Largest Tea Party Group In America Bucks Trend When Announcing Who They Are Endorsing

| February 6, 2016

Trends sometimes seem impossible to oppose. They can grow and become seemingly overwhelming, and people sometimes simply sigh and give in to what they consider the inevitable.

Other times, though, something will surprise you.

Take this, for example, the largest Tea Party group in America is the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund. No doubt many people assumed that they would follow the presumed trend of following Donald Trump to victory. But that is not the case.

Recently, they announced who they are endorsing for President. And it’s not Trump.

It’s Ted Cruz. The Tea Party Patriot Citizens Fund Chairman, Jenny Beth Martin, wrote,

 

“We seek a candidate who shares our values: personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future. On behalf of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund and our supporters, I am proud to announce our endorsement for president of the United States: Senator Ted Cruz!”

The implication of the statement, which was part of their press release announcing who they are endorsing, seems to imply that Trump may not hold to their values of “personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future.” Based on Trump’s positions in the not-so-distant past, you can see how they would come to this conclusion. But, to be fair, people can change in their thinking and their positions on issues. Still, many people have their doubts that Trump’s change in policy positions is sincere.

What do you think: Did the Tea Part Patriot Citizens Fund make the right choice or should they have endorsed someone else and why? Sound off below.

  • MARLENE HESSLER

    Cannot agree. Trump trumps him.

  • Bunny

    I disagree…….Trump is my man…..Bunny

  • Cheybuff

    This is a bunch of crap. Trump is the only candidate that should be endorsed by the Tea Party. He is what America has been asking for . To be politically correct is not why the Tea Party became a movement to begin with. I am so disappointed in those of us who cannot see past the bluster of this man and see what is best for America. Trump is a force to be reckoned with among those of us who recognize what is best for America.

    • The Redman

      Nah. no mo white-privileges

      • Cheybuff

        There is no “mo” white privilege in America. However all Americans must cow tow to the black community or it wouldn’t be politically correct.

        • The Redman

          And U pinkies had better do it right boy.

    • Dave Mc

      Your absolutely right- the tea Party should be behind the only one gutsy enough to tell
      It like it is and take on the Democratic Goons– Trump. If the GOP and the Tea Party don’t back the only one capable of taking down the Democratic candidates then that Party will fall apart.
      Trump is getting ready to run on and independent ticket and much of America will jump ship right with him– good by GOP and Tea Party!

  • [email protected]

    cruz is owned ,, the same old routine,, tea party… Trump is the man…

    • MikeS

      No Cruz is not. Trump is not what he seems. He owes people big.

      • tnetcenter

        Got ANY proof??

        • The Redman

          Yep. he ah white-folk.

          • Cheybuff

            Is that all you can come up with in a political discussion is: “ah” and “mo”

          • The Redman

            white-folks “political discussions” R useless. other countries hate America because of U white-folks. oh, and, by the way. ISIS would like 2 know if U -(and ya wife wit the brown spots)-wanna donate yo pink heads.

        • MikeS

          Don’t need proof. Not accusing him of anything. I just believe it. You need proof, dig it up. I am confident people will be surprised to know who and what Trump really is.

          • Cheybuff

            You are a real wackadoodle. Come on, man up,tell us something substantive..

          • MikeS

            Oh, there’s a cool word. Prove Trump is not bought Mr. Wackadoodle. Those casino bailouts and the help of Carl Icahn and the Arabs do not come free.

        • MikeS

          ttttrrrroooollll,,,,

  • DollyT

    Trump 2016

    • Sharon

      Cruz 2016

    • The Redman

      Nah, polly.

    • Scott Nelson

      Please…get a clue!

      • mac12sam12

        You’re a democrat so your opinion on a republican candidate doesn’t count. Any of the republicans running are better than the old lady under FBI investigation, or the old fart whose plans for all the free stuff would cost $20 trillion.

        • Scott Nelson

          Actually I am not a democrat! I’m a moderate and I too totally believe this country is off course and needs some serious change. I actually believe we need a republican admin. in the White House. I just do not think Trump nor Cruz are the answer. In fact, they really make me sick! Now if the GOP can get their act together and nominate an honest, decent and qualified candidate, they’ll def. get me vote.

