I don’t get it. Excuse my frankness, but President Obama was born in America and the dumb nutjobs in the Republican party to this day cannot acknowledge his citizenship. They even proudly formed a movement called the Birthers and question everything from Obama’s birthplace to his education level to his religion.
And now Ted Cruz, a man born in Calgary Canada. Born in another country. And this man is being pushed by these same nutbags to run for President of the United States!
Their logic makes absolutely no sense. They harp on the fact that Cruz’s mother is an American citizen so that makes Cruz – although he was physically born in another country – his mother’s American citizenship makes him an American too. And they quickly quote the Constitution’s “natural” birth clause to justify their ignorance. But if this argument works for Cruz, then why oh why wouldn’t the same be true for Obama?
According to Donald Trump and the Birthers, Obama was born in Kenya. If that is the case, and we know it’s not because the president has been forced by the nonsense to release his birth certificate on more than one occasion, but let’s play their dumb game for a second and say that Obama was in fact born in Kenya. His mother – like Cruz’s mother – was an American citizen! So shouldn’t that make our fictional Kenyan birth Obama an American?
The dumbness coming out of the Republican party these days is palpable!
But look away ladies and gentlemen. Don’t pay any attention to the obvious hate mongers. Even Ted Cruz, a favorite of the Birthers and the Tea party groupies is calling his Canadian birth a non issue.
“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter,” Cruz said.
Well I guess that settles it. Cruz has spoken. His Canadian birth means he is an American and the President’s American birth means he is a Kenyan.
The Dallas Morning News wrote in a story posted late Sunday night that Cruz likely remains a Canadian citizen, by virtue of being born there to an American mother. Having never renounced that citizenship, Cruz was technically a Canadian and an American citizen, according to legal experts.
Cruz said his mother told him that he could claim his citizenship if he ever wanted to, but that he never pursued it and thought the matter was settled.
Legal experts say that Cruz is a Canadian citizen regardless of whether he asked for it or not.