In Canada a natural born citizen is someone who is born in the country or someone born abroad and has one parent who is a citizen.
In the United States according to this Harvard Law Review article, a naturally born U.S citizen would fall under the very same requirements.
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. Thus, an individual born to a U.S. citizen parent — whether in California or Canada or the Canal Zone — is a U.S. citizen from birth and is fully eligible to serve as President if the people so choose.
If Ted Cruz’s citizenship concerns you then know at the worst, so to speak, he was a dual citizen (until he formally renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014) since he satisfied the natural-born criteria for both countries.
So it seems illogical to propagate the canard that if conservatives and “birthers” thought Obama wasn’t a citizen then this should matter to them.
FWIW: Basically the only people who believed the birther claims against Obama were GOP primary voters, Cruz should not take this lightly
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) January 6, 2016
While I poked fun at it with some photoshops I was never one to buy into this attack on Obama. If he was born in Hawaii then he was a citizen, even if his heart belongs to the La La Land liberals are actually citizens of (in spirit, of course, that land doesn’t really exist no matter how hard Hollywood tries) he at least satisfied the letter of the clause.
On the surface, what Pfeiffer says might be true, but Cruz won’t (or shouldn’t) face backlash because he has been on this issue something Obama never has been…totally and completely transparent.
Cruz doesn’t play coy about his birth history. We don’t have in writing that he claims to be born in another country, unlike a bio put out by Obama’s literary agent (for the sake of discussion, he was probably lying to seem exotic to not-so-racist liberals…we really need a sarcasm font). And nobody asks about Cruz’s birth history because we already know the unequivocal answer.
The only reason stuff is being said now, by the likes of John McCain…
…because Cruz isn’t a member of their liberal butt-sniffing pack.
The way conservatives have been attacked over the last few years by these RINOs I’m starting to think they have their horns on loan from Satan. If RINOs and GOPe hacks are coming after the most purely conservative Republican running in such an illogical and idiotic way then that would actually be the best thing going for Cruz. If they would take their heads out of liberal asses for more than a few seconds they might actually realize that.