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General Subject: Constitution

Senator Cruz Eligibility 2

Ballot creation date: 01/05/2016

Facts


Fact: The US Constitution states that, “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.” Citizenship is a separate, additional requirement from ‘natural born’, which, in conjunction with ‘natural born’ constitutes one of the three requirements to be eligible for the Office of the President. Fact: Over a hundred years ago the interpretation of ‘natural born’, not citizenship, was, by legal statute, expanded to include lands that were bordered and under the legal jurisdiction and administration of the United States of America. ((8 U.S.C. § 1403(a) includes “those born to U.S. citizen parents in foreign countries, and those born in other situations meeting the legal requirements for U.S. citizenship at birth" [Anchor babies].)) These lands only include US Territories and military bases, not foreign countries, whose US citizens residing there were required to live under the laws and administration of the United States when in those sovereign US lands and properties. Facts: Senator Goldwater was born in the US Territory of Arizona and was considered eligible by statute for the Office of President. Senator McCain was born on the US military base in Panama and was considered eligible by statute for the Office of President. Fact: Senator Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada. Fact: The citizenship of a parent or two parents does not determine place of birth. 

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Analysis and Conclusion relative to theft:


By the clear words in the original US Constitution, ‘natural born’ means a person born within the boundaries defined by nature’s landmarks that have been designated by the United States as within these natural boundaries of the United States. It means born in the USA. Citizenship is a separate requirement, which, in conjunction with ‘natural born’ satisfies two of the three requirements to be eligible for the Office of the President. The writers of the US Constitution not only placed great importance on place of birth as a requirement for the highest office in the land, but also a residency requirement of fourteen years inside the United States. They did this because of the historical probability, however low, that adaptation to culture and values that residency, along with birth place, contribute to loyalty which money, connections, and outside powers of influence may otherwise provide. It is termed a, ‘basis for trust’. Anchor baby US citizens like Senator Rubio are addressed in the MOT Ballot, ‘Anchor Babies 8/21/2015’ in the IMMIGRATION section. Another MOT writer Ballot, ‘Senator Cruz Eligibility 3/17/2015’ is available in the CONSTITUTION section, with the same voting conclusion. This MOT Ballot  weighs the degree of theft from the integrity of the whole Constitution that an endorsement of Senator Cruz for eligibility to become President would contribute

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