If I had to pick sides in this fight over Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth to an American mother, and whether that Canadian Birth qualifies Cruz as a “Natural Born” American, I will definitely side with Rand Paul.
Paul is one of the more sensible people on the Republican side running for president, sensible probably because he is not really a Republican, but a libertarian.
Paul went on Fox News today and answered the question that lawyers and constitionalists have wondered about ever since Ted Cruz entered the Republican presidential nomination contest – whether or not Cruz was a natural born American citizen. Rand Paul’s answer took the confusion out of the issue and simplified it enough that even the Supreme Court would understand.
“Cruz is a natural-born Canadian,” Paul said. “He was naturally born there. The question is, can you be natural-born Canadian and natural-born American at the same time? Maybe, but I think the courts will have to decide it, because it’s never really been decided.”
Still confused? That’s the problem. Sometimes we look at the simplest of issues and confuse the hell out of them. If Ted Cruz was born in Canada, then he is a Natural Born Canadian with an American mother. It’s really not that confusing.0