I will begin by stating that I believe 95% of all career politicians are criminally dishonest. We need them however, because no one but a thoroughly corrupted dishonest self-serving dick-bag of a human would subject themselves to so much criticism and negative feedback from the public at large. For power. I sure wouldn’t, hell I don’t believe that I could. I have integrity and I have these little fists that seem to ball up all without my conscious direction.
Speaking of integrity.
This brings us to Ted Cruz and his Dilemma.
UPDATE: This is a “short” summary in case you don’t care to read all the supporting excerpts/quotes/links etc. in the full post below;
In August 2013 Ted Cruz claimed to not be aware that he was a Canadian citizen, that he learned about it from reading a newspaper article. Upon being informed he said, “assuming it’s true”, he’d renounce his Canadian citizenship. In Jan. 2016 Breitbart publishes an interview with a buddy of Ted Cruzs’ from collage, in which that friend mentioned how he and Ted had discussed Teds dual Canadian/US citizenship while attending Princeton. He told how Cruz identified as a dual citizen at the border during a trip together to Canada. 2015/2016 Cruz declares that he is certainly a natural born Citizen as intended and required by Art. 2 Section 1 clause 5, in the US Constitution, yet says this; “As you know, I was born in Canada. My mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of my birth. She was a U.S. citizen from birth so, under U.S. law, I’m an American citizen by birth.” “Beyond that,” he added, “I will leave the legal consequences of those facts to others to worry about.”
While it is public that his father became a Canadian citizen, Cruzs’ camp continues to claim his mother never did become a Canadian. Cruzs’ mother has not spoken on the issue as far as I can determine. Being that the Cruzs’ lived in Canada from 1967-1975, owned a business there, and during those years Cruzs’ father obtained his Canadian citizenship – well, it’s not far fetched to think that both parents just might have applied at the same time. Cruz’s mother’s name appears on a Canadian government document, obtained by TPM in 2013, that lists Canadian citizens eligible to vote in 1974. (Brietbart would have you believe that the enumerators just listed people on there willy-nilly). And the cherry-on-top; “Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein told Breitbart News that Ted Cruz would still be a natural-born citizen, and eligible for the presidency, even if his mother had taken Canadian citizenship, whether before or after his birth. “She could vote in Canada, and it wouldn’t affect her U.S. citizenship,” he added.“The fact that his mother might have been Canadian at birth, as well as American at birth, would be irrelevant.”
Yes, you read that right. Now the very exclusive and restrictive natural born Citizen clause is being interpreted as birth anywhere, to anyone who once upon a time had citizenship in the USA.
Ted Cruz. He lied HARD in 2013. This will set it up:
One of the Republican presidential hopeful’s college friends said he remembers talking with the future senator about his eligibility to serve as president.
“I do recall specifically Ted once commenting that when he was a kid and he first learned about the natural-born citizen clause in the Constitution, like I suspect every other American child born abroad, he inquired whether or not he was eligible to be President. snip said Michael Lubetsky, a Canadian who was on the Princeton debate team with Cruz.
“Lubetsky said he remembered one occasion at a border crossing where Cruz identified himself as a dual citizen, “because I pointed him to and said he was a dual citizen.”
“I think his normal routine was to identify himself as an American,” he said.
pink link to full Breitbart article
Cruz and his Canadian collage friend discussed his being a Canadian dual national when they used to go on jaunts back and forth across the Canadian border while they were class mates. He knew.
Yet in 2013 we have Cruz giving a statement that he learned from the newspaper that he was a dual citizen.
By Aaron Blake August 19, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.
“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”
pink link to article at Washington Post
Remember that this is a fellow who has audio-graphic memory, he is in fact, a human tape recorder. And he is a genius attorney. “Assuming that it’s true.” Fucking WOW.
He had his spokesperson do this weird thing a few days before the newspaper informed him that he was a Canadian American? This thing:
“Senator Cruz became a U.S. citizen at birth, and he never had to go through a naturalization process after birth to become a U.S. citizen,” said spokeswoman Catherine Frazier. “To our knowledge, he never had Canadian citizenship.”
pink link to article at Dallas Morning News
Now, I can’t find the original article (this article mentions it, I think: pink link) where he says he never had Canadian citizenship. I can find pages and pages of results with all the main media and many progressive sites proclaiming Ted Cruz perfectly eligible as a natural born US Citizen born in Canada. But I have to ask, did he lie to his team, or were they all conspiring and trying to keep this a mystery? Maybe to give Mark Levin time to prepare a show to declare that he had discovered this whole issue to, in fact, be a non-issue and is, in fact, settled law in the dual-citizen Canadians favor. In fact! (Even Salon agrees *giggle*) Then Levin calls people who question Cruzs eligibility due to the Canadian birthplace ASSHOLES!
