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21.6.13

Ted Cruz for President! Oh Wait!




Ted Cruz freshman senator has made waves on the right. He appeals to a large number of conservatives and is fully supported by the Tea Party. Recently it was revealed he may run for President of the United States. There is only one problem, he was born In Canada. This, unlike Barack Obama's birth brings up a real question of constitutionality of Cruz's potential candidacy.



"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States." from Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution 

Article II of the U.S. Constitution says one must be a "natural Born" citizen in order to run for the office of President of the United States. It has been mentioned that no court has ever ruled what is meant by "natural born". Without a ruling we are left to use logic to to see it means you must be born within the borders of the United States or it territories. Hence the reason John McCain was able to run for President in 2008 as he was born on a U.S. military base. With that where does that leave Ted Cruz ? It should leave him out of any race for President of the United States.


He claims since his mother was an American he can run, but this appears to violate the constitution. Many "birthers" have been attacking our current President for their unsubstantiated claims that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya even after he released his birth certificate, both short and long form. Do you do hear this same outrage when it comes to Ted Cruz from these same "birther"  groups? The answer is no.

The "birther" groups are staying quiet for the simple fact that Cruz is one of theirs, much for the same reason liberal groups all but ignored the question of Obama meeting the constitutional requirement of being born in the United States in 2008.

Is it hypocritical of "birther" groups to not go after Cruz for the same things they have been using to falsely attack President Obama? 

Liberals are even staying quiet on this issue for their own reasons as well. Liberal groups are ignoring this because they feel it will give the democrat in the 2016 race a leg up on the republican competitor. The thought is Cruz will pull the republican ticket far to the right and out of the mainstream of the voting public. 

Many liberal and conservative sites will continue to ignore the fact Ted Cruz is not a "natural born" citizen, Fresh Political View will not. We will continue to to cover this potential Constitutional violation.  

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