Cruz does not meet the Constitutional definition.
Congress has no other powers than those expressly granted in the Constitution. If the Constitution does not give Congress power over a subject then Congress does not have power over that subject.
As such, The Constitution in matters of citizenship gives to Congress only the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization; it does not give Congress the Power over who is and who is not a Constitutional “natural born Citizen”.
Therefore, A Constitutional “natural born Citizen” means the same today as the day the Framers inserted the term into the Constitution; and, any person who becomes a citizen by fulfilling an Act of Congress is a citizen by Naturalization.
Ted Cruz is a U.S. citizen by naturalization, he acquired U.S. citizenship at birth by fulling Section 301(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. If he had not fulfilled this Act at birth he would not of acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.
If Ted Cruz were a Constitutional “natural born Citizen” then Congress would not have had authority over his citizenship at birth; and, anyone ever born outside of the U.S. (since the adoption of the Constitution) to a U.S. citizen mother and non U.S. citizen father would have always been born citizens of the United States. This is not the case, prior to the Naturalization Act of 1934 such persons were not born citizens of the United States.
May 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
I’m sure the video was interesting but I didn’t want to sit through a thirty second ad.