Ted Cruz is in the US Senate Illegally?

After Obama's destructive administration, shouldn't we thoroughly vet the candidates?

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By JB Williams:

US Senator Ted Cruz from Texas, has been under fire in his bid for the White House due to his Canadian citizenship records which make it quite clear that he does not meet the Constitutional “natural born Citizen” requirement for the Oval Office, despite the opinion letter from his Harvard friends.

Following a total lack of vetting on Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 and 2012, many insist that no one ever enter the Oval Office again without proper vetting, including proof of meeting all Constitutional requirements for office. Obama’s massive destruction of our Constitutional Republic has placed the issue of Constitutional eligibility on the front burner for many Americans, and partisanship has nothing to do with it.

In the effort to vet every 2016 presidential candidate, Cruz, who had once stated that both he and Barack Obama were ineligible for the Oval Office, found himself under tight scrutiny from the same people who tried to stop Obama from taking the Oval Office via fraud. Ted placed himself in the crosshairs of constitutionalists who do not care about partisan politics, by seeking an office he is not eligible to seek.

In investigating Cruz eligibility for the Oval Office, his eligibility for the US Senate came into question…

The Constitutional requirements for the US Senate are as follows;

“No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.”

At 42 years old in 2012, Ted Cruz obviously met the age requirement of 30 years. However, he also needed to meet the requirement of at least “nine Years a Citizen of the United States.” As the Constitution states, one cannot be just an “Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.”

The known source for the Founders use of the term natural born Citizen, The Law of Nations, also defines “Inhabitant” as follows;

  • 213. Inhabitants.

“The inhabitants, as distinguished from citizens, are foreigners, who are permitted to settle and stay in the country. Bound to the society by their residence, they are subject to the laws of the state while they reside in it; and they are obliged to defend it, because it grants them protection, though they do not participate in all the rights of citizens. They enjoy only the advantages which the law or custom gives them. The perpetual inhabitants are those who have received the right of perpetual residence. These are a kind of citizens of an inferior order, and are united to the society without participating in all its advantages. Their children follow the condition of their fathers; and, as the state has given to these the right of perpetual residence, their right passes to their posterity.”

Today, the legal term for this condition in the United States is “illegal alien,” someone in our country and living under U.S. jurisdiction, without legally belonging to society. Modern social justice attitudes often refer to these people as “undocumented citizens” which of course are not citizens at all. Our I.R.S. created a new class of “citizen” for the purpose of collecting taxes from illegal aliens, “resident alien” which is an inhabitant (not a citizen) who pays taxes.

Contrary to current leftist social justice ideologies that view all “illegal aliens” in the U.S. as only “unauthorized” or “undocumented” citizens, our laws identify them as nothing more than “illegal aliens,” or “resident aliens” who pay taxes under I.R.S. codes.

Further, in any matter of law, authenticated evidence supersedes any and all politically motivated opinions, especially opinions which are either unfounded or poorly founded. Unlike Barack Hussein Obama who posted three forged U.S. Certifications of Live Birth and later a Hawaiian newspaper announcement of his birth to evidence his Oval Office eligibility, Ted Cruz issued his Canadian Birth Certificate as evidence of being “born a citizen of Canada.”


The Canadian document above is proof of Canadian Citizenship at birth for Senator Ted Cruz. The next piece of authenticated evidence released by Ted Cruz is a Canadian document proving that he remained a legal citizen of Canada until renouncing that citizenship in May of 2014, which means, he was still a legal citizen of Canada in 2012 when he ran for, was elected and took the oath of office for the US Senate.

Again, the authenticated evidence below proves that Ted Cruz was born Canadian in 1970 and remained a legal citizen of Canada until renouncing his Canadian citizenship in May of 2014. These official documents also prove that Ted Cruz was a legal citizen of Canada in 2012, when he sought and claimed a seat in the U.S. Senate as a legal US citizen.canadian-cruz-2

As a result of this damning evidence, the Cruz campaign hired friends at Harvard to issue a letter which makes a legal case for how Ted Cruz (and Barack Obama) might be a natural born Citizen of the United States eligible to seek the Oval Office. However, a legal opinion letter is not equal to, nor does it supersede authentic evidence to the contrary.

It is possible for a child to be born outside of the United States, and still acquire legal U.S. citizenship at birth through a parent, according to U.S. Naturalization codes pertaining to “Citizenship at Birth for Children Born Outside the U.S. and its Territories.” If the related conditions are met, a child born outside of the United States to one U.S. Citizen parent, in this case, Ted’s mother, the parents can file for and receive U.S. Citizenship for the child by filing a CRBA form with a U.S. Consulate at the time of birth.

