BREAKING: Ted Cruz Ineligible For Presidential Bid?

by Keith Lennox, All-len-All –

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In a stunning turn of events, new documentation has been discovered that could essentially torpedo Ted Cruz’s bid for the Republican nomination in his hopes of becoming the next President of the United States of America.

Under the Freedom of Information Act (Public Law 89-487) reporters from The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal successfully gained access to, until this time, previously unreleased documentation regarding the citizenship of Cruz’s mother, Eleanor Cruz (nee Darragh).  While trying to ascertain whether Cruz was an American citizen, due to the somewhat convoluted story that he was born in Canada and, thusly, ineligible for an attempt at a White House run, they came across a couple of different facts.  The law is crystal clear on the aforementioned requirement….. as long as a person is born to a citizen of the United States he/she is indeed able to legally seek election to the highest office in the land.

Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born.  No mystery there….

What the reporters did find, however, was something entirely serendipitous….. Cruz was born while his parents were out-of-wedlock.  While a marriage licence was obtained for Eleanor and Rafael Cruz in Calgary, Alberta, the hitch comes in the fact that Rafael was possibly not legally divorced from his first wife nor she from her first husband, when they entered into their nuptials.

Under the nationality law in effect at the time of Ted Cruz’s birth in Canada in December 1970 (the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended, part of Title 8 of the U.S. Code), in order for Ted Cruz’s mother to automatically confer citizenship on him at birth, these requirements need to have been met:

For persons born between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true:    The person’s parents were married at the time of birth
One of the person’s parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born
The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child’s birth;
A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent’s 14th birthday.

Ummmmm, this is a big problem for Mr. Cruz.  But, how on earth did he not think that by releasing the following as proof of his lineage that red flags wouldn’t pop up immediately after announcing his candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination.

Ted Cruz Family Tree

Things become even murkier given the fact that, if indeed Ted’s parents were legally divorced from their first spouses the divorces must have happened sometime between 1962 and 1965 as the online Texas marriage records site (1966-2008) does not show a marriage after 1966 in Texas for these two people and under their commonly used names.

The Canadian Birth Certificate implies that the parents are married but, to be quite honest, looking up marriage requirements in Alberta, there are no paper trails required for a first time marriage, no divorce decrees etc. required.

That in a hypothetical situation, an eager couple, resident worker aliens that want their child to appear legitimate at birth can say they are married and don’t have a copy of their American Marriage Certificate or they march into Calgary city hall, declare themselves single, Passports don’t mention marital status, and marry in Canada while waiting for one or two divorces to finalize in the States.

Can’t get more libertine and or libertarian than that or let any government U.S. Canadian etc. interfere in private matters like marriage, birth or legitimacy.

And considering the elder Cruz and his trail of very tall tales beginning in Cuba, anything is possible.

Given these facts, Ted Cruz will announce later this week, from an undisclosed location not far from Liberty University, his intention to withdraw from the race and return to Texas for the Easter break to contemplate his future in federal politics.

And just as I type those words, word comes across the wire that Donald Trump’s cracker jack team of private detectives have just left Hawaii and have been dispatched to Washington D.C. and Texas to get to the bottom of the latest birther scandal……

If you bought this story, you’d better check your arse for a kick me sign.

 

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