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:
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.