Quarter of Republicans think Cruz’s birthplace disqualifies him for president: poll

by Ginger Gibson  |  published on January 16, 2016

A quarter of Republicans think White House hopeful Ted Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Republican voters nearly mirror independents and the broader electorate in their belief that Cruz cannot hold the White House, with 27 percent of all voters and 28 percent of independents responding he should be disqualified.

Cruz, a U.S. Senator from Texas who was born to a U.S. citizen mother and Cuban father in Calgary, Alberta, has brushed aside the attacks about his eligibility as pure politics. But the questions could hamper his ability to rally the broad Republican support he would need to win the party’s nomination to run for the presidency in November’s election.

  • edwin

    Cruz is a natural born citizen, of Canada. He renounced his citizenship in Canada 15 months ago when he decided to run for President. I am not sure his claim would be held up in a court challenge. I have always thought what he claims was correct, I didn’t realize it wasn’t settled law. Jindal and Rubio were at least born in the U.S. accordingly to Cruz’s claim, even if Obama was born in Kenya, which he wasn’t, he would have still been eligible. The same scenario.

  • Rick Rogers

    That’s Great because the other 2 Quarters think he is Disqualified because he is an opportunistic Scum bag

  • USMCret

    Obasturd has never been investigated like Cruz is being investigated and WE the PEOPLE know Obasturd is not a natural born citizen and what about his school records, SS#, and draft card????????????????? CRUZ is more ofa citizen than Obasturd will ever be and should not have been put on the presidential ticket in 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Patriot47

    Now if you were a democrat(socialist) or elitist GOP, wouldn’t you just drool over this issue? Wouldn’t you jump at the chance to toss a little gasoline on the fire?
    Keep dancing to their tune. Cruz is NOT eligible, but remember that didn’t keep skippy from getting (s)elected.

  • withinsigthbutblind

    The 14th Amendment, Section 1 makes it clear that it takes only one parent to make the child a natural citizen when born in or outside of the United States. But that is not the question here. The question is “Natural Born Citizen”. Does that require 1 parent or 2 to be a U.S. Citizens at the time of birth?

    The 8 U.S. Code 1041 (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years: …….

    BTW, the 14th Amendment, Section 3 does make it clear that Obama should be removed due to having given aid or comfort to the enemies of the United States.

    My take is this to be a Natural Citizen:, you only need one (1) parent that is a U.S. Citizen and the birth is inside the geographical U.S.

    If born outside of the geographical U.S. to be a Natural Citizen, you only need one (1) parent that is a U.S. Citizen (with the qualifier from the U.S. Code, who prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years).

    My take is this on being a Natural BORN Citizen: you need both parents (2) that are U.S. Citizens at the time of birth even if one is a Natural Citizen and one is a Naturalized Citizen.

  • Only person who said they vetted the Queen Hussein is Pelosi, and her brain is so filled with Botox and Alcohol she is a complete Loon, but no one would allow the Muslim Pig investigated! Three BC’s and all have proven to be FAKE, but these Career Political Leeches could care less! DC truly needs a complete “Cleansing” from the top down!

  • Bob Hunt

    At least he was born in Canada and not Kenya!

  • game50

    To think … the person in our W.H. … never shown his real BC … anyone in the know knows that he was born in Kenya…so said his Grandmother (would somehow die shorty after saying so. Even Barry Soetoro (Obama) and Michael LaVaugh Robinson (Michelle) has stated the Obama was born in Kenya. Yet he is still in our W.H. … time to Arrest him for being a FRAUD … he should be in Gimo and not our W.H..

  • Ralphew

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump according to the constitution Trumps citizenship follows his father not his mother Trump is an NBC

  • JacktheFAC

    It isn’t just Trump who says Cruz is disqualified. It is Article II of the CONSTITUTION (anybody still remember that document?) who says he is not qualified because he is foreign born. But Kenya born Hussein Obama proved to us that this no longer is in effect.

  • reagangs

    Mainly because that 1/4% are RINOs that don’t like his policy record or can’t read the Constitution or are just plain stupid sheeple. Many main stream legal beagles have proven, otherwise. Besides, Obummer got where he is by lying, releasing a false birth certificate and hiding all of his personnel documents. Cruz is the Real Thing when it comes to Constitutional scholars. That’s why we Texans voted him to US Senator. He has a successful legal business in Houston, has argued many times before the SCOTUS and the Texas SC, and won. He has fought the liberal left in the Senate, and won. His policy beliefs fit with many Conservatives, including mine. Sic’em TED. His Presidential qualifications are not an issue.

  • Christopher Huffman

    It is amazing that the people who have access to the GREATEST information ever are so ignorant! Many of my ancestors believed that the ‘American experiment’ in self-government would FAIL. They were correct. Ask anyone under 30 to sing three of Adele’s hit songs and over 80% can do it. Ask the same crowd to state 3 of the rights sited in the Bill of Rights and less than 20% can do it. Ben Franklin said, ” We are all born ignorant, you have to work at being stupid.” Obozo, the Muslim, has flushed America down the toilet with the help of most Americans. Killary will finish the job. She will be aided by stupid, lazy people who believe someone else should pay for what they want. They will accept slavery over freedom as long as they get their toys. Humanity is doomed. SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS.

  • Robert Early

    99% of Republicans think that Lindsey Graham is not qualified to be President. Lol.
    Only a true revolution can save America. Before freedom can live again, the tyranny must die. I’m just one of over 20 million armed Vets who could turn this country around. Many have lost arms and legs; but this is not nearly so tragic as all so-called Patriots who have apparently lost their balls. Now, here we sit arguing a Constitution that is no longer even relevant. Obama and the evil Left has destroyed it. I’d vote for Joe the Plumber, no matter where he was born, if he could lead us in restoring America.

    • reagangs

      Kudos, Patriot. We Texas vets are armed to the teeth, ready for a fight and willing to serve our country, again. US Navy vet, Fort Worth, TX; 1966-1970; Hospitalman (HM2), FMF Corpsman “Doc”, Pharmacy Tech; the “Big E” (CVN-65); USS Repose (AH-16): USS Lexington (CVA/S/T-16); Anchors Aweigh, Semper Fi, Ooorah; God Bless America, the most Exceptional Nation on the face of the Earth, and don’t anyone forget it; America, Home of the Free Because of the Brave; All Gave Some, Some Gave All; The Real Heroes are those that are “Forever Young”.

  • Mistrbill

    This article, and all the comments, have just shown what is wrong with the Republican party and all of the United States. We are fighting each other over the BIRTH RIGHT of candidates that should have been fought 8 years ago before Bozo the baboon was ever elected. He is not qualified to be president in any way shape or form but we are fighting among ourselves instead of working to correct the “problems of democracy” that are killing our once great country.

    Admit the mistakes that we have made and get behind one, or ones, that can change the direction we are heading. Find common ground with the common citizenry and turn this bus crash around or you will find the citizen are going to do it for you. Maybe we need another revolution against our government, and this is the problem, just as sure as it was with the British and French.

    Daily I see the people readying themselves for a fight but a strong leader hasn’t made themselves known. Our government need re-organization from the top down. NO MORE POLITICAL LIFE LONG BLOOD SUCKERS! Two terms and you are out, one if you don’t show you answer to “We The People and the Constitution”. No more salary than you were making in civilian life and no life long benefits. You pay into Social Security and private retirement and buy your own insurance.

    GOD bless us all and guide us to correct our mistakes!

  • Jgahring

    The Constitution is clear, because Cruz’s mother was an American citizen, he is a natural born citizen.

  • After we elected a Muslim from Kenya!!!!!

  • It is the RINO Elite that hate Cruz because he does not bow down to those who think they are God within the GOP, and those elites are the ones who are not qualified to be in Congress! Piss on the Democrat Loons and the GOP RINO Elite! Only reason I am registered Republican is so I can vote in the Primaries for TRUMP/American People! The Republican and Democratic Parties are no longer the Parties of our Fathers and Grandfathers! Both are barely recognizable as being anything related to America, they have both fallen into the sewer and seem to love to wallow in their own feces! Both Political Parties can rot in HELL! TRUMP/AMERICAN PEOPLE 2016!

  • Radman414

    Assume the scenario where a U.S. citizen woman who had been born on U.S. soil takes a cruise and gives birth to a child in international waters. Obviously, the child would not be deemed persona non grata or just “a citizen of the world.” That child would undoubtedly be as much of a U.S. citizen as his/her mother…natural born. It would be totally ridiculous for anyone to assume that the child’s birth at sea would, in any way, constitute a potential for “foreign influence” … the reason that the qualification was included. And then there’s this:

    Congress has recognized since the Founding, a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent is generally a U.S. citizen from birth with no need for naturalization. And the phrase “natural born Citizen” in the Constitution encompasses ALL such citizens from birth.

    Two of the top lawyers for the Obama and Bush administrations agree on
    this: Sen. Ted Cruz can become president…legally speaking, anyway. Paul
    D. Clement, former solicitor general for President George W. Bush, and Neal
    Katyal, former acting solicitor general for President Obama, penned a piece for the Harvard Law Review tackling the question of what the Constitution means when it says that the president must be at least 35 years old, a U.S. resident for at least 14 years and a “natural born Citizen.”

    “All the sources routinely used to interpret the Constitution confirm that
    the phrase ‘natural born Citizen’ has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time,” they wrote. “And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the Constitution to the
    current day that, subject to certain residency requirements on the parents,
    someone born to a U.S. citizen parent generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth takes place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.”

  • Georgia

    According to the US Constitution Ted Cruz is legal to be president of the United States of America.

    • 101Airborne

      What part of the Constitution are you quoting Georgia,(be specific please)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • edwin

    How many of the bloggers on this site defended Obama when people were saying he was born in Kenya. Although he was born in Hawaii. I would say none.

  • Faithful American

    This is a bunch of BS being PUSHED by Donald Trump! I find it INTERESTING because Trump KEPT DEFENDING Obama on HIS Birther issue, saying, “I take his WORD for it!” If Trump would take the WORD of a LYING MARXIST like Obama but NOT take the WORD of a CONSTITUTIONAL ATTORNEY and CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN like Cruz, that tells ME that Trump is NOT what HE claims to be: HE is NOT a CONSERVATIVE! That means HE is running on the REPUBLICAN TICKET to try to keep any TRUE CONSERVATIVES from WINNING the ELECTION!
    The TRUTH is Trump IS A SOCIALIST who FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED the Clintons AND the Clinton Foundation and HE is on VIDEOTAPE in an interview with Tim Russert SUPPORTING ABORTION and HOMOSEXUALS, which HE (Trump) called “New York Values!

