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  •  Best thing about Ted Cruz is his Canadian birth (1+ / 0-)
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    freerad

    certificate.  He can never be president.  So, he is Texas' problem.  Have at it ya'll :)

    •  Not exactly (1+ / 0-)
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      He was born to US citizen parents, and from what I understand, if the proper paperwork was filed, he'd be a naturalized US citizen himself.

      Once he's in the Senate, his influence will extend far beyon the Lone Star State.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 01:07:07 PM PDT

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      •  We have never had a president born outside America (0+ / 0-)

        There are two legal camps about "natural born".  The first says must be born in America.  The second says naturalized is OK.  I am in the first camp as are most Republicans.  It is doubtful that the GOP is going to run a candidate that was born outside the US.  Maybe in 50 years but not in the near term especially after all this nonsense with the President.

        Assuming Cruz wins unless he is in the Senate leadership which isn't going to happen (for obvious reasons) his influence stops at the Texas border.  Like I said their problem.

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