I am a Trump supporter. I want to make that clear so that you don’t think what I am about to say is influenced by my choice of candidate for President.
Having made that clear, let me educate you on the requirements to be elected President, or Vice President, of the United States.
Article II, Section 1, paragraph 5 says the following:
No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
That is a direct quote from our Sacred Document.
So knowing that Ted Cruz was born in Canada, is over 35 years old and has been a resident of the United States for over fourteen years, I will tell you that he is eligible to be a holder of either office.
He has two parents, a Cuban father and an American Mother. Ok, boys and girls. Now, go back and read the section again, with the additional information in place.
Since his mother is American, born and raised, she conferred American citizenship on him at the point of his birth. Automatically. Case closed.
Now, with regard to Marco Rubio, let me quote another part of our Constitution, which makes him eligible to hold the same office.
Amendment XIV, Section 1 says the following:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Got all that?
So, since Rubio’s parents had already applied for citizenship and were classified as Resident Aliens at the time of his birth, he, too, enjoys every right to run for President as Donald Trump does. Or Ted Cruz.
Finally, since 1964, the following people ran for office who were not born in the United States at the time of their births:
Barry Goldwater Arizona Territory
George Romney Mexico
John McCain Canal Zone
In each case, the candidate’s MOTHER was American and no one challenged his right to run.
You are all embarrassing yourselves by your lack of knowledge and understanding of our Sacred Document, which defines us as Americans. Your ignorance or stupidity is shameful.
So, please children. STOP. Better to say nothing and appear the fool, than open your mouth (or use your fingertips) and remove all doubt.