Ted Cruz Releases His Birth Certificate…

to the Dallas Morning News.

WASHINGTON — Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born.

Unless the Texas Republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say.

That means he could assert the right to vote in Canada or even run for Parliament. On a lunch break from the U.S. Senate, he could head to the nearby embassy — the one flying a bright red maple leaf flag — pull out his Calgary, Alberta, birth certificate and obtain a passport.

“He’s a Canadian,” said Toronto lawyer Stephen Green, past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section.

The circumstances of Cruz’s birth have fueled a simmering debate over his eligibility to run for president. Knowingly or not, dual citizenship is an apparent if inconvenient truth for the tea party firebrand, who shows every sign he’s angling for the White House.

J. H. Cristo – how freaking hard is it to find an American born classic liberal to run?

I know that there are a lot of opinions on the interpretation of “natural-born” and the standards that have developed over time, some I agree with, some I don’t – but there is one thing I do know – I was born at Shands Hospital on Main Street in New Albany, Mississippi (can’t get more “Main Street/Small Town America” than that) – to parents who were both natural-born US citizens, one born at Cotton Plant and the other in the unincorporated Center/Lebanon community, both in north Mississippi.

Utah 2016. He Ain’t Canadian.

I’m just sayin’.

13 thoughts on “Ted Cruz Releases His Birth Certificate…

  1. Uh-oh!
    Obama had dual citizenship when he was born in 1961. Obama’s father was a British Subject from the East Africa Protectorate. Under British law, the offspring of British subjects are also British subjects.

    Kenya was not formed until 1964.

    Just sayin’ …

  2. Maybe the reason we can’t find a ‘natural born’ “Constitutionalists” is because we no longer have natural Born “AMERICANS.” These days, all “true” Americans seem to have come from other countries — where they have and still recognize tyranny.

    • I am natural born citizen, Jeffersonian, Constitutionalist.
      According to “family lore”, my forefathers, came to America before, the Revolutionary War, and fought in the War for Independence, I once saw a copy of the discharge papers after the war, signed by George Washington…. My other parent’s side? My grandfather fought in WWII in the US Army…

      Of course, people can’t stand it when I point out, and stand on, “principle”, (Bible or US Constitution) much like you Joe. 😉

  3. Texas, our histories have some parallels. My father’s side is full of soldiers who fought the british in the revolutionary War, and in the war of 1812, as well as on both sides of the Civil war. My Mom’s father was born to Italian immigrants, and he served in the Navy during ww1, his son, my uncle Nick, was a marine during the Korean conflict. Mom and Dad met while both were in the Army, Dad having been recalled to duty after fighting in Germany and France. I doubt that either of us would have to worry about the naturalness of out citizenship.

  4. Ugh, the 2016 elections. I get sick just thinking about it. I’m already not thrilled at the prospect of having Mr. Patriot Act himself, Joe Biden, as President, should somebody grow the balls to pursue an Obama impeachment; but 2016 makes this nihilism pale in comparison. The way I see it, no matter who wins, we all lose!

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