Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ted Cruz and the Birthers

Senator Ted Cruz, a prospective hopeful for the 2016 GOP primaries, has stated his intention to relinquish the Canadian citizenship that was bestowed upon him de-facto at birth. Now, the birther brigade (a calcified mix of racists, xenophobes and puerile morons) is challenging his eligibility for the Presidency. They claim that because he was born abroad, Cruz is disqualified under the natural born citizenship clause of the constitution. 

Their assessment is defective. 

As I explained in The Guardian with regards to President Obama, natural born citizenship does NOT require birth on American soil. Ted Cruz is well within his rights to run for President. The relevant point here is that if Cruz does indeed run, he'll be up against a diverse field of competitive candidates.

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