    • 101Airborne

      Trump along with others investigated the MORONS birth and were ostracized for doing so,by people who couldn’t remove their heads from their rectum long enough to understand what was going on!!! The MORONS been in office for seven plus years,how is the abortion or homosexual issue going so far?? As far as Trump supporting the Clintons’, they asked him for campaign contributions and as a businessman, “as he stated publicly”,as he has done for many other politicians of both parties, contributed!! Good business policy, that’s why he knows how the game is played and who can be bought off.. Why do you think both the Dems. and Repubs. hate him?? Think about it.. None of the major issues would have been brought to the forefront, if he had not

  • lynnk

    IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN THE ASSHOLE IN THE WHITE HOSE ,NEEDED TO GO EIGHT YEARS AGO ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    • 101Airborne

      Thank you, and “We the People ” allowed this to happen through our complacency and ideological ignorance, concerned about skin color,or whether he was a Dem.or Repub.,and afraid to “demand” accountability for vetting a candidates complete background…SHAME ON US!!!! If you don’t know history, it’s bound to repeat itself!!! Think about it…

    • Radman414

      If only we had heeded MLK’s instructions to judge people on the content of their character. If we had, America would NOT be suffering the grave damage wrought by Barack Obama; and, voters wouldn’t even be considering Hillary Clinton as POTUS.

      • lynnk

        You got that right ! ! !

  • Buford

    Has Mr. Cruz answered the question, “what changed your mind about being Constitutionally disqualified”? If he did not believe in his own eligibility in the past, then it is understandable why a significant population have their doubts now. His rationale might propel his standing while an Obama-esque “above the law and all question” silence can only erect barricades.

  • he is the son of an AMERICAN CITIZEN. that makes cruz one too. case closed conspiracy nuts.

  • Dan Daly

    Statistics are just statistics .The qualifier here is would any one of those responders vote for him if he met their enhanced Constitutional qualifications ? I think not. They are just self serving trying to winnow the field for whomever is their primary choice. Or maybe we can just chalk it up to ignorance , evidence that the teachers unions have succeeded in turning out multiple generations of morons.

    • 101Airborne

      OPINIONS ARE A WONDER THING DAN,BUT THEY ARE ONLY OPINIONS!!!! Try researching the Constitution relative to the intent of “natural born” clause and the words “citizens-parents-plural”.. I have to agree with you about are educational system and the dumbing down of our students!! I noticed that you blamed the teachers union instead of the government with its’ intrusion of politically correct curriculum that is thrust upon most of the teachers…Your post is full of “suppositions” such as the word “enhanced” Constitutional qualifications.. The qualifications for the Presidency are not enhanced, they have always been consistent, before being “bastardized” by our politicians/lawyers…Whose ignorance would you be referring too..I want my choice to be narrowed down to constitutionally legitimate candidates,based on ‘FACTS’, not feelings!!

      • Dan Daly

        My opinion is exactly that , and opinion. The polls say 25% of Republicans agree with you , that means 75% think his birthright even though it originated in Calgary does not disqualify him from serving as President. And as far as the generational morons are concerned it is a chicken and egg thing , my opinion is that the unions with their work rules and tenure benefits have made the intrusion of the federal government and the department of education only easier to do the job that totalitarian governments task the teachers with , that is to indoctrinate the children into good little party stateists. Notice how cute the Cuban urchins look in their uniforms , white shirts red shorts and red bandannas. Todays teachers complain mightily when class sizes get to twenty five , my grade school classes were never less than thirty five and yet no more than three of four students had to repeat a grade in the eight years I went to that school , yes there was a penalty for failure back in the day. I guess you can throw in social promotion as one of the reasons we have a failing educational system. So we have the perfect storm no consequences for failing as a student and no consequences for failing at teaching….

        • 101Airborne

          dan, Thanks for the reply!! You failed to mention how the independents poll and they make up a major block of the vote this time around.. The polls as you probably are aware can be manipulated as are the media people on Fox,Cnn,Msmbc etc. I do have several teacher in my family and they are pressured to not fail a student and to teach to the slowest one in the class.. Were you allowed to swear and raise hell in your school without retribution from your parents..Well my friend, that’s not the case anymore, and the norm is one or no parents,and two Moms or two Dads, absolutely no home discipline and on and on…

          • Dan Daly

            The 28% of Independents that deem him ineligible don’t get to vote in all of the Republican primaries. If he gets nominated by the GOP they may have a problem but until then we will get to vote our conscience. As to misbehaving in class retribution was swift and CERTAIN and certainly did not have to wait until I got home. The only thing we could hope for was the parents would not be informed. As to pressure from academic authorities it makes my point about the unions and government placing their interests above the students.

        • 101Airborne

          Dan, you failed to mention the independent voters that make up the majority of the voting block this time around as well as swing over Dems.. My point was that I,personally want constitutionally legitimate candidates… I respect every ones opinion as long as it’s based on facts and not feelings or skin color or gender etc..The population as far as I can determine have as a whole limited reading and comprehension skills… They can’t find the time to research important information that is going to impact their lives for many years to come..It’s sad but true!! Thanks for your reply!! If time allows,research Heidi Cruz(2005)-Goldman Sachs(managing director)and implications in the (2008,financial catastrophe and bailout of the bank mounting in the trillions)..

      • reagangs

        Someone once made the comment “opinions are like ass holes, everybody has one”.

        • 101Airborne

          reagangs, Did you ever notice that some have two!! With sh– bloviating out of both ends.. Thus diarrea of the mouth!!!! Most politicians have that problem!!! Unlike a dog, they usually step in it, as they forget where they dropped the last load..

  • Ralphew

    read this folks before you comment politicalvelcraft.org/2015/03/31/cruz-vs-constitution-obama-part-deux/

  • pete G

    True to form that same group of Republicans backing Democrats. That same group that passed Obama’s budget, the worst spending plan in our history backing PP and the Syrian refugees. Traitors to the American people is what you are. Only an all out revolution and a new beginning will work, nothing else.

    • Robert Early

      Many of us share your same mind, heart, and spirit for a true revolution; but, frankly, who has the balls? Are you prepared to die or spend the rest of your days in prison? Do we have the necessary commitment to follow through with all that needs to be done? Or, are we guilty of just empty talk?

  • Wolfman

    Chester Arthur and Barack mObama , to date are the only Presidents that did not have two citizen parents. In Arthur’s case , although he was born in theUSA, he destroyed all his records …it is suspected he did this to hide the fact that his parents were immigrants at the time of his birth, in the USA. Obama had one citizen parent ( his mother), and ( arguably???) was born in Hawaii. Therefore Obama would be a citizen of the USA.
    However, the Constitution requires that the President/VP be ‘natural born citizens’. There has never been a Supreme Court case that was intended to specifically define what a ‘natural born citizen’ is. However, there have been Supreme Court cases that have been needed to define what a ‘citizen’ is. In these cases Vattel’s Law of Nations,was used to tdefine both a ‘natural born citizen’ and a citizen. An indisputable ‘natural born citizen’ is someone born in the USA of two parents who are also ‘natural born citizens’…it is arguable, that a ‘natural born citizen’ is someone born in the USA of two parents that are citizens ( ie naturalized) could also be a ‘natural born citizen’. One of the court cases identified that anyone born in the USA was a citizen, regardless of the citizenship status of the parents .

    To be quite blunt this issue should have been decided at the Supreme Court level a long time ago, or the Congress has the power to define it in Law.

    The Founding Fathers referenced the Law of Nations quite often in their writings involving the evolution of the Constitution. Based on this I believe their expectation was that a ‘natural born citizen’ would be a person with two natural born parents who was born in the USA…or to qualifying diplomats or service members overseas.

    I do not believe they ever intended to have a President /VP of the USA to have only one parent that was a citizen , born in the USA or elsewhere ( let alone dual citizenship) due to the potential for foreign meddling issues ( kind of remind anyone of suspicions that are prevalent about a certain occupant of the White House). How a Presidential Candidates full birth records, employment records, school records, past social activities and associates are not required to be Public knowledge is unbelievable.
    In conclusion, I don’t think either Obama, Cruz, or Rubio qualify!!!

  • Kitty

    What I don’t get is why didn’t this apply to BO? Is there some kind
    of a double standard? Just saying.

  • pete G

    Isn’t that 1/4 who believe Cruz is not eligible to run for President the same bunch that keep giving Obama everything he wants? They should split from the party and create their own party called Democans or Republicrats or as it is, the traitor bunch. You have ALL the Democrats and 1/4 of the Republicans on the left, so tell me how we the people win anything. Ironic the liars and cheats stick tightly together and the so called righteous party don’t know who the hell to root for.

  • reagangs

    This is a non-issue. The bigger issues facing our country, 1) the stupid National debt, 2) the over bloated federal government bureaucracy, 3) securing the borders, 4) the depressing national economy, 5) Nov. 2016 elections can’t happen soon enough, 6) Obummer and his useful idiots, minions and sheeple and their illegal executive actions, 7) their overbearing anti business and employment agendas, 8) banning part of our Southern heritage because it offends some (a small fraction), but we defy it by displaying the Rebel Flag at Patriotic events. No one, I repeat, NO ONE will tell me I can’t display as I choose.

    • azsequaya

      I agree with your post in general, but as far as “this issue” being a “non-issue”, I disagree !! We`ve got one in-eligible in OUR White House NOW !! Look what he`s done to OUR Country !! I like Ted as an American Citizen and he`s a GREAT Senator,,, BUT,,, IF we plan on having OUR Country being a GREAT Country,,,,, we MUST adhere to OUR Constitution !! We can`t go on with having In-Eligible people “controlling” OUR Country !!!

  • Robert Early

    Lol ! At least 3/4 of all Republicans believe that Jeb Bush is not qualified to be President. Stop with the numbers game. If the voters want a President Cruz, then there will be a President (or VP) Cruz.

    • 101Airborne

      ROBERT, You are the “PROBLEM”!!! If our laws aren’t adhered too, why have laws??? If I didn’t like “Stop” signs and killed one of your family members because I was late for an appointment, how would you think then???? All three members in succession for the Presidency should be Constitutionally qualified, absolutely NO exceptions!!!!

      • Robert Early

        Thank you for your service, Airborne. I’m an old Vet and very much a Conservative. How am I the problem? I’ve simply said that we do not interpret the meaning of contested law. That is the job of the Supreme Court. Not me. Not you. Not anyone else on this site. I agree with you that a candidate should be qualified according to the Law of the Land. So, again, how am I the problem?

        • 101Airborne

          Thank you for your service Robert, didn’t mean to eat are own!! (apologies) I do wish the S.C. would give a final ruling based on original intent… With this bunch in the S.C., I have reservations on their interpretations after the last few rulings…

      • Philip Anderson

        Perhaps there is no law, only lawyers. How many times has the law been “interpreted”. Certainly our “constitutional lawyer” current resident in the WH, has done his share.

