By Mike Shoesmith
Via Yahoo News - Alan Dershowitz appeared with Bill Richardson, the former New Mexico governor, with CNN host Piers Morgan to discuss what negotiation tactics could be used in Congress.
Instead, Dershowitz had harsh words for Cruz, his former law student at Harvard, whom he had praised this spring.
Cruz had led the fight for the GOP’s conservative wing to scale back or repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and to cut back government spending in general. He is also blamed or praised, by some, for helping facilitate the federal government shutdown as a protest against Obamacare and for his leadership role in seeking concessions from Democrats in any debt-ceiling deal.
After praising Cruz as a student, as he had done earlier this year, Dershowitz leveled some harsh claims against him.
“He has to qualify among the brightest of the students,” Dershowitz said, who added that Cruz is deeply principled.
But when it came to the shutdown and debt-ceiling fight, Dershowitz made his case.
“I think it raises very serious constitutional questions of the kind that Ted Cruz should be interested in. Could you imagine Hamilton and Madison sitting around and drafting the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. They’re talking about how the government has to pay its debts, how it has to secure the credit of the United States, how the House of Representatives to originate bills on revenue. Nobody in a million years would have contemplated the power of Congress to shut down the government, to create doubts about our creditworthiness,” he said.
“I think you can make a very strong argument that what Ted Cruz is doing is deeply unconstitutional. Whether a court would accept that or say it’s a political question is another issue, but Cruz is a principled man. He ought to look at the Constitution and look into his heart and ask himself, ‘What would Alexander Hamilton have done,’” Dershowitz said. (More)
With increasing suspicion that Ted Cruz is considering a run for the GOP nomination in 2016 there seems to be some disturbing parallels between he and Obama. Both would be senate newbies at their nominations and both are charismatic leaders. Additionally it seems both are equally unconcerned with the US constitution when it doesn't suit their personal aspirations i.e. constitutional eligibility for the office of President. We are not saying Cruz really is acting unconstitutionally regarding the debt and Obamacare fight, however, it does seem that he may be clearly uninterested in the real deal which could truly undo the Obama regime's edicts by getting him out based solely on fraud evidence alone. In this regard Cruz, Rubio, and many so-called 'conservative' talking heads are complicit in the acts of the Obama-nation.
Imagine if as much effort was placed on exposing the fraud which got Obama elected in the first place. Would we even be having to debate the monumental issues at all?
Congress should have done its job vetting this POTUS in 2008. Now look at the mess which such incompetence has caused. Just look at it.
Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, where his parents, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson Darragh and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, were working in the oil business.
Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born.
Unless the Texas Republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say.
That means he could assert the right to vote in Canada or even run for Parliament. On a lunch break from the U.S. Senate, he could head to the nearby embassy — the one flying a bright red maple leaf flag — pull out his Calgary, Alberta, birth certificate and obtain a passport.
The purpose of the natural born citizen clause is to protect the nation from foreign influence. Alexander Hamilton, a Convention delegate from New York, wrote in Federalist No. 68 about the care that must be taken in selecting the president: "Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one querter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils." St. George Tucker, an early federal judge, wrote in 1803 that the natural born citizen clause is "a happy means of security against foreign influence", and that "The admission of foreigners into our councils, consequently, cannot be too much guarded against." Delegate Charles Pinckney of South Carolina said in a speech before the Senate, "to insure experience and attachment to the country, they have determined that no man who is not a natural born citizen, or citizen at the adoption of the Constitution, of fourteen years residence, and thirty-five years of age, shall be eligible."There was also a perception that a usurper from the European aristocracy could potentially immigrate and buy his way into power. Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar points out that the laws of England specifically allowed a foreign-born head of state, and that this had been an unhappy experience for many who had immigrated to the United States.Ted Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father who did not become a US citizen until 2005. This is shockingly similar to Obama's supposed birth narrative: American mother and a foreign father. We still to this day do not have any non-fraudulent documentation proving where Barack Hussein Obama was born.