Once again the question as to whether Ted Cruz has a constitutional right to run for President of the United States is in the news. Donald Trump, who strongly pursued the argument that Obama was not an American citizen and therefore could not be President, is now stating a similar argument about Cruz.
On Twitter yesterday, Trump tweeted, “If Ted Cruz doesn’t clean up his act, stop cheating and doing negative ads, (I’ll) sue him for not being a natural born citizen.” He also tweeted, “Do Americans really want a Canadian born president? First non-native born in history?”, as well as “…natural born means born on American soil.”
Trump may not have to file suit as one has already been filed by five Cullman County, Alabama voters who are seeking a judgement stating that Ted Cruz is not eligible to run for President of the United States. They believe there is enough evidence that Cruz is a Canadian citizen and therefore not an American citizen.
Do they have a valid case? Read more on page two about the lawsuit against Ted Cruz.
The Constitution states that one has to be a “natural born citizen” to be eligible to be President of the USA. Not a requirement for any other government office. Natural born means born on US soil or its territories.
Naturalized is when one comes to the USA by way of immigration.
Now if the courts overturn the meaning “natural born” as we know it, then what will stand in the way of any man that raped kidnaps a female US citizen in his country and have that child, then said child would be eligible to become the President of the USA. Really people. Do you not know the meaning of “natural born”?
Trump tried to get Obama’s real birth certificate. Nobody backed him in his efforts. Or didn’t care.
Just curios. Why?
I agree Kin..
I mean Ken.
Ya better check Obama while you’re at it !!!!! IDIOTS !!!
Not eligible! !
This question was determined three years after the Constitution was ratified. It was determined that anyone born of an American citizen, regardless of where they were born was a Natural Born Citizen.
Think about all the children born overseas of American military, diplomatic or business people. Under Trump’s definition none would be American citizen. I’ll go with the Founders determination of Natural Born Citizen over Trump’s anytime.
Regardless trump my understanding is that you must be born on American soil UNLESS your parents were under some mission of some sort but it might be that this is just me.