  • azsequaya

    The birth “Place” of Ted Cruz, does NOT matter,, the fact that his Father was “NOT” an American “citizen” at the time of Ted`s birth, “IS WHAT MATTERS” !! A “Natural Born Citizen” (Presidential contender) is a child of ” TWO AMERICAN CITIZENS” , PERIOD !!!!

  • Robert Early

    Cruz is eligible ! A law suit might be a good thing to clear the air. Bring it on!
    RINO Graham endorses RINO Bush. Where is the surprise in that???
    The American voters love Trump and Cruz; so naturally destroy them, if you can.

    • reagangs

      I can’t wait for the Houston lawyer to fail in his stupid attempt to try to outwit the US Constitution. These dumb a**es need to be put in their place, once and for all. Remember the ultimate lawyers, the Clintons, that have been in legal trouble ever since their Arkansas days with their association with the commie led 1960s and 1970s war protest and the ultimate socialist and union thug, old Sal Alinsky. Then their Whitewater and savings and loan failures and Bill’s girl friends that left a blood trail and $millions of payoffs and bribes all the way to the WH. No wonder they were “dead broke”. Then Hillary’s firing from the Watergate legal team for lying under oath. Corrupt, unlikeable and untrustworthy.

      • azsequaya

        His attempt to “outwit the Constitution” ???? He is “attempting to “educate” the “SHEEPLE” of America as to the meaning of “Natural Born Citizen” according to OUR Constitution !!!

        • 101Airborne

          I THINK THAT’S WHAT HE ‘S SAYING..asequaya, He’s referring to Cruz outwitting the Constitution!!!! Robert is correct when he said a law suit might clear the air on the subject!!! With this gang in the Supreme Court, I have my reservations, if the last several decisions are any indication of non-ideological determinations

          • azsequaya

            OH,, I just re-read his post,, It didn`t click yesterday. The “Houston” lawyer,, (Cruz) I see said the blind man ,as he stumbled down the stairs !!!!

          • 101Airborne

            azsequaya, LMAO, Can’t recall how many times I’ve stumbled down those very stairs!! Just an attempt to keep all focused on the “Facts” so we don’t eat our own… (Research Heidi Cruz, in reference to the Goldman Sachs 2008 financial catastrophe, interested in what you think)!!!

          • azsequaya

            101,, Yes , I have , she was high up in G/S. Also high up in the CFR. I think Ted is a great Senator,, But,, I just don`t trust him “completely” !

          • azsequaya

            I was 67N20 (helicopter repairman) in the Army. Had orders for Nam, they were pulled at the last minute as I wasn`t quite 18 yet ! I was kind of P/O`d about it, probably for the best(for me) though !!

          • 101Airborne

            “Very impressive”, Thanks for you service!! My son was a USMC(sniper)..Now flies R22 and R44 as well as fixed wing..Have a great 2016!! God Bless!!

          • azsequaya

            God Bless you and your`s also,, Hope we can handle what`s coming in the near future !!!

          • Radman414

            NOTHING Heidi Cruz said or did at Goldman Sachs has ANY bearing on the issue of Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be POTUS.

          • 101Airborne

            Is that the final word Radman414!! I really don’t remember asking you anything about what you think, and furthermore with that statement, I really don’t give a rats azz what you think!!! Furthermore your the kind of DINK that doesn’t have a clue of what she was or wasn’t involved in!! Were you there hiding in her pocket to observe her every word or action..GET A LIFE!!!

      • 101Airborne

        AGREE 100%

  • SDofAZ

    This needs resolution and now. Send it to the courts and get a solid one view answer. This is getting old and if it affects Cruz now, it should have been done at least eight years ago for BO. That man is a fraud if there every was one and he obviously has lots to hide. Locked his records down tight the minute it was an issue and all the people just moved on. NOT! It is still and issue for BO and like Trump, I want to know!

  • chuck stanford

    Well we already have one illegal in the white House. I can`t see why not Ted Cruz . HE gave up citizenship from canada years ago.

    • azsequaya

      YEARS AGO ???? He gave up his Canadian citizenship in 2014.

      • Hillaryoncrack

        This is 2016. that amounts to plural. More than one. Get a life, loser.

        • azsequaya

          16 months is NOT “Years ago”!!!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            My calendar says 2016. 2014-2016 =2. Two is more than one. Therefore, years. More than one. Plural. dipstick homo.

          • azsequaya

            October 2014-January 2016 =15 months ,, 1.4 years , NOT plural years,,,

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Anything greater than one is plural. Ask your local mathematician.

          • azsequaya

            I`am my local mathematician,, it`s more than “one” true,, but not multiple years as you suggested, so NOT “plural” as in “years”,, sorry,, your mental incapacity might be showing just a tad !!!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            If you are the local mathematician, than surely you must know that you are a jackoff.

          • azsequaya

            HA HA HA,, that`s something !!! Did your Mother have any children that “lived” ???

    • 101Airborne

      If one person jumps off the bridge, why don’t you follow and give that advice to your family!!! CHUCK, come on!!!

    • I Seigel

      Not years ago. Just recently. When he could get the health care provided as a perk of his office.

    • edwin

      years ago try 2014

  • Hillaryoncrack

    We’ve been over this ground before. First in 1968 with George Romney. Next, with John McCain in 2008. Now this. Don’t you dummies retain anything you are taught? Yes, he CAN be POTUS. We don’t need the SCOTUS to rule on this, a 6th grade civics class would tell you. Guess America has been “dumbed down”.

    • KDC

      With all due respect, NATURAL BORN, is not the same as Citizen.

      • Hillaryoncrack

        I know that.

        • azsequaya

          “IF” you “know” that,,, then you “KNOW” Ted is NOT eligible for President OR Vice-President !!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            “You” did not ask me the question. Therefore, “you” should shut the fuck up. You are wrong. He can hold the office. And “You” are an idiot.

          • azsequaya

            And you , like Hitlery,, are probably ON CRACK !!! This is America,, I have the “right ” to speak my mind !!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Or some sort of it, right? Loser.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Who told you that? Obama?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            “If” worms had AK-47’s, birds wouldn’t fuck with them. Dumb shit.

          • azsequaya

            People like you,, are part of “what`s wrong with this land”,, Someone replies to a comment and you freak OUT,, Your mind, (in my opinion) is more than likely as filthy as your mouth !!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            I am not “freaking out”. And admit it, you love my filthy mouth. Freak.

          • azsequaya

            The use of “profanity”, is our INABILITY to express ourselves “PROPERLY” !!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            It may be your inability, but it is not mine.

          • Robert Early

            What part of this entire anti-Crus discussion is not profane? You told me that there was nothing left to say. Still, here you are spouting the same nonsence. Did you merely intend to shut me up? Was I not “properly” expressing myself? Here is a bit of wisdom for you: “Everyone has a right to their own opinion; but nobody has a right to be wrong.” Discussion is for mutual learning; both yours and mine. When you close off another, you just blocked your own mn

          • azsequaya

            You,, are the one that said “There`s nothing more to say”, I replied why he is not eligible & followed your statement with “Now” so you`re the first that said it and now like Barry,, you try to put blame on someone else ?? I am NOT anti- Cruz,,, I`AM anti-ineligibles in Our White House ! ONE,, has been “TOO MUCH” !!!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Mongrel.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            You foul mouthed little wench!! I shall thrash you!!

          • 101Airborne

            Or Speaker of the House!!

      • Robert Early

        With all due respect, thank you for your personal interpretation of the Constitution. Now, may we please move on? Until the Supreme Court says that Cruz is not eligible, then he is eligible. Period. So far, the Supreme Court has not defined “Natural Born”; and, it is not likely that they will ever do so. Their disqualification of Cruz would also invalidate Obama. Ain’t never going to happen. Get over it !

        • 101Airborne

          Obama invalidated himself a long time ago(no question about that) As many times as you “BLOVIATE” with your three degrees and 149IQ , it’s still only your OPINION,not based on FACT… Get over yourself!!

          • Robert Early

            Friend, you are correct. It is my opinion. There are no “facts” here. We are only sharing various opinions in hope of gaining some new insights. It’s a process called “learning”. However, we never learn it all. So, in various degree, we remain ignorant. My three degrees and high IQ should simply suggest that I’m not stupid. However, I can assure you that I’m every bit as ignorant as you are.

          • 101Airborne

            Robert, I could respect your assertions of ignorance, if you at any time had dispelled any of the factual written information recorded in the Vattel Treatise 1758, Law of Blood,Chief Justice John Jays’ letter to George Washington or any information recorded by the Founding Fathers who worked at forming our Constitution.. I never insinuated that you were stupid or ignorant…I would expect a person of your apparent intellect to argue a point with specific information and why you disagree or can dispel the information as faulty…In your post to others, you claim that “natural born” was not defined by the Supreme Court..No it wasn’t!!! It was defined very clearly by the Founding Fathers, who worked to form the Constitution..All the Supreme Court members and politicians have to do is READ IT!!! Parents(plural), Citizens(plural) sibling(self explanatory)..Explain to an ignorant person with specifics what I am missing..(after reading all the info provided on the subject,with case studies pertinent to “natural born” and eligibility for the Presidency..Please state where you obtain the information and defend or dispel the same.. I will be able to digest your diatribe and increase my “learning process” along with several others on this site..

          • Robert Early

            Friend,
            I’m sure that you and I are far more agreed than disagreed. This is simply not a good foremat for constructive debate.
            Let’s just say I am well aware of your argument. An Atheist friend once asked me why I believe in God. I simply answered, because I choose to do so. End of argument.
            In reality, your so-called facts can be countered by other so-called facts of equal weight. More significantly, however,
            I have made the “choice” to believe as I do.
            My choices do not deny your right of choice. Ultimately, this is the only real foundation of your argument. It all comes down to philosophy or theology, or both.

          • Robert Early

            Friend,
            If we discuss your Mother and my Mother in the same context or conversation, then obviously, we are discussing our Mothers (plural). Hopefully, someone 200 years from now would not interpret our exchange as each having two Mothers.
            Referencing ALL parents is indeed plural.
            However, as applied to an individual, “parents” can also be singular. Unfortunately, your legalistic interpretation, or mine, are merely self-gratifying entertainment until the High Court or Congress rules.
            Playing this game with you is quite enjoyable; but you really should remember that it is all a game. There is a huge difference between being a golfer and playing the game of golf.

          • 101Airborne

            Well ,the fact that you choose to play the semantics “game” as you describe it, is just a testimony to your inability to defend or dispel your ignorance, that’s the huge difference between an intellect with three degrees and a 149 IQ and a ignoramus with three degrees and a 149 IQ .. I think you fit the latter!!! The only self-gratification I observe here is your bloviating about absolutely “nothing” for your own entertainment.. DON”T TRIP ON YOUR “EGO” ON THE WAY OUT!!!!!!!!!!

          • Robert Early

            I don’t believe I have shown you anything but respect; but you end our connection by calling me a “bloviating ignoramus”. You are very disappointing, Airborne. I know clearly who I am. I don’t need your validation. I won’t trip on my ego; but I am pleased that I maintain some character. I wish you well.

