When I listened to the Republication Presidential debates last week, I became aware that Ted Cruz was born in Canada not in the United States. I was taken “back a little” by this fact because of the uproar people caused trying to prove that then candidate Obama was not eligible to run for President. This time the potential candidate openly admits he was not born in the United States but born in Canada. The fact of Ted Cruz’s birth was not raised as an issue during the debate by anyone. I was also surprised by that. So I decided to do a little rummaging on the ‘net and found the above Tampa Bay Times Politifact article.
Anyway, by virtue of the fact that Senators McCain and Goldwater as well as George Romney also were not “geographically” born in the United States and this fact was an issue in their presidential eligibility, I offer an article published by the Tampa Bay Times. Steve Contorno does a really nice job of dissecting how difficult the definition of the meaning of “natural-born citizen” is. It probably would be a job for the Supreme Court of the United States to determine a definitive definition.
So just what does it mean to be a “natural-born citizen” here in the United States in the year 2015?”