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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:03 pm
 


Ted Cruz, possible 2016 presidential contender, keeps promise to give up Canadian citizenship

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AUSTIN, Texas - Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country's citizenship — doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.

Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz's action became official May 14 and that Texas' junior senator received written confirmation at his home in Houston on Tuesday. She said the tea-party-backed Republican "is pleased to have the process finalized."

"Being a U.S. Senator representing Texas, it makes sense he should be only an American citizen," Frazier said in an email.

Cruz, 43, was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970, while his parents were working in the oil business there. His mother, Eleanor, is from Delaware, while his father, Rafael, is a Cuban became a U.S. citizen in 2005.

Though he has been in office only about 18 months, Cruz helped lead last year's partial government shutdown and has become a conservative grass-roots champion.

Amid questions last August about his eligibility to be president should he decide to run, Cruz released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News — and said then that he was surprised to learn he was a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen.

Upon learning that he'd received it at birth, he promised to formally give it up. Months then passed before Cruz hired an immigration attorney to help him with the process.

Frazier provided a copy of Cruz's Certificate of Renunciation, which certifies that Rafael Edward Cruz "has formally renounced Canadian citizenship and pursuant to the Citizenship Act will cease to be a citizen."

Still, the citizenship issue could still be a thorny one for Cruz. Some conservatives claimed President Barack Obama was born in Kenya and thus not eligible to be U.S. president. Obama is an American citizen; his father was Kenyan, his mother American.

The U.S. Constitution says only a "natural born Citizen" may be president. Legal scholars, however, generally agree the description covers foreign-born children of U.S. parents.

Previous foreign-born Americans — notably Republicans John McCain and George Romney — have run for president with some mention, but no serious challenges, of their eligibility.

Cruz, who has made frequent trips to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the first three states to hold presidential contests, has refused to say if he plans to run for president.

Asked about his presidential eligibility at the Texas Republican Convention last week, Cruz said, "I've disclosed all the relevant facts. As you know, I was born in Canada. My mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of my birth. She was a U.S. citizen from birth so, under U.S. law, I'm an American citizen by birth."

"Beyond that," he added, "I will leave the legal consequences of those facts to others to worry about."


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:49 pm
 


John McCain was not 'foreign born'. He was born in the US territory of the Panama Canal Zone and is a native US citizen.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:53 pm
 


He can renounce anything he likes, but that still will NOT make him a US born citizen.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:53 pm
 


Enjoy. You can keep him.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:54 pm
 


I only wish that some of our dual-citizen politicians would do the same thing. :(


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2Cdo 2Cdo:
I only wish that some of our dual-citizen politicians would do the same thing. :(


You mean leave?

I agree.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:56 pm
 


Gunnair Gunnair:
2Cdo 2Cdo:
I only wish that some of our dual-citizen politicians would do the same thing. :(


You mean leave?

I agree.


Okay, I wasn't initially thinking along those lines but that would also work. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:14 pm
 


Damn...I was hoping he'd run for Prime Minister. :lol:

Oh well, guess we'll have to settle for Cruz as President.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:11 pm
 


GreenTiger GreenTiger:
He can renounce anything he likes, but that still will NOT make him a US born citizen.


That's exactly right. And you can expect the same people who have challenged Obama to challenge Ted Cruz. Myself amongst them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:19 pm
 


Constitution of the United States, Article II Constitution of the United States, Article II:
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.

If you were born a US citizen, you're a natural born citizen. Doesn't matter if you were born in the U.S. proper, in a U.S. territory such as the Panama Canal Zone, or in Canada to an American parent.

Beside the point: I think the rule is outdated, and should be changed to include naturalized citizens with 35 years of continuous U.S. citizenship; to match the current 35-year-old requirement.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:20 pm
 


Whoops!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:00 pm
 


No, Anchor baby is 1 parent US blood/born other a no born ie Obama and his father. the same with San Antonio's Mayor Castro and his evil twin brother in the US House. The case with Cruz is honor bestowed Canuk by virtue his mother a US Citizen delivery in Calgary and his father a Cuban. Link the dates in his father and you get a US Possession Citizen of Cuba when US had a puppet in Cuba and the good times where rolling before Evil dirty Castro. Obama his father was a Kenyan and Muslim fascist UK hating a-hole ie also a hating of Canuk too as Canada isn't free and associated with the UK common states tisk tisk.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:10 pm
 


sweet


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:26 am
 


Well let's see if Obama renounces his Hawaiian citizenship.



Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz has a new fundraising gimmick:




http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/c ... ach-holder


No word yet on whether he'll accept donations in Canadian dollars, but whether or not he does, the gambit doesn't seem to be playing all that well, at least on Twitter, where his attempts to make it go viral have been met with lackluster enthusiasm, getting just a few hundred retweets.





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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:08 am
 


Sometimes things go viral sometimes they don't. For example...

This went viral.

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This did not.

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And Holder should have been impeached a long time ago.


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