As to this “he never had to go through a naturalization process after birth to become a U.S. citizen” it is in part true. HE didn’t have to go through a naturalization process, but his mother had to do so on his behalf in order for his American citizenship to be approved and registered.
Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad
A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met. The child’s parents should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (CRBA) to document that the child is a U.S. citizen. If the U.S. embassy or consulate determines that the child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth, a consular officer will approve the CRBA application and the Department of State will issue a CRBA, also called a Form FS-240, in the child’s name.
According to U.S. law, a CRBA is proof of U.S. citizenship and may be used to obtain a U.S. passport and register for school, among other purposes.
The child’s parents may choose to apply for a U.S. passport for the child at the same time that they apply for a CRBA. Parents may also choose to apply only for a U.S. passport for the child. Like a CRBA, a full validity, unexpired U.S. passport is proof of U.S. citizenship.
Parents of a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen or citizens should apply for a CRBA and/or a U.S. passport for the child as soon as possible. Failure to promptly document a child who meets the statutory requirements for acquiring U.S. citizenship at birth may cause problems for the parents and the child when attempting to establish the child’s U.S. citizenship and eligibility for the rights and benefits of U.S. citizenship, including entry into the United States. By law, U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States.
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA, or Form FS-240)
If you are a U.S. citizen and have a child overseas, you should report his or her birth as soon as possible so that a Consular Report of Birth Abroad can be issued as an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship. Report the birth of your child abroad at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Check the American Citizens Services portion of the webpage for the nearest Embassy or Consulate in the country where your child was born for further instructions about how to apply for a CRBA. Please note:
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. citizen is only issued to a child who acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and who is generally under the age of 18 at the time of the application.
The U.S. embassy or consulate will provide one original copy of an eligible child’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen.
pink link to State Dept. website
Asked about his presidential eligibility at the Texas Republican Convention last week, Cruz said, “I’ve disclosed all the relevant facts. As you know, I was born in Canada. My mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of my birth. She was a U.S. citizen from birth so, under U.S. law, I’m an American citizen by birth.”
“Beyond that,” he added, “I will leave the legal consequences of those facts to others to worry about.”
pink link to article
“by birth” Cruz? By blood and by virtue of a statute. And you know I really do loves me some lofty cocky condescension; “Beyond that,” he added, “I will leave the legal consequences of those facts to others to worry about.” Heh.
Anyway, there well may be a bit of a question about his mothers citizenship. Turns out his father did indeed obtain Canadian citizenship while still living with Teds mother in Canada. And Teds campaign gives the following winding and weird statement, emphasis mine:
(Jason) Johnson added: “Eleanor was never a citizen of Canada, and she could not have been under the facts or the law. In short, she did not live in Canada long enough to be a Canadian citizen by the time Cruz was born in 1970: Canadian law required 5 years of permanent residence, and she moved to Canada in December 1967—only 3 years before Senator Cruz’s birth.” snip
NOTE: It has never been implied she obtained Canadian citizenship before Ted was born- an answer to a question not asked
Cruz’s father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, has confirmed taking Canadian citizenship.
The Cruz campaign told Breitbart News on Friday that Cruz’s American-born mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson (née Darragh), had never done so.
“She was in Canada on a work permit and never became a permanent resident, let alone a citizen,” Johnson said.
“She never registered to vote and never applied for Canadian citizenship.”
Under U.S. law, Cruz would have inherited his citizenship at birth in 1970 from his mother, provided she remained a U.S. citizen. She likely would have retained her U.S. citizenship even if she had become a naturalized Canadian citizen, though Canadian law required naturalized citizens formally to renounce all foreign allegiances until 1973.
Sen. Cruz adds (p.31) that he remembers little else from his childhood in Calgary, though his parents were drinking heavily, and his father “left my mother and me in December 1974.”The elder Cruz had a religious awakening in Houston the following year and returned to his family: “Shortly thereafter they sold their business in Calgary [in 1975] and moved us down to Houston, where my mother also became a born-again Christian. snip
NOTE: Above we learned that Cruz the elder had Canadian citizenship, which must have happened before he abandoned his family for approximately one year in 1974. He came back in 1975 (ish), so is it sooo unlikely that the husband AND wife would both apply for citizenship as they had been in that country for years, and established a company there? Cruzs team has not provided the year that his father naturalized to Canada.
Immigration attorney Joshua Goldstein told Breitbart News that Ted Cruz would still be a natural-born citizen, and eligible for the presidency, even if his mother had taken Canadian citizenship, whether before or after his birth.
“She could vote in Canada, and it wouldn’t affect her U.S. citizenship,” he added.
“The fact that his mother might have been Canadian at birth, as well as American at birth, would be irrelevant.”
*** pink link to Brietbart article
Oh. IRRELEVANT. Just exactly like Article 2, Section 1, clause 5 of the United States Constitution, which reads:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
IN CASE YOU FORGOT – Because I have not