Normally, writing in the first person is something one is discouraged from when drafting articles for the public. Even in writing opinion – editorials, one tries to refrain from first person viewpoint. However, there are times when first person cannot be avoided. This is one of those times.
I am not one to be politically correct. The correctness has never gotten anyone anywhere except to confuse the entire issue with “political” subterfuge. Likewise, I favor neither the Democrat Party nor the Republican Party because both violate the Constitution of the united States of America in favor of their political platforms. Their party platforms reside, at times, so far outside the Constitution their ideas might as well reside on Jupiter. Neither have upholding and preserving the Constitution, protecting the individual God-given rights of the people, nor defending this nation against enemies, both foreign and domestic, as their duty while in office.
Because of this stance, I frequently call out members in Congress of both parties for the hypocrite, do-nothing, charlatan shills they are. When I step on the toes of the “golden boys” of self-proclaimed conservatives, a backlash of fiery retorts occurs attacking the messenger. It usually means I hit the nail squarely on the head in calling out these “in name only” conservatives for the hypocrites they are. It makes readership comments soar.
With that said, I don’t watch the party debates. It’s a dog and pony show where fluff n’ stuff questions are asked to get a “conflict” going to entertain the gullible. Yes, I missed the “conflict” between Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz. However, the video of Cruz’s answer to Neal Cavuto’s question regarding his meeting the eligibility requirements to be president was seen on an alternative news outlet.
It’s no secret that I believe and contend that Ted Cruz is ineligible to hold the office of president since he does not meet the “natural born citizen” requirement — one of three requirements an individual is required to meet to hold the office. Again, it’s no secret that I contend strongly that Hussein Soetoro is ineligible and a usurper of the office of president. However, many conservatives rally around Cruz as “their man,” claim Cruz is eligible to run, and declare Obama ineligible. Yet, the situations on the birth of both Cruz and Hussein Soetoro are the same or very similar. Donald Trump’s offer is still on the table for Hussein Soetoro to provide irrefutable evidence of his “natural born citizen” status.
With Trump and other citizens questioning the eligibility of Sen. Ted Cruz, it was no surprise the question would come up for Cruz to clarify his eligibility. What is surprising is the attitude and stance Cruz assumed when addressing the issue. Never do I miss an opportunity to peg Obama with his arrogance and condescension toward citizens and the media, point out Trey Gowdy’s flippant answers to questions, Harry Reid’s nastiness, Pelosi’s lack of brains, and in general, call politicians out on their behavior. No politician running for office is immune. Naturally, when I question the eligibility based on the “natural born citizen” definition understood by the founding fathers and framers of the Constitution, it’s no wonder some refer to me as “Grandma Hamner, the yoyo full of hot air” as some type of insult. It’s poorly done as I am a Grandma and proud of it; but, no one is pulling my strings back and forth on issues nor am I driveling tripe fed to me by someone else spouting “hot air.”
When Neal Cavuto asked Sen. Cruz to settle his eligibility, Cruz stated, with a bit of a chuckle before speaking, “Well Neal, I’m glad to see we are focusing on the important topics of the evening.”
Cruz thought this issue funny, deserving of a chuckle and a condescending remark reminiscent of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) “have you met Joe Biden” flippancy. Granted, Donald Trump’s demeanor and attitude is no better at times either, which he displays regularly. However, Cruz, the shining star of self-proclaimed conservatives, engaged in behavior one would expect coming out of the mouth of one Hussein Soetoro. The audience found it funny but no one finds it amusing when the Traitor-in-chief does it. In fact, the audience cheered, applauded and hooted, prompting Cruz to laugh further.
In the statements that followed, Cruz disputed the claim he was not a “natural born citizen” by using the exact same terminology Hussein Soetoro and other democrats used — “birther” issue and “birther” theories. Cruz went on to explain what “birther” theories were out there and which ones were extreme.
“At the end of the day, the legal issue is quite straightforward, but I would note that the birther theories, that Donald has been relying on, some of the more extreme ones insist that you must not only be born on U.S. soil, but have two parents born on U.S. soil,” Cruz added. “Under that theory, not only would I be disqualified, Marco Rubio would be disqualified, Bobby Jindal would be disqualified, an interestingly enough, Donald J. Trump would be disqualified. Because Donald’s mother was born in Scotland. She was naturalized. Now Donald, on the issue of citizenship Donald, I’m not going to use your mother’s birth against you.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed constitutionalist, declared the founders’ understanding of “natural born citizen” — the same understanding used in the Constitution found in Vattel’s Law of Nations Chap. XIX, paragraphs 211-217 and reiterated in a dissertation by David Ramsey, a founding father and member of the Continental Congress, as extreme. Sen. Ted Cruz, who has read the Federalist Papers, memorized the Constitution, and read the Anti-Federalist Papers, declared the founding fathers’ definition of natural born citizen as extreme. My, my how someone’s position can change when ambition rears its ugly head.
