Senator Cruz’ Presidential Eligibility

 

     I just got off the phone with Breitbart, 2030, 22 March, 2015, talking about the subject, with their evening full of the anticipated announcement by Senator Cruz of his run for the 2016 presidential nomination.  Although I held for about 40 minutes, I’ll have to give plaudits to them for, being seemingly very much in favor of a Cruz bid, allowing me my say on a topic which should be more controversial than it is – Senator Cruz’ eligibility for the office of president of the United States. On the verge of Senator Cruz announcing his candidacy at Liberty University, the alma mater of my eldest, I thought this an apropos time to raise again this issue on which, to my knowledge prior to this call, senator Cruz had not definitively weighed in on.

 

     I will leave the arguments, limited though they may be being simply a citizen, with my article previously published at the following link:

 

http://www.gielow.org/Writings/Natural_Born_Citizen.htm.

 

Just prior to bringing me on, the host stated that senator Cruz had posted a defense of his eligibility on line.  I have not yet found this.  In that the senator is, in fact, an erudite, eloquent and ardent constitutional scholar, I look forward to reading his defense of his eligibility.  I would simply pose the following in addition to the link above.  Consider one change to senator Cruz’ birth condition – that his father had been the prime minister of Canada at the time of his birth.  Nothing in regards to his status as a citizen at birth would have changed.  The argument that a citizen at birth is a natural born citizen would also still hold, his citizenship at birth status conveyed by his citizen mother to have conveyed.  This, however, makes clear the inconsistency of this definition with John Jay’s intent that those who would seek to attain the highest office in the land have no other loyalties. 

 

     I have been privileged to have been permitted to speak on Breitbart on more than one occasion.  I respect their openness to debate.  I appreciate this most recent opportunity to air, on national radio, my reservations with the candidacy of a contender for the presidency of the United States.  I also appreciate their response, which I have always found to be reasoned and apolitical, even though their bent is towards to right.  I hope, although I do not anticipate, that my comments will create a more in depth debate about this subject, which was quite ablaze throughout most of President Obama’s presidency.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, and abiding by the constitution, is good for both.  Let’s hope this issue, along with other constitutional issues, receives more debate.