is retired military. All three of his children served in the Military – but my brother that was born in Japan isn’t a natural born citizen? That this is even a discussion makes me sick.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127108 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:52:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127108 If you don’t vote for Ted Cruz…. he’ll cry. Vote for Ted Cruz or you hate the Baby Jesus.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127107 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:51:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127107 The topic is moot. First, Ted Cruz will not be president and if he (or Trump) do become president then we are no longer the USA, but some kind of mimic of Nazi Germany. It will take the people of the US being just as selfish and hateful as the German people for this to happen. A place that can do that is not the country of the declaration of independence nor the constitution and the bill of rights.

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By: GeorgeinSF http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/19/why-american-voters-must-decide-if-cruz-is-eligible/#comment-1127105 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:13:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45801#comment-1127105 “All thanks to a 1952 congressional statute that conferred natural-born birthright citizenship on various foreign-born children of American citizens.”

Mr. Amar knows darn well that the 1952 statute upon which Cruz’s citizenship is based makes exactly zero mention of “natural born citizens”.

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