“Second, that Act is a naturalization Act of Congress and surely a natural born citizen does not need a naturalization Act of Congress to be a “natural” born citizen.” Rest at link above.
And, finally, Masin’s granddaddy:
“As demonstrated above and in the thoughtful examinations of the scholars whose materials are mentioned herein, it must be acknowledged that the arguments against finding a child born outside the United States to a non-diplomat or non-military citizen of the United States are not facetious and the issue can never be entirely free of doubt, at least barring a definitive ruling of the United States Supreme Court. While absolute certainty as to this issue is only available to those who actually sat in Philadelphia and themselves thought on the issue, having weighed the arguments as they are presented by those trying to understand the Framers’ intent, I CONCLUDE that the more persuasive legal analysis is that such a child, born of a citizen-father, citizen-mother, or both, is indeed a “natural born Citizen” within the contemplation of the Constitution. As such I CONCLUDE that Senator Cruz meets the Article II, Section I qualifications and is eligible to be nominated for President. His name may therefore appear on the New Jersey Republican primary ballot.”
What Masin and all of Cruz’s cheerleaders skip over is the word parents. Not parent, but parents. Masin’s statement that a child born of either citizen parent or both, a free for all, is natural born.
MINOR V. HAPPERSETT IS BINDING PRECEDENT AS TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION OF A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN by Leo Donofrio
“Since my last report, many people have asked why the definition in Minor v. Happersett of a “natural-born citizen” (as a person born in the US to parents who are citizens) is binding legal precedent. The answer is in the Court’s holding that Virginia Minor was a US citizen…because she was born in the US to parents who were citizens. That part of the actual holding is listed in the official syallbus of the case.”
Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162. The CHIEF JUSTICE delivered the opinion of the court.
“The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first.”
Words have meaning – especially in the law. Chief Justice Waite said parents, not parent.
Thoughtful scholars? Bull. Masin cherry picked a few articles off the Internet which would provide the basis for his decision. Now, he says: “It must be acknowledged that the arguments against finding a child born outside the United States to a non-diplomat or non-military citizen of the United States are not facetious and the issue can never be entirely free of doubt, at least barring a definitive ruling of the United States Supreme Court” but goes on to rule Cruz is eligible!
If the issue can never be entirely free of doubt barring a definitive ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, just how is it, Masin, you just decided to MAKE LAW with your ruling? Because that’s exactly what he did. If he truly meant free of doubt barring a definitive ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court then why make any decision? Well, I think we all know the answer to that one.
Now, either Judge Masin is stunningly ignorant or he was deliberately deceptive ignoring historical facts and court cases to rule for political expediency. In my mind there’s no question it was political expediency. But one thing for sure, his decision is rot and will be used against Prof. Williams in his challenges in eight other states unless he’s successful with an appeal. Masin has green-lighted Ted Cruz to continue with his fraud against we the people and staying in the race. As for Masin, he is a disgrace to the very robe he wears and the oath he took, but then again, this pretty much sums up individuals like Masin: “Is there anything more shameful than the man who lacks the courage to be a coward?” -Peter Blaunder
Objectors file exceptions after New Jersey ALJ declares Cruz eligible
Guess what? Remember what I said above – we all thought Jeff Masin was a judge? Turns out he is not a judge:
Citing Ethical Concerns, Williams Protests the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law’s Irregular Decision to “Recall” and Specially Appoint “Judge” Masin in Cruz Eligibility Contest.
On April 13, 2016 (at 11:30 am) Victor Williams filed an “Exception” (protest) with the New Jersey Secretary of State to respectfully but strongly disagree with the “Initial Decision” of administrative hearing officer/judge Jeff Masin.
(The media has uniformly misreported that Masin was a Judge– he is not — Masin is a hearing officer not a member of the New Jersey judiciary.)
“In addition to detailing the substantive errors in Mr. Masin’s determination, Williams raised serious ethical and procedural concerns regarding how the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law had “recalled” Mr. Masin in a special appointment to hear the Cruz dispute rather than follow regular order in the random appointment of an existing OAL hearing officer/judge.
“On April 13, 2016 (at 6:45 pm), Lt Governor/Secretary of State Kim Guadagno indolently rubber-stamped this hearing officer’s possibly-predetermined and certainly-flawed decision.
“First. Williams strongly protests the irregularity of the Office of Administrative Law’s “recall” of Jeff Masin to conduct the hearing rather than following a regular order of a random assignment of the case to a neutral officer. Mr. Masin began the hearing acknowledging that he had “been recalled” and appointed to the case because of his past experience with the natural-born citizen issue. It appears that rather than following regular order in the assignment of a neutral, objective hearing judge, the Office of Administrative Law “recalled” Mr. Masin. Any administrative economy achieved by recalling and assigning an officer because of his specific knowledge of and history with the subject/issue is of no consequence when considering the heavy costs (if only in perception) of his prejudgment. It destroys any confidence or reliability in the resulting recommendation/initial decision. To state, as some are doing, that Mr. Masin was “cherry-picked” for this case would not capture the ethical concern presented. Mr. Masin’s special appointment raises a broader concern as to the future role of the Office of Administrative Law as a component part of the Lt. Governor/Secretary of State’s internal deliberative processes in Election administration and particularly in maintaining New Jersey’s ballot integrity.
