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BUT THREE YEARS AGO, IT COULDN’T BE UTTERED!
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 21, 2013) — On Fox News Channel’s Wednesday edition of “The Five,” the 5:30 p.m. segment addressed the controversy which has recently arisen of whether or not Sen. Ted Cruz is a “natural born Citizen” and therefore eligible to run for the presidency.
It has been rumored that Cruz is considering becoming a candidate for 2016.
After showing Cruz’s birth certificate, which Cruz made available to The Dallas Morning News on Sunday, the five commentators in turn discussed Cruz’s origins, which are a birth in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to a U.S.-citizen mother and Cuban-citizen father.
“The Five” presented the question of whether or not a dual citizen can be president of the United States given the “natural born” requirement in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution, although they did not directly quote the passage.
A spokeswoman for Cruz on Monday said that Cruz did not possess Canadian citizenship, but Canadian legal scholars have stated that anyone born in their country is automatically granted citizenship. On Tuesday, Cruz said that as a U.S. senator, he believes that his only citizenship should be that of the United States and that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship.
After discussing Cruz’s background, Eric Bolling said, paraphrased, “Well, with Obama we were essentially looking at the same thing…born to a U.S.-citizen mother inside or outside of the country; we don’t know which…”
Fox’s Sean Hannity also discussed Cruz’s release of his birth certificate and compared it to Obama having purportedly released his in April 2011, but Hannity did not report on the findings of a law enforcement investigation which show that the image is a “computer-generated forgery.” Obama’s Selective Service registration form was also found to be fraudulent. The entity which performed the investigation over nearly two years, the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse, has been striving to reach members of Congress about the evidence to urge a congressional investigation.
Over the last two months, lead investigator Mike Zullo has reported that Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas had pledged to take action, and this month Reps. Ted Yoho and Lou Barletta indicated their support of Stockman’s stance. On Monday, WorldNetDaily reported that Stockman has “proposed legislation calling for a congressional investigation of both the president’s constitutional eligibility and the authenticity of the birth certificate he released to show he was born in Hawaii.”
On August 7, The Post & Email contacted Stockman’s office to inquire if Stockman were drafting any type of legislation to deal with the forgery but did not receive a response. Yoho had first alluded to it in a townhall meeting on August 3 which Zullo appeared to believe was precipitate. We also did not receive a reply to our question to Stockman posed on Twitter on August 18.
On Al Sharpton’s “PoliticsNation,” Dana Millbank of The Washington Post vaguely referred to a “conspiracy” theory that Obama’s birth certificate is fraudulent; however, he did not say how that “conspiracy” came to be.
When Fox News’ religious correspondent, Fr. Jonathan Morris, stated exactly three years ago that Obama was born in Kenya, co-anchor Alisyn Camerota was quick to say incredulously (paraphrased), “What do you mean? He was born here.”