Ted Cruz is gaining on Trump BIG TIME, and he seems to be the ONLY one who is.
So of course Trump has to play the eligibility card. Ted grew up in Houston, and, his mother, who happened to be over the border in Canada when Ted was born, is a U.S citizen, herself born in Wilmington, Delaware, which, oh, sure, automatically makes Ted a U.S. citizen from birth.
So I guess the question is, what exactly is a “Natural-born citizen”. Well, I’m pretty sure Obama is not a natural born citizen. In fact, he may not be an American citizen at all, but that’s ancient history. What about Ted?
I know, natural born citizen is really not defined in the Constitution, but if Ted Cruz is ineligible, then eight of the first nine U.S. presidents should have been ineligible to serve as well. Since they were all born as British citizens in the British colonies, George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, et al., should have been constitutionally ineligible.
Even the big shot rinos running the GOP are questioning Ted’s eligibility. Their motive is quite clear. Ted Cruz, like Trump, does not fit the “rino mold” they want to win the nomination.
Perhaps the time has come to just accept that the definition of “natural born citizen” simply means “someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization process”.
That works for me!