Donald Trump has raised the question about Senator Cruz’s birthplace and his eligibility to be president of these United States, a country as you know that follows the constitution article to article and word for word. Well our present POTUS does not anyhow. It doesn’t make it right, but it must be in the future. We really don’t want another Obama.
Below is an excerpt of an article from The Atlantic by David Graham on the matter.
But what won’t prevent Cruz from becoming president is his place of birth. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada, while his parents were living there. His father is now an American citizen, but was not at the time; his mother, however, was born in the United States.
Helpfully, the Congressional Research Service gathered all of the information relevant to Cruz’s case a few years ago, at the height (nadir?) of Obama birtherism. In short, the Constitution says that the president must be a natural-born citizen. “The weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion appears to support the notion that ‘natural born Citizen’ means one who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to U.S. citizenship ‘at birth’ or ‘by birth,’ including any child born ‘in’ the United States, the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of one citizen parents who has met U.S. residency requirements,” the CRS’s Jack Maskell wrote. So in short: Cruz is a citizen; Cruz is not naturalized; therefore Cruz is a natural-born citizen, and in any case his mother is a citizen.
Will that satisfy the question? Probably not, the Democrats will make an issue of every issue and non-issue. They will, if they haven’t already toss around that it was a major concern of Republicans, Obama’s birth certificate. That’s okay, Cruz unlike Obama has not hidden or falsified documents regarding where he was born.
We certainly have the right to question, know the truth, and follow the law. The only question now may be the interpretation of the constitution. Will the Democrats place a typical political twist on it and challenge the constitution’s intent? Someone will!
By the way: I like Canadians.