          • 101Airborne

            I think your definition of “respect” falls into the same category as “self-gratifying entertainment..I was serious about a subject that will affect our country and our children for many years to come,and you treat my seriousness with “entertainment games”.. The disappointment is, that you don’t have the mental characteristics that would distinguish you from many on this site, and that was my disappointment..Many others on this site circumvent the original subject with evasive semantic gymnastics, never addressing with objectivity, the subject at hand..BTW, my (parents)plural, were always disappointed with me,so you just joined the club..LOL..I wish you well also!! They call that a jump ball where I come from!!!!

        • KDC

          With all due respect, in one of my other posts, I said exactly that. You may have missed it. The whole problem here is personal interpretation from what the framers intended. And just because the Supreme Court tries to validate something, doesn’t necessarily make it correct. Got it!?

  • victoriadelacy

    Both Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Rising blog and a TEA Party newsletter have dealt with this topic ad nauseum and it is an outrage that our own party is doing the job of the DNC in effect trying to use it to disqualify th best candidate we have running for the Presidency this year. In Canada, the child born there is accorded the citiZenship of the mothetr and since his mother had been born here in Delaware, Ted was an American citizen from the time of his birth. His father is a naturalized American citizen and so the concensus on Schlafly’s blog at the end of the day was that he is indeed qualified to run for our Presidency. I believe he will make an outstanding President in the mold of the next Ronald Reagan. Run, Ted, Run! May he win both the nomination and th Presidency, to the rescuing of the republic.

    • Bob in Florida

      We don’t care what Canadian Law considers to bestow citizenship.
      Our Constitution says one has to be a “Natural Born Citizen”, but does not define the term; and numerous researches into the common usage of the terms in the day of the writing of the Constitution seem to be less than conclusive about how the term was intended.

      Therein lies the problem. There is no conclusive definition of what the term “Natural Born Citizen” means. The writers of the Constitution were very cognizant of the meaning of words and were, in most cases, very precise in the terms they used. In places they referred to ‘citizen’, ‘native citizen’, and, in this case, ‘Natural Born Citizen’, why did they use a different term than they used anywhere else in the document if they did not mean for it to have a different meaning?

      From extensive reading on the matter (but, admittedly, no original research on my part) I am of the conclusion that “Natural Born Citizen” was intended to mean the offspring of parents who were both U.S. Citizens (hence, no divided loyalty).

      I wish I could point to something that was indisputable to prove that – but I cannot; nor, apparently, can anyone else. Therefore, we have these interminable arguments among keyboard commandos, with no conclusion possible. You BELIEVE what you want, I’ll BELIEVE what I want, and the damn politicians will DO whatever they want, because we’re not making them do what is right – and that is force a decision from those whose job it is to make that determination.

    • 101Airborne

      victoriadelacy, You quoted in your post that in Canada, the child born there

    • Robert Early

      Thank you, Victoria!
      I, too, believe that Ted Cruz is indeed eligible. However, this is my unqualified decision. I say “unqualified” simply because the issue has not been settled in law. We have no legally binding definition of “natural born citizen”. The Court has had numerous opportunities to settle the matter; but has repeatedly declined to do so, stating only that it is an issue to be settled by Congress through a new amendment. Seeing that a new amendment would require a 2/3 vote of both the House and the Senate, it is highly unlikely ever to happen. Therefore, we poor, ignorant folk must rely on our own devises. In short, if you like Ted, then vote for him. If you don’t support Ted for whatever reason, then don’t vote for him. That’s the American way.

  • KDC

    I get the feeling they’d like this case closed. After all, if it isn’t, then BO will follow in this same category. What would that do? Bring us right back to 2008. And all his executive orders and lawless actions would be null and void. To me “natural born” is “both” parents being citizens. And I believe that’s what the framers intended. Not just being a citizen. This country is full of corruption.

  • Randy Tucker

    The GOP establishment would REJOICE if — just before the GOP convention — some court found Cruz is NOT eligible. The establishment WANTS Cruz to fail. They want Rubio or Bush or even Kasich. It’s better to find out sooner than later regarding Cruz.

    • KDC

      I think the GOP is tricking us into thinking they don’t want Cruz. Who they really don’t want is Trump. They cannot control him. Please read “why the GOP hates Trump”. It will enlighten you.

  • Jack L. Feasel

    It’s okay to allow Obama to qualify because the liberal Democrats and pseudo-republicans don’t have the guts to admit he is not a U.S. citizen, plus being a Muslim which is antithetical to everything the U.S. Constitution and the Christian foundation upon which this country was built and to allow him to destroy America religiously, economically and militarily. Hell will freeze over before I personally trust him or believe he a citizen of the U.S.

  • Rose Boltz

    Obama served two terms and we really don’t know where he was born. He got away thumbing his nose at the law. Don’t see where it would be any different for Cruz. Unless there are special rules for certain people.

    • KDC

      You got it, Rose!

    • dcfla

      BECAUSE..IF HE “IS” THE ONE LEFT STANDING, THEY, THE PARTY OF THE “REGIME & ELITISTS & GLOBALISTS”..WILL DO ANYTHING & EVERYTHING TO DERAIL HIM..WHETHER THEY HAVE A CHANCE OR NOT..THEY COULD CARE LESS..THEY’D HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THEIR INTENDED..PURPOSE..TO MAKE SURE..ANY WAY THEY CAN..THEY D OR R..GET “THEIR WAY”..Like You said, CONTROL..

      • KDC

        Please keep one thought in the back of your brain, the NWO is coming because scripture says so. Jesus Christ will have His way.

    • Kitty

      EXACTLY. Your are so right Rose.

    • pete G

      I saw the light right after the midterm elections and i have concluded that now more than ever we need Trump and i am not a fan but he’s getting my vote because he is the only thing close that we have to being honest. Lets don’t let the Democrats AND the Republicans talk us out of the best chance we have of being free again, vote Trump and let the people win once again.

    • I Seigel

      We have a birth certificate from Hawaii, which at least INDICATES that he MIGHT have been born in the US. So there is doubt among some people. But we know for a FACT about the circumstances of Cruz’s birth, so there is NO DOUBT about him. He wasn’t born on a US military base or US diplomatic property. He’s not a citizen.

      Look at all the struggles that Chinese and others go thru to have their children born in the US, so that they’re US citizens. Those babies don’t have an American parent, but if they’re Born in the USA (aka anchor baby), then by law they’re citizens. Cruz? Nope!

  • TexRancher

    That ship has sailed: Since Obama was “allowed” to be president in spite of the fact that all the documents he’s released have been proven FALSE by a professional law enforcement investigative team, Cruz is at least as qualified!

    The socialists have no complaint now unless they join in the program to honestly and completely investigate Obama to assure that we have a legal president.

    • KDC

      I think they are pulling the wool over our eyes by NOT having NATURAL BORN nominees running. I admit, it went over my head for years, but knowing how corrupt both parties are, now, and that they are furthering the same agenda, I don’t trust either party. That’s why the GOP hasn’t done the will of the people regarding Obamacare. There is no more Republican Party. Just a bigger liberal tank.

      • dcfla

        THIS IS WHY I HAVE DISCOUNTED EVERY ONE WITH EXCEPTION OF DR. CARSON..& BEFORE PEOPLE SAY…BUT HE IS BLACK..NO HE “IS AN AMERICAN, WITH BLOOD IN THE SOIL!!”..OBUMMER COULD NOT..HOLD A CANDLE TO HIM, IN ANY WAY!..NO WAY..HE IS EVERYTHING & THEN SOME..HIS CHARACTER, HIS ENTIRE LIFETIME OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ACHIEVEMENTS, & HIS UTMOST INTEGRITY, IS UNIMPEACHABLE! HE COULD HAVE RETIRED, HE EARNED IT!!..HE DIDN’T HAVE TO SELL OUT ANYONE TO GET IT!..HE DIDN’T LIE OR “USE” ANYONE TO GET ANYTHING ACCOMPLISHED OR ACHIEVED!..HE IS FULL OF COMMON SENSE, & INTEGRITY & HE IS A GIVER, A HEALER, NOT A TAKER, OR A “SELL OUT”..HE IS HUMBLE, BUT HE IS ABOVE STRONG!..HE IS A ROCK..HIS LONG “LIST” OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS PROVE HE IS NOT A QUITTER!! HE HAS SAID HE IS NOT A QUITTER.FORM OF GOVERNMENT WILL BE TURNED BACK!! TO WHAT WE “USED TO BE, A VERY LONG..TIME AGO!” HE IS A NEURO WORLD RENOWNED “BRAIN SURGEON”..& IS ACTUALLY ONLY ONE OF A “FEW” WHO ACTUALLY HAS ALL THE “CAPABILITIES & MORE TO SPARE!”..TO DO THESE TASKS WE NOW NEED DONE & IN A HURRY!! HE HAS COMMON SENSE!! & A LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE NOT MANY COULD EVER “ATTAIN TO”..& YET HE IS OFFERING ALL OF US..A LIFE LINE! WE ARE TAKING IT! WE “ALL”…NEED IT!

        • KDC

          Hey, you could have saved yourself some energy. You don’t have to sell me on Dr.Carson. I don’t look at a person’s skin color, btw. He is all that you say and more. I hope he makes its to the nomination. At least he would have everyone’s best interest at heart.

  • DonCentTX

    If a quarter of Republicans are that stupid, it’s no wonder we have the likes of obama in the White House!

    • Hillaryoncrack

      You make a good point.

    • KDC

      Well, don’t be too harsh. They lie and trick everyone. We’re too trusting. I know I am.

    • Jerry

      Obama would not have been elected if we had the popular vote. He won because of the electoral vote. We need to get rid of the electoral system.

      • 101Airborne

        AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If one would research the history of the electoral system and why it was enacted they would understand why it should go along with the concept of winner take all B.S…Also research how your “DELEGATES” to the conventions are picked and see if you think that is indicative of how our democratic system should work

  • David Bell

    This is really a dumb argument. Mr. Cruz’s mother was/is an American citizen. That makes him an American Citizen, no matter what part of the world she was in at the time of the birth. Nothing left to say.

    • KDC

      Yes, but not NATURAL BORN, meaning both parents, and that’s what our framers meant.

      • Robert Early

        How do you know “that’s what our framers meant”? The Supreme Court has yet to determine that. I, for one, do not read it the same as you. I’m not saying that my way is the right way; but neither am I ignorant. I hold three degrees and an IQ of 149. This is why the Court must ultimately decide. However, the Court has maintained over many years that the issue can only be settled by a new amendment by 2/3 of Congress. This will likely never happen, you see. Thus, like it or not, Ted Cruz is eligible.

        • azsequaya

          NO,, he IS NOT !!!

