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We’re all birthers now: Chuck Todd wonders if Ted Cruz is eligible to be President

By MFP  May 6th, 2013

Meet Chuck Todd, strict constitutionalist…

“What exactly did the Founding Fathers mean by the phrase ‘natural born’?”

Daily Rundown May 6.

Todd’s guest, Temple University Professor Peter Spiro, concurs with the Congressional Research Service– those who need not go through the process of naturalization to become U.S. citizens are “natural born”…

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 a term 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.

By that definition, Ted Cruz, whose mother was a U.S. Citizen, and who did not need to naturalize in order to become a citizen, meets the standard of “natural born citizen”.





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