On July 25, 1787, John Jay wrote to George Washington at the Constitutional Convention:  “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 devolved on, any but a natural born Citizen.”

From: E Dee Monnen
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:04 AM
To: ‘cmcnamara@mediadc.com’
Subject: Settled Law?

Dear Mr. York:

If a majority opinion is always right, then no innocent person would ever sit on death row.  You, however, made a comment on Fox News that most law scholars believe that Ted Cruz is a Natural Born Citizen, and implied that because “most” believe all of us should also.

I don’t believe the matter is settled, and I resent Ted Cruz supporters calling it settled when there is reasonable doubt.  My nephew was born overseas in 1985, but in order for him to be a US Citizen at birth, his parents registered his birth at the US Consulate.  Is that what Cruz’s parents did?

If there is one thing that Cruz ought to do, it is to have this Natural Born Citizen issue settled now.   As you can read from the law experts below, there are many questions that need to be answered.  I would suggest that you first take a look at this short video In his own words.

Dr. Vieira gives a basic primer on the Constitution in just a few minutes.

Here are some attorneys and law experts who believe the Natural Born issue is NOT settled.

Dr. Edwin Vieira, Distinguished Senior Fellow in Jurisprudence and Constitutional and Monetary Law holds four degrees from Harvard including a law degree.

In his own words   Article Post & Email interview with Dr. Vieira.

Law Professor Herb Titus  In his own voice video

Constitutional expert from Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe – “I don’t agree that it’s settled law. The Supreme Court has never addressed the issue one way or the other, as I believe Ted ought to know.” Story from Breitbart

Thomas Lee, a professor of constitutional law and international law at Fordham Law School.  Mr. Lee points out in his LA Times editorial that the matter is not settled.

Mario Apuzzo, His writings

Attorney Larry Klayman  His writings


Edee Monnen

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