        • KDC

          And your going to believe the supreme court’s interpretation of the Constitution?. Those liberal, corrupt judges will bow to whatever the elitists want.

          • Robert Early

            So, KDC, are you saying that I should believe your interpretation instead?? I think I’ll pass.

          • 101Airborne

            Probably a good idea Robert… Your obviously intellectually superior!!!

        • 101Airborne

          So Robert, with three degrees and 149 IQ..Your argument should be etched in stone and placed at the steps of the Supreme Court.. That should really tip the scales and remove the blindfold from “Lady Justice”.. I guess Justice is really blind!!! If you say so Robert!!!

          • Robert Early

            My Friend,
            I do not always agree with the High Court’s decisions. However, we are forced to abide by them. Of the nine Justices, six are Catholic, and three are Jews. All three of the lady justices are from New York City. This may mean absolutely nothing to you; so I’m not going to make an issue of it.
            The caption of this article reads that 1/4 of Republican voters do not believe that Cruz is eligible. It could just as easily have read: 3/4 of Republican voters believe that Cruz is eligible. I reflect on things as a critical thinker and realist. My words do not necessarily represent my views. If I speak truth, very few will believe me. However, if I confess to being a liar, then everyone believes me. Why is that? If I am a liar, then isn’t even my confession a lie?

          • 101Airborne

            Robert, your point well taken!!! Thanks for the reply…Your thoughts on Jus Sanguinis and Jus Soli as it relates the subject of “natural born”.. I am interested in original intent not, popular opinion of either party.. That is precisely the problem with our high court and political “whores”.. I think I understand the issue of religious bias,but would respect your views..(raised Catholic,but open minded)..My son also reflects on subjects as a critical thinker and realist and has formal (higher) education, for all that is worth..I don’t mean that to denigrate education,but way beyond his “formal education”, he is self taught by his own admission, with constant research and reading, forming his own thoughts well beyond the indoctrination of his formal education..Thanks again!!!

    • azsequaya

      You are correct ! He “IS” an American “citizen”,,, BUT,,, NOT a “Natural Born Citizen” !!! His “Father” was NOT an American Citizen !! Ted is “NOT” eligible !!!! NOW,,, There is nothing left to say !!!

      • KDC

        Right on, my friend.

        • Robert Early

          Lol ! You are both correct about one thing: There is nothing left to say.

          • 101Airborne

            I’ll pass on that!!!

      • 101Airborne

        Robert will pass also!!!!

    • 101Airborne

      If you think it’s a dumb argument,your last sentence makes sense..Nothing left to say… My question to you would be, where did you obtain your information??? The local funny book store would be my guess!!!!

  • Larry

    He would surely be better than that asshole in the White House now

    • Hillaryoncrack

      Adolph Hitler would be better than the asshole in the WH now.

      • I Seigel

        Yeah, why don’t you ask any veteran of WWII if they agree with you.

        • Hillaryoncrack

          My father is a veteran of WWII, and he agrees with me. Penis with ears.

          • 101Airborne

            LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Penis with ears!!!! Right away I visualized O’bama standing in front of me!!!!!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            How revolting a picture that must have been.

          • I Seigel

            My father is too, and he disagrees with your father.

        • 101Airborne

          Got to lighten upppp!!!! I Seigel…..Loosen your belt.. Hillaryoncrack is good people…101 Abn..

  • Sky King

    We here about the dummbing down of America all the time but in this case it is self inflicted by those who tend to engage mouth before putting their brain in gear. Does anyone out there who knows how business as usual politics works think that the G.O.P. establishment would have allowed him to advance this far if they thought there was even the remotest chance that they could derail his campaign on something as simple as an eligibility issue. As much as I hate to say it I am also sure that were the birthplace the same it wouldn’t cause half the concern if it had been someone with the last name Bush, Graham or Walker.

    I have called for years for various civic and veterans organizations to sponsor contests that would familiarize young people with the U.S. Constitution and its supporting documents because they are not taught in our schools anymore and that has been the case for so long that many in the legal profession have actually said they have never read and some claim never to have never even seen a copy. Unfortunately those who do bother to go to the trouble of actually studying it like our current president do so not in the hopes of using it to help the general populace but rather to find ways to circumvent or undermine it.

    For decades all three branches of government have overreached the limits of their constitutional authority whenever they thought that they could get away with it and yet congress has at the same time abdicated much of its constitutional responsibility allowing the executive to establish regulatory authorities which pass rules and regulations with the force and effect of law mandated by bureaucrats neither elected by or answerable to the general public. Yet year after year we send the same party shills back to the beltway to accomplish nothing more than lining their pockets with tax payer dollars usually simply because they have a D or an R beside their name on the ballot.

    It looks like we really have gotten the government we deserve!

    • Michael Dennewitz

      Everything has been soo “suttle,” no? If the citizens of this once great country had been “tuned in” to what was developing YEARS ago, we just might not be in the mess we’re in now!! GOD HELP THIS ONCE MIGHTY COUNTRY!!

      • pete G

        The nail head has been hit Michael and the if you watch water’s world it will make you puke to see how little many voting Americans know. We were lulled to sleep by the honest guys years ago and now we are being taken for a ride by the evil, greedy guys. Obama may be one of the most evil and with just Months left he is going to prove it, with the help of the Republican party of course.

      • skipsart

        “subtle”

    • KDC

      You better question yourself here. “who knows how business as usual politics works think that the G.O.P. establishment would have allowed him to advance this far if they thought there was even the remotest chance that they could derail his campaign on something as simple as an eligibility issue.” the answer to this is, oh, yes they would. I used to defend Cruz, but now knowing how corrupt the Republican Party is, I believe they would try to pull this. They would do this because they believe we are stupid, and non thinking. It was pulled on all of us with BO. The Democratic and Republican Party are in the same cesspool against the people. Took me awhile to see it, but it’s quite evident now. The GOP wants their agenda to go forward. And the only way that can happen is to get someone in there they can control. I have a suggestion…look up “Why the GOP hates Trump”. This will give you new insight on Trump but it will also show you the evil in both Democrat and Reoublican parties.

      • Hillaryoncrack

        If Trump loses the nomination, and decides to go 3rd party, have we seen the end of the two party system? Fine by me, just want your opinion. It hasn’t worked well in the past.

        • KDC

          Both parties are corrupt and exactly the same. They both are against the citizens. If Trump goes third party there really will be just two parties. There is no more difference with the GOP or Libs.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            If that is true, and not saying it is not, then it is time for a second American Revolution.

        • 101Airborne

          We have “ONE” party with two names and none of the participants (establishment type) give a dam whether or not they get the Presidency as long as they keep their jobs..If you haven’t noticed!! Do you really think speaker Paul Ryan is a GOP leader??? REALLY!!! Why all the conditions demanded before he took the Speakers job????

          • I Seigel

            Yes, we do have ONE party. It seems to be made up of about 150 families in the US. Those are the people financing the spectacles we are now enduring. They pull the strings, and their shills – the Republican Party and the Democratic Party – do their bidding. Thank you Supreme Court for making a mockery of our system of government.

          • Wolfman

            Sigs….Homerun!!!

          • Antonio

            I’ts all fixed, for at least 20 years or so. Thanks you all for be there, so I and others still able to be here free! Don’t full yourselves with the laud and tough talk from Trump, he’s not a conservative guy, and for me, a once liberal democrat is always a liberal . On the other token, he did open the door for the free speech, the “Non Political Correct” issue that we still have, it’s a big plus, but i think, if he wins the general election, he will blend very well with what we have in Washington right now. He lift the spirit of the voters for sure. But again, anyone from our side is 200% better than this tyrant up to no good.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Hey, I’m just asking a couple questions here!! Don’t jump down my throat. Ease up. BTW, 101 Abn, 77-80

          • 101Airborne

            God Bless 101, Thank you very much for you service!!
            General Westmoreland was my base commander!!
            Jump yes!!! Not down anybodies throat!! YET!! Are you doing any jumping(civilian)?? Did I say something derogatory (sorry)..

          • John Last

            me, to !
            73 & 74, 76 & 77
            then 2D, and FINALLY 4th ID
            Airborne, Above the Rest !

          • 101Airborne

            Thank you for your service Sir..4th ID Abn.

          • Royce Beasley

            101 AIRBORNE your comments are so to speak !!! Spot on my fellow brother in arms, I am disabled (NAM because of my service, am I proud of that, In a way. so to speak, but then looking @ our country now, I honestly don’t know. This new generation of youth, are latch key kids, who were taught the way it was, and how nice it was to have those values. We did think about our country sir. God Bless you sir and thanks for your service. 🙂

          • 101Airborne

            Right back at you Sir.. NAM Vets are the best!! I didn’t have the honor or distinction of serving in combat but appreciate you guys very much..You gentleman should NEVER,NEVER feel anything but proud!!! The combat vets are the “cream of the crop”,no doubt about it… GOD BLESS YOU and happy 2016!!!! Thank you for the post!!

        • Christopher Huffman

          We need a Parliament to represent the people of America. We now have a party of the Left and a party of the Right. Very few try to stand in the Center. Obozo would have been gone after two years if we had a Parliament. Two, three, or more parties would better represent US.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Good point.

        • harrydweeks

          Some readers are missing your point. You are correct, both parties are corrupt. A third party or a restructured GOP Party is certainly possible. The American people are so tired of being lied to they will follow candidates who tell the truth regardless of party. More people than ever proclaim themselves Independent, so what does that tell us?

