Arizona Freedom Alliance April 27, 2014
It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. – Patrick Henry
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. – Mark Twain
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians, – Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
From Yahoo, comes an article entitled, The Brain Trusts Behind the 2016 GOP Hopefuls. The Republican presidential hopefuls are getting help from advisors on how to answer a wide range of questions on domestic and foreign policies. When I saw who these folks had as advisors, there is nary a one I could vote for in good conscience. It’s a typical list, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, and Bobby Jindal.
Three of these candidates should immediately be eliminated, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindal. The term “natural born citizen” was well defined at the time the Constitution was written. The definition was given clearly in The Law of Nations by Emerich D. Vattel, a book that was sent to Franklin during the drafting of the Constitution. The founders specifically made the distinction from a regular citizen to insure that our presidency would not be co-opted by someone with foreign interests at heart (like the POTUS we now have). In order to be a natural born citizen, one must be born of two citizen parents and Cruz, Rubio, and Jindal clearly do not qualify, regardless of where they were born. If this requirement can be so easily ignored, everything is up for grabs, and our Congress has allowed Obama to be president despite his father being a Kenyan citizen when Obama was born. Thus, the precedent has been set.
Article 2 of the constitution, which says, “no person except a natural born citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President.” The above writings of Vattel, along with others, verify what is meant by Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution.
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz was born December, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to an Irish-Italian mother who was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and to Rafael Cruz, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1939. His father fled Cuba at the age of 18, and became a US Citizen in 2005. Accordingly, Cruz is ineligible for US president or vice president. See Publius Huldah’s important article on this subject.
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