Born in the USA?

27 Mar

Ted Cruz is the first Republican to announce his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Did you know that Mr. Cruz was born in Canada and that his father is Cuban? So how come he is eligible to run for the presidency of the U.S. let alone serve as a Senator in the U.S. Senate?

Well, according to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) provided the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child’s birth. Mr. Cruz was born in 1970 and for births between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, the child’s parent must have lived in the U.S. for a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen, in order to transmit U.S. citizenship.

So Mr. Cruz is a United States citizen because his mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. So that made him a U.S. citizen at birth, and therefore eligible to be president.

So what was all the fuss about President Obama!? President Obama was born in Hawaii. And for those who might be geographically challenged, that’s actually in the United States. And the president’s mother was born in Wichita, Kansas, which is also in the United States where she lived for the first 25 years of her life. So, even if President Obama had not been born in the U.S. it would never have made any difference anyway because his mother was a U.S. citizen and so the president’s citizenship, just like Mr. Cruz’s, was never, ever in doubt and never, ever should have been, birth certificate or not!

So why didn’t anyone in the Republican party, especially those 47 Senators who decided to take Iran to school on the constitution, or any of the Tea Partiers or any of the reporters on Fox News, or anyone in the American media for that matter, point that out to everyone in the country and put all of this racist hate mongering immediately to rest?!… can someone riddle me that?

And in addition, Mr. Cruz has also announced that his first order of business, should he be elected president, will be to dismantle the entirety of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as the Republicans are so happy to call it…but, since his wife is taking a leave of absence from her job to help him campaign for the presidency, the Cruz family will be without healthcare so…wait for it…Mr. Cruz is going to sign his family up for…the Affordable Care Act!

When asked why he wouldn’t just purchase healthcare for his family on his own and avoid The “Obamacare” exchanges in protest of the healthcare law that he so thoroughly loathes his answer was…(you can’t make this stuff up)…”It’s too expensive that way and using the ACA exchanges is much more affordable for my family”. !!!!!!

So here we go ladies and gentlemen. Start your engines…the only way you’ll ever know if these candidates are lying to you will be if they move their lips. Maybe someone in the media will raise their hand and call them out on it, but the chances of that happening are probably slim and none. It’s going to be a long election cycle but I guess, as we U.S. citizen’s like to say, “one hell of a show!”

6 Responses to “Born in the USA?”

  1. Barb Knowles March 27, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    My husband and I had exactly this conversation 30 minutes ago. The affordable care is the real kicker. Cruz will only be asked about that on the campaign trail a kazillion times. Can’t wait.

  2. alesiablogs March 27, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    “So what was all the fuss about President Obama!? President Obama was born in Hawaii. And for those who might be geographically challenged, that’s actually in the United States.” Well that statement in a nutshell makes me just want to not listen to any of the stuff coming up with the election year because people are never satisfied. Obama is as much American as you or me! My mom was an emigrant married to an American GI. I was born in the states…Just makes me fume….FYI: I am voting for Hillary more than likely. I want a woman in the office and maybe she can pick her staff around her that are very good looking young men like her husband did!! Could be one wild ride? And I say go for Hillary! haha

  3. kingmidget March 27, 2015 at 2:15 am #

    Funny thing about all of this is that there is a serious argument that John McCain actually wasn’t eligible to serve as President because, at the time of his birth, the law had not caught up to the concept of children born on military bases outside of the U.S. and some of the other dynamics that seem to make Cruz eligible.

  4. Outlier Babe March 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    You and I don’t always agree, but posts like this where you just lay it out straight, I really like. You do them so well!

  5. tahiraalexander April 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    In the sweet sweet irony.

  6. tahiraalexander April 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    Reblogged this on imheretosurvive.

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