by Sharon Rondeau

(Feb. 28, 2016) — On Sunday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz tweeted that in keeping with Mitt Romney’s call last Thursday, fellow candidate Donald Trump should “release his tax returns.”

Just below that tweet is another comment from Cruz stating, “.@realDonaldTrump should release them because primary voters should be able to vet us all! https://www.tedcruz.org/ted-cruz-tax-returns/ …

Cruz claimed on ABC’s “This Week” that Trump is “hiding something.”

Over the last 11 months The Post & Email has attempted to “vet” Cruz by requesting records which might indicate that he possesses U.S. citizenship, a separate issue from whether or not he is a “natural born Citizen,” as the Constitution requires, to serve as president.

Last April, we sent a letter by certified mail to Cruz’s campaign headquarters requesting documentation on his background, receiving back proof that it was received but nothing more.

Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to a U.S.-citizen mother and Cuban father who swore allegiance to Canada in 1973.

Cruz claims he has always been a U.S. citizen but has not disclosed his passport or college applications, certificate of U.S. citizenship, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), or any other documentation demonstrating same.

At the time of Cruz’s birth in Calgary, he was awarded Canadian citizenship and Canada did not recognize dual citizenship.

On Thursday, when Romney first began calling for Trump to release his tax returns, he suggested that there is a “bombshell” within them such as that his income is less than he has claimed or that he has not given to charities in the amounts he has publicly claimed.

When The Post & Email tweeted back to Romney on Friday, “What is your agenda?” with a reminder that Trump had campaigned for Romney in 2012, we received no response.   Although a follower of Romney’s, his tweets no longer appear in our timeline.

However, on Friday evening, former Trump adviser Roger Stone told Alex Jones in an interview that Romney is part of a plan with the Koch brothers to back candidate Marco Rubio if he can win the primary in his own state of Florida on March 15.  Should Rubio lose Florida, according to Stone, Romney will enter the race in an attempt to wrest the Republican nomination from Trump at the RNC in Cleveland in July.

Although the media is reporting on eligibility challenges and lawsuits filed against Cruz and Rubio, whose credentials are also in question, it has not provided the public with the historical backdrop for the inclusion of the “natural born Citizen” term in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.  Fearful of foreign “intrigue” and influence, Founding Father and first U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay suggested to George Washington at the Constitutional Convention that it “be wise & seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expresly that the Command in chief of the american army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.”

Rep. John Bingham, considered the author of the 14th Amendment which awarded citizenship to freed slaves, has described a natural born Citizen as one born in the U.S. to citizen parents.  Having argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Cruz appears unaware of the several cases decided by the high court which touched on the subject and definition of “natural born Citizen.”

In response to a federal lawsuit filed in Utah by a registered voter and attorney, Cruz’s attorneys wrote that “Accordingly, Senator Cruz was a citizen of the United States at the moment of his  birth” but provided no proof.

As of press time, Cruz has provided no response to our tweet, nor has The Post & Email noted any other tweets from Cruz’s Twitter account.

Beginning in 2007, when Chris Matthews reported that Obama was “born in Indonesia,” questions about Obama’s eligibility were obliterated by the mainstream media.  It remains unknown if Obama is U.S. citizen, “natural born Citizen,” or neither.  Many Americans believe he is an Islamic sympathizer and that his allegiance lies outside of the United States.

In 2012, the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse declared Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate and Selective Service registration form “computer-generated forgeries.”

Update, 1:26 p.m. EST:  Approximately 35 minutes after publication of this article, Cruz resumed tweeting.


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  1. @Paula-Excellent work! So, who verifies that a candidate is actually a “natural born” citizen? If this is not verified, then anyone can show up and just say, “I’m eligible”.
    To be a “natural born” citizen, a candidate must be born of parents that are US citizens at the time of the candidate’s birth, and the candidate must be born on US soil. I’ve done extensive research on the subject-constitution, amendments, relevant court cases, and videos and articles by constitutional scholars. Neither Cruz nonprofit Rubio are eligible for POTUS or even be a VP.

  2. Regarding my request for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio’s “natural born Citizen” Constitutional qualification documents filed with Arizona, I have received a timely e-mail reply from the Election Services Div of Arizona’s Sec of State Michele Reagan. I am informed that:

    “We accept candidate filings in the manner and format in which they are received from each filer.”

