Is Ted Cruz Dropping Out of GOP Race to Run As 3rd-Party Candidate?

After his crushing loss to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz decided to suspend his campaign for president. It seemed odd that he would drop out now, but a recent article explains the possible reason why.

Here’s the report from Current Affairs:

To many, Ted Cruz’s recent announcement of Carly Fiorina as his running mate seemed puzzling in the extreme. Why would someone select a Vice Presidential nominee when they haven’t yet won the nomination… when, according to all the numbers, they’re about to lose that nomination badly? What could be the purpose of such an act?

“Certainly, there were explanations for why Cruz would select Fiorina in particular as a running mate. Cruz would like to capitalize on Donald Trump’s unpopularity with women, and blunt the significance of Hillary Clinton’s gender in the general election. Right-leaning women could vote for Cruz over Clinton, confident that voting for a conservative did not entail having to hurt the national advancement of female politicians.

“But while there are plausible political reasons for having Fiorina as a Vice Presidential nominee, these explanations fail to answer the fundamental question, which is what a campaign that has just lost the Republican nomination is doing taking a step that is only relevant for general election candidates. 

“… we may be wishfully overlooking a far more sensible explanation for the act: Cruz has simply announced his intention to run in the general election, Republican nomination or not.”

If Cruz decides to press on to the general election as a 3rd-party candidate, it seems like it would be suicide for his future political career. Why would Texas Republicans re-elect him to the US Senate after he ran against the party nominee for president? And how would he garner enough support for another presidential run in 2020 or beyond?

Cruz ran as an evangelical Christian and didn’t have much support from other than social conservatives. How would (or could) he re-brand his campaign in less than six months to have a wider appeal to Americans in the general election?

He’s only 45 years old and has at least another 15-20 years left in his political career – plenty of time to regroup for another run at the White House.

What do you think the chances of success of a Cruz/Fiorina 3rd-party candidacy would be?

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

210 COMMENTS

  1. He ISN’T ELIGIBLE TO RUN AS PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT and I would almost bet he isn’t legs to be a senator!
    Go back to Canada TED!

      • Well let’s see. He’s a Constitutional Senator. He has fought cases before the highest court in the land. We all know where he comes from as a conservative and does not change his position every hour.

        • RLO,
          What you say is true as far as you went. But I did not write the Constitution. After this election we need to rethink some things in our Constitution that MAY need updating. We have a miriad of laws and Constitutional documentation on citizenship but only the Constitution itself on the qualifications. The same goes for the qualifications for Congress. Those qualifications are different from the qualifications for President and far from the numerous changes to citizenship.

          • Really what’s that mean? A conservative? Voting for someone who tells you THEY ARE! Cruz is no more a conservative than obozo is! Both are ineligible! What’s that tell you? you voted for obozo obviously at least the first time!

          • Come on sir. Cruz is a true conservative. Did the media really get to you too? Don’t believe their crap.

          • Hillary is Obummer in a dress. We just can’t have her winning or this nation will turn into mass immigration even more to ensure that nobody but a Democrat can become president .

          • Tuxedo,
            I am with you on who we get in the next election. A liberal of any kind is disastrous. I am now sticking with Trump. If he proves to be disastrous, we can always impeach him and go with the incumbent Vice President.

        • He also has a hidden agenda based on his DOMINION Theology which he claims is Christian but is NOT! It is heresey. Check it out on Google. He wants to restore our countries values based on
          Dominion Theology. THis makes him the most dangerous candidate EVER! . Thank heavens he is out of the race. Other than also being a scum bag with more dirty baggage than most anyone.

          • TRUMPETS ARE TRUE PATRIOTS HUISSEIN OBAMA AND HILARY NEVER DISAVOWED THEIR DEMOCRATIC PARTY BURNING THE AMERICAN FLAG AND STEPPING ON IT AND GIVING LOving Americans the middle finger! Nice Democratic Party Hilary Clinton iand Obama and whoever they choose for VP are leaders of a law breaking criminal party!She wants to put coal miners out of work, she and her girlfriend are not fit to lead this country we voters feel!

          • Still not voting for Trumpet. He is as ignorant as any one running for office as i have ever seen. He is dangerous and will not do what Trumpets think he will do.

          • No!! Just don’t want Trumpet!! A vote for Trump is a vote for the dems. Cruz is my president!!

          • RLO, you are a little low on information, Cruz has been a thorn in several Senators sides and for sure they don’t want him even though he was right more times than wrong. I have nothing against Cruz but we have got to have a person who can beat Hillary and for sure Trump has brought in new voters.

          • He definitely brought in new voters many who came in to vote against him! remember far more voted against him than for him! As far as the general: he can only win blue collar white men! He lose minorities and women big! He loses college educated! He cannot win! Doesn’t matter if there is a third party or not Trump cannot win! Trump can’t even raise enough money to compete much less win! Remember the anti Trump groups are still raising money! Do you really think they have given up? No they are just taking a new strategy! Finding a third party candidate would seal Trump’s fate!

          • Are you blind, deft, half brain with Sika or something similar? Cruz will NOT and does NOT have given our rural land, where no one can get in to check them for arms, to ISIS for training in the whole country so they can get out any minute to kill us as Hussein Obama/Democrats have at this moment in the whole country! I see that does not bother you, but ask? The Killers and the dead of San Bernardino where Democrats?

          • First of all, at least be coherent when your write!! Second, you cannot run on a campaign of anger and win like Trump.

          • Yes that is why Cruz lost got anger did not know how to fight and Trump won. I was wishing that he did not get into the dirty game, but Cruz did sending the picture of Trump;s wife. Cruz claimed he didn’t know who did it but I knew it was a lie and he was using me to support that lie. NOT with me TED. GIVE ME MY $600 BACK!

          • Do we have a lot pf sicko’s talking today. Do you know what Dominion theology is? Study it before you make rash comments. I find most people who downgrade God, theology, bible, religion,faith, etc., don’t even study it; haven’t read the book, they just blah, blah, blah blah, blah..
            Opinions w/o studying is hot air blowing in the wind.

        • So is obozo! A constitutional professor! knowing the constitution and working around the constitution are two different things!
          If he WERE a true (Cruz) constitutionalist he wouldn’t he running! he was born in Canada, his father WASN’T a American citizen at the time of his birth, which makes him ineligible! And there is some question whether his mother was an American citizen at the time of his birth! His ineligible!

          • Nope, not until I convince stupid people to read the constitution, until then YOU BET same argument!
            If you dont learn from history you keep making the same STUPID judgments! Its called insanity!
            So, yes I will be there saying “Cruz ISN’T ELIGIBLE!”

          • Well, you have every right as we live, at the moment, in a free society. Either way, I am not voting for Trump and I am not alone.

            I believe in religious freedom and banning Muslims from America is not the answer for all of us to enjoy religious freedom.

          • I too believe in religious freedom, but temporarily putting a halt to Muslim immigration is not a threat to religious freedom; it is a common sense approach to national security. Trump has said he only wants to delay their immigration until proper background checks can be completed, but we don’t hear about this because the Liberal Controlled Media (formerly the Mainstream Media) won’t report that comment because it makes Trump seem sensible.
            BTW – obama wanted to admit Muslims without any background check.

