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    Default Ted Cruz...........

    Was born in Alberta. Thoughts on this one.

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...153/story.html

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    I have a huge problem with this one. If Jennifer Granholm had decided to run for the presidency, do you think that Republicans would have okayed her candidacy? I think not. Never mind that she was a naturalized U.S. citizen at age 21, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Berkeley, and went on to get a J.D. at Harvard.

    Aside from the fact that I have an issue with Ted Cruz's way of thinking, I find it reprehensible that he'd be allowed to run if there are so many sticklers about a person having been born in the U.S. Congress either needs to abolish that stupid law or tell *everyone* who was born outside the U.S. that they're ineligible for the Presidency.

    Because this country was built by immigrants, it's a ridiculous law to have in place.

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    i think he should renounce any and all ties to the canadians right away...sneaky little northerners...eh

    them and their 'red' maple leafs...and toques...

    and all that frenchie-speakin' stuff...

    i wrote a poem just for ted...

    ted cruz...ted cruz...ted cruz
    you should try to drink some booze
    or even in texas you will lose
    if ya can't fill them manly shoes

    in canada you might like an arctic cruise
    where you could romp 'roun' w'da moose
    but we 'mercans...we ain't no foo's
    when it comes to which citizenship to choose

    ya know ya gotta pay yer dues
    take off dem red 'n white hues
    stand up for the red, white and blues
    time to get even more right ted cruz

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    Default Re: Ted Cruz...........

    ...another political shi*weasel....

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    Default Re: Ted Cruz...........

    Ted, "The ", Cruz ..'nuff said.

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    Default Re: Ted Cruz...........

    If a republican with a questionable birth certificate or unclear citizenship were to run, democrats would scrutinize them as much or more than some republicans have scrutinized our current president's place of birth.
    This is not a law that could simply be struck down, it's in the constitution, so would take a constitutional amendment to nullify it, and I don't think that will ever happen. I'm not a constitutional (or any other sort of) lawyer, but if the senator were to announce a run for the presidency, I don't think republican leadership would get behind him.

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    Default Re: Ted Cruz...........

    The difference being when it was brought up that McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone during his initial run for the Presidency, the issue was dropped when it was satisfactorily resolved. The same cannot be said of the almost religious zeal with which certain Republicans have refused to give up about Obama's being a citizen in spite of his mother's being a US citizen and that he was born in a US state. How are those same people responding to Cruz's nationality in light of his considering a run for the Presidency?


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    The constitution specifies "natural born citizen," which has been interpreted to mean that a person was entitled to and was bestowed citizenship at birth, which is true in Cruz's case. It doesn't matter where you're born--so long as you were a US citizen the moment you were born instead of adopting US citizenship later in life.

    I'm sure Canada isn't devastated to lose him as a citizen, though.

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    Default Re: Ted Cruz...........

    Has he been coming north for our free health care? (I doubt it)

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    Default Re: Ted Cruz...........

    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaMarie View Post
    Has he been coming north for our free health care? (I doubt it)
    I bet he thought of it,even if he did not, in fact, do it.
    He is now saying he will renounce his Canadian citizenship. Well, I guess there will be no more Alberta Beef for him! He was probably trying to sneak into the White House as President to burn it down LOL. Not like we didn't make an attempt before. Oh well, you guys can have him!
    Last edited by staropeace; August 20th, 2013 at 03:55 PM.

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