      • edwin

        I don’t believe the Democrats and the Republicans are in the same cesspool. What have the Democrats done in the last 10 years vs what have the Republicans done.
        42+ Democratic Accomplishments You May Not Know About
        This is not your father’s Republican Party. We’ve heard the phrase from a variety of people in recent years, yet it has never rung more true. In fact, my father and stepmother, both lifelong Republicans have expressed feelings of discontent and disconnect from the modern Republican Party, largely due to the string of radical Sarah Palin-backed Tea Party candidates.
        While, historically speaking, the kind of mood suggested by recent polls derive from a bad economy, this election has no shortage of frights. Between O’Donnell in Delaware, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Carl Paladino in New York, among others, Republicans and Democrats alike have something to worry about, and vote against. All of the labor completed by the 111th Congress is under siege, and their legislative accomplishments, many of which benefit the average family, could be overturned or underfunded.
        Our current economic situation, which was created over the course of about a decade of Republican rule, cannot be fixed in 21 months. Although we have not seen economic instant gratification, we have seen consistent improvement.
        From tax cuts to health care reform, Republicans have spread massive amounts of misinformation using Fox, and corporate-funded campaign ads. Additionally, not enough people know that Democrats have reduced the deficit and federal spending, or that 25 tax cuts were passed just last year.
        Below are a few of the accomplishments Obama and the 111th Congress have made:
        25 Tax Cuts Passed By Obama & Democrats[3]
        Individuals
        “Making Work Pay” tax credit
        Earned Income Tax Credit increased
        Increased Eligibility for Refundable Portion of Child Credit
        “American Opportunity” Education Tax Credit
        First-time Home Buyer Credit
        Temp. Suspension of Taxation of Unemployment Benefits
        Tax Credits for Energy-Efficient Improvements to Existing Homes
        Sales Tax Deduction for Vehicle Purchases
        Premium Credits for COBRA Continuation Coverage for Unemployed Workers
        Economic Recovery Credits to Recipients of Social Security, SSI, RR Retirement, and Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits
        Computers as Qualified Education Expenses in 529 Education Plans
        Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicle Credit
        Tax Parity for Transit Benefits
        Health Coverage Tax Credit Expansion
        Small Business
        Extension of Enhanced Small Business Expensing
        5-Year Carryback of Net Operating Losses for Small Businesses
        Extension of Bonus Depreciation
        Exclusion of 75% of Small Business Capital Gains from Taxes
        Temporary Small Business Estimated Tax Payment Relief
        Temporary Reduction of S Corporation Built-In Gains Holding Period from 10 Years to 7 Years
        Other Business
        Advanced Energy Investment Credit
        Tax Credits for Alternative Refueling Property
        Work Opportunity Tax Credits for Hiring Unemployed Veterans and Disconnected Youth
        Delayed Recognition of Certain Cancellation of Debt Income
        Election to Accelerate Recognition of Historic AMT/R&D Credits
        Fun Fact: 1/3 of the $862 billion stimulus was for tax cuts, something Republicans claim to support … although they still stand against stimulus. I suppose it depends on who gets the tax cuts.
        Women’s Rights
        Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
        Protection against pay discrimination
        Restores interpretation of Title VII of Civil Rights Act that protected women and other workers
        Financial Rights
        Credit CARD Act
        Prevents retroactive rate increases
        Requires companies to provide 45 days notice before changing rates and other contract provisions
        Additional restrictions placed on fees
        Prevents companies from taking advantage of students
        Ends unfair double-cycle billing practices
        Financial reform bill
        Establishes Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which seeks solely to ensure financial institutions are being fair to consumers, and improvement in the simplicity in contracts
        Prevents taxpayer bail out of financial institutions
        Allows the GAO to audit the Federal Reserve
        Various mortgage and derivatives reform, etc.
        Education
        Student loans[1]
        Ends “socialistic” federal subsidies to banks and other financial institutions (Interestingly, Republicans are okay with the kind of socialism that redirects taxpayer money to banks and other financial institutions.)
        Eliminates unnecessary “middle-man” in student loan process, which placed financial burden on taxpayers while banks took in profits
        Annual student loan payment capped at 10% of income
        Saves an estimated $61 billion over 10 years
        Health Care
        Children’s health insurance bill[2]
        CBO said bill will allow states to cover more than four million uninsured children by 2013, in addition to seven million already covered
        Requires states to provide dental and mental illness coverage to children
        Tobacco regulation
        Provides graphic warnings on tobacco use risks
        Restricts advertising to prevent marketing to minors
        Health care reform
        Insurers cannot cancel coverage when a person gets sick
        Requires health insurance corporations to cover preexisting conditions
        Eliminates lifetime limits
        Allows insurance purchase across state lines
        Allows young adults to stay on parents’ health insurance policy until 26
        Crime & Civil Rights
        Hate crime legislation[4]
        Provides protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people
        Tribal Law and Order Act
        Provide additional means to reduce high rates of violent crime, including rape & sexual assualt within Native American reservations
        View the rescuetruth.com post on the Tribal Law and Order Act
        Other
        The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
        Expands service and voluteer opportunites
        Benefits education, health care, energy, etc.
        Stimulus
        Cash for Clunkers successfully contributed to 680,000+ vehicle sales in summer 2009
        Largest clean energy investment ever made
        Reduced deficit by $122 billion[5]
        Reduced federal spending by 2%[5]
        What didn’t get passed because of Republican obstructionism?
        Health Care for 9/11 Emergency Responders
        DISCLOSE Act (transparency in elections, specifically campaign financing)
        Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal
        Removal of $75 million cap on oil spill payouts
        Elimination of tax incentives for companies shipping American jobs overseas, and creation of tax incentives to businesses bringing jobs home

        • KDC

          One party rule

          As former GOP presidential contender and U.S. representative from Colorado, Tom Tancredo notes – as reported by Breitbart.com – the end result represents the complete merger of the Democratic and Republican establishments.

          Congress has adopted a 2016 federal budget that makes it official: The Republican Party and the Democrat Party have merged.

          In the name of stability and progress, Republican leaders have agreed with Democrats to put big government on autopilot — with no change in the programmed destination, full-blown socialism. On December 18, at Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan’s urging, 150 House Republicans voted to double down on the politics of surrender.

          Yesterday, we thought we had two parties, Republicans and Democrats, but now we see that we have only one, the Repubocrat Party, the party of No Shame.

          Tancredo, like most conservatives, feels betrayed after helping elect the largest number of Republicans to Congress – as well as state legislatures and governorships – since the Civil War; they were sent there to oppose Democrats and the Obama agenda, not support and even expand it. Yet that’s what they’ve done, at virtually every turn.

          Tancredo notes specifically:

          — In 2016 it likely won’t matter who you vote for because “government growth is on autopilot, and the expansion of imperial government will continue, whether we elect Democrats or Republicans;”

          — Republicans talk about ending “sanctuary cities” whose local governments harbor illegal aliens (against federal law), and 5 million visa overstays, but do nothing to actually end the practices;

          — Republicans talk about reigning in the out-of-control federal bureaucracy, but continue to fund every agency without making any effort at all to use their power of the purse to defund – and hence reign in – the various agencies.

          Tancredo goes on to make this admission as well: He “left the GOP” two months ago, and is now a political Independent. He says that’s what the conservative and constitutionalist base that is continually lied to and abused by the GOP leadership need to do – bail, and let the party earn back their trust (if that’s possible).

          • edwin

            Tom Tancredo is a nut case and any thing he associates with is on the nut case fringe. Everybody keeps talking about conservative this or conservative this. There is a Republican party. What the phrase, a house divided can not stand.

        • John Last

          Yeah, “dumb-as-craps” are NO different: rotten, amoral dregs of humanity. They only do what “profits” themselves.
          “repugnant-cant’s” are different ?
          HELL, NO !

          “dumbascrap” accomplishments?
          NAFTA, now the Pacific “affirmative action”.
          Iraghead-an deal, really ?

          • edwin

            maybe you can name something the republicans have done in the last 40 years.

          • edwin

            What you described is call governing which has been absent in the past several years in the right wing of the GOP.
            The Republican Party kept us safe, except for 9/11 (well, and Anthrax, the shoe bomber, etc.) The Bush administration captured and brought to justice the top terrorists who threatened America, except for Osama bin Laden No US cities were destroyed under the last Republican presidency, other than New Orleans Bush has a perfect record on military invasions of other countries, except for Afghanistan and Iraq Republicans protected our constitution, except for habeus corpus and the bill of rights

        • Lin66

          My parents were life long democrats during the era of John Kennedy. But, that democrats. Party no longer exists. It has been supplanted by the liberal, socialist-sympathizers party. The listing of how Republicans are responsible for our troubles. In truth, we had a democratic president proceeding the 2008 crash. Policies put in place by president Clinton were in large part responsible for the housing bubble bursting.

          • I Seigel

            Yes, the policies put in place during Clinton’s presidency – the legislation passed by a Republican-controlled Congress – were the seeds of the housing bubble that exploded during the Bush years because of lax oversight and changes to the banking rules. The rules that were designed to be fixed in the Dodd-Frank Bill that the Republicans fought like hell to prevent their passage and now want to completely shred.

            And let’s not forget the policies of President Reagan, such as his “voodoo economics” and “trickle-down” which started the downfall of the middle class that continues today, and the spread of AIDS and STDs in developing countries which were forbidden to get US assistance with birth control, i.e., condoms.

    • Hillaryoncrack

      Not sure all of us deserved it, but we got it anyway. BTW, it is “hear”, not “here”, about the dumbing down of America. But good post!!

