Erm ................. haven't we been here before.
Ted Cruz’ eligibility to run for president has been put to a test of legality. On Friday, the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago heard questions in a lawsuit challenging the Texas senator’s legal qualifications to determine if his bid for the nomination can continue.
Illinois attorney Lawrence Joyce sued after his previous attempt to dispute Cruz’ placement on the ballot with the state’s Board of Elections was dismissed on February 1.
Joyce reportedly supports Ben Carson in the race for president, and he maintains he has no connections to Donald Trump, who has also threatened to take action over questions of Cruz’ eligibility.
“The child of a U.S. citizen born abroad is a U.S. citizen,” Cruz asserted in response to questions. Born in Canada to a noncitizen father and U.S. citizen mother, Cruz emphasized the issue of such eligibility dates back to the founding of the country.“Indeed the very first Congress … wrote the very first laws on citizenship,” he said. “And they explicitly defined the child of a U.S. citizen born abroad as a U.S. citizen.”
According to the Washington Times, Joyce’s concerns with Cruz hinge on the potential that he could garner the nomination, only to be challenged in court by the Democratic Party — when it would be too late.
“At that point, all of his fundraising would dry up. And his support in the polls would drop dramatically,” Joyce said. “He may be forced at that point to resign the nomination.”
Anyone who wants to know what the only definition of a 'natural born citizen' (which is different to a plain old citizen) should study The Law Of Nations by Compte Emmlich de Vattel. It's ideal bedtime reading :-)
Mighty Trump Blows Off Rebublic Challengers
No surprises in the US Presidential primaries last night, but another chance to maintain my run of flatulence related headlines as Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican contest.
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