We are passed the first four states in the GOP presidential election nomination process, and now things are starting to heat up.
You have known from news reports there are a few states already bringing lawsuits against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on the eligibility status to run for the highest office in the land, but many didn’t know there was a standing lawsuit in his home state of Texas.
Here’s my question, Why does Cruz want the lawsuit rejected? I thought he was on such firm legal ground that he would want to proceed so he could get a formal declaration that he was eligible. I believe he owes us that. Now it looks like he is playing games and has something to hide.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz asked a federal judge in Texas to throw out a challenge to his eligibility to serve if he wins, saying there’s no legal basis to question his status as a “natural-born” U.S. citizen.
Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, rejects arguments that he’s disqualified to serve as president because he wasn’t born in the U.S. The senator claims it’s settled constitutional law that American citizenship is conferred on children the moment they’re born to U.S. citizens living abroad. Cruz’s family returned to Texas when he was a child, and he has renounced the Canadian portion of his dual citizenship.
A court ruling on a candidate’s eligibility to serve before a national election “would inappropriately interfere with the electoral college’s constitutional authority to elect the president and to evaluate the qualifications of the candidates seeking that office,” Kruse said. If the electoral college finds the elected candidate is disqualified, the Constitution says Congress — specifically the House of Representatives — will choose the president.
I have given this lots of thought and here is my conclusion: A child born of “two US citizens” anywhere in the world or on the moon is a “natural born citizen.” A child born to a US citizen and a foreign-born citizen is simply a US citizen but not a “natural born” citizen.
It should be that simple but it’s not.
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h/t – Bloomberg