Donald Trump questions Ted Cruz eligibility, Cruz born in Canada, Not natural born citizen, Section one article two US Constitution, McCain 2 US citizen parents born on US base

Donald Trump questions Ted Cruz eligibility, Cruz born in Canada, Not natural born citizen, Section one article two US Constitution, McCain 2 US citizen parents born on US base

“Why has Obama, since taking the White House, used Justice Department Attorneys, at taxpayer expense,  to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells

“Moore said he’s seen no convincing evidence that Obama is a “natural born citizen” and a lot of evidence that suggests he is not.”…Judge Roy Moore interview by WND

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

 

Why did WND leave out part of the constitution below:

“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 . . . .”

From WND March 24, 2015.

“Billionaire businessman Donald Trump – who’s recently made moves toward a 2016 White House run – reacted swiftly to Sen. Ted Cruz’s announced presidential campaign kick-off, saying on MyFoxNY the fiery Texan still has a substantial obstacle to overcome: His birth place.

“Well, he’s got, you know, a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment,” Trump said, in reference to Cruz’s Canadian place of birth. “It’s a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada … if you know … and when we all studied our history lessons … you’re supposed to be born in this country, so I just don’t know how the courts would rule on it. But it’s an additional hurdle that he has that no one else seems to have.””

“Cruz isn’t the only presidential candidate to have his eligibility questioned in regards to birth place. Sen. John McCain, who was born in the Panama Canal Zone while his father served in the military, fought off a brief court challenge to his eligibility to serve as president during his run for the high office in 2008, Politifact reported. And of course, President Obama’s stated birth place of Hawaii has been an item of controversy for years, with many – including Trump, at points – insisting he was born in Kenya.

Section One, Article Two of the Constitution states “no person except a natural born citizen, or citizen of the United States … shall be eligible to the office of president.” But the document doesn’t define “natural born citizen,” and that’s where the differences of opinion arise. The Supreme Court, meanwhile, has never clarified.

“The origins of the Natural Born Citizenship Clause date back to a letter John Jay (who later authored several of the Federalist Papers and served as our first chief justice) wrote to George Washington, then president of the Constitutional Convention, on July 25, 1787,” wrote Sarah Helene Duggin, professor of law and director of the Law and Public Policy Program at Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America, in a 2013 post for the National Constitution Center.

She went on: “At the time … framers worried about ‘ambitious foreigners who might otherwise be intriguing for the office.’ … [So] the natural-born citizenship language appeared in the draft Constitution the Committee of Eleven presented to the Convention. There is no record of any debate on the clause.””

Read more:

http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/donald-trump-goes-birther-on-ted-cruz/

 

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6 responses to “Donald Trump questions Ted Cruz eligibility, Cruz born in Canada, Not natural born citizen, Section one article two US Constitution, McCain 2 US citizen parents born on US base

  1. citizenwells

    WND article:

    Section One, Article Two of the Constitution states “no person except a natural born citizen, or citizen of the United States … shall be eligible to the office of president.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/donald-trump-goes-birther-on-ted-cruz/

    >>>Did you all catch that?<<<

  2. citizenwells

    WND taken over by the devil???

  3. There are two kinds of American citizens: Natural born and naturalized. A naturalized citizen is one who previously had foreign citizenship and going through a legal process established for citizenship becomes a naturalized US citizen. Such a person was Arnold Schwartzenegger. A natural born citizen is one who received US citizenship at birth and does not have to go through a naturalization process. I don’t know of any other kind of citizen. Did Cruz receive US citizenship at birth? Or did he have to undergo naturalization to become a citizen? I believe he received his citizenship at birth, which makes him a natural born citizen. Some people have it in their minds that you have to be born on US soil or that both parents have to be US citizens. But there is no such stipulation in the Constitution that one must be born on US soil or that both parents must be US citizens. Kids born abroad to one or both parents US citizens are given US citizenship at birth making them natural born as opposed to having to go through a naturalization process. Do some, like Donald Trump, want to create a third category of “unnatural born” citizen? Come on, folks, where does common sense come in?

  4. citizenwells

    Dean_M.
    There was no naturalization at the time the constitution was written.

  5. “A bridge too far” with Ted Cruz. Papers Discussing Natural Born Citizen Meaning to Constitutional Standards: https://www.scribd.com/collections/3301209/Papers-Discussing-Natural-Born-Citizen-Meaning-to-Constitutional-Standards CDR Kerchner (Ret) – ProtectOurLiberty.org and cdrkerchner.wordpress.com

  6. Dean_M,

    Bootstrapping a person to be a natural born citizen by arguing that that person is not a “naturalized” citizen of the United States under some self-serving definition of “naturalization” is a fallacious argument. In other words, establishing that a person was a citizen of the United States at birth and not after birth does not prove that one is a natural born citizen.

    There are only two classes of U.S. citizens in the Constitution, natural born citizens and citizens of the United States. All natural born citizens of the United States are citizens of the United States, but not all citizens of the United States are natural born citizens of the United States. Of the citizens of the United States, only a child born in the country to parents who were its citizens is a natural born citizens. Minor v. Happersett (1875). All the rest of the citizens of the United States, regardless of whether the status was obtained by virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment, naturalization Act of Congress, or treaty, are citizens of the Untied States, but not natural born citizens.

    So, your argument that one, like Ted Cruz (born in Canada, presumably to a U.S. citizen mother and a non-U.S. citizen father), satisfying only a naturalization Act of Congress, is a natural born citizen. Whether that person becomes a citizen of the United States at birth or after birth, in both cases the person would have been naturalized by Congress under its Article I, Section 8, Section 4 naturalization powers to be a citizen of the United States. That the person did not have to go through some naturalization process after birth does not negate the simple fact that it was only through a naturalization Act of Congress that the person became a citizen of the United States and that without such Act, under both English common law that defined a natural-born subject of Great Britain and American national common law that defines a natural born citizen of the United States, the person would be an alien at birth and need to naturalize thereafter. Being naturalized at birth and being called only a “citizen of the United States” by the very Act, that person is not and cannot be a natural born citizen. The natural born citizen clause is a constitutional national security requirement. Hence, that person, like Barack Obama, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindal, being neither “a natural born Citizen, [n]or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, is disqualified by Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 from being President and Commander in Chief of the Military.

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