          • RLO,
            Maybe you best read up on the Constitution. I am a historian who has not only researched the Constitution but have the historical FACTS to support what the Constitution said and why.
            The Constitution has very limited qualifications for President. It specifically says natural born. During the Constitutional Convention in 1787, this issue came up. That is documented in the archives at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Both George Washington and Benjamin Franklin had a copy of the Law of Nations of 1758. That document was based on the British stance in 1830 and 1840 that expressed that the British did not want a person born outside of England in charge of the government and especially the military. As such, qualifications for the highest office had to be a natural born child in the country of birth. Also, the parents were to be citizens of the same country, as added by the Law of Nations of 1758. Furthermore, the child was a citizen of the home country of his father. If that was a different country, the child was not a citizen of the country in which the child was born. All of this is documented fact, not someone’s opinion.

            Qualifications for Congress are similar but different in many ways. A person can be a naturalized citizen to be a Congressman. But that takes many years to accomplish per the requirements set forth in the Constitution. Yes, there are also age requirements as well.
            Also, John Jay wrote a letter to George Washington concerning the qualifications for President back at the time of the forming of the Constitution and supported this wording about the natural born citizen statement.

            The issue of qualifications has not gone before the Supreme Court that I can find. Therefore, it needs to be amended if we want to allow a foreign born person to be President, sit in Congress or control the military. Where does that leave you?

            By the way, I have heard all the comments on citizenship trying to dilute this issue. But citizenship is NOT the same thing and has changed many times, sometimes by mere laws and at times by amendments to the Constitution beginning in 1798. I would also add that women’s rights have never been specifically mentioned except to vote. We take for granted that they are covered in the First Amendment. But at the writing of the Constitution, women did not have rights. Therefore, it was the father’s side of the family and not the woman’s side that was considered for citizenship in 1787. But we do not have at present, any amendment to give women the equal rights with men in documentation except on the right to vote. The exception might be the 14th Amendment in 1868 when the slaves were freed. Sorry but that is the way that it is. If you do not like that, neither do I.

          • So I guess George Washington should not have been president since he was born a British subject?

          • RLO,
            The second document is also overlooked in all this. The last paragraph says that all citizens of the thirteen colonies are at that moment, citizens of those colonies and no longer British citizens(subjects) That was what the Declaration of Independence was for – the cessation of being British subjects (citizens) and becoming citizens of the thirteen colonies. Therefore all colonial citizens were now citizens of the colonies. When the Constitution was finished and ratified, all of those in the colonies were then Americans. That included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and all the rest. again, that is what took place historically and is fact, not my supposition.

            I am not some rookie historian. I lived in Williamsburg and spent a lot of time researching all this history at the College of William and Mary. That was back in the 1950’s. I got my degree in 1975 after some seven years of college in more than one curriculum.

          • Tuxedo,
            I do not know who you are referring to but monacall is correct. I have all this background on the whole issue. I wish I could figure out how to attach my outline to these posts. I am a historian by education and background. I lived in Williamsburg, VA for some time and spent a lot of it at College of William and Mary researching the Constitutional Convention and formation of the Constitution among other issues. I have been through the Constitution many times. I know what it says and what it does not say. I also know of no Supreme Court case on this issue.

          • Oh come on! His mother was a citizen therefore he is a natural born citizen! One parent being a citizen makes you a natural born citizen regardless of the location of your birth!

          • So your ok with an Iranian born Chinese born Iraq born Syrian born Russian born Mexican born Cuba born president!? are you really this,stupid? Cause that’s what you just said! you must be an ILLEGAL!

          • I’m ok with any natural born American citizen being president regardless of the place of birth! Why wouldn’t I be? Americans travel around the world for many reasons and if they have children while on those travels, those children are American citizens. I’m really not sure what your point is! And no I’m neither stupid or illegal. were you concerned with the citizenship question with Romney and NcCain because they were not born in U.S. Either.

          • think about what you just said, its ok for any “natural born” citizen to be president. Your right, a natural born, that means born of two parents from the same country, not two parents from two different countries….Here’s the question you must ask yourself, “Why our founding fathers set it up this way?”. Answer is “because of Allegiance”…..if you want to have a person who isn’t a natural born citizen to be “commander in chief”, meaning someone in charge of our military, then elect another obama or a Ted Cruz in office…..that is what they are, NOT Natural Born Citizens.
            Cruz, was born in Canada, his mother was born in America, his father was a cuban, then Ted’s father was a Canadian citizen, then his father gained his American Citizenship in 2005, is this the kind of allegiance you want in the white house, someone whose father has had THREE citizenships..what kind of loyalty is that? What kind of allegiance would this person have, growing up with a father who has had three citizenships.
            Cruz is a not a natural born citizen, and there is some question if he is a naturalized citizen.

      • but that deemed was predicated upon false information and equal rights for women was not ratified thus the determining factor was his father not his mother.

          • Looks like most of the post did not make it. Everyone assumes Cruz got his natural born citizenship from his mother. However the only Act that could do that (because he was born out of the country) is the 1795 citizens act. If his mother had the same equality (inside the Constitution) that would be right. But, the equal rights for women amendment was not ratified and the time for it to do so was up in 1982. Congress then tried to get a House bill and a Senate bill passed that would reinstate the amendment but it has not yet passed.

          • Sorry, but no ruling based on fraudulent information can be kept. Further, only the Supreme court could rule on that but if you follow the Constitution, Congress can only award naturalization. Thus a naturalized citizen cannot be eligible. The Congress could try to change the presidential requirements but it would still need to be ratified into positive law to make the change take place.

          • Same old argument. He is eligible. I hope he runs as a third party candidate. He has my vote either way. This is not a reality show!!

          • I hope for your sake that this country survives. I do not expect it to do so. In my case I am already way up in years and probably will not see too much changed. You need to spend some time reading the Constitution and the laws it has created over the years. For example the word “due” as in due process has been argued so much that now there are many pages devoted just to the definition. Remember Bill Clinton and his “what is is?” Neither Obama nor Cruz is eligible to legally hold the office. But for sure don’t take my word do your own research. Then rewrite your answers.

          • As it stands, the Constitution is quite clear. Cruz is eligible. I am a lawyer and a true conservative, I understand what the constitute says.

          • If you are indeed an attorney then please enlighten us with actual legal references so that we uneducated non-attorneys may learn where and how to reference the legal issue. Thanks
            Oh! by the way if you do not want to post due to length of the post you may contact me here usewillow at nwi dot net

          • Here are some well respected reviews:

            The U.S. Constitute requires
            a president to be a “natural born Citizen.”

            Article II, Section
            1: 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.

            Cruz, came to the U.S. at age 4, and is a citizen by birth because his mother was a U.S. citizen when he was born.

            In 2013, Sarah Helene Duggin, a Catholic University law professor, wrote: “There is a strong argument that anyone who acquires United States citizenship at birth, whether
            by virtue of the 14th Amendment or by operation of federal statute, qualifies as natural born.”

            The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service wrote in 2011.

            Nov. 14, 2011: The weight of legal and historical
            authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth,” either by being born “in” the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born
            in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth.” Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an “alien” required to go through the legal process of “naturalization” to become a U.S. citizen.

            In March, Neal Katyal and Paul Clement, two former U.S. solicitors general, wrote for the Harvard Law Review,
            said that Cruz qualifies as a “natural born citizen.”

