“THE TED CRUZ DECEPTION”
by Sharon Rondeau
Gary Wilmott, who blogs at GiveUsLiberty1776, will host guests Sharon Rondeau, Editor, The Post & Email, and JB Williams, columnist and co-founder of the US Patriots Union and North American Law Center (NALC), both of whom have researched Cruz’s background through a number of channels and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests over the last year.
On March 23, 2015, Cruz declared himself a presidential candidate for the 2016 election. Although born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to a Cuban-citizen father and U.S.-citizen mother, Cruz insists he meets the Article II “natural born Citizen” requirement because of his birth to one U.S.-citizen parent.
Williams hosts a Sunday evening radio show on the PatriotVoice network and divulged on a recent episode that he possesses a sworn affidavit from a Cruz interviewer claiming that Cruz, in 2012, described a “natural born Citizen” as a person born in the United States to to citizen parents.
In 2013, amid speculation as to who might declare him- or herself a 2016 presidential candidate, Fox News Channel’s Carl Cameron reported that Cruz was not eligible to seek the presidency because of his birth outside of the country. Since Cruz entered the race, Fox commentators have occasionally raised the eligibility question but failed to report on numerous ballot challenges and lawsuits now filed contending that Cruz is ineligible to serve.
On Wednesday, an amicus brief was filed by Harvard Law School professor Einer R. Elhauge in a case challenging Cruz’s eligibility to the New York Supreme Court initiated as a ballot challenge to the New York State Board of Elections earlier this month. The judge hearing the case stated that he could not rule on the merits since the objection by the petitioners had not been filed timely.
A hearing on the appeal is scheduled for March 23.
The mainstream media often conflates the term “citizen” with “natural born Citizen,” the latter of which was designated in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution only for the office of the President and commander-in-chief.
Several radio hosts, commentators and legal scholars claim that Cruz is eligible, while others argue that he is not, while Cruz claims that the “Constitution is clear and straightforward” on the matter.
Friday night’s discussion will focus not on the question of whether or not Cruz meets the presidential eligibility qualification of “natural born Citizen,” but rather, the dearth of evidence that Cruz is in possession of even basic U.S. citizenship, which could have been acquired by the process of naturalization.
Over the last year, The Post & Email has submitted FOIA requests to the U.S. State Department and other government agencies for documents which might be responsive to revealing whether or not Cruz was registered as a U.S. citizen born abroad at birth or afterward.
The claim of ineligibility by a number of petitioners was made concerning Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who suspended his campaign after a disappointing showing in the March 15 Republican primaries. Rubio was born in the United States, albeit to two parents from Cuba who had not yet naturalized as American citizens.
Friday night’s show will begin at 9:00 PM EDT and conclude at 11:00 PM.
Listeners wishing to speak with the host can call 347-989-8853 and press 1. Others may listen by phone or online.
WheresObamasBirthCertificate.com was founded in 2008 by Michael Volin in an effort to discover the obscured documentation of Barack Hussein Obama and whose long-form birth certificate was found by criminal investigators to be a “computer-generated forgery.”
Williams has led a movement to introduce Articles of Impeachment written by NALC against Obama beginning in the House Judiciary Committee. Thus far, Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida has publicly stated his support for impeachment.