Ted Cruz’s NYS Residency Challenge Heard by State Court

Casey Seiler reported on today’s court hearing in the challenge to Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for President. From the Times Union report: “State Supreme Court Justice David Weinstein heard arguments Thursday afternoon in a suit brought by two men who want the court to offer what their attorney frequently referred to as “clarity” on the question of whether U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is a “natural born” citizen, and therefore eligible to become president according to the language of Article 2 of the Constitution.”

“Grant Lally of Mineola — who ran for Congress against Democratic Rep. Steve Israel in 2014 — represented Cruz, and was accompanied by a constitutional scholar, though that particular arrow remained in the quiver. Lally called the deadline issue “a fatal defect. … They’re time-barred, and that’s it.”

Lally also said that the necessary party in this case was neither Cruz nor the board but the Republican state committee, which is responsible for selecting delegates to the national convention; the primary, he argued, was in a sense nothing more than a “beauty contest” that tells the party how to apportion delegates.

Lally suggested the more appropriate body to answer questions of eligibility was Congress or the electoral college — the state-based bodies that ratify the popular vote after the general election.”

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  1. Grammar and Punctuation matter.
    OK then, how do you dissect the sentence based on ‘conjunctions’ and ‘punctuation”?
    Read the 14th Amendment Section 1 (1868)

    “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.”

    1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States,
    2. and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
    3. are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.
    Analysis:
    A. Ted Cruz was not born in the United States.
    B. Ted Cruz was not born in the jurisdiction of the United States.
    C. Ted Cruz was born outside of the United States.
    D. All persons born out of the US are required to be present in the US in order to naturalize.
    E. Any person deriving citizenship through a US citizen parent is a ‘derivative naturalized’ citizen.
    F. Naturalization derived through a parent happens automatically, but only after residing the required number of years in the US before an age limit. (8USC1431)
    G. Failure of Ted Cruz to enter and reside in the US would have required him to go through the naturalization process and enter the US to naturalize. (8USC1433)
    H. Article II forbids naturalized citizens from serving in the Executive Branch.
    I. Ted Cruz FAILS Article II eligibility.

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