by Kendall Post, ©2016

(Jan. 8, 2016) — [Editor’s Note:  The following letter, dated November 14, 2014, was sent to the Republican National Committee (RNC) in advance of its annual convention held January 14-16, 2015.  On Thursday, Mr. Post told The Post & Email that he received no response to his letter; thus we are publishing it now.

As predicted in the letter, the question of the meaning of “natural born Citizen” has arisen for the 2016 presidential election in regard to several declared candidates, most notably in recent days Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to a Cuban-citizen father and reportedly a U.S.-citizen mother.  Rep. Alan Grayson, who has threatened to file a lawsuit challenging Cruz’s eligibility should he receive the Republican nomination, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on January 6 as having claimed that Cruz’s mother would have been required to take an oath of allegiance to Canada in order to operate a business, as she and her husband reportedly did during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Sen. Cruz was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta but claims that he is a “natural born Citizen” by virtue of his birth to a U.S.-citizen mother.

The RNC’s 2016 winter meeting begins on January 13.]



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