            Katyal and Clement,
            March 11: All the sources routinely used to interpret the Constitution confirm that the phrase “natural born Citizen” has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a
            U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time. And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the Constitution to the current day that, subject to certain residency requirements on the parents, someone born to a U.S. citizen parent generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth takes
            place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.

            Hope this helps

          • Please prove the definition of NATURAL.
            We know what Born is and we know what Citizen is, but what does the word Natural mean? How is Natural Born Citizen different than a Born Citizen since a Born Citizen is anyone that is Born on US Soil or Mother is US Citizen or Father is US Citizen. Now why is that pesky word Natural in front of “Born Citizen”?

          • This is a definition based on The Naturalization Act of 1790 that stated that “the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States.”

            This act was repealed by the Naturalization Act of 1795, which removed the characterization of such children as “natural born,” stating that “the children of citizens of the United States, born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, shall be considered as citizens of the United States” while retaining the same residency restrictions as the 1790 act.

            Other than this, the Supreme Court has not ruled on “natural born”
            It is up to Congress to take up this issue

          • I think people who make an issue of this with Cruz will never accept him as eligible even if it smacks them in the face!!!

          • Your last statement is not correct. SCOTUS has ruled on natural born status in several cases. The only definition of natural born the Supreme Court has used is a person born IN the country of TWO citizen parents. I’ll provide with case references if you wish.

          • If you are referring to the 1939 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court stated in its decision in Perkins v. Elg,
            that a person born in America and raised in another country was a
            natural born citizen, and specifically stated that they could “become
            President of the United States”.
            This did not address being born outside the U.S.

          • The Naturalization Act of 1970 was repealed because it contained ERRORS. YOU Claim Cruz is a Natural Born Citizen, yet you cannot justify that opinion at all other than pointing to a Repealed Act. If you read what you posted, you will find what was defined a Natural Born in the 1790 act is now defined a Born Citizen. Wonder why that was changed??

            Are you waiting for the Supreme Court to define “Natural” – Websters Dictionary has had a definition for many years. you were taught the definition in school. Are you afraid to state the definition?

          • Hi thanks for the information. I have sent the following to Sarah Duggin to ask her reason why she thought I was wrong.

            During a discussion via the Internet you were quoted by one person. I read your statement pertaining to Mr. Cruz and have an issue with your reasoning. I will attempt to present why in the following. I am not an attorney but just a old disabled veteran concerned about my country. Below is what I have presented to the debate. Please tell me where you think I am in error.

            In the following I did not use the whole text of the documents referenced. However, I urge those seeking information go to the actual referenced document and read the whole thing. It is long but informative,

            First lets examine the Naturalization Act of 1790 which many read “…provided that “the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States…” The 1790 Act had more but it was repealed in Sec. 4. of the January 29, 1795 Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization. Sec. 1. set the following “That any alien, being a free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States or any of them, on the following conditions, and not otherwise:…” From here I will paraphrase the sub sections quoting parts as needed to clear up some of the statements and the reader may feel free to check the Act on their own.

            First. The person must declare an oath in court at least three years before his intention to become a citizen of the United States further they must renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign sovereignty specifically by name to be a citizen. (Note: if Mr. Cruz felt he was a natural born citizen of the U.S. why did he think he needed to renounce his Canadian citizenship even while serving as a Senator?)

            Second. The person shall at the time of application to be admitted declare that they had resided within the United States and within the state for at least one year. That they will support the Constitution and absolutely renounce all allegiance to any foreign sovereignty and these shall be recorded by the clerk of the court.

            Third. This one checks the proof of statements and the moral character of the person.

            Forth. This one states the person must renounce any title they may have expressly by name and have same recorded.

            Sec. 2 of this Act, further details the subsections of the first section.

            Sec. 3 pertains to the children of the persons naturalized under this Act. The children must be under the age of (21) and are citizens. However, this passage “…the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons, whose fathers have never been resident of the United States…” defines the Natural Born status. Many people think this was changed by other Amendments. But the Amendment must have been ratified before the change is truly legal.

            So now we have the 1795 Act removing the wording “…shall be considered as natural born citizens…” and inserting the word citizens without including the natural born.

            However, the requirements, to become President, were not modified to be just a citizen but, the person must be natural born.

            Now the 14th Amendment which was enacted to allow the freed slave to become citizens contains a few misunderstandings. First Congress was not given the power to confer “natural born” status to anyone. Look at a close reading of the introductory Section 1. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States…” now look at the “born or naturalized” the word “or” implies there is a distinct difference between them but they are both citizens of the United States and both are protected by the Constitution. Further, Section 5 of the 14th states Congress has the power to enforce the provisions of the 14th Amendment. The only power over citizenship that Congress has is stated in Article 1, Section 8 which enumerates the powers of Congress reads “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.

            The result is that “Section 3 of the 1795 Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization…” is still the deciding factor on children of a citizen born outside the borders of the United States.

            Further, I could find no specific mention of citizenship being passed on through the mother alone. This is not to belittle women’s rights but just this particular situation has not been directly addressed to change the 1795 Act mentioned above.

            I understand that it should be the mother could pass natural born on to the child but equal right for women was not ratified and the time element ran out in 1982. The amendment is currently being kept alive by both a House bill and a Senate bill. There is also some interest in no time limit on a ratification process because of a 203 year finality allowed by Congress for a pay increase to Congress. But presently the mother cannot pass on the required “natural born” status.

            You do know that both mother and father were Canadian citizens when Ted was born and Canada at the time did not recognize dual citizenship which should have made Ted a Canadian citizen. Don’t get me wrong I like Mr. Cruz but I love my country more than the political mess that has emerged.

            Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

            Robert Taylor DAV

            820 Circle St.

            Wenatchee, WA 98801

            509-699-1187

          • His mother was a U.S. citizen not Canadian. That is why he was able to declare duel citizenship. I think that the Supreme Court would recognize the mother as a viable source for citizenship. I doubt if that would be an issue.

          • Not to sound mean, but I would think that electing Trump would be an issue for anyone who wants to abide by the Constitution since he is running for the presidency and does not know much about the Constitution. I would think this might be more of a concern at this point. Such as wanting to ban Muslims which violates religious freedom.

          • You do realize the Supreme Court cannot bestow Natural born status. I am not disputing his mother was/is a U.S.Citizen. The Constitution does not provide for the removal of citizenship as such by any court. But the law still only allows for natural born status to be passed only by the father. That is another reason why women’s equality was to be a new Amendment but it was never ratified by the necessary states. It died in 1982. The only power over citizenship that Congress has is stated in Article 1, Section 8 which enumerates the powers of Congress reads “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.

          • What evidence is there that Ted’s British mother ever bothered to apply for USA citizenship?

          • And that was as fake a challenge as I have ever heard.
            You have proven no details. ANd yet YOU demand he provide details.
            Bogus.
            You lose.
            I see that you are a brand new commentor. Click on the “head” next to your name and see what we see. 135 total comments and only 260 or so likes. No, you are not supported by the community here.

          • I am not doing this for comments or recognition. I have already been recognized by my country for service above and beyond. With that and a few dollars i can get a good cup of coffee.