  • guest list

    They are right. Cruz is consistently the most conservative candidate. Trump is doing what Obama did so well in 2007: not saying anything. This fact was lost in much eloquent verbiage. He never explained what he meant with “hope and change.” We found out what was in the package after we voted. (I never voted for him.) Trump, who in the past always aligned with liberal Democrats, is now bloviating and grandstanding. I hope Americans don’t repeat that mistake, but I don’t hold out too much hope. Trump fever is very strong.

    • MikeS

      Trump was a republic then a democrat then a republican. I do not think he was ever really a conservative.

    • Cheybuff

      Trump didn’t always align with liberal Democrats, he aligned with all parties. He is a deal maker and deal makers keep their politics to them selves. so calling him an opportunist would be more appropriate.

      • guest list

        He does seem like an opportunist, but he has also aligned with liberal policies and Democrats in the past, contributing money to Reid, Clinton, and others; also supporting partial birth abortion. I suspect his role in campaigning as a Republican candidate is to ensure that a liberal will be elected, whether called a Democrat or a Republican–RINO. You are correct about noting that he keeps his political position to himself. He isn’t really saying anything in his entertaining speeches.

  • MikeS

    Trump is not at all what he seems. He is a phenomenal salesman and his word is as good as the almighty dollar. I vote for Ted Cruz and I appreciate the Tea Party supporting him.

    • Alan Wood

      Mike, I too am 100%+ for Ted Cruz, the only true conservative in this race. I am amused by the trolls who enter here to promote the anti-thesis of the Tea Party movement – socialist medicine, eminent domain, increased funding for Planned Butcherhood, Anti- Scalia’s on the Supreme Court. When this gets down to just Cruz and Rump – Cruz rolls – the Tea Party will not stand for another McCain or Romney – Democrats who call themselves conservative – like Rump!

      • MikeS

        Well said.

      • Cheybuff

        First of all ,today the Donald is a Republican . A conservative in dialog and no matter how you may not like his bluster, he is saying and doing what the Rino’s, the Moderate Democrats , the Libtard Wackadoodles will not say. The American people are responding in overwhelming numbers to his ” no more political correctness” You can not put this guy in a category of polite society because he is telling us that what we have been doing wrong over and over for decades and it has not worked, so why should we expect a different result by doing the same things again. Trump is what America needs.

    • Cheybuff

      Trump is as good as gold. not the dollar, and the Tea Party does support him. One man is not the Tea Party vote.

  • kate777

    Sorry, with Trumps’ view as to President Bush as to 9/11/2001, I could not vote for Trump. I do support Senator Ted Cruz.

    • NJM

      I have a lot of respect for George W. Bush, but there is a strong possibility that 9/11 could have been prevented if he had acted on the CIA intelligence reports that had come to light a few days prior to the attack. This is why Trump was so critical of him. It is true that he kept us safe AFTER the attack,

  • Robert F

    Rubio or Trump. NOT CRUIZ!!!!!!

    • tnetcenter

      That should be Cruz or Trump, Rube-E-O is a RINO, if you’re gonna vote for him, you may as well vote demonKraut!

  • sensrbtch

    welll, its too bad that even the tea-party members cant keep it together! that also goes for the queer liberals out there in origong, that ran to the federal teat instead of standing their ground; and in support of the ranchers.now look @ tuat the prez has declared national monuments?! make no mistake it will all cum blk and bite u alls in the liberal ass.

    • Dave Mc

      Great research
      Americans need to back Trump and stop promoting other candidates. Only one Candidate has the support
      Of the majority of the people and that is Trump and only Trump. He is the only Candidate that can take down the Democratic Party candidates, He will clean house in DC and investigate the corruption,
      Get rid of political correctness, Secure our borders, put the teeth back into out military, send illegals packing and Insure our Constitution is the document we follow. America
      Is not the place for Muslim followers
      ( Koran preaches killing all non Muslims). Our Constitution is based on Judeha Christian values. Obama and Clinton need to pay for their crimes ( against America and our allies). Go Trump!

