It would be just plain wrong not to have any fun with this.
Ted Cruz, potential American President, released his birth certificate today.
He was apparently growing weary of peeps saying he couldn’t eventually be America’s CEO because he wasn’t born in this land — even though his mother’s American citizenship guarantees he is, in fact, one of us. But today he also found out, by reading the Dallas Morning News, that he’s a Canadian citizen. Surprise!
But again, most importantly he is an American citizen too – and a ‘natural born’ one as well. Yes, it’s a tricky phrase, but I heard it best explained by somebody at Hotair recently as someone who doesn’t need to do anything other than be born and turn 18 to be entitled to the rights and privileges of citizenship. Basically, he doesn’t need to go through any naturalization process… because he is – in fact – a natural born American person.
However, this truth was not enough to disuade Senator Cruz late this afternoon from launching this savage attack on Canada…
“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “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.”
Senator. Canada is not a land to be parted with in such flip fashion. Mounties. Mountains! The Queen!!!
Wait a second. The Queen.
Until / if Cruz renounces his Canadian-ness… he’s technically a subject of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen of Canada… and Great Britain. Head of the Commonwealth. Descendant of King George III. It’s a family that knows something about the origins of American citizens.
This is a really fun story guys.