Just a week ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed out a court challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president of the United States – based on his birth in Canada to an American mother – and several other similar cases have fallen by the wayside also because of technical issues. But on […]
Any Cruz-supporting delegate should be damned locally for subverting the will of the people.
As WaPo reports, delegates are “shopped” in a wild, westerny field of wildcatters:
Federal rules do not provide clear guidance about whether delegates can accept items of value from a campaign, other than reimbursement for their travel expenses. Campaign finance lawyers are divided over whether federal or state anti-bribery statutes would apply to delegates who are not elected officials — and if so, what kinds of perks or inducements could be illegal.
HuffPo is obviously not the best source of policy wisdom, but it’s a great source for intelligence about what the left is up to, and they are up to exactly what I have predicted since my fellow tea party activists leapt over the cliff like lemmings, subject to Cruz control:
Scholars Agree that Ted Cruz is Not Constitutionally Eligible
But what if a candidate misrepresents his basic eligibility for ballot access. Is there legal remedy for that fraud? Again, Ted Cruz provides best evidence.Democrat and Republican partisans alike have agreed that the Canadian-born Cruz is not a “natural born” American citizen as textually required by Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution. Indeed, Mr. Cruz held onto his resulting Canadian citizenship from the time of his birth until May 2014.Not eligible for the presidency, the vice-presidency is also verboten. If Ted Cruz is chosen for the GOP ticket — “playing top or bottom” — the debate over his constitutional ineligibility will go nuclear. House Democrat Alan Grayson pledges to initiate lawsuits: “I’m waiting for the moment that he gets the nomination.”And many nonpartisan legal scholars agree. Ted Cruz’s Harvard Law teacher Laurence Tribe first raised the concern. On Slate, University of Chicago Law Professor Eric Posner put the case directly:Because Cruz was not “natural born”—not born in the United States—he is ineligible for the presidency…. To naturalize … is to confer citizenship status but not to somehow convert him to having been born in America; similarly, to confer citizenship by statute to someone born abroad to an American parent is not the same thing as retroactively making that person born in this country—making him natural born—which would be impossible.Other top academics concur. Legal historian Mary Brigid McManamon’s presents the most comprehensive analysis. Harvard Law Professor Einer R. Elhauge’s recent work, taking the form of a 2016 amicus brief, proves beyond doubt that Mr. Cruz is not eligible — for the presidency or vice-presidency.
The promulgation of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis marks the conclusion of a synodal process that has been dominated by attempts to undermine Catholic teaching on matters relating to human life, marriage and the family, on questions including, […]
The overwhelming win showcased the Cruz campaign’s months-long efforts behind the scenes in Colorado, led by U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)92% withhelp from grassroots organizations, Gun Owners of America and the Faith and Freedom Coalition.