      • Cheybuff

        Trump is a must Ilove you guys that are willing to stand up and be heard. if only the Libtard Wackadoodles could do the same.

        • Dave Mc

          What our next president should accomplish:

          1. Hillary: in prison!

          2. Put “GOD” back in America !!!

          3. Borders: Closed!

          4. Congress: On the same retirement & healthcare plans as everybody else .

          5. Congress: Obey its own laws NOW!

          6. Language: English only!

          7. Culture: Constitution and the Bill of Rights!

          8. Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before & during Welfare!

          9. Freebies: NONE to Non-Citizens!

          10. Budget: Balance the damn thing!

          11. Foreign Countries: Stop giving them our money! Charge them for our help! We need it here.

          12. Fix the TAX CODE!

          And most of all.

          13. “RESPECT OUR MILITARY AND OUR FLAG!!”

          14. Prosecute Obama for crimes against Americans and our constitution

      • BradLewis

        If you follow the news, you’d know that abroad Trump is already considered a crazy disgusting freak (Eg; British Parliament considered banning him from UK) and the thought that Americans would be so stupid as to even consider electing him beyond belief. NB! PC is a crucial element of diplomacy and statesmanship; the civilized nations rely on it to interact!

        • Dave Mc

          Obama is the worst when it comes to foreign relations- he has alienated all our allies. Trump can fix America- the only one who can considering the damage done over the past 7 years. The U.K. Will not Ban a US president- propaganda!
          This country needs a strong willed person to undo the damage done by the worst president in the history of America ( Obummer). Trump is not part of the DC goons ( corruption and they don’t stand by their commitments) . He will
          Be good for our economy, building jobs, and get rid of the illegals, secure our borders and rebuild our military. Obamma should be put in prison for the damage against our constitution/and the American People. Clinton should also be put in prison for her mishandling of top secret docs/and the deaths of Americans at Bengazi ( gross negligence – totally unqualified for that job).
          America is in big trouble and it will take a monumental effort to get this train back on the right tracks- without trump theirs no hope and America will be overthrown and our freedoms will bo lost forever. Every serviceman who died for our freedoms will all role over in their graves. You can be part of the problem or part of the solution for this country- this will be last chance to get it right!

        • mac12sam12

          The UK is loaded with liberals who have very thin skin. They also have a muslim problem that they refuse to recognize.

          • 657241

            AMEN TO THE 100TH DEGREE

      • Scott Nelson

        Wow Dave, you’re def. one of the nut cases liking Trumpo!

        • Dave Mc

          You sound like one of the nut cases who voted for Obama.
          Trump is the only one who can win against the Democrats- the rest don’t have the public support. Most of Americais fed up with the current direction- it’s destroying America and unless your a complete idiot our current direction cannot last much longer. Wake up moron.

        • mac12sam12

          No one’s more nutty than Bernie. Hillary, she’s just corrupt.

          • 657241

            i AGREE. The C in Clinton,stands for CORRUPT.

  • Bret

    Absolutely, they picked the one and only consistent conservative who represents the Tea Party values and ideology. He is the proven Constitutional conservative. He always has been and always will be. Proven by his actions and his word which he keeps.

    Donald Trump hates the Tea Party, he attacks us, he bashes conservatives and blames conservatives for what’s wrong in America. When we know it is the liberal left and the weak RINO’s that go along with them. And the Wall Street and K Street lobbyists that make up the manipulative factor in the Washington D.C. Cartel.

    This is what the manipulated Republican candidates Bush, Kasich, Rubio are about.

    Then there is ‘The Donald’ who has been a manipulator himself of whatever party is in power. “If you cannot make a lot of money dealing with politicians, then there is something wrong with you” – Donald Trump. Who now openly says he’ll cut deals with liberal DemocRat leaders. Who bows to crony capitalism, bailouts, subsidies to ethanol and sugar lobbyists for votes. A man who says I’ll ‘Make America Great Again’ (stolen from Ronald Reagan) while he contracts out his own clothing apparel and cologne production to… CHINA. The Tea Party Patriot Citizens Fund made the 100% right choice.

    • Jean

      Absolutely! Jimmy Carter said it best when he said “Trump is the most malleable of the two. Trump knows how to get what he wants and that is not completely a positive feature. Anyone who believes businessmen don’t play politics is very naive. I’ve watched and heard my bosses cozy up to local politicians to get what they want. There goal was not because they personally needed more work but because they “wanted to be king of the county. They also made sure the own employees didn’t get far.

  • DollyT

    I just cancelled my support for then. The chose an insider, Liar and Cheater. Bye Bye

  • Tom Sams

    For the life of me I cannot understand the love so called conservatives have for Trump. He has only messaged the anger of dissatisfied conservatives without giving any real meat to chew on. He is a selfserving egotistiegotistical just like the one we have in the White House now. I know we all hate the lack of immigration policy in this country, but really. He’s going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it…… Really! He’s going to fix Obamacare and everyone will have insurance for free, please put on your thinking caps on for a moment. What solid policy has he given us? Nothing is FREE. Four bankruptcies, abortion, same sex marriage, eminent domain, three wives, look at the record of this man. Being President is just a side line for him, he just wants another feather to put in his cap and America is providing the eagle. If you are a Christian, pray about this, put away the hurt and ernestly pray about it. He has spent his whole life to the left of political center and he doesn’t know how to be a conservative. He is the liar on the stage at every debate. A juvenile liar to boot.

    • psychosally

      of course you do realize that everything you just stated is the exact talking points of the liberals and media and rinos and they are all lies

      • Tom Sams

        FYI you will never find a more earnest conservative then I. I served 22 years in the military, am an avid hunter and gun owner, pro life and a solid Bible thumper. So please don’t accuse me of slanting my ideals to the dark side. I also realize that many of the things I am asking in my previous post sound like I’m reiterating what you call RINO or liberal thoughts. With that being said, I ask that you simply address the questions, (not necessarily here) in your own mind and heart. Are you questioning motives or stroking the anger Mr. Trump is feeding. Listen brother, I’m angry too, but a decision made as the result of anger is 90% (my estimate based on my life) doomed to be the wrong decision. You can support whomever you want, and I have no heartache with it, but all I’m asking is that you evaluate the reason for your decision and look closely at the person. Is it enough that he is bankrolling his own campaign? Is it enough that he is not politically correct? Calling people losers because they were captured during the war, a war, by the way Trump avoided, is not being politically incorrect it is be disrespectful. I do not agree with John McCain most of the time, he is a pure RINO, but I do not disrespect the fact that he fought for his country and was captured and has suffered a lifetime of disability because of it. OBTW, Military School, despite what Trump says, is not comparable to actually serving in the military. One last tidbit, I read recently that he is now reconsidering a third party run (maybe true, maybe not). Think about it, if this happens he will insure a victory for the Democrats. Lincoln said: “a house divided against itself cannot stand……” It would be the same for the Republican Party. This man is not a uniter, but a divider.

  • selene

    Cruz is the sanest, steadiest, strongest, most conservative candidate. He gets my vote.

    • 657241

      SORRY, TED CRUZ is NOT ELIGIBLE for POTUS.

  • Houston Hammac

    I believe Trump is a PATRIOT that wants the USA to gain some resemblance of old. He is the only candidate that has stranded PC on the rocks. He is the only candidate – other than Carson – that has not been engaging in absolute lies (although he did state W knew there were no WMD’s when W said there were). I was an absolute supporter of W until his decision to invade Iraq, and Trump was correct then and remains correct today. Without further adieu, I say Trump is the best to lead this Country!

    • Herman

      What most people don’t know, is that we gave Saddam Hussein weapons of mass destruction when we were backing him in his war with Iran. Its just that we couldn’t find them when we invaded Iraq. those tractor trailer rigs that crossed the border into Syria during the war could have contained them.

