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Sigh: Birthers Now Targeting Ted Cruz

scrow Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:41 PM
To meet the standard of the sentence cited, _both_ parents would have to owe allegiance to a foreign sovereignity. Not just one. Apparently "born... of parentS not owing..." isn't clear to you.

Hey, at least they're bipartisan.  For the uninitiated, the Texas Senator and conservative stalwart was born in Calgary, Canada -- prompting some to insist that he's not a "natural born citizen" and is therefore ineligible for the presidency.  But there are only two types of citizens under the law: Natural born Americans (from birth), and naturalized Americans, who undergo the legal process of becoming a US citizen.  Cruz never experienced the latter proceedings because he didn't need to; his mother was born and raised in Delaware, rendering Cruz an American citizen from the moment of his birth abroad.  Meanwhile,...