In a move that’s hard not to associate with his potential ambitions to seek the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released his birth certificate to The Dallas Morning News, which published a story with an image of the document on Sunday.
The birth certificate affirms Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father. His mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson, gave birth to Cruz in Calgary in 1970. Upon his birth, Cruz became an American citizen, though not a “natural-born citizen” as set forth in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The newspaper volunteers perhaps too many pejorative comments about Cruz’ dual citizenship, but his naturalization status at birth is a real topic that’s lit a fire under mainstream media pundits.
In a column published Monday, Personal Liberty’s Bob Livingston explained the U.S. Supreme Court precedent that, if we are still a Nation of laws, should keep Cruz out of the Presidential race.
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