      • mrsgunnut10

        mcgyver35 AND Herman, Both Good Comments. There was Truck Convoys going from Iraq to Syria, at night, for about three or maybe four nights before the United States invaded Iraq, after, they invaded Kuwait because Saddam Hussein knew he was going to be attacked by the U. S. This was also proven by News Pictures, of those Convoy’s, that were Published by the News Media. Now they are finally telling that Syria has Chemical Weapons and has used them in Artillery Shells on Syrian Citizens that are fighting Assad Military Forces. Question is – WHERE DID THE SYRIANS GET THOSE CHEMICAL WEAPONS , IF NOT FROM IRAQ ?????? Thank you for your Comments. TSgt., USAF Retired.

    • mcgyver35

      Just for the record, there WERE WMDs in Iraq. And also for the record, and to restore your faith in W, Clinton is the one that set the timeline for invasion. Another tactic that uber left to blame the republicans. I have the video where Bill Clinton, Hitlery Clinton, John Edwards, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid all stated for the record that Sadam Hussein had them. BEFORE George W was even elected. I was smart enough to copy it before it was removed from the internet, I’m sure by the left

      • BradLewis

        mcgyver., It’s freaky comments like yours that defy any truth that sink parties at the polls! Even Powell, Rice, and many more now admit that the WMD
        were a farce!

        • Dave Mc

          WMDs where Intel provided to Bush by the Intel agencies. Whether there was or was not WMDs – going after OBL and his deck of 52 who was sanctioned by Sadam Huessein
          ( the Buther of Bagdad) to stay in Iraq and be protected by their Army was a great reason to take down that regime. Absolute great decision. Keeping them on the run to shut down most of their destruction.

        • Dave Mc

          “People are getting fed up. The Republican Party no longer holds to the values that that party was founded on and the same thing with the Democratic Party. It use to be that the only difference was difference in opinions. Now the Republican Party is leaning more to the left and the Democratic Party is more Socialistic and Communist than anything else. They are out in no man’s land. This is why a lot are going independent so they can vote either way. The Tea Party or the Conservative group hold more to the original values of the Republicans, I can’t say that for the Democrats. At least we do have Patriots in this Country that still hold to the Framers values and want them back.”

        • mcgyver35

          Go ahead and drink the media’s koolaid as you explain what you define what a weapon of mass destruction is. It is a known fact that Sadam Hussein committed genocide on entire towns in Iraq. I would say that is a weapon of mass destruction. But, just for your information, I have a close friend where I work that is an Iraq vet, and he has photos of himself and others in his platoon in bunkers standing beside WMDs.

        • mcgyver35

          And as I said I HAVE the video. NOT SAW IT ONCE. I HAVE IT!!!!

      • Scott Nelson

        Wow, you’re way off and apparently running a “few quarts low”!

        • mac12sam12

          You voted for a guy who promised he’d lower the oceans. Check your dipstick.

        • mcgyver35

          prove me wrong…i can prove you wrong. tell all the people in iraq that there werent any, tell that to the entire cities Hussein committed genocide against. tell it to the foot soldiers that uncovered the mass graves…I drive an F250 diesel i run with 4 GALLONS of oil. I’m good.

          • Scott Nelson

            All I can say for sure is that 4,500 of our armed forces died and 10’s of thousands are maimed and disabled and for what? Absolutely NOTHING! It’s worse now than it ever was. W and ole Dicky Boy and let’s not forget Rummy, will take this to their graves! Let us never forget and never let this happen again!

          • mcgyver35

            If our present destroyer in chief, had not pulled the groups out too early, as he was told he shouldn’t do, we were making great strides in Iraq. Simply for the fact that, it easier to be evil than to be good. And that most of that region is Muslim and their religion not only promotes evil but flat out commands it, the rules of engagement have to match the evil at hand. Our fighting Isis is like a boxer fighting a street thug. The boxer is following the rules of boxing the street thug follows the rule of “there is no such thing as an unfair fight”. I would rather keep them busy fighting us over there than here. But with the rules we have to follow, to prevent “civilian” casualties renders us pretty much useless as a fighting force, but turns us into construction workers. There are no civilians there… The women and children are trained to fight and die as myrtars for Islam. I say if they are willing to die for Mohammed that strongly, give them their wish. You can’t fight a war with political correctness and be even slightly successful.

