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Mon Dec 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Ted Cruz Still Hasn't Renounced His Canadian Citizenship

In August, Americans learned that Ted Cruz is a Canadian citizen. Though his status as "natural born" American citizen is in question, his Canadian citizenship is not, given his Calgary birth.

But lo these 120 days later, Ted Cruz is still a Canadian. The Dallas Morning News reported on Saturday that Cruz has only just started to renounce the citizenship. "I have retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship," he told the paper.

Renouncing his Canadian citizenship is, of course, quite useful if he's planning a 2016 run. Unfortunately, nowhere in the Constitution does it say one is eligible to run for president if not naturally born a citizen but later having rejected other countries' citizenship. Cruz's eligibility is an open question in part because the language in the Constitution is no non-specific on this issue.

A Cruz 2016 campaign would be plagued by this question repeatedly. Though not nearly as fervently as the lunacy of Obama birtherism, some on the right have challenged Cruz's eligibility. His primary opponents' supporters would certainly use it to their advantage. But it's hardly the prime reason not to allow Ted Cruz into the Oval Office.

More at http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/14582/ted-cruz-still-hasnt-renounced-his-canadian-citizenship .

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Reply Ted Cruz Still Hasn't Renounced His Canadian Citizenship (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2013 OP
Nay Dec 2013 #1
Grey Dec 2013 #2
Paladin Dec 2013 #4
Nay Dec 2013 #5
Gothmog Dec 2013 #3
DhhD Dec 2013 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 12:44 AM

1. He has 'retained counsel'? WTF for? It's a 4-page application and

a hundred bucks Canadian. He doesn't need any goddamn 'counsel.' What a weasel.

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Response to Nay (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:08 AM

2. ^^^^ This.

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Response to Nay (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:56 PM

4. I guess a Harvard law degree isn't as helpful as I would have thought. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 02:14 PM

5. Indeed. What a bombastic moron. Counsel? Counsel?? To fill out a simple

form online and pay $100 by credit card? I have seen the form. It would take me 5 minutes, if I were so stupid as to want to revoke my Canadian citizenship. He could have done that the very day reporters brought the subject up, and he would have had his citizenship revoked in, oh, about 60 days. And it would only be 60 days because Canada's immigration dept. workers are as busy as one-armed paperhangers trying to process all the people trying to get into Canada.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. Juanita Jean thinks that Canada is rejecting Cruz

http://www.juanitajean.com/2013/12/29/actually-truth-be-known-canada-is-renouncing-him/#comments

Ted Cruz, the man who jumped on the birther idiocy like a goat on clover, is finally getting around to renouncing his Canadian citizenship. Cruz says itís just a technical issue. You know, like you can be technically pregnant without being actually pregnant. Or just technically dumb.

Ted assures us that he has nothing against Canada, but heís unclear if Canada doesnít have anything against him.

It all boils down to where Cruzís mother was born and, of course, whether she was just technically pregnant with him. Where is Donald Trump when you really need him?

Personally, I think I could build a pretty damn good case that heís a terror baby.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 10:27 AM

6. Cruz-Jerk of deliberate obscurity.

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