    • dcfla

      Here’s the REAL ISSUE..Obama WAS A “CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER TOO”..HE ALSO HAS HIS REAL FIRST JOB….AS OUR PREZ…WORKED WELL?? NO..IT IS NOT THAT CRUZ “IS” OR IS NOT…ABLE TO SERVE OR BECOME THE PRESIDENT, IT IS..THE FACT..THAT THE DEMS & “POLITICAL HACKS”..WILL TRY THEIR ABSOLUTE BEST..TO DERAIL THE ENTIRE PROCESS..THEREFORE DESTROYING THE CHANCES..OF GETTING ANYONE BUT THEIR “PICK”..SINCE ELECTION “FRAUD” DOES..EXIST..& IF YOU BELIEVE THIS “IS A CONPIRACY THEORY”..THEN JUST STOP READING..SO..WHILE HE MAY OR MAY NOT..BE ABLE…OR LEGAL..”THEY”..THE LIBS,SOCIALISTS, & DICK-TATOR”..WILL MAKE SURE THEY THROW EVERYTHING AT HIM..SO AGAIN, THEIR “INTENDED PICK”..WILL BE “IN”..AS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THEIR “PLAN”..AS HAS BEEN IN THE PAST 7++++ YEARS..AFTER ALL..HE WAS NOT ELECTED..HE WAS “INSTILLED TO TAKE THE US OF A DOWN! THIS HE “HAS ACCOMPLISHED!”..NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE ELSE..BELIEVES IN THEIR ALTERNATE “REALITY!”..Now, as for “T”..THEY’LL ALSO ATTACK HIM & RUBIO FOR VARIOUS FLIP FLOPS, OHIO GOV..FORGET IT..HE’S STUCK ON WHAT HE “DID IN OHIO!”..CHRISTIE?? ANOTHER..FLIPPER..SO..BUSH OR CARSON?? WE CHOSE DR. CARSON..OF UNIMPEACHABLE, CHARACTER< INTEGRITY, LIFE TIME OF REAL..ACCOMPLISHMENTS, & REAL..ACHIEVEMENTS!..& NOT ONE WITH A "LIE OR NEED TO COVER UP, SPIN, OR REDACT!..NOT ONE VALUE FAKED..NOTHING HE'S EVER SAID HE'D DO, HAS HE NOT!! DONE..& NONE WITH ALL THE "ASSISTANCE OF FRIENDS LIKE THOSE OF "O", BOTH OF THE "O's"!..AFTER ALL..IT'S FRIENDS SHOULD HAVE TOLD MOST THE "REAL THING"..& WHAT "IT" WAS GOING TO DO "TO US! NOT "FOR US!"..& THIS "IT" HAS DONE..INFILTRATED, INVADED, MADE WEAKER IN "EVERY WAY!"..& TRANSFORMED!!..MADE TO BECOME JUST "ONE MORE 3RD WORLD COUNTRY, ALONG WITH ALL THE S.AMERICAN COUNTRIES, THE "FORMER US OF A, & CANADA!"..WE WILL BECOME..A MORE..PERFECT UNION!..HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR CONSTITUTION, OR ANY OF OUR..PAST RIGHTS OR PRINCIPALS! OR VALES! OR LAWS!! AFTER ALL..THESE "NEW SO-CALLED REFUGEES "IT'S BEEN FLYING IN & ALLOWING TO STAY…FOR THE PAST 7+++ YEARS, ARE HERE NOT! TO "ASSIMILATE< & THIS IS WHY THEY ALSO NOW HAVE ALL THEIR "VALUES, JUDGES, SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES & PLACES IN OUR!! FORMER, OUR..OWN GOVERNMENT!".SO..WHILE ALL OTHERS CAN & WILL BE "IMPEACHED FOR THEIR THIS & THAT, LONG LIST, DR. CARSON HAS EVERYTHING..THE ENTIRE PACKAGE!..& HE HAS "BLOOD IN THE SOIL!"..OBAMA..NOT!!..DR. CARSON IS BRILLIANT, WORLD RENOWNED NEURO BRAIN SURGEON & HAS "GIVEN OF HIMSELF & HIS FAMILY FOR MANY MANY YEARS! HE HAS A LIFE TIME OF PROVEN ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS, FULL OF COMMON SENSE< &..INTEGRITY!!..HE COULD HAVE JUST RETIRED, HE'D "EARNED IT!! & DESERVED IT!"…I'M HOPING HE'LL LET THE OTHERS STAY IN THEIR SHOOTING CIRCLE..& DESTROY EACH OTHER..& HE'LL BE THE ONLY ONE OF INTEGRITY & INTELLIGENCE..STANDING!..SO..Again, TO CLOSE..IT IS NOT..WHETHER OR NOT, CRUZ "IS LEGAL OR QUALIFIED"..IT "IS" WHETHER OR NOT.."THEY"..WILL CHALLENGE HIM< & WHETHER THEY KNOW THEY ARE RIGHT OR NOT?? THEY DON'T CARE!..THEY'LL STILL..DO IT! HE SHOULD GET WHAT "T" TOLD HIM TO GET…& THIS WOULD PROVE HE IS ALSO NOT…A LIB HIDING IN A "POLITICIANS SKIN"..LOOK TO "SOME OF THE SO-CALLED REP'S..LIKE MCCONNELL..& TOO <MANY "OTHERS"..ALL NOT..AS THEY SEEM..ALSO, "OBAMA?"..I MEAN COME ON!!..IF ANYONE "IS IN REALITY?"..NOT THE "ALTERNATE"..THEN YOU CANNOT..DENY..HE HAS DONE A LOT MORE "AGAINST US, THAN JUST..TRANSFORM!..OUR ENTIRE NATION< WHILE THE "REST OF THE WORLD & PARTICULARLY CHRISTIANS HAVE ALSO BEEN…SYSTEMATICALLY..SLAUGHTERED, EXTERMINATED, & MADE TO FLEE!! THEIR OWN COUNTRY..NOW, THERE IS NO!! COUNTRY LEFT..NOT EVEN OUR OWN FOR "US TO RUN TO!"..OR AWAY FROM..AFTER ALL..THE ENTIRE WORLD, ANY PART WHICH WAS NOT ALREADY…VOID OF HUMANITY, MUSLIM SHARIA, & DOWN TRODDEN, FAILED, UNSAFE, IN EVERY WAY..FOR THOSE OF US ..WITH VALUES>EUROPE!..SURE..TELL ME THIS TOO IS NOT THE TRUTH!

    • rickoff

      Judging by your written words (“We here about the dummbing down of America”) I’d say that you have just proven that to be true. We don’t just HEAR about the DUMBING down – it’s a matter of fact. It is also a matter of fact that Ted Cruz is ineligible to call himself a “natural born citizen.” He recites the 1790 Naturalization Act’s clause, declaring that “children of the citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens,” as confirming his claim. The two key words in that clause are “citizens,” which would require both parents to be U.S. citizens at time of birth, and “considered,” which means that the legislators would consider the child to have the same status as a natural born citizen even though the child really wasn’t. A true natural born citizen is one born inside a nation of which both parents are citizens at time of birth. Such child needs no act of Congress to declare his citizenship status, as it is instantly understood and recognized by every nation on Earth. The 1790 Act was in error, and when legislators realized that error they repealed the 1790 Act and reworded the 1795 Naturalization Act to remove the words “natural born.” Anyone who becomes a citizen as the result of a Congressional Act is a naturalized citizen, not a natural born citizen, and keep in mind that both the 1790 Act and the 1795 Act were Naturalization Acts. Cruz doesn’t have a leg to stand on. In fact, being born in Canada to a U.S. mother and Cuban father, he was born with a three way divided allegiance. That’s exactly the kind of situation the Founders were intent on avoiding when John Jay urged the “natural born citizen” requirement be adopted. Cruz should know this, and should never have jumped into the ring. Neither should Rubio nor Jindal have done the same.

      • 101Airborne

        Mr.rickoff, Finally sir, a person that can read and comprehend… Well written and refreshing to find someone that can research!!! The Constitution has been “BASTARDIZED” enough by our politicians(lawyers)… Original intent and jurisdiction are never mentioned when(natural born) is being discussed…

        • rickoff

          Thanks for your kind words, Airborne. As I’m sure that you know, another skeleton in the closet where Cruz is concerned is his wife Heidi, a managing director at Goldman Sachs since 2005. She was there when Goldman Sachs, along with JP Morgan Chase, created the financial catastrophe of 2008 while making a bundle by working with hedge funds to bet against toxic mortgages, and working insider trading deals such as with billionaire Raj Rajartmn, who made nearly $1 million a minute by getting inside information from Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs was fined $500 million, which sounds like a lot to us, but was a mere slap on the wrist to them. Not one of the banksters or Wall Street fraudsters went to prison for the financial collapse they caused, and while we taxpayers picked up the bailout tab and were told the cost would be $700 billion, the inspector General for the TARP program says the actual amount will come to $16.8 trillion, with $4.6 trillion already having been paid out. The last thing we need in January of 2017 is to have Ted (a BAR member) and Heidi (a Wall Street con artist) moving into the White House.

          • 101Airborne

            Great post sir: I was aware, but not to the extent that you posted.. Thank you for that information,I certainly will discuss that with my family and friends and hope people are reading and researching what you have posted and take that into consideration before making their voices heard in support of his candidacy…Thanks again!!!

          • Korean_Vet

            Incidentally–I was born with 3 ancestors aboard the
            Mayflower–so Family Relations are important in our
            History also-! I happen to know & researched the
            Constitution also-& 100 yrs. before it was written–there was another source that’s important–“It was the
            international “Laws of Inheritance”-which was covered
            by Vatel in his “Law of Nations”-! Because in those
            early days–it was most important to families in that
            “Members of your Family” were given “Inheritances”-
            like Farms–(You inherited a Living), Horses & Cows,
            you had transportation & Milk, for a young woman–
            if she ‘inherited Jewelry from a Mom or her Aunt–
            it definitely had some Money-Value-! If you were
            given some Tools–you used them to do Jobs-! But
            if you “Inherited a ‘Natural-Born’ Citizenship”–that
            was also highly regarded as a “Natural-Born Heir” of
            your U.S. Citizen Parents-! You only acquire that
            “Natural-Born” Status at the Time of Your Birth–If
            “Both of your Parents are U.S. Citizens”-! If One
            is a U.S. Citizen-but the other was ‘Foreign-Born’–
            then You are a U.S. Citizen–but Not a “Natural-
            Born Heir” with presidential ‘Qualifications”-! A
            ‘Conflict of Foreign Interests’ was what the “Writers
            of the Constitution” were trying to Prevent-! One
            Example shows Why-! If Hitler had been born in
            New York City by an American Mother & wanted
            to run as “President”-! (Can you see the Problem-?)
            :”You are Wrong-!” (“It’s his German Father–who’s
            Loyalty is Pledged to Germany–Not the USA”-!)
            “Barack Hussein Dunham” is the “Worse Example
            Of the Conflict of Interest”–that I can Name-! You’ll
            note–I don’t use the name “Obama”–Do your Own
            Research–His Mom was never “Legally Married”–
            Because “Bigamy is Forbidden by Law” in the USA-!

          • rickoff

            Yes, inheritance is really the prime factor in determining a child’s nationality at birth. A child born in wedlock naturally and traditionally inherits its father’s surname as well as its father’s nationality status. That’s why Ted was naturally a Cuban at birth. His U.S. citizen and Canadian citizen statuses were only naturalization statuses accorded through legislation. As Vattel stated, “The natives or indigenes are those born in the country of parents who are citizens. Society not being able to subsist and to perpetuate itself
            but by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.” Vattel also said, “I say, to be of the country, it is necessary to be born of a father who is a citizen; for if he be born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

          • 101Airborne

            First of all , Thank you for your service sir and also for your great post!! “Jurisdiction of parent’s homeland” is also a determining factor.. Jus Soli–Jus Sanguinis was mentioned along with Chief Justice John Jay’s letter to George Washington, Vattel Treatise 1758…The only way to clear the slate,is if the SCOTUS grows a set, and makes an final determination based strictly on intent as written,and not feel good crap!! But don’t hold your breath, as experienced in the last few decisions !!!!

          • edwin

            Obama’s lineage does not bother me. I am certain there are plenty of illegitimate people in politics. I wonder if GWB is actually fathered by the pool boy, since he did not get any of his father’s intelligence.
            However, to address your point: if his father was legitimately married to another, and then wed again without a divorce or annulment first, then he would be guilty of polygamy. But this would have nothing to do with the presidential candidate.
            I’m sure it wouldn’t be valid but for some reason Ann was granted a divorce rather than an annulment.
            This would sorta’ blow the whole “birthers’ thing” out of the water, dontcha think…lol?
            There is a marriage certificate for Barack Obama Sr. and Stanley Ann Dunham, and Stanley Ann was three months pregnant when they did marry. This was back in 1960, remember (Barack Jr. was born on August 4, 1961, a Leo like Bill Clinton…just thought I’d throw that in). Hawaii had been a state for only one year (1959), civil rights had not yet passed, and Stanley Ann, it seems, was a bit of a free-spirit rebel who forged her own paths in life. I suspect that her parents, once strict Methodists, insisted on the marriage due to the pregnancy and their standing in the community. In Kenya, husbands were allowed more than one wife (and his wife Kezia had given him “permission” according to her own statements)…Barack Obama Sr. was here on scholarship, with a major in business administration and a minor in economics; Stanley Ann was majoring in Anthropology, with a strong focus on microeconomics for women…which I mention only to show that Obama Sr. had not given up his citizenship for his homeland—he was a guest here, so by his country’s standards he was free to marry. Maybe he did not mention until AFTER the ceremony that he had a wife in Kenya—and maybe this is why Stanley Ann separated from Obama Sr. so soon after their marriage. The couple married in 1961, records show, and she got her divorce from him in 1964 after being separated for slightly more than two years. He went on to Harvard to get his Ph.D., and Stanley Ann moved with her baby to a previous home in Washington, staying with friends, before returning to live with her parents (she drew foodstamps briefly, records show) and finish her college.
            I find it rather amusing (or perhaps ironic) that the same people who attempt to say that President Obama was “born in Kenya” (which he was not) would also now say that his mom was never legally married to Barack Obama’s dad, Barack Obama, Sr….lol. [Note: If Stanley Ann was never legally married (although records say that she was) then Baby Barack is flat-out an American citizen born to an American mom and there is no “birther” issue at all for the nutwing extremists…funny, right? Poor little hate-mongers…they lost their marbles…lol.

