Presidential Race – Jan 2016

Don’t Look Now, but It’s Not Just Ted Cruz With an Eligibility Problem

– PJ Media

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“Rubio was born in Miami in 1971. But Rubio’s Cuban immigrant parents did not become U.S. citizens until 1975.That’s convinced so-called birthers to conclude Rubio is ineligible under Article 2 of the Constitution, which says “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.” The questions arose in 2011 when Rubio was being talked about as Mitt Romney’s running mate.

“It’s nothing to do with him personally. But you can’t change the rules because you like a certain person. Then you have no rules,” New Jersey lawyer Mario Apuzzo told the Tampa Bay Times in 2011.

It’s probably time for the courts to sort this out. America has sustained more than a half century of untrammeled immigration, and this question is going to keep coming up until it’s finally sorted.

A Fort Lauderdale man in December filed a complaint against Rubio and Cruz, arguing they are “naturalized citizens, or at the very least, simply fail to comply with the common law Supreme Court established definition of natural born citizen …”

 

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Washington Post Op-Ed makes the case that Ted Cruz is not a ‘natural born’ US Citizen

“In this election cycle, numerous pundits have declared that Cruz is eligible to be president. They rely on a supposed consensus among legal experts. This notion appears to emanate largely from a recent comment in the Harvard Law Review Forum by former solicitors general Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. In trying to put the question of who is a natural-born citizen to rest, however, the authors misunderstand, misapply and ignore the relevant law.”

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Defining Natural-Born Citizen

– Federalist Blog

“The common law of England is not the common law of these States.” –George Mason

What might the phrase “natural-born citizen” of the United States imply under the U.S. Constitution? The phrase has always been obscure due to the lack of any single authoritative source to confer in order to understand the condition of citizenship the phrase recognizes. Learning what the phrase might have meant following the Declaration of Independence, and the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, requires detective work. As with all detective work, eliminating the usual suspects from the beginning goes a long way in quickly solving a case.

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