Monday, April 13, 2015
Will Ted Cruz Respond to The Post & Email on the Eligibility Question?
(Apr. 13, 2015) — The letter linked below was sent by certified mail to the campaign office of Texas Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz on Monday morning.
On March 23, Cruz declared himself a candidate for President of the United States on Twitter; on the same day, his campaign committee, Cruz for President, filed an official Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
Cruz was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Rafael Bienvenido Cruz and Eleanor Darragh Cruz. The elder Rafael had fought on the side of Fidel Castro in Cuba, later fleeing to the United States on a student visa. Eleanor was an American citizen.
At some point while working in the Canadian oil business, Cruz’s father became a Canadian citizen. It is unknown whether or not Eleanor followed suit or became a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen.
Cruz was born a Canadian citizen because in Canada, the citizenship of the parents is not a factor to that of the child. In 2013, Cruz claimed to have been unaware that he lived his entire life as a Canadian citizen, when The Dallas Morning News reported that he was born with dual citizenship. Cruz vowed to renounce his Canadian citizenship, completing the task in May of last year.
Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen.” Historical texts indicate that the citizenship of the parents, or at least the father, was of greater importance than the birthplace of the child in determining citizenship. The presidency and vice-presidency are the only federal positions where the “natural born” requirement, suggested by founding father John Jay, is imposed.
Rep. John Bingham, author of the 14th Amendment, is on record as having stated that a “natural born Citizen” is one who was born in the United States to two citizen parents.
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