        • mcgyver35
    • The Redman

      Whine-whine0

    • Dave Mc

      WMDs where Intel provided to Bush by the Intel agencies. Whether there was or was not WMDs – going after OBL and his deck of 52 who was sanctioned by Sadam Huessein
      ( the Buther of Bagdad) to stay in Iraq and be protected by their Army was a great reason to take down that regime. Absolute great decision. Keeping them on the run to shut down most of their destruction.

  • NJM

    I have been a supporter of the Tea Party from the beginning…but I have to disagree on this one…I support Trump 100%!

    • Cheybuff

      Yeah , your 100% is my 110% Thank You for your service to our country.

  • original ancestry

    Well I don’t believe that America can go wrong with either Trump or Cruz. They each have America’s value and best interests at heart and not people of other nations. Other nations need to learn how to take care of themselves and stop running to the American Tax Payer every time they don’t like their own government. The people of other nations need to learn to respect themselves and stand up for their own rights. Stop running to us for answers and start fighting for yourselves. Charity starts at home and we had better start donating back into The United States Of America because the world will take from you and leave destruction behind. Stand up for America. The US Constitutions is for it’s citizens of the US and not other nations..

    • 657241

      Sorry, RUBIO is also not eligible. He was born in Florida, in 1971 with both parents as Cuban citizens. Both parents were naturalized in 1974, making Rubio NOT eligible for POTUS. Both parents were foreigners at time of Rubio’s birth
      Rubio passed the SOIL requirement since he was born in Florida. But he failed the citizenship requirements of his parents. Both parents must be US citizens at time of birth. OBEY the US Constitution please. Both TED Cruz and Marco RUBIO are NOT NATURAL BORN as defined by the Constitution. DO NOT BE DECEIVE AGAIN.

      TED CRUZ AND MARCO RUBIO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR POTUS

      • Marc H

        Can you please show us the definition of “NATURAL BORN” in the Constitution?
        Natural Born under English Law was understood as such “birth within sovereign territory was sufficient to make one “natural born.”

        • 657241

          SO ALL ANCHOR BABIES ARE NATURAL BORN?

          ANCHOR BABIES, like MARCO RUBIO, ARE NOT NATURAL BORN
          NATURAL BORN, ONE HAS TO BE BORN INSIDE THE SOIL OF THE USA , THE SOVEREIGN TERRITORY AND TO HAVE BOTH PARENTS US CITIZENS AT TIME OF BIRTH. US CITIZENS INCLUDE NATURALIZED CITIZENS, NOT ILLEGALS

        • mcgyver35

          Canada is not sovereign territory of the United States. So your “statement question” answers it’s self.

          • Marc H

            Do you consider Florida as sovereign territory?

          • mcgyver35

            And Florida has what to do with Cruz being born in Canada of a Canadian father????

      • BradLewis

        By god you are so wrong about Rubio. Even if his parents were robots! If he was born here, he IS a US citizen. No wonder the Right has become known as the “Party of the Uneducated”. You all shame us!

        • 657241

          YES, RUBIO IS A US CITIZEN, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT BUT HE IS NOT NATURAL BORN. HIS PARENTS ARE NON-US CITIZENS OR CUBANS AT TIME OF HIS BIRTH.

        • mcgyver35

          Do we just leave out parts of the requirements so Rubio can run??? His parents are and were Cuban.

      • original ancestry

        Well your correct about Rubio but Cruz’s mother is a natural born US citizen so like Cruz said, it doesn’t matter what country he is born in he is born American. She is American and this is a fact, but Rubio is a no so why are there no one speaking up about Rubio? The other factor shall be when BO is out and than they prove he’s not natural born than anything he has done is for not. Which suits me fine and had better come to that too.

        • mcgyver35

          No, Cruz is a NATURALIZED citizen not a natural born citizen

          • original ancestry

            Sorry dude but your wrong on this one.

