Birther Argument Debunked | THE POLITICUS

Birther Argument Debunked

We have all been seeing for years now the arguments put forward by some that President Barack Obama was ineligible to run for President because he was not a "natural born citizen" as his father was from Kenya. Despite Hawaii finally giving over a copy of the long form of Obama's birth certificate, and the repeated refusal of courts to entertain the issue, many are still making the same, tired arguments. Well, we have a debunking of that argument in the form of an Obama opponent who was born in Canada, holds dual citizenship due to Canadian law, and one parent who was not a US citizen at the time of his birth. That person? None other than Tea Party favorite and ultra conservative politician from Texas, Senator Ted Cruz.

Ironic, isn't it? Far right conservatives have argued fiercely against Obama's status due to his father being a Kenyan citizen, and now one of their own is in the same quandary, namely having an American mother, but a father who was still a citizen of Cuba at the time he was born in Canada. The very minute that Cruz decided to run for President, and announces, despite having said he will be renouncing his Canadian citizenship, the argument against Obama's birth status disappears. The real irony is that if the birther argument is correct, then Cruz's status is even more problematic than Obama's since Cruz was born in a foreign country, while Obama was at least born within the United States.

This short blurb isn't to cast aspersions on Senator Cruz, his beliefs, or say whether or not he should run for President. It simply is trying to show how unrealistic the birther argument is, now that the shoe is on the other foot, so to speak. Perhaps we should all begin to focus on some serious issues, whether we are conservative or liberal, and leave the ridiculous, and inane, to the comedy routines and monologues of Leno, Letterman and the rest.