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August 19, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Texas Senator Ted Cruz, mentioned as a possible candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2016, released his birth certificate on Monday, ostensibly to prove that he is eligible to run for the office.

Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican whose recent travel has fueled speculation he may run for president in 2016, has released his birth certificate, showing that he was born in Canada to an American mother, the Dallas Morning News said on Monday.

The move came after President Barack Obama faced intense scrutiny from “birthers” about his eligibility to be president. Born in 1961 to an American mother and Kenyan father, Obama in 2011 released his birth certificate, which says he was born in Hawaii.

The Dallas Morning News posted on its website a photo of Cruz’s birth certificate, which it said was released to the newspaper.

The U.S. constitution says that only natural born U.S. citizens are eligible to hold the office of president. Some interpret that to mean born in the United States, while others say it includes someone who is born abroad to American parents.

Cruz, 42, was born in Calgary, Canada, while his Cuban-born father was working in the energy industry there, according to the birth certificate. His mother is American born.

Cruz released his birth certificate after several recent trips to Iowa, an early presidential caucus state. A conservative elected to the U.S. Senate last year, Cruz has strong support from Tea Party activists, who seek to reduce the size of the U.S. government.

The Dallas Morning News quoted Canadian legal experts as saying Cruz is technically a dual citizen of the United States and Canada and must renounce his Canadian citizenship to be president.

Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier disputed that claim in a statement to the newspaper.

“Senator Cruz became a U.S. citizen at birth, and he never had to go through a naturalization process after birth to become a U.S. citizen,” Frazier told the newspaper. “To our knowledge, he never had Canadian citizenship, so there is nothing to renounce.”

But a spokesman for the Orly Taitz Center for Ludicrous Investigations has challenged the provenance of the birth certificate, claiming “there are too many irregularities to list.”

“It’s a forgery,” said Joel Smokehouse, OTCLI’s director of public affairs.

“We examined the document using our scanning electron microscope and found all sorts of weird things — you know, like scientific stuff. It was real pretty — but bad, very bad.”

Chief Investigator Alec Rotiron:

“It was crystal clear that the birth certificate had been tampered with at the sub-atomic level. We think the document started out as a tomato and was altered to appear as a genuine, authentic Canadian birth certificate. Or it could be we need to clean the electron microscope. We’re not sure.”

Document Analyst Clydesdale Tomboy:

“An obvious forgery. After immersing the newspaper story in a solution of salt water and iodine, the writing on the birth certificate became illegible. This document couldn’t have fooled a child.”

Mr. Smokehouse told the packed press conference that all they were doing was asking questions and what’s wrong with that?

Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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This is why we now live in the Disunited States; half of the people live in some delusional, alternate reality making it absolutely pointless to even attempt a rational discussion anymore. It's like waking up to discover that you have been incarcerated in a mad house overnight, and now find yourself looking about you in disbelieving horror as the shrieking cacophony from the resident loonies strangle and butcher any of your attempts at sane discourse.
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Rick Morgan had decided to play clown today.

Obama is the possible imposter, person with at best dual loyalties (one of them to Muslim enemies of US) and in criminal possession of the stolen Social Security number is a real problem for US. We simply know nothing not only about his real birthplace, but about his student years and his travels abroad. Book written by the terrorist Bill Ayers is full of ... lies, is a piece of... fiction and can not be taken seriously.

If he will be proven ineligible, his orders to our troops to kill enemies would be as legal as orders from some Chicago mafia boss. US soldiers taking orders from an imposter automatically become criminals if they kill somebody overseas.

And Mr. Morgan has a nerve to compare proven forgery presented by Obama to a real document presented by a person who is not even a Presidential candidate yet, but he is not hiding anything for American public.

Shame on you.
And this friend of Muslim Brotherhood can order nuclear attack any time he pleases.