          • You are a lost cause, fighting against the very man who is the most likely to save our nation. And why? Because you are so focused on what YOU claim to be constitutional. Not a thing can be done for you.
            And you seem to not care about kids or grandkids. Wonder why? Obviously you are not concerned about the nation or what children are going to be facing. Time and again, Trump as shown his colors.
            ANd so many are so wrapped up in him and have all their HOPES in him that they refuse to see what he is.
            1. Foul mouthed
            2. Selfish
            3. Arrogant
            4. Mean to just about everyone, including wives and associates
            5. Lies about everyone
            6. Claims to be Prolife and then gives to PP
            etc
            etc
            Why bother giving you all the details. You have them already and ignore them.
            Now why no concern about grandkids?

          • Perhaps you are right. I should go throw away my Army Commendation medals, my Bronze Stars, my Purple heart, and my Certificate of Appreciation signed by the President even though it was signed by Nixon. While I am at it I should also throw away my military disability ID card. As for grand kids I have several ranging from a Registered Nurse in Shiners hospital to a recent two year old. Maybe I should just disown them to make your post correct.

          • President Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. If you remember, Hawaii became a state in 1959. His mother was a U.S. citizen and his father was a British subject from British Kenya. So, yes he was eligible.

          • As long as you think so for your votes that is fine but his background is too shrouded in hidden details for me. Why seal every record about your life if there is no fire for the smoke? Is his birth so secret that all mention of it is sealed from the public? He claims to have been a bright scholar but all records of attendance at any college have been erased. His wife even claimed in a speech to a group of Democrats that he was born in Kenya. The tape has not been doctored and neither was the live coverage.

          • Bob,
            You are going to believe what you want, and you can find a communist behind every bush if you look hard enough.
            The main thing Bob, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior?
            Time is running out!
            Trump is running his campaign on hate. That is not going to get him elected. We are too diverse as a nation for that to be a good strategy.

            Either way, America has gone past the tipping point. The America we once knew no longer exists and will never exist again.

          • Many years ago my Uncle told me to remember two things as I go through life. He said “never discuss Religion or Politics with anyone especially a wife” I think I now know why he said that. Reading most all the posts on this and other web sites is a real eye opener. I spent so many years in the military, mostly overseas, that I lost site of my country. After getting out I became a recluse avoiding people. After healing both in and out of hospitals I am once again getting back to wondering why there is so little respect among people in this country. I have come to think respect comes from the top down such that when our elected leaders have none then very little is shown down the ladder.

          • That’s why I served, to try and preserve the right for every individual to believe the way they want, say what they believe, and live the way they want without governmental reprisals or causing harm to others.

          • Cruz needs to give me back my $600.00 I give him. He did not talk about immigration the last months and when I ask him what was he going to do with the billions that they were here? He avoid to answer and his helpers hang up the telephone. The illegal aliens where against Trump and so was/is ALL the Mexican media, but they were not against Cruz? Cruz accepted the corrupt Gram that is 100+% against Americans and in favor of illegal aliens that have tons of money and protection of all that support the organized crime? For all this I voted for Trump!!! But Cruz needs to give my money back!!!

          • It is obvious the behavior is call FANATISM. Citizens can not and must not be fanatics of their political party b/c they loos b/c they create dictators and that is the reason of 3rd world countries and killings and not economical but spiritual poverty including Democrats. I gave my support and money to Cruz b/c he talk about illegal immigration and when Trump said exactly what we have being suffering for yrs I told myself I have 2 options, but Cruz and another that I have given my $ and support) Glenn Beck play dirty and forgot the reason why Cruz was supported and refuse to answer the question. I change at that time. Your position is not honest and speaks for your integrity. If Cruz does not give me my money? That will be call STEALING, DECEIVING. TO MY EYES HE WILL BE REMEMBER HAS LYN CRUZ AND EVERY BODY WILL KNOW WHAT HE DID TO ME!!!

          • Pretty sure you are a Mexican who does not think like an American. You cannot buy politicians like you seem to think
            And you can’t even pick them.
            Now hide and watch as things come apart. And IF TRump gets POTUS, he will just as sure and Obama did, he will turn around and CHANGE HIS MIND and become a flaming liberal again.
            And his first act will be to appoint his PRO-ABORTION sister to the SCOTUS.

          • Degradation..you need to get a life…and do your homework…Seek the truth instead of loud voices…With that said,if Trump doesn’t honor his expectations for you- are you going to be first inline demanding he owes you? FYI Trump funded is own campaign; but now is wanting a fund raiser to get paid back. Trump is a calculator, knows how to work the system..do you really think he was going to delve into this campaign/election spending his own $ w/o some way somehow cleverly thinking how to get it back. He’s an investor ! The very accusation he accused Ted Cruz of being a part of Goldman and Sachs,(just because his wife worked there-working and paling around are 2 different things) guess who Trump just hired to handle the finances-

            Trump Picks Former Goldman Partner And Soros Employee As Finance Chairman -(check it out on Google)

            Today (5/5/16)Donald Trump announced he has
            picked as chairman of his newly launched fundraising operation none
            other than a former employee of the bank he has repeatedly criticized in
            the past, and which he used as a foil to criticize Ted Cruz: Goldman Sachs.

            Trump announced that heading up his own personal fundraising
            operation as national finance chairman will be Steven Mnuchin, a
            long-time business associate, chairman and CEO of the hedge fund Dune
            Capital. More importantly, however, he spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs
            where he was most recently a Partner, having built a fortung of $46
            million before launching his own hedge fund.
            While employed at Goldman,
            he purchased the remains of IndyMac Bank (now known as OneWest Bank),
            the Pasadena, California-based mortgage lender that collapsed in 2008.
            “Notoriously press-shy, the executive endured 2011 protests on the lawn
            of his Bel Air mansion by foreclosed homeowners angered at his lender’s
            handling of soured mortgages.
            ————

            Get ready for a rocky ride…!

          • Score!! Thank you
            Surprise!! Just heard that Trump wants to declare the U.S. bankrupt.
            I guess that is his answer to solving our financial problems. Whatever happened to all those jobs he was going to bring back to America??

          • I keep telling you. Trump is NOT a conservative. He is a radical liberal on all issues and is for Trump only. He cares nothing for Americans workers OR he would have already brought back his companies from Mexico and China. And guess what? He is NEVER going to bring them back. HE LIES. Just like the Democrats. That is because, as one conservative commentator stated, the best you can call Trump is a MIDDLE OF THE ROAD DEMOCRAT.
            Got that?
            Not prolife
            Not against amnesty
            Not against giving homosexuals ALL the power and privilege that is possible.
            Not going to close the border
            Not going to stop the influx of immigrants to take American jobs.
            Not going to protect Christians who are being slaughtered around the world.
            NOT NOT NOT NOT.

          • Corrupt Gram? What are you talking about.
            And for your desire to get your money back, you must be a foreigner to not know how politics works. LOL
            You bought Trump. And by April 30, 2017 you will have figured out just how badly you and the rest of America have been deceived.
            Yes, Trump is still a radical liberal who will continue to do what Obama has started.

          • Sorry. But you have no standing, since you are not a SCOTUS and have NO standing anywhere.
            Sorry Sorry Sorry.
            And by the way, most of Congress hates Cruz because he has refused to play ball with them and sell out our nation. Maybe that is why you are so against him.
            Are you admitting to being a traitor, like most of Congress?
            Now about your CLAIM of fraudulent information? What would that be? And why would a Federal judge not be smart enough to see that? No, you are just blowing smoke.

