Sunday, January 17, 2016

THE ULTIMATE BIRTHER BIBLE: Because Trump "is unable to engage Cruz on matters of actual substance"

Who are the Constitutional scholars and legal experts that assert, in no uncertain terms, that Ted Cruz (the son of an American citizen) is eligible to run for President?

I mean, besides the legal experts Donald Trump consulted months ago before the polls tightened and he changed his tune.

For starters:

  1. Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western University School of Law
  2. Neal Katyal and Paul Clement, Harvard Law Review
  3. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University School of Law
  4. Congressional Research Service: "Natural born" citizenship means citizenship held "at birth" (PDF)
  5. Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School (who argued in 2008 for John McCain that "children born abroad to U.S. citizens are themselves U.S. citizens",” and that this is sufficient to establish that an individual is a “natural born” citizen eligible to be president); the Washington Post observes that Tribe's confusion about Cruz's eligilibity is "inconsistent."
  6. Michael Ramsey, Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism at the University of San Diego School of Law
  7. Andrew C. McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York
  8. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
  9. Eugene Volokh, UCLA School of Law
  10. Mark R. Levin, President of Landmark Legal Foundation
  11. William A. Jacobson, Cornell University Law School
  12. Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review
  13. David A. Graham, The Atlantic
  14. Akhil Reed Amar, CNN

As Jim Geraghty observes, the Cruz Birther issue:, of course, [Trump's] doing. Because he is unable to engage Cruz (or anyone else on stage) on matters of actual substance, he’s mongered conspiracy under the pretext that Democrats were going to do it anyway. It doesn’t seem to matter to Trump or to his supporters that his legal opinion on the subject was wildly different just four months ago...

Oh, and as for the lawsuit issue, please recall that crackpots have been suing Barack Obama since 2008 over his eligibility. I wonder how that's working out for them?

And: "Several citizens filed lawsuits asking the court to rule on whether McCain was a natural born citizen early in 2008, but the legal challenges didn’t go anywhere."

And let's recall Cruz's response during the Fox Business debate.

Please forward this post on to the Cruz birther on your mailing list. And then raise both your hands.

Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News


GhostRider said...

Definitive ABSOLUTE Proof that Ted Cruz is NOT a natural born citizen. There is no argument otherwise...

Anonymous said...

The tradgedy here is that so many Americans are just dumber than snot to believe this faker. Trump is a moron. His supporters are idiots.

Anonymous said...

Has it occurred to any of the Cruz supporters, including this author, that they are asserting that Obama's birth and eligibility are settled, as a means of casting doubters in Cruz' case as "crackpots?"
What's next? Agreeing with Shrillary that some are crackpot false accusers, so Bill's past is irrelevant?

Can there be any doubt that this is GOPe black bag divide and conquer operation, to discredit both Cruz and Trump, is ridiculous on it's face, and that the winner will be the GOPe designee, likely Rubio?

Good lord, people. Get over yourselves. Neither are the enemy. Shrillary is.

GhostRider said...

Once you get past Ted Cruz's flip flops on Immigration, H-1B visas, Birthright Citizenship/14th Amendment, Defense Spending, NSA Bulk Metadata Collection, Background Checks, TPA Fast Track, SCOTUS John Roberts, Refugee Acceptance, Syria, Ethanol, Crop Insurance Program, Abolishing TSA and that he is an USURPER (not a natural born citizen) like Obama...he's really a pretty good guy.

directorblue said...

@GhostRider: as opposed to Trump's old support for assault weapons ban, restrictions on personal ownership of guns, partial-birth abortions, gay marriage, etc.?

Cruz has his faults, but he's spent his entire adult life trying to defend the Constitution.

What does Trump stand for?

What do we call his belief system?

Trump turned on Cruz over a 24-hour period... 180 degrees.

What happens when he turns on a policy or freedom you enjoy in a moment's notice?