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Dual citizenship?

The official story about presidential aspirant Rafael ‘Ted’ Cruz is that, admittedly, he was born outside the United States, in Canada, of a Cuban father and an American expatriate mother.

The official story states that Cruz, though born in Canada, had dual citizenship, (American by his mother’s status, and Canadian by birth). Then, the story goes, he became a naturalized American. However I’ve read comments online saying that he never was naturalized because he already has American citizenship through his American citizen mother, thus had no need to be naturalized. But still the story has been that he was a ‘dual citizen’ until fairly recently, when he renounced his Canadian citizenship or his dual citizenship.

This article, which seems to present good information, says that Canada has not allowed dual citizenship since 1970.

“From May 22, 1868 until December 31, 1946, all residents of Canada were British subjects. There was no such thing as a Canadian citizen or Canadian citizenship until January 1, 1947.

From January 1, 1947 until February 15, 1977, Canadian law prohibited “dual citizenship.” Foreign parents giving birth to a child in Canada in 1970 were forced to choose between Canadian citizenship only, or citizenship in another country, and to declare that with Canadian officials at the time of birth. The parents of Ted Cruz chose and declared “Canadian citizenship” for Rafael Edward Cruz.”

So if Cruz is not a native-born citizen, nor a ‘natural-born’ citizen born of two citizen parents, nor even a dual citizen, (which would, if he were, be a disqualification for the presidency anyway, under our law), what is his status?

More to the point, what is our status as the citizens and rightful heirs of our forefathers (“ourselves and our posterity“) if we no longer care whether our potential presidents are eligible for the office under our Constitution and our traditions? I think fewer and fewer people, with each passing year, understand our laws and our traditions, and fewer still can be bothered to care about the laws, much less to seek out the knowledge for themselves. If we end up, from now on,  with ‘strangers’ governing us, being ruled over by people who are not of us, then I suppose our fate will be deserved.

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2 thoughts on “Dual citizenship?

  1. The story of Cruz’ background is convoluted, and I’ve read differing variants. His sealed records indicate something to hide. At heart, the argument boils down to magic papers or magic dirt. Neither imparts heritage.

    Our immigration and citizenship laws have been changed numerous times, based on the faulty premise of the 14th amendment and influenced by Ellis Island sentimentalism, feminism, and all the other SJWisms. An American woman having a child abroad by a non-American father could not transmit citizenship until after WWII. Even if Cruz’ mother was a citizen, accepting his version of his birth still requires accepting that newer iteration of immigration law as superseding the clear intent of the Founders. While I’m not a proponent of the “magic Constitution,” I prefer clear intent over newly-discovered rights.

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    • Sheila,
      I agree with your points. The Constitution is in disrepute with many because in reality it has been made a dead letter. And I’m definitely not a proposition-nationalist, thinking that our principles made us great, made us who we are, or whatever.
      I do believe as a Christian and as a common-sense ethnopatriot that we should have only those of our own people governing us. I believe TPTB want to obliterate any idea of citizenship, and especially the idea that ‘one of our own’ should govern us or hold high office. They want to make it all irrelevant. They already got a good start with the 2008 election and now they want to establish a definite precedent for just anybody to run for office and be elected. Jindal, Haley, and that woman in Seattle (the Hindu councilwoman) are all steps along the way. I expect Washington state will have a Hindu governor before long. All part of the plan to displace us.

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