The statutes governing this naturalization process state;

“A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met.  The child’s parents should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (CRBA) to document that the child is a U.S. citizen. If the U.S. embassy or consulate determines that the child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth, a consular officer will approve the CRBA application and the Department of State will issue a CRBA, also called a Form FS-240, in the child’s name.”

According to related U.S. laws governing “Citizenship at Birth for Children Born Outside the U.S. and its Territories,” the following conditions had to be met in order for Ted Cruz to legally claim U.S. citizenship at birth via these naturalization statutes, through his mother.

The U.S. citizen parent had been physically present in the U.S. or its territories for a period of at least five years at some time in his or her life prior to the birth, of which at least two years were after his or her 14th birthday.

If the U.S. citizen parent spent time abroad in any of the following three capacities, this can also be counted towards the physical presence requirement:

  • Serving honorably in the U.S. armed forces;
  • Employed with the U.S. government; or
  • Employed with certain international organizations.

Additionally, time spent abroad by the U.S. citizen parent while the U.S. citizen parent was the unmarried son or daughter and a member of the household of a person who meets any of the three conditions listed above can also be counted.

Ted’s parents were at no time serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, employed by the U.S. Government or by any of the certain international organizations, during their eight years in Canada, between 1966 and 1974. Further, Ted’s father Rafael, was at no time a legal citizen of the United States prior to naturalizing in 2005, from Canada. Rafael’s known legal citizenship status as of 1970 was Cuban, not American.

This is an EXAMPLE of a US CRBA Form

CRBA form

Unfortunately, there is no evidence to suggest that the parent or parents of Ted Cruz ever filed a CRBA form with the U.S. Government in or around 1970, which is why Ted Cruz released a copy of his Canadian citizenship records and not any U.S. citizenship records. At present, all FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests filed in search of any U.S. citizenship documents to confirm the true official U.S. citizenship status of Ted Cruz have been denied access. All citizenship records for Ted Cruz are sealed unless and until Ted Cruz agrees to allow any such records to be released by either U.S. or Canadian agencies.

As a result, there remains no authentic evidence to support the claims that Ted Cruz is either a “natural born” or “naturalized” citizen of the United States.

Without any form of U.S. Citizenship documentation, and proof of Canadian citizenship at birth in 1970 and holding that legal status until May 2014 when he renounced his birth citizenship to Canada, there is no way for Ted Cruz to prove that he is either “natural born” and eligible for the Oval Office, or “naturalized” prior to 2012, when he sought and accepted a seat in the U.S. Senate as a legal citizen of Canada.

On the basis of all available evidence today, Ted Cruz is in fact holding a seat in the U.S. Senate illegally, with no documented proof of legal U.S. citizenship whatsoever, and proof of Canadian citizenship between the years of birth in 1970 and May 2014.

It is unfortunate that a person so many have placed their political faith in has proven willing to defraud his supporters for both votes and millions in campaign donations. But it is better we know now, than after he wins the GOP nomination only to be destroyed by Democrats later, using the same facts and evidence presented here.

What will the people do with this knowledge? Are they really motivated by restoration of Constitutional compliance, or mere political expediency?

© Copyright by JB Williams, 2015. All rights reserved.

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  1. Such hogwash. To quote Justice Scalia, it’s “interpretive jiggery-pokery” and “pure applesauce.” The intent of the Founders was made clear 2 years after the ratification of the US Constitution. Not in 1900, not in 2000. It was made clear by Congress in the Naturalization Act of 1790… over 200 years ago. In that Act, it defined “natural born citizen” with razor sharp clarity: “The children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond Sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born Citizens.” Ted Cruz was, is and always will be a natural born US citizen who is not only eligible to be my US Senator, but he is also eligible to be my President Of The United States.

    • It does say “CITIZENS” NOT “CITIZEN” of the United States that may be born beyond the sea…. The plural of citizen to anyone who knows the English language means 2 (TWO) or BOTH parents. Quit twisting words for your own convenience.

  2. My Dream Team was a Trump/Cruz ticket for 4 to 8 years, then a Cruz/? ticket for another 4 to 8! I figured that Ted could learn a lot from Trump,, businesswise and negotiation wise and then go on to become one of the Greatest Presidents of all time! But, we are a Constitutional Republic and need to follow our Constitution exactly as our Founding Fathers made it. Obama was never Vetted and the person responsible for saying he passed was Nancy Pelosi, who should be charged with endangering our National Security by Lying and Deceiving the US Population and putting our entire nation, and out allies, with a 3rd World Islamic Queen, B. Hussein Obama. Now look at our Nation and the World! They Tyrants will pay for their treason in the near future, of that, I am confident!

