by Tom Arnold, ©2022
(Jan. 31, 2022) — On Saturday evening, January 29, 2022, in Conroe, Texas, the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, held a large political rally. The rally was televised live by NEWSMAX TV. During the telecast NEWSMAX, as is its custom, displayed a number of brief messages on the TV screen re: other news stories, questions for the viewing audience, etc.
One such question this time asked if Donald Trump were to run again for president in 2024, who do you think he should consider for a running mate. NEWSMAX specifically listed three choices of the many available: Ron DeSantis, Ted Cruz, and Nikki Haley.
I ask you, readers of this editorial, WHAT IS WRONG WITH NEWSMAX? Do they think that the NATURAL BORN AMERICAN CITIZEN requirement in our constitution (Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5) regarding one’s eligibility to be president and vice-president doesn’t mean anything anymore? Do they think that the NBC matter is taboo to talk about publicly? Or could it be that NEWSMAX is not as informed or knowledgeable about newsworthy matters as it ought to be?
My criticism of NEWSMAX has to do with the fact that Senator Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He “officially” renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014. Since it appears his mother was a U.S. citizen, was this somehow sufficient for Cruz to become a U.S. citizen eligible to run for the presidency or vice-presidency? Ted Cruz’s father was born and raised in Cuba, obtained political asylum in the United States after a student visa expired, and reportedly became a naturalized U.S. citizen. The fact is that none of these things comports with being a NATURAL BORN AMERICAN CITIZEN. Personally, I admire Ted Cruz and support many of the same ideas and principles. However, many Americans supported, and voted for, a constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, and look how that has turned out for our country.
I also contend that NEWSMAX is incorrect to offer Nikki Haley as a possible vice-presidential candidate. Although she was born in South Carolina in 1972, both of her parents were born in the Punjab district of India and immigrated first to Canada and then reportedly came to the United States in 1969. I do not know what Ms. Haley’s parents’ citizenship ultimately turned out to be, but it is entirely possible that they were still citizens of India when Ms. Haley was born.
SO WHY, NEWSMAX, IS IT THAT YOU NEVER REFER TO OR DISCUSS THE ACTUAL CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR ONE TO RUN FOR OR BECOME ELECTED PRESIDENT OR VICE-PRESIDENT OF OUR COUNTRY? Would it surprise you to learn that this subject is one which has great national security implications for our constitutional democratic republic? Once again, just so you won’t forget or continue to cover up the matter, it is called NATURAL BORN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP.