Mar 23, 2015 by

Ted Cruz

3.23.15 – “Ted Cruz Announces Presidential Run” —  By Katie Zezima —



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The Harvard and Princeton-educated lawyer, 44, was first elected to the Senate in 2012. He is best known for championing controversial efforts to block implementation of President Obama’s health care law in 2013 that included a 21-hour filibuster on the Senate floor…

…Cruz has called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and the abolition of Common Core education standards, and has been skeptical of climate change.

…Cruz is positioning himself to be a frontrunner in the race for conservatives and evangelicals.

…The choice of venue also underscores Cruz’s intention to actively court young conservatives. Last month, he told a group of mostly 20- and 30-somethings at CPAC to be “entrepreneurs for liberty” and spread his message of conservatism with a smile.

“If we carry young people, we can turn this entire country around,” he said.


3.22.15 – “Ted Cruz To Announce Presidential Bid at Virgnia’s Liberty University” – by Jonathan Tilove – Austin American-Statesmanhttp://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/ted-cruz-to-announce-presidential-bid-at-virginias/nkcX5/


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…Sen. Ted Cruz will jump the queue Monday to become the first well-known candidate to formally enter a wide open race for the GOP nomination for president.


…Cruz’s choice of venue seems calculated to stake his claim with born-again Christian voters who historically dominate the Iowa caucuses.


“The rap against him is he doesn’t play well with others. Voters don’t particularly like those others,” Pitney said. “The rap against him is that he alienates establishment Republicans and doesn’t build coalitions with Democrats, to which a lot of Republican primary voters will say, ‘Cool.’ ”


Democratic consultant Paul Begala agrees that Cruz could prove formidable.

“He knows how to harness the power of the most committed activists in his party to topple a seemingly invincible establishment Republican,” Begala said. “He has Barack Obama’s education and Sarah Palin’s politics…


…no candidate has a greater power to electrify the Republican grass roots than Cruz or make the case that Republicans lost with Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008 because they were not sufficiently conservative to turn out the base.


If Cruz did emerge with wins in Iowa and South Carolina, he would be well positioned for what could be a decisive victory in the Texas primary on March 1, the first primary day after the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries…


3.23.15 – “Ted Cruz Launches Presidential Campaign at World’s Largest Christian College” – Associated Press — http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/national-politics/20150323-ted-cruz-launches-presidential-campaign-at-world-s-largest-christian-college.ece


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The Texas Republican’s choice of Liberty University for Monday’s speech indicates he plans an aggressive courtship of cultural conservatives and young voters.

Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to officially enter the 2016 contest even though, like others, he has been campaigning in all but name for many months. Ahead of his speech, Cruz turned to social media and tweeted: “I’m running for president and I hope to earn your support!”

…”It’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again, and I’m ready to stand with you to lead the fight.”

Cruz’s decision to launch at Liberty University, a familiar stop for presidential hopefuls that calls itself the world’s largest Christian college, is meant as a marker against potential rivals who are counting on Christian conservatives to fuel their ambitions.

…By getting in early — and at Liberty — Cruz, 44, was hoping to claim ownership of the influential and incredibly vocal corner of the Republican Party for whom cultural issues are supreme.

…Cruz’s father, a pastor, is also expected to help the first-term senator make inroads with these voters.

The son of an American mother and Cuban-born father, Cruz is positioning himself to become potentially the nation’s first Hispanic president. While he was born in Canada, two lawyers who represented presidents from both parties at the Supreme Court recently wrote in the Harvard Law Review that they think Cruz meets the constitutional standard to run.



3.23.15 – “Texas A&M Professor, Brazos GOP Weight in on Ted Cruz’s Upcoming Presidential Run” – Associated Press — http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/texas-a-m-professor-brazos-gop-weigh-in-on-ted/article_3a6eb61f-87fe-56dc-b4f5-012841001ac5.html


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“It’s still really, really early, but Ted Cruz has as good of a chance as anybody in the field, probably better,” Rieger said. “He’s very Reagan-esque. He gets vilified by the New York media, but he wears it as a badge of honor. He’s got a great chance.”



“Cruz is going to make it tough for all of the candidates who are fighting to emerge as the champion of the anti-establishment wing of the party,” said GOP strategist Kevin Madden.


…Following his election to the Senate in 2012, the former Texas solicitor general quickly established himself as an uncompromising conservative willing to take on Democrats and Republicans alike. He won praise from tea party activists in 2013 for leading the GOP’s push to partially shut the federal government during an unsuccessful bid to block money for President Barack Obama’s health care law.


In December, Cruz defied party leaders to force a vote on opposing Obama’s executive actions on immigration


One of the nation’s top college debaters while a student at Princeton University, Cruz continues to be a leading voice for the health law’s repeal, and promises to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and scrap the Department of Education if elected president.


…said veteran Republican strategist John Feehery. “Cruz is a lot smarter than the typical darling of the right, and that makes him more dangerous to guys like Scott Walker and Rand Paul.”


The son of an American mother and Cuban-born father, Cruz would be the nation’s first Hispanic president. While in New Hampshire this month, Cruz told voters his daughter, Caroline, had given him permission to join the presidential race in the hopes that the family puppy would get to play on the White House lawn instead of near their Houston high-rise condo.