          • Listen meathead your calling me a traitor is going over any line of debate. I have served my country longer than some snot nosed brat such as you. If you were trying to bait me it worked. Even so I do hope you never go through the same crap I and many others had to go through so that some nut job could take over the country while we were out fighting a war. As for Cruz or any other person not respecting my country I have no trust. That includes the current president.

          • There are two problems with the cite. This is what it says…”Indeed, because his father had also been resident in the United States, Senator Cruz would have been a “natural born Citizen” even under the Naturalization Act of 1790. Similarly, in 2008, one of the two major party candidates for President, Senator John McCain, was born outside the United States on a U.S. military base in the Panama Canal Zone to a U.S. citizen parent.16×”
            The 1790 Act was replaced with the 1795 Act which changes the requirements and a U.S. military base is considered American soil for all legal purposes. So Mr. McCain’s case is not relevant..

          • If he is then why did he deal his birth records?
            The judge that made the determination made it by presumption. He never saw physical proof. But his offshore account did

          • Already been settled. Even trump, your god, say Cruz is eligible until Cruz started beating him.

          • The judge had a 26-page opinion ready an hour after hearing arguments. Not even speak-and-type software can produce that many pages that quick. The judge made his decision and the opinion typed up BEFORE he heard anything.

          • There has been updates since the 1795 act that support his citizenship…you are not up to date…

          • If you can supply the references I would be more than happy to look them up and if you are correct I would apoligize. I am not against Cruz I am for our Constitution and devoted my life and health serving to protect it. DAV.

          • Your arguement is dead like your action to support the Constitution against Obama being in office is NON-EXISTENT. You had SEVEN YEARS to make you claim. And yet, here you are, NOT going after Obama, but going after a true conservative and Constitution supporter.
            Does that make sense? Only if you are being DECEPTIVE.

          • You are not correct in your assumption. I did make even more complaints about Obama as for the rest of your conjuncture I can only say I have been a concerned citizen (voting for the man not the party) for more years than you think. How much of the Korean war and Vietnam do you remember. I was there for both. You have a nice day.

          • Please keep up with the correct conversation and read it correctly. Bob Taylor was not speaking about Obama and his questions have been insightful and respectful. Please do not call a honored war veteran deceptive when he is talking about the constitution and American rights., it is disgraceful

          • Wikipedia under the Natural-born-citizen clause….has references taken from the constitution and it’s revision. You have to follow the natural birthright pathway that references the constitution and quotes the amendments used. It is a lengthy process and easy to get lost. But, the information is there if you take the time. His mother does provide him with natural born status.

            The constitution does support it. but if you need to personally feel you can accept it:
            Hypothetically way to understand:
            The best way to understand is, take cruz out of the issue……say you are working on a disaster relief in another country, you take your wife there, she is in America on a visa and not a “true” citizen. She is pregnant. You did not expect to stay so long but you did…your wife goes into labor..she gives birth to a “daughter” (LOL,as a woman had to pick a daughter). As your daughter, you take her back to the United States. She grows up to be a wonderful intelligent person and she wants to be our president…as YOUR daughter would you feel she is a natural born American.

            Do you know what makes our constitution so great, It was written by our forefathers (in a new nation) to provide us with the guidelines for the best life possible. But even more amazing, they did it not just their generation. but for all generations. Along the way we have had to make amendments, but will their true vision in mind…
            BTW..if she was a good republican I wood vote for her…
            Happy reading

          • You are not too wrong about my children. I was overseas as a soldier and both my children were born while serving over their. Now my son was born in a civilian hospital outside the military base and could not become eligible for the president job because he was classified by the U.S. as a German citizen also. Germany was a dual citizenship country. At the age of 18 he had to declare which citizenship he wanted to be. He chose American but is only a naturalized citizen. My Daughter was born in a military hospital and is considered to being born on American soil.Thus she is a natural born citizen. My wife was German and even though I was a natural born American he was not allowed that status. But I would not vote for him if he could have run. And yes I am aware of the Constitution I fought for and became disabled for and watched my friends die for in Vietnam.

          • Bob
            First
            Thank you for your service. I am sorry for what you went through and for the loses you suffered for us.. I didn’t mean to hit so close to home for you.

            According to the constitution and amendments, if your son was qualified…I would vote for him. He was robbed, according to HIS constitution he is natural born. You can not have a father more American then someone who has fought and suffered in a war for our country.

            My father fought in WW2-Navy and my brother did not fight, but served-Army and retired from the force. I am very proud of them both…

          • Thanks! But in my son’s case his apple fell a long way from either tree. Drugs basically destroyed him and he lost site of decency a long time ago.

          • Bob why would you trash your son on a public discussion board? That’s just not right.

          • Although I doubt he will read any of this maybe someone that knows him will and can get through to him. I don’t even know where he is and haven’t for several years.

          • I am sorry to hear that. Sometimes no matter how hard we try kids do not turn out the way we planned…

          • So unfortunate but so true. Sort of you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

          • I read that Ted’s mother was born in the British Isles, got divorced from her British husband, emmigrated to the USA, married Ted’s father (then, a non USA citizen), there is no evidence that she ever bothered to apply for USA citizenship, then she moves with Ted’s father to Canada on her British passport…then Ted is born in Canada to a British subject and a Cubano who’s USA green card expired. I’d like Ted in the USA Supreme Court; but, wish that he would apply for citizenship, first.

          • I do not question Cruz’s citizenship. It is natural born that I challenge. Contrary to popular belief, a person can be born a U.S. citizen but not be a natural born citizen. There are more requirements than having a mother who is a U.S. citizen to be classified natural born.

          • Totally irrational and NOT in line with what real experts on the Constitution have claimed. No, you are doing all you can to nullify Cruz, probably because you hate the fact that he KEPT HIS WORD and fought against Obama and the RINOS.
            As to the ERA, it was full of all kinds of bad things for women that the liberals are slowly getting passed anyway. Like demanding that women register for the draft.
            Admit it. You don’t like a conservative, Christian society, do you?
            But one day, before the judgement Throne of God, you will account for “every idle word.”. God have mercy on you.

        • Brand new propaganda from someone. My guess, from Trump or some other Cruz hater. I bet you like socialims, don’t you.

          Now explain how you claim that to be “false information”. And how does ERA have anything to do with citizenship. Sounds like the rationale of some fanatic liberal to me. LOL

          • Actually I am a Disable veteran from Vietnam who spent most of his life serving my country.
            This is why, the post above was not the whole post this one is. It is long and is what I sent to a university professor to comment on. The false information is that natural born citizenship by law can only be passed on by the father. You can read the whole thing below..Below is what I have presented to the debate. Please tell me where you think I am in error.

