Why Ted Cruz Shouldn’t Be President

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Ted Cruz is a rising star in the Republican Party thanks to his tough stands for liberty and against big government and the status quo. Evidence of his rise and threat to the establishment comes in the fact that CNN now thinks it’s time to give scrutiny to the albatross hanging around Cruz’s neck: scrutiny it never gave to the illegal alien currently occupying the People’s House. CNN asks: “Can Cruz Run For President?”

The simple answer is that because there is no longer the rule of law in America, he probably can and will. But that does not mean he’s a natural born citizen, as required under Article II, Section 1, or that he’s Constitutionally eligible to be President.

Cruz was born in Canada to a mother who was an American citizen but a father who was a Cuban citizen. His father did not become a naturalized American citizen until 2005.

The U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v. Happerstat clearly defined a “natural born citizen” as a child “born in a country of parents who were its citizens.” It differentiated “natives or natural born citizens” from “aliens or foreigners.” So as the son of only one U.S. citizen and as one born outside the United States, Cruz is not Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

The Republican establishment is running from the Cruz eligibility question just as it’s run from the Marco Rubio and Barack Obama eligibility questions. When asked about it by CNN, Senator Rand Paul gave a pat beltway answer, saying: “You won’t find me questioning his eligibility. I decided a long time ago I wasn’t going to be a birther for Democrats. I’m not a birther for Republicans.” The rule of law doesn’t matter to the establishment.

Nor does it matter to CNN. According to their Constitutional “experts,” Athena Jones reports: “[A]ll of them believe that Cruz is. But it’s important to know the Constitution doesn’t define who is a natural-born citizen. And those are the only people eligible to run for president. Also I should add the Supreme Court has never ruled on this issue.” Except that it has in Minor v. Happerstat, as I pointed out.

As for Rubio, I explained his eligibility problem here and here.

And if you believe Obama’s official narrative (which I don’t), he is not a natural born citizen and, therefore, is not eligible to be President. And there is little question to those who look with a discerning eye that his birth certificate and Selective Service registration are both forgeries, indicating his birth narrative is a fakery as well.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.