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Cruz released his birth certificate amid concerns that being born in Canada could derail a possible presidential run by the tea party firebrand.
In a statement issued Monday night, Cruz said "the facts of my birth are straightforward: I was born in 1970 in Calgary, Canada. Because my mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware, I was a U.S. citizen by birth. When I was a kid, my Mom told me that I could choose to claim Canadian citizenship if I wanted. I got my U.S. passport in high school.
"Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter," he added. "Now The Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship. Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I'm an American by birth and as a U.S. Senator, I believe I should be only an American."
Originally posted by wrabbit2000
reply to post by CALGARIAN
John McCain had to submit to a short but very REAL Senate investigation to establish HE could run for President because he wasn't born in the United States. Get this..he was born on U.S. Soil, in the Panama Canal Zone while the US had full control and security of it. His father was brass in the Navy, of course, and came to be an Admiral. His mother, also a citizen. Yet...still,, he underwent the inquiry. So quick and straight forward, the media barely registered it while screaming about people wanting the same from Obama in '08.
If Cruz can run, then Natural Born has lost 100% all meaning. Totally.edit on 20-8-2013 by wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
How can he possibly run for president if he waas literally born in Canada. Or does that not matter, as long as mother was American?
Originally posted by jjkenobi
All Cruz needs to do is seal all his records, produce a social security number from Connecticut, and a long form birth certificate from Hawaii and he's good!
So where are all the angry Birthers? Where is Sheriff Joe?