...of these United States, PERIOD! This is now the second
time I must take up this idiotic issue: if anyone bothers to check
Article Two of the United States Constitution, he or she will
see that in order to be a vice president OR president of this
nation, candidates MUST BE BORN HERE. Parents'
birthplaces are immaterial and irrelevant, as all the millions
of American citizens born in the U.S. to immigrant parents
Once more, with feeling: Ted was born in Canada. His
mother was an American citizen, but she was and is unable
to confer natural born citizenship on her son. Yes, other
nations DO consider the parents' birthplace as the
chief qualifying determinant in citizenship questions,
our nation does NOT. Ask Arnold Schwartzenegger,
Teddy: he has often said the country's constitution
should be amended to allow foreign-born American
citizens to be candidates for the U.S. presidency. Ted's
possessing dual citizenship and his offering to give up
his Canadian passport is beside the point: the Founding
Fathers were silent on this matter when they framed the
highest law of the land.
Brooksy, back to you: Obviously you don't bother to
crack open any original source materials (i.e., the federal
constitution) before proffering opinions on PBS' The News
Hour, as you did tonight, May 16th, 2014. --Brother!
I will be contacting the New York Times and PBS, your
employers, regarding your shocking ignorance in this
extremely egregious error. They will be the second and
third major media outlets I've had to take to task regarding
Ted Cruz's legal viability as president of the USA :
months back, it was the Washington Post.
Meanwhile, David, get thee back to study hall
and check out Article II (Not the Second
Amendment!) Section. 1., Paragraph Five
of our country's most important document.
Benjamin Franklin is spinning in his grave, no
doubt, as he hoped the new nation's people
would be and become just a mite more studied
than this. He said as much after the document
was signed, September 17, 1787.
The "extra" period after Section is in the constitution,
not an error here.