Natural born American has nothing to do with the parcel of dirt where he first set foot upon the earth.
Defined: Birth abroad to at least one American parent, in a matter regulated by Federal law and birth within the nation’s territories regardless of parental citizenship. The Supreme Court has confirmed that definition on several occasions.
The question is, was Ted a citizen at birth?
Citizenship goes to babies who are born to one American Parent. To qualify as a Natural born citizen that parent must have resided for at least 10 years in the US. His mother was born in Delaware and lived most of her life in the USA, then gave birth to Ted when she was 30, in Canada.
He is both a US citizen and natural born citizen. That the Canadians award citizenship at birth, regardless of citizenship status of either or both parents is not unusual. I’ve seen many situations in my own family where when children reach an age of majority, they determined to renounce or retain their dual citizenship status of any other country recognizing their right to citizenship in that country. Ted did the same. If they chose to retain dual citizenship and the other country recognizing them were to enter into a war, the USA would not prohibit that country from subjecting them to serving in foreign armed forces. If the war were against the USA, that would bring a whole other can of worms into play.
The SCOTUS has never confirmed people born in the US, regardless of parents nationality are US citizens. Cite the case.
Actually, to be a natural born citizen, both parents have to be citizens. The constitution says parents...plural. If only one S a citizen, the baby is a citizen, but not a natural born born citizen
Al is correct.
Not any one of us typing up these comments is the natural product of one parent.
I wouldn't waste my breath. He knows that. He's just trying to be relevant. Ignore It maybe It will go away.
Lol at the naysayers who are actually confirming that their own precious pressY isn't a natural born citizen. ...yet there he is running the most powerful nation "legitimately " what twits
 November 28, 2015 at 12:12am
Another example of a failed public education system.
He understands neither word, nor their history and origins.
Those living at the time that this nation fought a war against Great Britain understood that a Conservative was one who wanted to Conserve the power of the Crown – the Monarchy. They did so because they were beneficiaries of the power of the Crown.
The Libertarian was the man that believed that we needed to throw off the shackles placed upon this people by the Crown.
So you subscribed to the ideals of one or the other. About 1/3 loved King, 1/3 loved self-rule and independence from the crown, and 1/3 didn’t care either way – they just wanted to eat, drink, and be merry, and not have to choose. At some point the choice was foisted upon them and they no longer had time remaining to make the choice. Those who chose the crown often learned all to late of what a tragic error it was to do so.
The libs of the left, in seeking to control the language and its meaning have twisted both words on their heads and made the opposites of what they both once meant.
And now to declare yourself not an adherent to conservative ideals, the meaning of which includes liberty, independence from an overreaching, overbearing, and corrupt government, he somehow thinks that by declaring he is an “independent”, that this separates him from the ideals of conservatism.
He may need to take a Boolean algebra course – one on logic.
“a black male with a grey hoodie”……
Say it ain”t so.
 November 27, 2015 at 2:06am
Marco Rubio is appearing more and more to be a career politician rather than a man with a good career who served for a while as a politician. I’ve been trying to remember what else he has done during most of his adult life and I really think it’s been “be a politician”.
Besides his short little stint there with the Gang of Eight and their idiotic recommendations of moving toward amnesty for illegals, I can’t think of too many noteworthy acts That Marco ever was involved in that just really stick out in my mind as those defining moments that just say to me, “Marco’s the one.”
If anything, this recent big push of the Media to foist Marco upon us as the Repub candidate tells me that he’s the left’s choice, and they have major dirt on him that they’re waiting to dump.
Marco doesn’t even register in the top 4 Candidates in our family poll. I ain’t buying whatever the media’s selling….and I sure as heck don’t want Mr. Gang of Eight helping direct Congressional policy on illegals.
 November 27, 2015 at 1:53am
I hadn’t thought about Ted Cruz’s argument before. believe that he has a legitimate point.
There is however, nothing that would prevent us from assisting a nation calling upon us for help to rid their countryside of ISIS. Congress could authorize such actions if requested by a trustworthy Commander in Chief………
Oh that little thing.
All the more reason that Ted Cruz should be our new president!!
 November 25, 2015 at 2:14pm
A Trump in the land is worth two Bush’s.
Jeb,…nobody wants you in the race except R Party Leadership…and nobody wants them around for anything. Your clique is getting very very small.
 November 25, 2015 at 2:09pm
The mistake would be in believing that CNN was totally unaware of it all.
 November 25, 2015 at 2:06pm
Criminals aiding Criminals.
 November 25, 2015 at 2:03pm
WOW! MY Confidence level is at its peak now!!
The NSA, CIA, and FBI are spying the heck out of us and the world and they missed Paris?
Is Barry getting the daily intelligence briefings (which he isn’t attending), or did he hear about this on the news?
 November 25, 2015 at 1:54pm
…”And went I went into joint, the U.S.Postal Service delivered mail twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon, but only once on Saturday. So how many times a day do you get your mail now? Three? Four?”
“…and Iran had taken over our Embassy and taken all them hostages when Carter was President. Them crazies wanted to build a nuclear bomb and take out Israel and America. So did we bomb them back to the stone age?……SAY WHAT?!!”
“So like the worst President ever was that foo Jimmy Carter.”
 November 24, 2015 at 12:57pm
I have come to recognize that almost every liberal cause is funded by the American Taxpayer either directly or via funneled funds that we paid for directly.
