Thanks For Clearing That Up, Ted Cruz

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Hmm.  I see.  Senator Ted Cruz this week shed the light on his potential candidacy for President in 2016. He addressed the Obama birthers,while clearing the way for his run for the White House. You see Ted clearly was born in Canada, or so he says. Now if he was not a natural born citizen of the U.S., he wouldn't be eligible to serve as President under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution.

As far as we all know, Canada is not part of the U.S. So is this a problem?

According to Ted this week in a (campaign stop) in Iowa, absolutely not. Laura Bassett reports in HuffPo:

While Cruz would not exactly say whether he is gearing up for the primaries, he cleared up speculation that he is not eligible to run because he was born in Canada. “My mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware," he said. "She’s a U.S. citizen, so I’m a U.S. citizen.”

“I’m not going to engage in a legal debate. The facts are clear. I can tell you where I was born and who my parents were. And then as a legal matter, others can worry about that. I’m not going to engage.”

So according to Ted, his mother was born in the US, making her a citizen. Therefore, no matter where she was when giving birth to Ted, he is considered a natural citizen and thus legally able to serve as president. Okay. I buy that.

Now it seems to me, President Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, likewise, was born in the states if we consider Wichita, Kansas part of America. (B.O. was too, in Hawaii, but just go along with this tea party/birther argument that he was born in Kenya.) So if the president's mother was born in the U.S., then why is his eligibility any different from Cruz's? Aren't these two scenarios that same?

Thank you Senator Cruz for setting the record straight. Birthers? What say ye?

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