          • Korean_Vet

            I was never a “Birther”-! I do not think that 2 ‘cash-strapped’ college students can afford to buy two
            airplane tickets one/half round the world & back-! I
            entered college & couldn’t even afford to take a trip
            out of my state-! I had to work my way thru college-!
            Now on Law–“If Fraud or Misrepresentations” is
            present at the ‘signing’ of any “Legal Document or
            License”–it renders that “Legal Document”–“Null &
            Void” at the time it’s signed–(Not when the Fraud is
            Discovered-!) Even if county clerk issued a license– when “Fraud” is present–the “License is Voided”-!
            The same thing happens with a $3 Fishing License
            in Texas & a non-resident license is $6 Fifty Years
            Ago-! If a Forrest Ranger comes along & you had
            Kansas Plates on your car–he’ll check you out & if
            you’re trying to “Cheat the State” out of $3–that
            revokes your license & you are charged with Criminal Perjury-in a Court-Room-!

          • edwin

            Not sure what you are implying. If you are referring to Obama’s travels as a college student. His grandmother was the V. President of the largest bank in Hawaii and sent him to the best schools. He lived with them from 10 to 18 years old. so money wasn’t a problem. comments on license I didn’t comprehend. I will post the info on Obama that I have during his younger years. I don’t know if that answers what you are talking about. Here are the facts, Obama attended the Indonesian-language Santo Fransiskus Asisi (St. Francis of Assisi) Catholic School around the corner from their house for 1st, 2nd, and part of 3rd grade
            In 1970 Soetoro took a new job at higher pay in Union Oil Company’s government relations office. From January 1970 to August 1972, Obama’s mother taught English and was a department head and a director of the Institute of Management Education and Development.[23] Obama attended the Indonesian-language government-run Besuki School, one-and-half miles east in the exclusive Menteng administrative village, for part of 3rd grade and for 4th grade. By this time, he had picked up on some Indonesian in addition to his native English. He also joined the Cub Scouts.
            In the summer of 1970 Obama returned to Hawaii for an extended visit with his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham. His mother had also arranged an interview for possible admission to the Punahou School in Honolulu, one of the top private schools in the city.[29] On August 15, 1970, Dunham and Soetoro celebrated the birth of their daughter, Maya Kassandra Soetoro.
            Return to Hawaii
            In mid-1971, Obama moved back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents and attend Punahou School starting in 5th grade. In December 1971, the boy was visited for a month by his father, Barack Obama, Sr., from Kenya. It was the last time Obama would see his father. This was followed by his mother visiting her son and parents in Honolulu from late 1971 to January 1972.
            In August 1972, Dunham returned to Hawaii, bringing along the young Maya, Obama’s half-sister. Dunham started graduate study in anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 6th grade through 8th grade at Punahou, Obama lived with his mother and Maya.
            Obama’s mother completed her coursework at the University of Hawaii for an M.A. in anthropology in December 1974. After three years in Hawaii, she and Maya returned to Jakarta in August 1975, where Dunham completed her contract with the Institute of Management Education and Development and started anthropological field work. Obama chose to stay with his grandparents in Honolulu to continue his studies at Punahou School for his high school years.

      • edwin

        Cruz is a natural born citizen, of Canada. He renounced his citizenship in Canada 15 months ago when he decided to run for President. I am not sure his claim would be held up in a court challenge. I have always thought what he claims was correct, I didn’t realize it wasn’t settled law. Jindal and Rubio were at least born in the U.S. accordingly to Cruz’s claim, even if Obama was born in Kenya, which he wasn’t, he would have still been eligible. The same scenario.

    • I Seigel

      I agree with most of what you said. Solution? Overturn the Citizens United decision, limit the money spent in campaigning, and condense the campaign time to a year or less (like Britain, Australia and Canada do).
      In exchange for limiting the financing of campaigns, the FCC should mandate that the major networks increase the amount of free time for public service announcements that they’re required to have and make that available for free to the candidates during the campaign window. Those candidates could be chosen by poll standings or some other method.

      • 101Airborne

        And have legitimate debates with debate rules, not the joke displayed by the networks !!

        • I Seigel

          Rules?!?! Oh, you mean like, when the bell goes off, turn the mic off?? That kind of rule?

          • 101Airborne

            Have you been in a legitimate debate or are you just being facetious??? How about hitting them over the head with a baseball bat, or sticking a rag in their mouth, something more subtle than turning the mic off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • I Seigel

            Causing serious injury or death isn’t really in the country’s interest. Or are YOU just being facetious? There are ways of enforcing minimal debate rules short of violence. Would you rather them just walk off 10 paces, turn and fire at each other?

          • 101Airborne

            Who said that would cause injury or death,most have hard heads and big mouths and ignore bells,why would turning a mic off prevent them from talking over each other…And YES, I was being facetious, happy that you were that perceptive and caught on!!!!! BTW, you stated that candidates could be chosen by poll standings or some other method,since polls can be manipulated, how about the best two out of three in a wrestling match…. LMAO.. (just being facetious)!! I Seigel… You caught that right away, I hope ??

    • 101Airborne

      Vattels Treatise(1758) Jus sanguinis,Jus soli,Cases of inclusion and exclusion,Law of blood Judicial Doctrine

    • edwin

      Or Obama

    • Liberty’s Advocate

      Hard as that pill may be to swallow, this article by Ann Coulter from 3 days ago, well researched and documented and brimming with cites from the Supreme Court, may in all likelihood confirm your worst fears about both the state of education in this country and Senator Cruz’s huge problem. I am in the process of checking out these cites and can neither confirm nor deny their accuracy but, if they rise to the level of her assertions, Ted’s got big problems and so does the NRCC:
      http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2016-01-13.html

    • Michael Lloyd

      The Republican establishment and elites did not consider the question of eligibility for Cruz as they never expected he would get anywhere. They wanted and still want Bush and Rubio – two RINOs to maintain the status quo for the money makers and donators. Trump and Cruz have put a few flies in their ointment.

  • YeahBut

    McCain was the GOP nominee before. The establishment didn’t have an issue with the fact that he was born in Panama. This is only an issue because the establishment doesn’t like Cruz. It only wants to make me vote for Cruz all the more.

    • Wayne Thorson

      It has become an issue only because the Republicans made such a big fuss over Obama’s birth certificate. That is it. They created their own problem as usual.

      • Hillaryoncrack

        You must be some sort of psychopathic asshole.

        • Wayne Thorson

          I’m looking at your picture. Can you describe what I am looking at. I can’t figure it out.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Forget the picture you pedophile creep. Remember the message.

          • Wayne Thorson

            You look like a parrot. I once got drunk and made love to a chicken and I was wondering if maybe you were a result of that mistake.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            So, not even barnyard animals are safe around you. You should be locked up.

          • Wayne Thorson

            That’s why I quit drinking.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Good thing.

          • Wayne Thorson

            Yea, I sure don’t want to run into your mother again.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Are you sure you didn’t cut her up and fry her? You seem like the type.

          • Wayne Thorson

            Yup, I am sure. I like my chicken over easy.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            And you’re sure you quit drinking? Because talk like that might make someone believe you have not.

          • Wayne Thorson

            Yup, I like’m well done and over easy or any way I can get’m. Are you interested?

          • Hillaryoncrack

            You’re a very disturbed person.

          • Wayne Thorson

            Yea but I am not a Republican. You can call me all kinds of names but don’t call me a Republican.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Believe me when I say that never entered my mind. I do think you are a chicken terrorist however.

          • Wayne Thorson

            Good comeback. I am going to give you an atta boy for that one.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            No charge.

          • 101Airborne

            I DO INDEED REMEMBER THE MESSAGE !!
            (Wayne you look like a Penis with ears) Am I correct Hillaryoncrack LMAO!!

          • Hillaryoncrack

            Roger that!

      • KDC

        I don’t know about Reoublicans, but that’s exactly how we should act. They are throwing their people in that will further their elitist agenda.

        • Hillaryoncrack

          WTF does that BS mean?

          • KDC

            Check out “Why the GOP hates Trump”. It will answer all your questions.

          • Hillaryoncrack

            I know why the GOP hates Trump. His name isn’t Jeb Bush, that’s why. BTW, I meant no disrespect, your post didn’t translate well perhaps. I just did not understand it very well. Hare’ Krishna to you.

          • 101Airborne

            BULL SHIT!!!

    • KDC

      Im beginning to think that’s the trick of it all. Make you think they don’t want him, when in fact they want him in because he’s in the same agenda. They’re (Dems & Rep) all pulling the same thing as with BO. I think what gives it all away is his wife Heidi. She’s into some NWO garbage. I don’t have the same trust I used to with him. Please look up “why the GOP hates Trump. There’s new insight you might find interesting. You won’t hear it on any media!

      • 101Airborne

        HEIDI CRUZ WAS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR (2005)AT GOLDMAN SACHS ,DURING THE FINANCIAL CATASTROPHE (2008) WHERE THE BAILOUT WAS IN THE TRILLIONS…. DOES THE PUZZLE FORM A PICTURE??? They hate Trump, because he knows what the game is all about!!! Period.. He has bought many of them as a businessman!!!

    • KDC

      This is the problem, WE’RE the ones that are supposed to have a problem with who they throw in to be a nominee. You can’t trust either party anymore. They’re all hoping these nominees will slide in like BO did. We need to be cautious and not trust the parties because they are all in the NWO agenda, against us.

    • 101Airborne

      YeahBut, Butt, Buttt, Both parents were citizens serving on a military base!!! Ding,Dong–Reading comprehension is a great thing!!!!!! Please do just that if they “bastardize” our Constitution even further!!!

  • ZACAL

    If Cruz is the nominee, I’m voting for him, with excitement. I will not vote for any democrat. The country is a mess.

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