“SOLE ALLEGIANCE TO THE COUNTRY AT BIRTH”
by CDR Charles F. Kerchner, Jr. (Ret), ©2016, blogging at CDRKerchner
(Apr. 13, 2016) — I have read Admin Judge Masin’s decision. It is flawed. The “natural born Citizen” term in our U.S. Constitution was put there for national security reason as to who could be Pres and Commander in Chief of our military once the founding generation was gone. They knew the term meant a person with sole allegiance to the country at birth. Not just any sliver or partial allegiance such as being born a dual citizen or tri-citizen as Ted Cruz was. Ted was born with Canadian citizenship by soil, Cuban citizenship from his father, and U.S. citizenship via his mother if she had not at some point renounced that and became a Canadian citizen to register to vote up there, which she did. How is allowing a tri-citizen at birth to be eligible to be Pres and CinC a “strong check” against foreign influence in that office, as founders and framers John Jay and George Washington intended it to be. A natural born Citizen is one born with sole allegiance and singular citizenship to the USA and only the USA by being born in the USA to parents who are both citizens (born or naturalized citizen parents but citizens) when their child was born. See my white paper on this subject: https://www.scribd.com/…/The-Who-What-When-Where-Why-and-Ho… Also see: https://www.scribd.com/…/Euler-Logic-Diagram-Shows-Logical-… and https://www.scribd.com/…/Papers-Discussing-Natural-Born-Cit…
This question of eligibility MUST be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court. Reject the recommendation decision by Judge Masin and do not allow the ineligible Ted Cruz to be remain on the NJ ballot for President. That, in addition to being the right originalist understanding and meaning defense of the Constitution and the “natural born Citizen” term, would also force this matter to the U.S. Supreme Court on an expedited basis since at that point two states, PA and NJ, would have ruled differently and SCOTUS would have to address the matter on the merits in an immediate and expedited basis.
CDR Charles Kerchner (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
UPDATE 1 – 13 Apr 2016: Exceptions challenges to Admin Judge Masin’s recommendations decision filed by Atty Mario Apuzzo to the NJ LtGov Kim Guadagno:
Read the decision here.