All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

10/29/2015

Same Objection Different Crook

I thought Ted Cruz's lambasting of the debate monitors and media in general was an excellent point and probably one of the better things he has come up with.  I'm in agreement with him about the media.  He's a generally likeable guy.  If he invited me to  have drinks at his country club, I'd probably go.

That said, he is not constitutionally eligible to hold the office of President of the United States.  He was not born in the US and both his parents were not American citizens at the time of his birth.  HIs father didn't even become a US citizen until 35 years after Cruz was born.  He cannot be President.  Period.  End of discussion.  Let him moderate the debates.  He'll do a better job of it.

Marco Rubio was born on US soil.  Neither of his parents were American citizens at the time of his birth.  The only reason Rubio isn't classified as an "anchor baby" is that the US had a unique policy towards Cubans.  They qualified as "feet dry" when their identity as Cuban nationals was discovered.  Had they been "feet wet" they would have gotten a free boat ride back to Cuba.

We had one Constitutionally unqualified president.  He has reliably served the interests of other countries over our own.  We do not need another.  A natural born citizen is one who has two parents that are American citizens.  That's what the phrase meant when it was penned and we should hold all presidential candidates to that standard regardless of party or the irrational hope that they will appeal to Hispanics more than free cable.

3 comments:

  1. Constitution shmonstitution. That antiquated irrelevant, racist document?

    What century are you living in?

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    1. This one but I routinely visit the 18th and 22nd.

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  2. Susan4:16 PM

    Mrs. Cruz was an American citizen long enough to pass it on to her son when he was born. Plus IIRC, they settled this in a meeting of congressional leadership when McCain ran. Technically, he should not have been eligible because he was not born in America but Panama.

    I have more respect for Cruz, and his parents, than I ever have had for Obama and his wacky and mixed up childhood.

    I think this is a question that needs to be settled for once and for all. Since his mom was an American citizen, and Cruz was raised here from birth, not in Indonesia for the first formative years of his life, I would feel comfortable with a Cruz presidency than I would a Hillary. Cruz respects the country and the constitution, while Hillary doesn't.

    This post brings up another question for me. Why is an obvious lawbreaker allowed a free pass to run, but somebody who has an American mother, and respect for this country and the constitution is being told he cannot? Yes, yes I know.

    The naturalized citizen bit. But if the democrat party keeps running all these corrupt leaders as candidates, why then can we not pick one who is law abiding and respectful of the country he is a citizen of?

    The irony is so strong on this one. You guys are going to have to have patience with me on this whole issue of eligibility.

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