Still Report #832 – 1st Newspaper to Say Cruz Ineligible

from Bill Still

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The nation’s first mainline newspaper has come out with an analysis that says: “No way is Ted Cruz eligible to be president.”
The Arizona Republic, a part of the USA Today Network, came out Friday afternoon in their online edition saying that Calgary Ted Cruz is not eligible to run for President of the United States.
In fact the new analysis calls into question whether the junior senator from Alberta, Canada is even qualified to hold a seat in the United States Senate.
According to columnist Alan Korwin:
“The founding fathers were specific in using ‘natural born citizen’ in the Constitution. That means something.”
Korwin then explained what the founders based their interpretation of the term natural born citizen upon, “Law of Nations” written in 1758 by Swiss Political philosopher, Emer de Vattel.
The original first edition was published in French in 1758 – the language of the Geneva side of Switzerland. An English edition was printed two years later in 1760.
Benjamin Franklin was sent 3 copies of the French edition by Charles Dumas and he brought one of them to the Constitutional Convention.
In a letter thanking Dumas dated Dec. 9, 1775, Franklin wrote:
“I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising state make it necessary to frequently consult the law of nations. Accordingly that copy, which I kept, has been continually in the hands of the members of our Congress, now sitting …”
Centuries after his death, it was discovered that “Law of Nations” was in George Washington’s library – one of his overdue library books – 221 years overdue.
“Law of Nations” defines “natural born citizen” as a person born in a country, both of whose parents are citizens of the country at the time of birth.
As columnist Alan Korwin put it:
“It was a clear 3-part requirement: two citizen parents and native birth.”
“It allows for no foreign birth or parentage in a person who is a natural born citizen. It’s distinct from ordinary citizenship.”
As Vattel put it in “Law of Nations”:
“The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.”
John Jay, who became the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court even wrote George Washington a letter directly on point:
“Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise & seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expressly that the Command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.”
Washington thanked Jay for his advice and in the final edited version of the Constitution, the framers changed the Article II requirement for President from merely “citizen” to “natural born Citizen”.
According to Alan Korwin:
“The Founders knew exactly what the term meant.
The presidency is the only office in our entire legal structure with this requirement. “Citizen” appears throughout our laws. “Natural born citizen” appears in only one place — as a requirement for the highest office in the land.”
And the exact reason that this is being hushed up across the entire spectrum of the mainstream media is that this plain and simple definition of the term eliminates from eligibility not only Calgary Ted, but Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindel and ….. wait for it …… President Obama.
So call me a birther if you like, but, in return, you convict yourself of ignorance of these basic, founding principles of the United States of America.
Furthermore, certainly someone who claims to be a constitutional expert – like Calgary Ted does – is aware of these facts. Therefore, he knows he is not eligible to run for President, and therefore has perpetrated a fraud on every state where he has sworn that he is eligible.
One by one, states need to realize this and prosecute Cruz accordingly.
Going forward, we must now find a federal court to rule in favor of these facts so that next time this comes up, it will not take 8 months to discern the truth. That’s why the efforts of Prof. Victor Williams are so vital.
And in that regard, there is some bad news of Dr. Williams’ fate, but that will have to wait for another report.
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.