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Ted Cruz, presidential hopeful, born in Calgary, Canada.
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Ted Cruz, presidential hopeful, was born in Calgary, Canada. He apparently "renounced" his Canadian citizenship in 2014. The U.S. Constitution says a President must be a natural born citizen.

You gotta wonder if the same "Birthers" that complained bitterly about Obama's birth certificate (which at least everyone agreed was from the U.S. state of Hawaii) are going to be making the same point here, or if its just going to be a new (ahem) generation of "Birthers".
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Apparently his mother is a US citizen and so that gave him dual citizenship. When I became a US citizen in 1977 I was not able to keep my Canadian citizenship. So I guess the rules are always changing.
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Dawn Meredith Wrote:Apparently his mother is a US citizen and so that gave him dual citizenship. When I became a US citizen in 1977 I was not able to keep my Canadian citizenship. So I guess the rules are always changing.

You might be able to get it back Dawn. Have you checked it out recently?
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You can get it back. Carol was born in Canada and we ensured all our kids had dual citizenship... and passports if they ever needed them.
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I understand dual citizenship. But to assume the office of President of the United States, you must be a "natural born" American (presumably to keep all the sneaky Tory carpet-baggers out of the White House). This was exactly the argument of the Birthers. I would guess that someone born here to non-citizen parents could assume the office. I would not make the same guess about a child of 2 US citizen parents born out of the country.

I note that we have had at least one President born outside of the US (Grover Cleveland IIRC, and look how that turned out).
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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I thought there were the same problems with McCain's run for presidency. He was born in Panama but his parents were US citizens unlike Cruz.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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