To The Daily Sun,
"The candidate is a natural born citizen by virtue of being born in Canada to his mother, who was an American citizen at the time of his birth." So declared Pennsylvania Senior Judge Dan Pellegrini concerning the citizenship of one of this year's Republican presidential candidates. The judge also referred to an article in the Harvard Law Review to support his decision.
Rafael Theodore Cruz (for some reason, he dropped his birth name) was born in Calgary, Canada, to an American mother and a Cuban father. He had dual citizenship until May 2014, when he decided (for some reason) to renounce his Canadian citizenship. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
In 2013, he was elected to his first national office as a senator from Texas. Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to an American mother and an African father. According to "birthers," he apparently was not an American citizen. He graduated magna cum laude (better than cum laude, but naysayers clamored for his transcripts) from Columbia University, and was also editor of the Harvard Law Review.
In 2005, he was elected to his first national office as a senator from Illinois. According to those naysayers, he did not have adequate experience by 2008 for the presidency, although now Mr. Cruz does (?).
Side note: from 1847 until 1849, Abraham Lincoln served in the U.S. House, and then was out of national office until being elected president in 1860 (probably a lack of adequate experience, according to the naysayers). Apparently the judge's ruling that being born to an American mother is a qualification for U.S. citizenship, and should settle any doubts concerning president Obama's citizenship. Of course, racial biases were never a factor!
Perhaps an apology to President Obama is in order from all those birthers and naysayers.
Frank M. Weeks
Gilmanton Iron Works
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