    “It is the responsibility of our candidate’s that at the time of filing, they attest that they have met the qualifications for office under A.R.S. § 16-311 (see subsections D. and E. respectively).”

    “Our statewide and legislative candidates’ qualifications and petitions can be challenged by an elector through the superior court under A.R.S. § 16-351.”

    “If you are looking for copies of candidate nomination documents, you will need to fill out and submit a public records request form to our office. It is attached, and can be found here:


    I will need to study the ‘Public Records Request’ 2-page form to decide if I will submit it.

  3. Sharon and Du Mac, I have just sent the following e-mail to Arizona’s Secretary of State Reagan:

    Michele Reagan, Arizona Secretary of State
    1700 W Washington St Fl 7
    Phoenix AZ 85007-2808

    Dear Secretary Reagan,

    I am contacting you regarding presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both of whom I believe are NOT qualified as “natural born Citizen” to run for president under Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.

    I refer to Arizona’s Secretary of State website, with links to Republican presidential candidate documents that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio signed and filed, which includes the statement that “I am a natural born citizen of the United States…”:


    Recently, Ted Cruz used Twitter to state that [Republican presidential candidate] Donald Trump “should release them [tax returns] because primary voters should be able to vet us all”.

    As a primary voter, may I request from your office copies of the documents that Ted Cruz filed with you that proved to your satisfaction that he meets the “natural born Citizen” Constitutional qualification, since you have signed regarding his Nomination filing that, “This is to acknowledge that all forms required by law to be submitted to the Secretary of State for nomination at the Presidential Preference Election to be held on March 22, 2016 have been received in this office on the 13 day of November, 2015″.

    In support of my request, I am linking Sharon Rondeau’s article (with her permission), where she mentions her attempts to “vet” Ted Cruz, on her ‘The Post & Email’ website:

    Exclusive: Cruz Calls for Trump’s Tax Returns; The Post & Email Calls for Cruz’s Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    by Sharon Rondeau


    May I also request from your office copies of the documents that Marco Rubio filed with you that proved to your satisfaction that he meets the “natural born Citizen” Constitutional qualification, since you have signed regarding his Nomination filing that, “All forms required by law to be submitted to the Secretary of State for nomination at the Presidential Preference Election to be held on March 22, 2016 have been received on the 23 day of November, 2015.”

    Respectfully submitted,

    Paula ____


    Date & Time: 2-29-16 @ 12:02 PM PT
    From: http://www.azsos.gov/
    Subject: Your message has been sent.

  4. Paula,
    Have you requested from P& E permission to forward this info to Arizona? If not I wish you would and Im sure they will either send it them self or grant you permission.

  5. So, Ted Cruz says that Donald Trump “should release them [tax returns] because primary voters should be able to vet us all”. But, did Cruz provide Arizona’s Secretary of State with his documents to prove that he meets Arizona’s own presidential candidate document requirements for “natural born citizen” as is written in Arizona’s own form that Cruz signed? Can Arizona Sec of State be required to provide to “primary voters” whatever proof of “natural born citizen” that Cruz submitted to meet their requirements?

    Marco Rubio also signed Arizona’s presidential candidate document claiming “natural born citizen”. In New Hampshire’s Presidential Primary Candidacy document, Rubio swears “under penalties of perjury that I am qualified to be a candidate for president of the United States pursuant to article II, section 1, clause 4 of the United States Constitution …”, (which Charles pointed out in another article should have been clause 5) and the NH form goes on to state the wording of clause 5, “No person except a natural born citizen, …” which Rubio swore and signed to. I wonder if NH Sec of State could be required to provide “primary voters” with Rubio’s proof of “natural born citizen”?

    The US Senate and House certainly are not going to take up the issue and demand proof of “natural born citizen” for presidential candidates; the Supreme Court admits they “are avoiding that issue”; all federal courts refuse to hear cases brought by claiming “no standing by petitioners”; the executive office certainly is not going to address the “natural born citizen” issue, other than by further clouding the issue. Various states’ election boards have been claiming “no jurisdiction to hear issue”. Where does that leave American citizens and voters. Perhaps, as the saying goes, we are “all up the creek without a paddle”.