            In the following I did not use the whole text of the documents referenced. However, I urge those seeking information go to the actual referenced document and read the whole thing. It is long but informative,

            First lets examine the Naturalization Act of 1790 which many read “…provided that “the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States…” The 1790 Act had more but it was repealed in Sec. 4. of the January 29, 1795 Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization. Sec. 1. set the following “That any alien, being a free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States or any of them, on the following conditions, and not otherwise:…” From here I will paraphrase the sub sections quoting parts as needed to clear up some of the statements and the reader may feel free to check the Act on their own.
            First. The person must declare an oath in court at least three years before his intention to become a citizen of the United States further they must renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign sovereignty specifically by name to be a citizen. (Note: if Mr. Cruz felt he was a natural born citizen of the U.S. why did he think he needed to renounce his Canadian citizenship even while serving as a Senator?)
            Second. The person shall at the time of application to be admitted declare that they had resided within the United States and within the state for at least one year. That they will support the Constitution and absolutely renounce all allegiance to any foreign sovereignty and these shall be recorded by the clerk of the court.
            Third. This one checks the proof of statements and the moral character of the person.
            Forth. This one states the person must renounce any title they may have expressly by name and have same recorded.

            Sec. 2 of this Act, further details the subsections of the first section.

            Sec. 3 pertains to the children of the persons naturalized under this Act. The children must be under the age of (21) and are citizens. However, this passage “…the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons, whose fathers have never been resident of the United States…” defines the Natural Born status. Many people think this was changed by other Amendments. But the Amendment must have been ratified before the change is truly legal.

            So now we have the 1795 Act removing the wording “…shall be considered as natural born citizens…” and inserting the word citizens without including the natural born.

            However, the requirements, to become President, were not modified to be just a citizen but, the person must be natural born.
            Now the 14th Amendment which was enacted to allow the freed slave to become citizens contains a few misunderstandings. First Congress was not given the power to confer “natural born” status to anyone. Look at a close reading of the introductory Section 1. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States…” now look at the “born or naturalized” the word “or” implies there is a distinct difference between them but they are both citizens of the United States and both are protected by the Constitution. Further, Section 5 of the 14th states Congress has the power to enforce the provisions of the 14th Amendment. The only power over citizenship that Congress has is stated in Article 1, Section 8 which enumerates the powers of Congress reads “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.

            The result is that “Section 3 of the 1795 Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization…” is still the deciding factor on children of a citizen born outside the borders of the United States.

            Further, I could find no specific mention of citizenship being passed on through the mother alone. This is not to belittle women’s rights but just this particular situation has not been directly addressed to change the 1795 Act mentioned above.

            I understand that it should be the mother could pass natural born on to the child but equal right for women was not ratified and the time element ran out in 1982. The amendment is currently being kept alive by both a House bill and a Senate bill. There is also some interest in no time limit on a ratification process because of a 203 year finality allowed by Congress for a pay increase to Congress. But presently the mother cannot pass on the required “natural born” status.

            You do know that both mother and father were Canadian citizens when Ted was born and Canada at the time did not recognize dual citizenship which should have made Ted a Canadian citizen. Don’t get me wrong I like Mr. Cruz but I love my country more than the political mess that has emerged.

            Thanks in advance for your time and effort.

            Robert Taylor DAV
            820 Circle St.
            Wenatchee, WA 98801

          • Disagreed on what? The above post was not complete. What rule are you talking about?

      • Yes and by deeming Cruz eligible the child of Illegal Immigrants is eligible as are the Tourist Babies of the Manchurian women who have been coming to the US for a few months to have their baby then taking them back to China to be educated. On their 18th Birthday they can return as “Natural Born” US Citizens and at age 35 run for President of the United States..

        • That goes back to dems like the ones Trump supported and establishment pubs. At least Cruz has tried to fight the Washington Cartel and not just talk about it.

          • If you’re in business you have to support both parties, like it or not. It’s just the cost of doing business.

        • El Chapo say that, his child will be the president of the US. that was the purpose of having his wife deliver his baby in Los Angeles CA

          • The law is the law. If you don’t like it run for office and fight to have it changed. Don’t just elect a LOUD VOICE who when asked about policy calls everyone a liar!!

          • That was ALSO Cruz, he and Glenn Beck decided to fight dirty, and Cruz cry. That is why I change my vote to Trump. When you see him ask him to give me back my $600.00. He did not deliver.

          • Yea, for Cruz and Glenn Beck. Love them both!! When i see Cruz I’ll be sure not to ask him for your $$!!

          • Monacall is a Trumpster. No matter what happens, she will be attacking Cruz and defending Trump. She can’t even see her own hypocrisy in Trump’s philandering and being proud of it when SHE is attacking Cruz for lies about him and some madam.

        • Don’t be a dimwit! Cruz didn’t seal his records.Do your research instead of listening to fomenting media – you have to educate yourself and find out truths because media panders drivel to listeners to keep them in hysteria–.while releasing headline grabbers in pursuit of ratings.

      • Really, Lolly? You apparently aren’t enamored of our original, Ratified Constitution, but that’s OK, neither is Obama or Cruz.

      • Deemed eligible by a judge who had a 26-page opinion ready within an hour after hearing arguments? Give me a break! That judge had his mind made up, and had the opinion ready, BEFORE he heard anything.
        BTW. This was a legal opinion, not a legal ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court has never considered any but those born IN the USA of TWO citizen parents to be natural born. This has been established in several SCOTUS decisions.

          • Tea Party in Congress that compromises the Constitution? Got examples? I know a few that ran as Tea Party under false pretense to help themselves get elected and hurt the movement at the same time. The left has been trying to infiltrate the Republican party for years now. The Democrat party is the new home of Communism.

          • Agreed about the changing TP. That is the problem, it has been hurt by those who think that the Constitution is a living document.

          • A third party can win when the two main parties are split, as happened in 1860. Today, the Dems are split between neoMarxist soft statism and exhuberant Bernism. Today, the Reps are split between rhino statism and Constitutionalism (Biblically inspired united with libertarian inspired). A successful third party that is anchored to the right of the Republican Party, is the tool with the greatest leverage to keep the Republican Party from drifting to the left. Our strategy for saving America must be to have one foot in the Rep. Party and one foot in the Constitution Party. Ted Cruz is too useful for us in the Senate to have him risk a party change. He is best suited for the Supreme Court. There is no evidence that Ted’s mother ever applied for USA CITIZENSHIP.

    • there isn’t a court in the country that would deny him, if one did the challenge would then explode right on Obama’s head, and the D N C.

    • You betray yourself as a Trumpster. It makes no difference to you what Cruz does, says or has done. You are so sold out to Trump that, like Trump, himself said, he could shoot someone on 5th AVenue, and you wouldn’t care.
      Such is your fanaticism for a fake and a con.

      • You betray America following another foreigner for our president. think! Canada is not the US! so what’s that tell any person with a brain!

    • monacall, you’re a disingenuous POS and a total idiot to boot. If you had the intelligence of of 5 year old, you’d know different. The McCarran-Walter Act of 1952 is the applicable nationality law at the time of Cruz’s birth. Title III in that Act makes him a natural born citizen of the United States and eligible to be POTUS. He is a US citizen, get used to it.

      • So your saying anyone that was born in a foreign country can be president? As long as one parent is American? whose 5 year old brain did you get? people pry on people like you! Simple minded people!

        • monacall, the first naturalization and immigration act was in 1790, just three years after the signing of the Constitution. It was written by the Founding Fathers. The same men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These men were members of Congress and voted this Act into law. It was signed by George Washington, our first president. In this Act, they wrote, ” And the children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens:” Since that Act, there have been other Acts that either repealed all or parts of the previous Act. These are the law of the land. The 1952 Act was the applicable law at the time of Ted Cruz’s birth.