  3. I have been banned from a web site I had been a member of for years because the administrator (who have Rev. before his name) was pushing Cruz and I posted that Cruz is not eligible to be President! I don ‘t get it as this is supposedly a patriotic web site!!!!

    • After Cruz “won” in Iowa.. he went right back into is BULL that Republicans promised to DEFUND Obamacare, etc., and thereby they LIED because they didn’t do so… Even Ted knows that the Repub Majority has NO such Power to do any such things… They have NO Power to “DEFUND” they’d have to Pass New Legislation to “REPEAL” with Obama can VETO !! and that same Crap has been his BASIS for PLAYING Conservative Groups for FOOLS right from the beginning and for Years Now ! —
      Please SEE this Short 4-minute CLIP I cut from a Reputable EVENT covered by Cspan — This NOTION that Republicans “PROMISED” to Defund & Fix everything Obama, is NON-SENSE, period !

  4. This whole post is BS. Without going into a huge post (it’s the middle of the night) the bottom line is this:

    Eleanor Darragh is an American citizen. Her son Rafael (Ted) Cruz, therefore, is also an American citizen.

    Case closed.

    • Everything in this article is “fact” backed by “authenticated evidence” and official documentation. Opinions are B.S. – and, as Ted was a legal citizen of Canada in 2012, without ever disclosing this fact to Texas officials or voters at the time, he ran for a accepted a seat in the US Senate via election fraud. It is an act of fraud to seek any political office in the USA while concealing the fact that you are a citizen of a foreign country.

      • This is very serious Cruz can jeopardize the entire election by his ambitious, and maybe fraudulent, quest. Don’t think that Hillary’s forces are in the dark about this. Remember, she was the first birther against Obama until Soros pulled her off.

      • At the time he ran for the US Senate, Ted Cruz was a natural born US citizen, because his mother was a US citizen. Also, “The Law of Nations” is not part of the US Constitution. And the “CRBA form” is a document that can be used to prove that the child is a US citizen for purposes of getting a US passport and registering for school. But to get the CRBA form, the child already has to be a US citizen. The form does not confer citizenship on someone who is not already a citizen. It merely documents that fact.

        Ted Cruz’s mother is Eleanor Elizabeth (Darragh) Wilson. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware on November 23, 1934, as shown on her birth certificate. She moved to Canada in December, 1967. She was in Canada on a work permit and never registered to vote or became a Canadian citizen (Canadian law required 5 years of permanent residence to apply for citizenship).


    • His mother being an American citizen doesn’t make him a “natural born” citizen. He’s a natural born CANADIAN.

  5. Cruz was born a US citizen because his mother was a US citizen meeting the residency requirements. These are undisputed historical facts and that is the evidence. Cruz doesn’t need a piece of paper to be a US citizen. He was born one by law.

    You might argue a legal theory under which he’s not eligible to be president, but not that he’s ineligible for the Senate. That’s just plain nonsense.

    • 1) You have no proof of the citizenship status of Ted’s mother in 1970. All you have is her statement on Ted’s Canadian Birth Cert that claims she was of American origin. There is nothing on that cert that states the current citizenship of the parents in 1970. Only that the mother was originally from the USA and the father, Cuba.

      2) The only US Laws that allow a mother to confer legal citizenship to her child born abroad is US “naturalization” laws pertaining to “naturalization” for “immigrants” seeking to acquire US citizenship. A CRBA form is how a parent would have notified the US of a “citizen birth abroad” and no such doc was ever filed for ted Cruz.

      3) Cruz ran for and accepted a seat in the US Senate as a legal citizen of Canada in 2012, without ever disclosing to Texas officials or voters that he was a legal citizen of Canada at the time. That is an act of election fraud…

  6. Pure unadulterated BULLSH*T. Cruz’s mother was a US Citizen at the time of his birth and therefore Cruz is a Citizen by Birth UNDER US LAW from the moment of his birth REGARDLESS of any status he may have UNDER CANADIAN LAW. Canadian law is meaningless in this case except as pertains to Canada.

    Grow Up, Obama is destroying America and you people are pissing away you efforts on this crap

    • Unfortunately for you and Ted, everything in the article is fact…. and you have no authentic evidence to support your politically motivated claims.

  7. Glad to see that you stopped listening to levin and perpetuating the false narrative that Ted Cruz is constitutionally eligible to run for the potus and also realize that he is in the senate illegally.

    • For the record Rosemary, I NEVER stood with Levin in his blatant lies defending Cruz or his lies concerning an Article V Convention… I have stated from day one that Ted Cruz is as much a fraud as Barack Obama.

      • Interesting JB. Did you have someone hack your website & pretend to be you? You also banned me from your life for calling you out about your claims that Ted Cruz was eligible.

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