Sunday, January 31, 2016

If Winston Churchill Was Not Even a Citizen of the United States, How Can Ted Cruz Be Its Natural Born Citizen?

Senator and presidential contender Ted Cruz was born in 1970 in Canada to parents who, unlike Senator John McCain’s parents, were not serving the U.S. national defense. He therefore was not born or reputed born in the United States. He was also born to presumably a U.S. citizen mother, and to a non-U.S. citizen father (his father was Cuban). Hence he was also not born to two U.S. citizen parents. Cruz is at best a “citizen" of the United States “at birth,” but only by virtue of the 1952 Immigration and Naturalization Act, a naturalization Act of Congress (assuming that he was born to a U.S. citizen mother). But failing both constitutional common law requirements for being a natural born citizen, i.e., born in the United States to U.S. citizen parents, he is not nor can he be a natural born citizen.

On the contrary, Cruz does not agree that this common law definition of a natural born citizen under which he is not a natural born citizen is the only definition of a natural born citizen that has ever existed in the United States since July 4, 1776. Rather, he tells us that it has been settled law since the adoption and ratification of the Constitution that a child born out of the United States to a U.S. citizen mother and a non-U.S. citizen father like him is also a natural born citizen.

I have written several articles demonstrating why Cruz is not a natural born citizen and that he is wrong to maintain that he is. These articles can be read at

I read a comment by Ghost posted on January 17, 2016 at, which asked: “was Winston Churchill eligible to become President of the United States? Churchill’s mother was an American citizen! of High Society Brooklyn and NYC.” This question led me to investigate the matter and this is what I found.

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