Ted Cruz is Eligible for the Presidency, Part 2

In part one, I wrote about the legal case for Ted Cruz’s “natural born” status. I’m not an attorney, but as constitutional scholars are duking it out, the people I trust–as well as some I don’t even know–continue to come down on Cruz’s side, like former Solicitors General Neal Katyal and Paul Clement, Mark Levin, and Judge Andrew Napolitano. I echoed their arguments, and I noted U.S. law, which appears quite clear. I think the left, as well as those who are trying to take a hatchet to Cruz–Trump, Read more […]

Ted Cruz is Eligible for the Presidency, Part 1

How can you tell when a candidate has Washington–as well as his opponents–wholly terrified? When it’s only January, and a candidate is as bloody as Ted Cruz. It’s a 10-on-1 prison yard fight out there, and everyone’s out to get their shiv in. This isn’t only coming from the left either. In fact, the primary thrust of the blade is coming from the Republicans. Donald Trump spearheaded the Cruz Birther movement, and others have since piled on. John McCain said it should be looked into, attorneys Read more […]

Birthright Citizenship Stands on Extremely Weak Legal Ground—Here’s Why

Constitutional Originalism is defined as “a principle of interpretation that views the Constitution’s meaning as fixed as of the time of enactment.” Originalism is often coupled with what’s called “intentionalism,” which means that one’s understanding of the Constitution and other founding documents is determined by “how the provision was understood at the time it was drafted and ratified.” I’m a Constitutional Originalist, and as such, I don’t understand the freakout over Donald Trump’s desire Read more […]

It’s Okay to be a Birther if You’re Talking About Ted Cruz

It’s okay to be a birther as long as you’re talking about Ted Cruz or some other Republican. If you’re talking about Obama, then you’re a racist right-wing extremist conspiracy nutcase. Here’s a bit of trivia for our liberal brethren. Can you identify which campaign’s supporters sent out this email back in 2008? “Barack Obama’s mother was living in Kenya with his Arab-African father late in her pregnancy. She was not allowed to travel by plane then, so Barack Obama was born there Read more […]

Sen. Rubio, Son Of Immigrant Parents, Warning Not To Rush Immigration Reform

Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-FL) is the son of Cuban born immigrants.  His parents came to the US in 1956, but after three years of not being able to find suitable work, they returned to Cuba in 1959.  Mario Rubio, his father, immigrated to the US a second time in 1962, but he did not have a valid visa.  After being designated for deportation by a judge, US immigration authorities decided to allow him to remain in the US anyway.  Nine years later, Marco was born in Miami.  Rubio grew up in immigrant Read more […]

Politicians Spit On Immigration Laws That Worked!

Several years back, while the last Immigration Reform pandering exercise was in full force, I was blessed with the wisdom of a man named George—a father and grandfather 15 years my senior—who had immigrated to the United States with his family in 1960 from a divided Germany. His family’s story, both their successes and failures is a true testament to the value of strict U.S. immigration laws and a valuable lesson of the paramount importance of immigrant assimilation. This is the short version Read more […]

Immigration Reform Plan is Offensive to Legal Immigrants

In the 2012 election, a number of Republicans failed to get elected or re-elected because of their opposition to giving everything to illegal immigrants.  In places like the Southwest, where a large part of the population is Hispanic, (Hispanics will be the majority population in California by end of summer), they control a lot of the votes. In an effort to win some of those votes over to the GOP, some key Republican Senators have worked out a tentative outline for immigration reform.  From Read more […]