Tuesday, March 04, 2014
OK. It's time to put all this bullshit to rest.
All over the web, I am seeing people who claim to be Constitution-loving Tea Party types beating the drum for (or at least hinting at) having Ted Cruz run for President of the United States. It has replaced the calls for Marco Rubio to do the same.
Regardless of who you would like to see there, NEITHER OF THESE GUYS IS ELIGIBLE!!!!!
Sure. I would love to see someone of Cruz's anti-establishment character get in there, maybe even a Rubio, BUT, that would just result in an extension of the current Constitutional crisis, in which we have an ineligible person sitting in the Oval Office.
I have beaten the drum of the Natural Born Citizen clause here more than enough to have proven my point. In order to rise to the office of President of the United States, one must be a natural born citizen. According to the Law of Nations, which the Founders would have used to define the term, a natural born citizen is one who is born within the borders of a country and whose parents are both citizens of that country. As I have chronicled here, the current occupant of the White House does not fit that definition and is therefore not a legitimate president.
But Rubio isn't either. He was born in Florida to foreign parents. Sure, they were later naturalized, but anyone insisting (as Tea Partiers do) that the Constitution be followed cannot support this man for the office of POTUS due to this situation. His parents were not citizens at the time of his birth, so he is not natural born.
Of late, we have heard much about a possible Cruz run. Again, any Constitutionalist Tea Partier is going to have a problem here. His mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth, but his father was not naturalized until 2005. At the time of his birth, Cruz did not have two Citizen parents. Furthermore, he wasn't even born on US soil, unless you consider Calgary, Alberta US soil.
This is no surprise, though. Neither party ran a legitimate candidate in 2008, though McCain was born to American parents who would have been on US soil had they not been sent abroad on a military mission. At least McCain had the decency (an unusual trait for him) to approach Congress for a clarification. Still, in reality, McCain was no more eligible for the office than my own cousin who was born in Lebanon to American parents who were also on a military mission.
Make no mistake about it. Cruz would be a huge improvement on a Constitutionalist front; but it's that same Constitution that makes it impossible for him to do so.
Now can we please shut up about a Cruz run? This shit is making the Tea Party look like hypocrites on the level of Republicans and Democrats (but I repeat myself).