I wouldn’t even let the kids (and recommend for the grandkids as well) that they not participate in funding drives being sponsored at their schools. Things like “Shoes for Africa” or “Meals without Borders”. No one tracks that money once it’s left the building and most often what happens is that the school gets a piece of the action.
My guess is that a lot of the $CASH$ generated from these activities goes into pockets that pay for Dem’s slush fund activities that are questionable as to their legality.
 November 24, 2015 at 12:31pm
I hope that with his party affiliation change that he works with good people like Louie Ghomert to remove and change the R Party Leadership.
The current system pretty much requires that you affiliate yourself with a particular party of note. It has to be one of the big 3 or 4 parties recognized in the state. What I hope is that he carries with him a lot of passion for the people he represents, and that he also learns as much as he can about the Constitution, it’s historical roots and later history, and of the strict limitations of its enumerated Federal Governmental powers.
Various Indian Nations have been severely abused and lied to time after time by whoever the current powers were. Their words were never their bonds, and the promises were not honored.
We cannot be responsible for the abuses of those who lived in the past, but going forward we can do all that we are able to as citizens to place power in the hands of good and honorable men and women.
If we see dishonor in our leaders, it falls upon us to do all that we can to remove them from power. This appears to be an honorable man. I hope he is, and I hope he learns very quicly that Paul Ryan is NOT his friend.
 November 24, 2015 at 11:47am
People like schmuck-lady here can be impeached out of office and forbidden from hold any Federal Government position ever again. I believe they can also strip her of any so-called earned benefits such as her pension.
If there really are that many Dems who are offended by her continuing on in the VA, let them show it by voting to impeach her out of a job.
 November 23, 2015 at 5:49pm
This is a blatant attempt by a left leaning apparatchik plant to derail the successes that Trey Gowdy has been having. They want to tie him up in litigation rather than allow the committee to focus on things. They forget that the first group that the government always exempts from the law is themselves. Good luck idiot. I hope they uncover that he violated some law while working for the committee as a member of the “GOP” (Bull on the GOP garbage).
November 23, 2015 at 5:34pm
Conservative ranks him with a 71%. Not all that good for a Conservative R Senator.
November 23, 2015 at 5:24pm
I hear far too much from the Press about Marco. It is the left trying to tell us who we need to elect. I don’t believe a single poll coming out these days. They all say something very different from what I’m seeing in real life.
I work with people throughout the various sections of the country and many of them, without asking them, have not hesitated for a moment to share their opinions about Republican Candidates in the running. I don’t hear Marco Rubio in any of them.
I hear Donald Trump a lot, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz a lot as well. Marco just doesn’t make an appearance in any of those casual conversations.
While I’m not a big Trump fan, I absolutely understand why a lot of these people like him. He puts the press back into their little chairs and goes on with life and his campaign. He’s a bright guy, and the press can’t figure that out.
We’re still big Ted Cruz, Ben Carson fans in our household but the Don and Carly are trailing close behind in our home front poll.
Marco is a no show. He’s a guy who spent his adult life as a politician and people remember his Gang of Eight stance on illegals and immigration.
 November 23, 2015 at 4:07pm
It was written by the Provost.
 November 23, 2015 at 3:47pm
@digitalguy – my sentiments exactly.
I suspect that like every other mouthy lib, he’s a well known non-tipper.
As for the son’s questioning “why the cabbie passed them?”
Hey Al’s thirteen year old son, I’ve had a pile of cabbie’s in NYC pass me up, and I don’t look a thing like you or your dad. It’s because you’re in New York City, and in particular, a city run by libs who keep coming into power because geniuses like your dad keep voting for them.
My advice to the young Al Roker’s son – as soon as you turn 18 get the heck out of that place. Move to a mid-western town in the heart of farmland. Learn how to hunt and fish, and grow crops. Invite your Parents to come visit during Thanksgiving or Christmas. Take Dad out to help with the chores….all day long until late into the night. Tell him that there aren’t any taxi cabs out there to be racists – you have to get yourself where you need to be in a truck or on a 4 wheeler. If your neighbors need a helping hand, you show your Dad how that happens out in farmland America. Then let them drive their rental luxury car back to the airport and fly back home where after hitting the tarmac they can start hailing cabs all over again and whining about unfair it is to be being black.
NO! East and West Coast Liberals should be forced to live in the waste they created. Too many small towns have been ruined by them.
 November 23, 2015 at 12:51pm
variance – …and I know that network policy was to never again show the footage like this, in order to keep America from getting steamed up.
It’s interesting to see what’s going on in France right now. Hoards of young men and women are lining up at the recruter’s offices to join the military to “FIGHT RADICAL ISLAM”.
They may find that with the idiot Libs in charge there, that in the end they don’t wind up doing any such thing. Their only hope will be to change out the political powers that be. I thought for a while they were turning more Conservative in their elections, but they went back to the Socialist devil that they knew, the ever compassionate fools that are getting them killed en masse. The two major incidents this year in Paris are a direct result of such.
I remember well on inauguration day of President Ron Reagan the Iranian’s calling up and saying that they were going to release the Hostages from the American Embassy. There’s a reason why they did it, and the fools of the left have been trying to convince us that it was Jimmy Carter’s negotiating efforts that brought that all about.
Bald faced lie. It was the giving the reigns of power to a man who understood how that power must be used to protect this nation.