“Second. It was telling that Masin also stated at the beginnings of the hearings that he had not read the parties’ briefs (which had been due and submitted for several days before the hearing); rather Mr. Masin spent the days before the hearing reading a variety of secondary sources. Mr. Masin’s incredible accomplishment in producing a 26-page, quite-detailed recommendation in a one-day time period deserves related note . It is now clear Jeff Masin had not changed his established opinions on this issue from his time overseeing a prior natural born citizen challenge in years past. It is more than just unfortunate that the Office of Administrative Law would have irregularly “recalled” Jeff Masin for this hearing in terms of fairness and the perception of objectivity. No public confidence can be had in the resulting recommendation. ”
Exactly what happened in my Seventeenth Amendment lawsuit I filed in Austin, TX. A former judge was brought out of retirement to hear my case. He looked like Santa Claus and I bet under that robe were jeans and suspenders. He was given my case 15 minutes before court time and was totally unprepared to hear it. More than 250 documents from the Library of Congress, a CD which contained 3,000 pages and other evidence (not speculation) which the judge simply ignored and in about 20 minutes it was all over. Judge Strauss ruled fraud was just fine with him and the State of Texas. (Texas judges’ misdeeds often kept secret by oversight commission)
It is beyond reprehensible what has gone on in allowing ineligible presidential candidates on state ballots for the past three presidential election cycles. Equally as nauseating is the shenanigans and games to deny Donald Trump delegates to be the nominee before the GOP convention in July. Below are items I believe you’ll find of interest. Don’t need to read them all at once ; hit a couple over lunch and work your way through.
• Rafael “TED” Cruz’s eligibility – The whole sordid affair
• The Complete History of Ted Cruz’s Questionable Citizenship
• Supreme Court has ruled that at the time of his birth, Senator Cruz is a NATURALIZED citizen.
• Ted Cruz, Rafael Edward Cruz, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, father, family tree, ancestry, genealogy, dates, birth certificates
• Rafael Cruz, A Pro-Batista, CIA Connected Cuban In Exile? Really Ted?
• Ted Cruz’s Dad’s Connected to Lee Harvey Oswald, New Orleans “Hands Off Cuba” Sham & Dallas 1963
Trump Supporters Walk Out of Georgia Delegate Fight After Party Picks Cruz Supporter…’Uproar in the Hall’: “Donald Trump supporters walked out of a delegate election in Georgia Saturday to protest a vote that robbed Trump of all of his slated delegates from a district that he won in the primary. A Cruz-Rubio alliance at the district convention in Buford, Georgia helped to knock Trump supporters out of the district’s national delegation altogether. Cruz supporters implied that Trump’s people would “embarrass” the district at the convention in Cleveland. Then things got heated.”
• Fraud Ted Cruz continues to rack up delegates in another voter-less win – no election in Wyoming
• Trump Supporters Protest at the Colorado State Capitol: ‘Misprinted Ballots, Lost Paperwork’
• EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Volunteers: Ballot Errors Hurt Trump Delegate Candidates, Could Have Violated State Rules
• Trump Could Lose Delegates in States That Have Yet to Vote
• Reince Priebus blasted for ‘major breach of trust’ by top RNC officials
• Priebus to Trump: “Delegates And Voters Choose The Nominee”; People Don’t “Give A Darn” About Colorado
• Cruz: ‘We’ll take money from anyone’ (That’s what prostitutes say)
• Cruz PACs Paid Talk Radio Insider $8 Million Dollars – Was Money Illegally Used To Buy Talk Host Endorsements?
• Trump beats Cruz by 30% in VA district — but Cruz gets the delegates
• Election fraud: Why are voter registrations changing?
Come on, Ted. Tell us another joke like the one you told in 2013: “I am secretly a citizen of Ethiopia.” You learned well from Saul Alinsky and Barry Soetoro aka Obama.
As I write this, I have not seen anything about the release of files from J.B. Williams and is group. Hopefully, it will be soon as Cruz continues to rack up delegates:
Law Center Issues Threat to Cruz: Quit by the 17th & Admit You’re a Fraud – Or We will Expose You as One – April 9, 2016
“The North American Law Center has issued an ultimatum to the Ted Cruz campaign: “If Ted continues on – we are going to release the files we have, two weeks from tonight, and we will bury Ted Cruz forever in American politics. J. B. Williams, the co-founder of The North American Law Center said on April 3, 2016, “We’re talking about American citizens (who) think a guy who’s Canadian-born is eligible to be a U.S. president – without any documentation whatsoever. If Ted continues on – we are going to release the files we have, two weeks from tonight, and we will bury Ted Cruz forever in American politics… If we have to stop this guy from defrauding this nation, then we are going to do that.”
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