Cruz goes further really in saying “two parents born on US soil” along with the child born on US soil to be a “natural born citizen” as an extreme theory. However, that is not what anyone who has broached this issue has contended. It is one way for an individual to be a natural born citizen, but not the only one. The requirement of natural born citizen is born to two US citizen parents. That would mean two parents born in the US or naturalized before the child’s birth. So, Cruz, as a student of the Constitution, would certainly know this but instead chose only to bring up an issue that few who question his eligibility have brought up — parents being born on US soil. He did get it right that he, Rubio and Jindal are disqualified based on the founders’ understanding and definition.
In a not so surprising move, Cruz pointed out Trump’s mother being a native Scot and becoming a naturalized citizen. Still, it would make Trump the child of two citizen parents. What was Ted Cruz’s motive for pointing that out? What has that got to do with his eligibility? It is the eligibility of Cruz, Rubio and Jindal that is in question.
In the exchange that followed, Cruz ended up stating, “Well, listen. I have spent my entire life defending the U.S. Constitution before the U.S. Supreme Court. And I’ll tell you, I’m not going to be taking legal advice from Donald Trump.” He doesn’t need to take advice from anyone regarding his eligibility status. He already knows his status but let ambition glaze his eyes. He’s ineligible to hold the office yet engages in the same tactics as leftists and Hussein Soetoro to deflect the issue. I wonder if he is going to be made of Teflon like Hillary Clinton.
There are many issues on which Cruz has taken a stand in defending the Constitution while in the Senate; and, he has put many in their place when needed with his recitation of the Constitution. Plenty of Cruz’s plans and ideas are likeable, and in general, has an overall good personality. Yet, Cruz engaged in deflection, condescension, and a bit of comedy relief in this portion of the debate. It’s disappointing to see someone of Cruz’s character engage in the tactics of Hussein Soetoro. It’s even worse when that someone’s ambition has clouded that character.
Cruz supporters might be a bit forgiving since Cruz was tackling Donald Trump, an arrogant, egotistical, bravado type of man exuding superiority at times. I don’t think it’s any reason to stoop to the low set by Hussein Soetoro. Is this what voters have come to expect in candidates? Is this what voters want in the White House? After the seven years of Hussein Soetoro’s condescension, deflection, flippancy and comedic tendencies, one would think this nation would want to choose someone as a president who stands with dignity, integrity and honor. Sen. Ted Cruz, making light and using condescension and flippancy, negated and belittled many conservatives who expect the candidates to satisfy the three requirements in the Constitution to hold the office of president. His attitude was truly beneath him, It was one of “I know what I’m talking about and how dare I be questioned.” It placed him in the boat with Donald Trump and Hussein Soetoro.
Despite all of this, the crowd cheered and applauded Cruz’s tactics. More than likely, some are the same crowd booing and hissing at Hussein Soetoro for the same thing. One thing that can be said is there is an entire nation full of hypocrites, consistent ones at that, with dotted bastions of consistent constitutionalists throughout. The nation’s hypocrites will help the left usher in the serfdom of the nation.
As someone said once, “When the foundation gets wrecked, the walls are leaning, and parts of the roof caving in, it’s better to just tear it down to the foundation — begin to repair the foundation by saving as much as possible. Replace what’s wrecked with solid components; then, rebuild the house.”
I couldn’t care less what someone wants to label me, if I’m insulted or called names. If that makes you feel better, well, get after it. I’ll continue right on saying the same thing, referring to the same references to make the point. However, those who support Ted Cruz while claiming Hussein Soetoro is an illegal sitting president need to shut their pie hole since they are engaging in the biggest display of hypocrisy ever. And, then, these people want to call me names when I have not deviated in my stance period. Unbelievable.
The question that needs to be asked of the “golden boy” Cruz is “why engage in the tactics of the left and Hussein Soetoro if the founders’ understanding and iteration of “natural born citizen” is clear and undisputed?” He won’t have a good answer since ambition has descended upon him and the support from his wife’s “contacts” are probably pouring in by the truckloads.
His father, as a minister, should take his son aside and have a good heart to heart with him as well about deception, falsely claiming something as truth when it is a lie, and his demeanor when marginalizing those who are holding candidates to the Constitutional requirements.