Ever since I can remember babies born of American Citizens in a foreign country can have dual citizenship or denounce their foreign citizenship.
Thus I believe a foreign-born to an American citizen should be eligible to seek the highest office in this country that of President.
The U.S. Constitution says presidential candidates have to be “natural-born citizens.” But the Supreme Court has never weighed in with a definition, leaving it open to interpretation.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX the first announced candidate for President was born in Calgary, Canada where his parents worked in the oil industry. His mom was born in the United States, Delaware, his dad was born in Cuba, but later became a U.S. resident.
There already are questions from some of Cruz’s eligibility to run for president because of his birth place.
Many recall the controversy over President Obama’s birth place. Obama’s dad was born in Kenya, his mom Kansas and the president was born in Honolulu Hawaii. Although proof has been shown of his birth certificate proving his birthplace, some still won’t give in to that fact.
For the sake of the non-believers, if Obama was born in Kenya, with his mom being born in America, shouldn’t he have the same right to run for the office Cruz seeks?
John McCain was allowed to run given that he was born on a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone; Obama and Hillary Clinton, both senators then, voted for it.
Barry Goldwater, the 1964 GOP nominee was born in AZ when it was a territory-not a state, and some questioned George Romney’s eligibility to run in 1968 because he was born in Mexico. Romney’s parents were U.S. citizens.
But they were Republicans and Democrats didn’t protest like Republicans protested Obama’s credentials.
I don’t look toward the Republican Supreme Court to take up the issue either. So, allow Cruz to run, he won’t be in the race long.