          301 NATIONALS AND CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AT BIRTH

          SEC. 301. [8 U.S.C. 1401] The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:

          (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years:
          So yes monacall, Ted Cruz is a citizen at birth, a natural born citizen of the United States and eligible to be POTUS. I have to put it this way monacall, because you are too ignorant to have it said any other way. Good luck with your remaining lifetime of being a dumb-ss. And it will be a lifetime, because we can’t cure stupid.

          • When did teds dad become a citizen? What dates are on teds naturalization papers his mother had to file? Dont tell me,about the dates they screwed with constitution, tell me about the dates I just asked for? that will convince me that Ted is who you say he is otherwise your dates dont mean anything!
            Your right I cant fix stupid, and there are,a lot of stupid people that like Cruz and obozo!

          • 2005 if I remember correctly. Ted has no “naturalization” papers, he’s a citizen at birth, i.e. a natural born citizen. One of the defining qualities of being a citizen at birth, there are no “naturalization papers” and you can NEVER just lose the citizenship, it’s yours for life. I guess actually reading and comprehending what I posted is beyond your abilities. His MOTHER is the US citizen and his father is the alien in the Title III statement. And monacall, the Founding Fathers, and subsequent assemblies of Congress did not “screw the Constitution” per your asinine assertion. And you are right, you can’t cure stupid, you’re the prime example. You are one of the most ignorant, obnoxious wastes of oxygen on the planet, right next to Trump, Clinton, and Sanders.

    • To all you birthers, first off, according to the constitution, congress, not judges decide what constitutes a natural born citizen (look it up for yourself!). Second, the issue has already been decided and Cruz IS ELIGIBLE…..
      From the U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Consular Affairs: Birth Abroad to One Citizen and One Alien Parent in Wedlock

      A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) of the INA provided the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child’s birth. (For birth on or after November 14, 1986, a period of five years physical presence, two after the age of fourteen, is required. For birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen, is required for physical presence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child.) The U.S. citizen parent must be the genetic or the gestational parent and the legal parent of the child under local law at the time and place of the child’s birth to transmit U.S. citizenship.
      If Obama was found to be born outside the country, he would not be eligible because his mother did not meet the requirement of five years of physical presence in the country after the age of fourteen. She was only 18 when he was born. Cruz’s mother DOES meet the requirement.

      • No the constitution says,what is,natural born and,what isn’t. Not congress numnuts!
        Also did his mother file for naturalization for Ted
        ?
        If not the he isn’t even a dual citizen! His father wasn’t an American citizen until 2005, I think teddy was born in 1971? Gotta have two American parents at time of birth! Teddy doesn’t!
        So not now not ever will Ted be eligible for the Office of the president of the United States or vice president! so stop wanting to give MY COUNTRY AND CONSTITUTION to a foreigner

  2. Running as a spoiler would be something he surely would not of wanted done to him if he where the nominee… He’s lost all credibility if he indeed is thinking of this course of action.

    • I hope Cruz runs as a third party candidate. The last thing we need is Trump or Hilary. As both are devout Democrats. Trump has back stepped on almost everything he said when he first starting running. He is even back tracking on Muslim so called refugees and illegal immigration. Obamacare is fine with him. As is abortion at full term.

    • If you Vote for Cruz as a third party, why not be honest with yourself and Vote for Hillary?

      Do you disagree with Muslims from Syria, Iraq and Iran not be allowed to immigrant until we have procedures in place to Vet them?
      Do you disagree with closing the Mexican US Border to Illegal Immigration and Drug Dealers?
      Do you disagree with signing Trade Agreements that Screw the US?
      Do you disagree with creating US Jobs?.
      Do you disagree with granting Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants?
      Do you disagree with deporting those here Illegally.
      Do you disagree with putting America First?

  3. It really does not matter which party he runs under he is not truly a natural born citizen. He could not obtain that status except through his father as described below. His father could not pass on natural born because he was not eligible to do so under the current law.

    This is the section in the 1795 Act of Naturalization which voided out the 1790 act.

    SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, that the children of persons duly naturalized, dwelling within the United States, and being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of such naturalization, and the children of citizens of the United States born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, shall be considered as citizens of the United States. Provided, that the right of citizenship shall not descend on persons whose fathers have never been resident of the United States. No person heretofore proscribed by any state, or who has been legally convicted of having joined the army of Great Britain during the late war, shall be admitted as foresaid, without the consent of the legislature of the state in which such person was proscribed.

    SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, that the Act, intitled, “An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization,” passed the twenty-sixth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

    So now we have the 1795 Act removing the wording “…shall be considered as natural born citizens…” and inserting the word citizens without including the natural born.

    However, the requirements, to become President, were not modified to be just a citizen but, the person must be natural born.

    Now the 14th Amendment which was enacted to allow the freed slave to become citizens contains a few misunderstandings. First Congress was not given the power to confer “natural born” status to anyone. Look at a close reading of the introductory Section 1. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States…” now look at the “born or naturalized” the word “or” implies there is a distinct difference between them but also they both are citizens of the United States and both are protected by the Constitution. Further, Section 5 of the 14th states Congress has the power to enforce the provisions of the 14th Article. The only power over citizenship that Congress has is stated in Article 1, Section 8 which enumerates the powers of Congress reads “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States.

    The result is that “Section 3 of the 1795 Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization…” is still the deciding factor on children of a citizen born outside the borders of the United States.

    Further, I could find no specific mention of citizenship being passed on through the mother alone. This is not to belittle women’s rights but just this particular situation has not been directly addressed to change the 1795 Act mentioned above.

    Finally the equal rights of women have not been ratified and are not a part of the Constitution. The ratification process ran out in 1982 and is only alive in the Congress as a house bill and a senate bill. Thus Mr. Cruz is not a natural born citizen as required but simply a naturalized citizen.

    • Look what we have for a President now, no one knows anything about him. He has a fake birth certificate, fake draft card, fake SS#, fake education and a tranny wife. Also borrowed kids and a Muslim. At least Cruz has hot lied about who he is and we all know most everything about him. So if Cruz was elected President the Democrats would be crying about him being ineligible mostly because he is not a black man.

      • Actually there is quite a lot out there or more truthfully there was. When he got elected to the senate there was an article in a Kenyon news paper that ran the headline “Kenyon born…” Then there was his college records wherein he applied for and got a grant for being a foreign born student under his Barry Soetoro name. Soon thereafter all public information about him began to be missing or doctored to match the myths Michelle Obama ADMITS in a speech to Democrats that Barack was born in Kenya (his “home country”). Her speaking on national TV stating that Kenya was where he was born find it on You Tube along with much more available in speeches made by both Obama and his wife.

  4. He would destroy the Republic Party and assure a Hillary Dillary Dike election, that would be un-American of him for sure.

  5. Must be a slow news day. Creating a story where there is none. Ted isn’t stupid. Running as a 3rd party candidate would simply guarantee Hillary as our next president. Even if Cruz did beat Trump.

    I think you need to try another angle. Like Cruz has suspended his campaign and leave it at that.

      • Ted is a reasonable man. He did his best and he could not overcome the smoke and mirror campaign of Trump. Ted is by far the best candidate. But the majority wants Trump. Just like they wanted Obama.

        We are going to get another media magician and there doesn’t seem to be any way around it. That is why Cruz dropped out.