And
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Did I log onto the Onion by mistake?
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"What's Good for the goose, is Good for the gander." Natural Born means Natural Born no matter whose ox is gored, so to speak. This was a fun read!
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like the satire
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This is why we now live in the Disunited States; half of the people live in some delusional, alternate reality making it absolutely pointless to even attempt a rational discussion anymore. It's like waking up to discover that you have been incarcerated in a mad house overnight, and now find yourself looking about you in disbelieving horror as the shrieking cacophony from the resident loonies strangle and butcher any of your attempts at sane discourse.
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Hey! To paraphrase Joe Biden, it's just two words: Tongue in Cheek!!!
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Also, Mr. Morgan's ridiculing Orly Taitz is a deplorable on more levels than one.

It is like slapping a woman.
It is like laughing at a person who over last 6 years had shown much more courage than Mr. Morgan, safely sticking with elite, ever had demonstrated.
1 year ago
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Rick Morgan had decided to play clown today.

Obama is the possible imposter, person with at best dual loyalties (one of them to Muslim enemies of US) and in criminal possession of the stolen Social Security number is a real problem for US. We simply know nothing not only about his real birthplace, but about his student years and his travels abroad. Book written by the terrorist Bill Ayers is full of ... lies, is a piece of... fiction and can not be taken seriously.

If he will be proven ineligible, his orders to our troops to kill enemies would be as legal as orders from some Chicago mafia boss. US soldiers taking orders from an imposter automatically become criminals if they kill somebody overseas.

And Mr. Morgan has a nerve to compare proven forgery presented by Obama to a real document presented by a person who is not even a Presidential candidate yet, but he is not hiding anything for American public.

Shame on you.
And this friend of Muslim Brotherhood can order nuclear attack any time he pleases.

And
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Surprisingly negative comments to me. I thought there was a more than a little self parody of the right's claims about Obama's birth certificate and I think that is healthy. So a faux faux birth certificate story is a good reminder it is time to move on. And to keep laughing at ourselves. What interests me more is that two Cuban American senators - Cruz and Rubio - have made strong career starts and both been mentioned as possible presidential candidates. Having a forebears who escaped communism seems to be something that gets passed on to younger generations and generates a certain passion for politics. I like that in a senator a lot more than an Ivy League pedigree.
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Have to agree these are two of several, include Jidal, too. Sure to increase as illegals begin producing sons and daughters who finally get it and desire to run for President, too. The Constitution was very clear when the Founders tried their best to protect us from ourselves. I think they had an enormous knowledge of humanity and it's foibles. Even they would be horrified to see how far afield we have slouched in the two centuries since.
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It's not so much the "Ivy League pedigree", we have seen that in many past presidents (and we have yet to see any documentary proof of that pedigree), but it is the radical pedagogy from the likes of Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright and Saul Alinsky.
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The situation stopped being funny when large numbers of people began to die or otherwise suffer as the result of the Administration's policies. What makes it even less funny is that a large, or influential, group of on-the-fence moderate-conservatives refuse to make any connection between policy and the sealed past of the Prez. It's not funny, it's a tragedy, and Rick and others wave it away by ridiculing supposedly fringe types?
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Law enforcement officials in Maricopa County have asserted the LFBC PDF posted on the White House servers is a forgery and fraud has been committed. This is not dealt with or even mentioned among the powerful, probably because the pretensident has too much value as a symbol of equality for the powers-that-be to risk treating him equally.

Moran's column is only funny as a demonstration of the condescension and lameness of those who aren't familiar with the fundamental problems with the pretensident's documentation, and the profound bad faith the prez demonstrated by his unusual method of producing and now hiding the document in question.
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Okey dokey, glad to see others are catching up to speed, in Congress no less!

Simply put, the pejorative 'Birther' beside the point, the facts at hand do not lie, unlike Obama Inc and surrogates - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/06/25/birthers-reaching-critical-mass-congress-will-soon-receive-an-earful-eyeful-what-if-anything-will-they-do-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

And, that is that, but the open question still remains: Will anything be done to rectify the biggest fraud perpetrated in world history?

The jury is still ! out.
Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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I see that Mr. Moran has taken to deleting comments that hit too close to home!
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