“If you win, that means Snowflake will finally get a backyard to pee in,” Cruz said his daughter told him.



Donna Garner


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    I believe that Senator Cruz holds real we the people values and could very well help to change the direction of our country to Constitution.

    I do have reservations to his eligibility to serve as President. As the reference article from The Dallas News you have listed, indicate that the two lawyers who represented previous presidents stated they “THINK” that he is eligible?

    Do these two Harvard lawyers not recognize that “Natural Born Citizen” means Natural Born?
    And does this type of Natural Born mean the same as (those who allowed the questioned vetted and corrupt one) Obama’s holding the office of President now?

    Has Cruz made reference to his Natural Born Eligibility? If not, then is he true to the Constitution? What about his accociations with Goldman-Sacs and his wife having held a position with the NWO/Liberal leaning CFR.

    There is an article(s) on web site of “Freedom Out Post” that give details of the presential eligibility of Obama, Cruz, Rubio and Santorum.
    I am currently still checking.

    Not to negate my support for Cruz, I feel he is the most out-spoken and appears to be a strong supporter of the conservative people.

    Lawyers are not always ones who have extensive training in Constitutional law….??????

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      Donna Garner

      “Answer to Question: Is Ted Cruz Eligible To Be President?”
      By Donna Garner

      Ted Cruz is a natural-born American citizen because his mother was born in America even though she gave birth to Ted Cruz in Canada. This is similar to a female American-born missionary today who goes to Africa and gives birth. Her children are American citizens.

      The Harvard Law Review on 3.11.15 cites the following (excerpts from this article):

      All the sources routinely used to interpret the Constitution confirm that the phrase “natural born Citizen” has a specific meaning: namely, someone who was a U.S. citizen at birth with no need to go through a naturalization proceeding at some later time. And Congress has made equally clear from the time of the framing of the Constitution to the current day that, subject to certain residency requirements on the parents, someone born to a U.S. citizen parent generally becomes a U.S. citizen without regard to whether the birth takes place in Canada, the Canal Zone, or the continental United States.2×2. See, e.g., 8 U.S.C. § 1401(g) (2012); Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, Pub. L. No. 82-414, § 303, 66 Stat. 163, 236–37; Act of May 24, 1934, Pub. L. No. 73-250, 48 Stat. 797.

      …While some constitutional issues are truly difficult, with framing-era sources either nonexistent or contradictory, here, the relevant materials clearly indicate that a “natural born Citizen” means a citizen from birth with no need to go through naturalization proceedings. The Supreme Court has long recognized that two particularly useful sources in understanding constitutional terms are British common law3×3. See Smith v. Alabama, 124 U.S. 465, 478 (1888). and enactments of the First Congress.4×4. See Wisconsin v. Pelican Ins. Co., 127 U.S. 265, 297 (1888). Both confirm that the original meaning of the phrase “natural born Citizen” includes persons born abroad who are citizens from birth based on the citizenship of a parent. (“On the Meaning of ‘Natural Born Citizen’” — by Neal Katyal & Paul Clement – 128 Harv. L. Rev. F.161 — http://harvardlawreview.org/2015/03/on-the-meaning-of-natural-born-citizen/

      At the top of the Dallas Morning News article by Todd Gillman from 3.13.15 (http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/ted-cruz-is-eligible-for-president-despite-canada-birth-legal-duo-writes-in-harvard-law-review.html/ ), there is a copy of Ted Cruz’s birth certificate.

      Excerpts from this DMN article:

      As Canada-born Sen. Ted Cruz edges closer to a formal campaign for president, a bipartisan pair of top lawyers is arguing in the Harvard Law Review that his birth outside the country should not hold him back.

      …The commentary, titled “On the Meaning of `Natural Born Citizen’ ” was co-authored by Paul Clement, solicitor general during George W. Bush’s second term, and Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general in the Obama administration and during the 2000 recount, co-counsel to Bush’s opponent, Al Gore.

      …Cruz wasn’t naturalized, and didn’t have to be to attain U.S. citizenship, thanks to the fact that his mother, Eleanor, is American by birth.

      “Despite the happenstance of a birth across the border, there is no question that Senator Cruz has been a citizen from birth and is thus a `natural born Citizen’ within the meaning of the Constitution,” they argued.

      …Cruz’s parents were working in the Canadian oil patch. His mother was born in the United States. His father, Rafael Cruz, was a Cuban citizen at the time of his son’s birth in Calgary, though he also had been a U.S. resident. Clement and Katyal also maintain that the father’s status alone would have made Ted Cruz a natural born citizen, a contention not generally made by other legal scholars who have weighed in on Cruz’s eligibility.

      …Clement and Katyal review the relevant common law and court rulings. They note that questions were raised about Arizona Sen. John McCain, born in the Panama Canal Zone while his father, a Navy officer, was stationed there, and about George Romney, born in Mexico to Mormon missionaries, and Barry Goldwater, born in Arizona before it was a state.

      Donna Garner

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    The data is unambiguous as to what makes for a thriving economy- invest in education heavily. States that invest more in education tend to have dramatically stronger economies and the steps in that chain are all very clear. More spending on education causes more capable students, more capable students get more education and more educated workers are more innovative and economically productive. See the data here.

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