Ted Cruz To Renounce Canadian Citizenship

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Conservative lightning rod Ted Cruz has received some criticism from his many leftist detractors regarding his dual citizenship. Although he has already proved his status as an American, since he was born in Alberta, Canada, many have used that fact in an effort to discredit the expected presidential candidate.

The Tea Party-backed Texas senator is addressing the issue just months after he was made aware he actually holds a Canadian residency. Much like America, our neighbors to the north ascribe citizenship on any child born within its borders. Since Cruz’s mother was an American, though, he has always claimed his birthright as a U.S. citizen.

According to Cruz, his mother apparently misinterpreted Canada’s law and informed him from an early age that he would need to actively seek citizenship in that country if he so desired. In August, however, reports revealed the junior senator was actually a legal resident of both nations.

Earlier this month, Cruz expressed his desire to renounce his Canadian citizenship and announced that he has “retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship.”

Until news sources advanced the story, Cruz said he never had a reason to give his Canadian birth much thought.

“There was no reason to retain counsel to analyze Canadian law,” he said, “because it wasn’t relevant to anything I was doing.”

Though many speculate his recent interest indicates a desire to seek higher political office, Cruz remains evasive when asked about such aspirations.

“My political perspective is focused on representing the state of Texas,” he explained.

Cruz is showing his dedication to America by acting swiftly and decisively upon realizing his citizenship was split at birth. Even so, the man who many on the left consider a villain will likely continue to face harsh and undue criticism from his political opponents.

Barack Obama and his minions, on the other hand, meet accusations that his birth certificate is fraudulent with derision and ad hominem attacks. Of course, such deflection is how today’s left addresses almost any scandal.

Ted Cruz is once again showing his ability to rise above the political fray, addressing controversy head-on before returning to the work for which he was elected.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. WRONG !!!!!!!!
    Nip THIS ONE in the bud before we here in AMERICA get embroiled in yet another controversy over Natural Born Citizen…which is clearly outlined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
    If BOTH his parents weren't American citizens, then he's ineligible, plain and simple…
    …especially having a DUAL citizenship…
    …which would cast suspicion upon his future loyalties to America…
    …which was the reason for the Natural Born Citizen' clause being written in the first place…
    It was SUPPOSED to prevent possible TRAITORS from gaining positions of power…
    …like the mess we find ourselves wrapped up in right now…

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    This man is the type of president that we need to run as a republican against who ever the liberal socialists run. This Sunday on one of the supposedly fair and balanced news shows they tried like the pharises tried to trip up Jesus do the same to Cruz but he outsmarted them.The republican better take a hard long look at who they run.We don't need McCains,Grahams,Boners, McConnells, Ryans, and other such ilk.We need the Cruzs,Lee,Palins and even Jeanine Pirrro

  3. Sideshow–you only need to be a natural born citizen if you're not a democrat. This is obvious, as it didn't keep Obummer from being elected, and nobody who SHOULD be doing something is doing anything about it.

  4. Wiseoldlady says:

    The facts…….United States FOR ( not OF) America is a corporation OWNED by Britain.
    Kenya was a colony under British rule……obum born there……a British subject
    Canada is OWNED by Britain…….Cruz born there…..a British subject

    Hence………..obum is allowable as a president
    Cruz is allowed to become the president

    We are NOT A FREE COUNTRY but have always been under British rule….we pay our taxes to Britain…but it states the Treasury of the United States. There are soooooo many SNEAKY deceptive contrived devises which remained hidden until recently thanks to computers and research………

  5. Wiseoldlady says:

    I might also add Cruz is FOR The people and BY the people…..
    Obum is a f….Marxist communist Muslim. THERE STANDS THE DIFFERENCE…..!!!!!!!!

  6. AmericansRon2U says:

    To be eligible to run for POTUS, one must be a NATURAL born citizen. That is defined as BOTH parents being U.S. citizens at the time of the child's birth and the child MUST BE born on U.S. soil. There are no "ifs, ands or buts about it. Ted Cruz is no more eligible than Obama. This country set a precedent by allowing the likes of Obama to run for POTUS and now the GOP is jumping on board the bandwagon. Our Constitution will be rendered meaningless if Cruz is allowed to run for the office of President.

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