  6. As much as I would like to see Cruz be the 45th President, I don’t want to see a third party candidate a la Ross Perot. We don’t need a split to guarantee a Democratic victory.

  7. I can’t see Cruz destroying the Republican Party that way. I believe that the best thing for this country at this point would be for Trump to win and name Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court. That way he could ensure that decisions were based on the constitution and not on what is popular with the leftists democrats.

  8. If Cruz ran a third party and the republican party brass supplied all the donated money to that party and he won Obama would try to show he is not eligible. If Clinton won he could jail her and then what do we have? Obama demanding to stay and our do nothing congress letting him to keep Trump out.

  9. TED FORGETS THAT HE LOST MOST OF HIS BATTLES IN THE FIELD . EACH STATE WAS TELLING HIM “WE DON’T WANT YOU”.SO HOW IS IT, IF HE INDEED IS PLANNING TO RUN AS A 3RD PARTY CANDIDATE, THAT HE THINKS THE SAME PEOPLE WHO TOLD HIM TO TAKE A WALK WILL NOW VOTE FOR HIM? IS IT REALLY HIS INTENTION TO TAKE VOTES AWAY FROM EVIL HILLARY OR TRIMP? THE PLOT THICKENS!!!

  10. If Cruz or anyone else runs as a third party. Hillary will get in the White House and we’re going to lose our country

  11. I think everyone who is a Republican had better get with the program and stand behind the man that will be the GOP candidate. With all of this fussing and feuding going on in the Republican Party won’t help stop Hillary from becoming the next President. Some of the Republican elite are just big babies and cry about most anything if things don’t go to suit them. Maybe Trump will be a good President or a bad one, after all in 4 years he can be got rid of if he don’t prove out. We all know if he ends up being a bad President he will still be better than Hillary. A third party candidate will let Hillary win, no doubt about it. That’s my thinking and some of these Republicans had better start thinking also.

  12. Gosh people are so dumb to continue to say Cruz isn’t eligible to run for president! He is a U.S. Citizen! Get over it! This is so ridiculous! He’s not hiding his birth certificate either! Trump and Clinton are the ones hiding things! Where are his tax returns and where are her transcripts from speeches? Those are much more relevant questions!

    • My only questions are these..what research have you done pertaining to his eligibility? Do you have a copy of the birth certificate? Where does it say he was born? Certainly his mother was born in the US but she does not qualify in giving him natural born citizenship because equal rights for women was never adopted into the Constitution. It failed to be ratified in 1982. Therefore natural born citizenship must be passed from the father. Congress can only give naturalization citizenship as per the Constitution. The terms are not the same and not interchangeable.

  13. Will Cruz run a third party?? No he won’t do it. Rumours, and speculation just to keep the buzz going.

  14. As much as I preferred Ted Cruz over Trump, if he runs as a 3rd party candidate he will be giving the election to traitor Clinton. If he does that, he is showing that he is more interested in his personal benefit and not for the benefit of America.

  15. Ted Cruz’es chances are good in spearheading a 3rd party.. The showhorses that have come forth in both parties as the presumptuous candidates haven’t said much about our Constitution which affects every American’s liberties. If somebody doesn’t pull the reins on this runaway trek (Trump may help fix in part) we will not have America anymore. It is taking on the persona of a 3rd world country..bombings, beheadings, killings, kidnappings,etc..Granted there’s crime in every country; but, at least, we used to uphold the laws and the Constitution, but the barbarism hasn’t been this prevalent. . Now it seems, we’re breaking and violating our own precepts to accommodate the feelings of foreigners, sucking the life-blood wages from the Americans that work, to give health care, jobs, entitlements; (food stamps,housing, social security,etc.,)voting rights, allowance for their laws(ways and means) to filter in; etc., putting all that Americans have worked for through blood,sweat and tears as naught …and we’re giving it away. We are in trouble!

    • Sorry but SS is not an entitlement. Please read this. I know about it because of my advanced age.
      The Democrats might not believe this but facts are facts.
      Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this.
      It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends.
      They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican.
      Facts are Facts.
      Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes.
      Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
      Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
      1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,
      It went from Voluntary to Mandatory
      2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
      It has gone up dramatically and then went on to become an entitlement.
      3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
      After the Congress incorporated it into their General fund it became a new tax
      4.) That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program
      Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent
      5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
      Under Clinton & Gore … Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
      Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ –
      You may be interested in the following:
      Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
      A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.
      Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
      A: The Democratic Party.
      Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
      A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
      Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
      A: That’s right! It was Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments!
      The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
      Now Obama is giving it to illegal aliens (illegal is the correct word not undocumented and it is against existing law even if Obama will not enforce it)
      Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

      And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!

  16. I voted for you in the Senate race in Texas and would again IF YOU DON’T SCREW UP THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. Take your lumps and go home like a man.

  17. He and Trump need to shake hands and work together. I’d like to see Ted and Carson join Trump And turn this frown upside down. If we have Ted as Attorney Gen and Carson beside TRUMP in some way to give him another prospective And a few others Nikki Hailey into the mix and we will be on track for a good recovery.

  18. They did not lose until AFTER Indiana – they simply needed to stop Mr Trump from getting more then 50% of the delegates. It actually favored Cruz if that had happened as delegates pledged to others besides Mr Trump would be released.

  19. monatone, Trump won 42 percent of the votes in the campaign to this point! Hardly a “win”! That means that 58 percent of the Republican voters REJECTED HIM! Your idiotic, repetition, of a Trump-stupid, accusation, that Trump already conceded was OVER, proves what a dimwit you and your inbred, knee-jerk, Trump-Zombies, ARE! Trump got more votes than any other individual in history. Which also means, as an absolute fact, that MORE PEOPLE VOTED AGAINST HIM THAN ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN IN HISTORY, IN A REPUBLICAN PRIMARY! More Republican’s HATE him and his lying, National Enquirer, media bashing, character assassination, contest, than can tolerate him! If I were you, and you REALLY wanted to see him get elected, you would lay off of your pathetic, big-time- WWE wrestling, taunts, and start figuring out how to get the rest of us ACTUAL conservatives to vote for your clown! If not, get prepared to say hail to Hitlary, you liar!

  20. I have long lost faith in either political “Party”. They do not represent the average Joe/Jane Citizen once elected. ie Boehner, Graham, McConnell etc. Ted Cruz is one of a small handful of elected who went in head to toe with the “Party” big shots. He called liars out front and center! Ted stood fast for the voters who put him in place, for our Constitution and for our Republic! As an Unaffiliated voter I would happily support TED CRUZ running for President over settling for the “lesser of 2 evils” – both of whom should be facing trial instead of Inaugurations!

  21. Anything that could cost the ignorance and toxicity of Trump and his salmon mouthed zombie supporters votes is money well spent even if its a challenge from Lily and grandpa Munster.

  22. He better teach Carly how to walk on a stage. I don’t to see anyone hurt, but that was frickin funny, especially when Ted keep right on going, after he watched her fall. He won’t make it as a 3rd party, and he will hand Hillary the presidency. Wait a second wasn’t he forced to sign the same package that Donald had to sign? I won’t run as a 3rd party candidate pledge

  23. Cruz is only individual I’ll vote for Prez
    If Cruz is not on ballot I’ll back Texas voting to secede from Fed Gov

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