Hypocrisy: a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess
The Canadian, Ted Cruz, running for U.S. President, claims he believes in, supports, and “lives by” the U.S. Constitution. He says all the right things to make people swoon over him.
Then why is he running for president knowing he doesn’t even meet the basic requirements of Article II Section 5 of the Constitution? To be eligible for the presidency, Cruz would have to be (a) born in the United States, and (b)born to two American citizens.
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Cruz was born in Canada and only one parent, his mother, was an American citizen. His father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of little Teddy’s birth. He believes that you all have forgotten about Obama’s ineligibility and will give him a pass, since he is “such a constitutionalist”.
We all know where a huge blame lies for allowing foreign born agent Obama into the White House, and in large part it is the republicans. They have to run ineligible candidates now because they didn’t do anything about Obama.
I’ll never forget that even Ron Paul said he wouldn’t mention the eligibility issue because ” he didn’t want to get laughed off the floor.” They acted as if the constitution was irrelevant, or something like a “menu”, and ridiculed, threatened, economically ruined, arrested, and marginalized American citizens who knew Obama was unfit for office. Those core of people who developed all the legal arguments are still working on this issue, tirelessly.
But don’t forget also the Tea Party (generally) who would not have anything to do with Obama’s eligibility, and still to this day ignore Article II of the Constitution as they back all the ineligibles– Rubio, Cruz, Jindal –because they sound “conservative”.
It is no mistake that they are running for President…many of them backed by the republican rino elite, putting up a few constitutionally ineligible “conservatives” to fool the base, to promote Jeb Bush, and to draw the base into its lawless and unconstitutional behavior.
The latest excuse for those who continue to profess they are constitutionalists is “well, we’ve had an ineligible pResident for 2 terms, so the precedent is set.” And that of course ignores the huge damage done to America because of that foreign usurper. Our military, our health care system, our morals and values, our economy, the hatred of America and Americans—that is what the Founding Fathers wanted to prevent by requiring that a natural born citizen only can hold the office of the president.
That is just like saying the constitution is a menu. And that is my problem with Cruz. If he was really a constitutionalist and conservative like he says, he would not be running for office. In fact, his announcement should have said something like:
Although many have asked me, and I give them great thanks, I am not running for the office of the President because I do not meet the constitutional requirements for the office. Although I am a U.S. citizen now, I was born in Canada. In addition, only one of my parents was an American citizen at the time of my birth. As an American, I am committed to continuing to serve America.
Simple. Unless you want to play the game of “conservative compromise” with all the other politicians.
Scott Walker wants “a conservative voice to rise above Trump” right now, so that’s why he dropped out instead of his poll numbers collapsing overnight after Trump identified the billion-dollar deficit in his state. So now we know the definition of “conservative” does not include the constitution. Imagine that.
The time is now for discernment–on and in every level of your life. That goes for presidential politics as well as what and how you participate in local or national political work.
Be principled, not political!