          • mcgyver35

            you do know you can study Constitution 101 online for free, they want you to be informed, I highly suggest you take the course, you need it.

    • BradLewis

      In case you’ve missed it, we now live in a global world and you make the US an object of international ridicule when you select or even support freaks like Trump or Cruz.. Guess you didn’t read about the English Parliament looking for ways to ban Trump from the UK. Cruz doesn’t even have the respect of any of his GOP colleagues. There is a reason the GOP is against both.

      • Scott Nelson

        Right on Brad!

      • Dave Mc

        What planet did you come from? We
        Have been ridiculed for the last 7 yrs.
        Electing a Muslim as our president who has opened the flood gates to Muslims
        Has all our allies looking away from the US. We are the laughing stock around the world- here is what the previous leader of the Czech Republic (Vaclav klaus) thinks of America–the quote of the century–“The danger to America is not Barach Obama but a citizenry entrusting a man like that to the presidency. America can survive Obama
        The Prince of fools it is less likely to survive the confederacy of fools who
        Put him in office” our constitution is based on Judea Christian values. I would be ashamed to call myself an American had I voted for the scum bag
        In office- worst Pres ever!

    • 657241

      We have to amend the US constitution in order for TED CRUZ or MARCO RUBIO TO BE ELIGIBLE.

  • rowleya

    Cruz only candidate I’ll vote for Prez.
    He has done exactly as his constituents voted for him to do.

    • psychosally

      you cruz supporters do know that he said he would run 3rd party if he doesnt get the nomination-you should also realize if he does we’ll have 8 more years of liberals or socialism-think about it

      • Bret

        PROOF?… post credible reliable link(s) that Ted Cruz said he would run third party. HE NEVER DID. That is ‘The Donald’ who again now threatens to do exactly that. Saying the RNC hasn’t kept it’s word in the pledge all signed.

      • Herman

        I don’t believe the democratic voters are stupid enough to vote for Bernie or Hillary. I think most of them have enough sense to vote for the best man for the Job, which is Cruz.

        • Cheybuff

          Yeow! blind man open your eyes to the tyranny being created by the Rino’s in congress and the liars such as Cruz for they will deceive you for your vote and that is a given.Trump tells it like it is and political correctness is not a word in his vocabulary.

    • Cheybuff

      If you mean that they asked him to lie during the Iowa Caucuses, Please ask God for His forgiveness.

  • VirgoVince

    Since most Americans won’t do their own research, here, in no particular order, is an overview of many of Trumps positions:

    1.) Trump believes that America should not intervene militarily in other country’s problems without being compensated for doing so. If America is going to risk the lives of our soldiers and incur the expense of going to war, then the nations we help must be willing to pay for our help. Using the Iraq War as an example, he cites the huge monetary expense to American taxpayers (over $1.5 trillion, and possibly much more depending on what sources are used to determine the cost) in addition to the cost in human life. He suggests that Iraq should have been required to give us enough of their oil to pay for the expenses we incurred. He includes in those expenses the medical costs for our military and $5 million for each family that lost a loved one in the war and $2 million for each family of soldiers who received severe injuries.

    2.) Speaking of the military, Trump wants America to have a strong military again. He believes the single most important function of the federal government is national defense. He has said he wants to find the General Patton or General MacArthur that could lead our military buildup back to the strength it needs to be. While he hasn’t said it directly that I know of, Trump’s attitude about America and about winning tells me he’d most likely be quick to eliminate rules of engagement that handicap our military in battle. Clearly Trump is a “win at all costs” kind of guy, and I’m sure that would apply to our national defense and security, too.

    3.) Trump wants a strong foreign policy and believes that it must include 7 core principles (which seem to support my comment in the last point):
    · American interests come first. Always. No apologies.
    · Maximum firepower and military preparedness.
    · Only go to war to win.
    · Stay loyal to your friends and suspicious of your enemies.
    · Keep the technological sword razor sharp.
    · See the unseen. Prepare for threats before they materialize.
    · Respect and support our present and past warriors.

    4.) Trump believes that terrorists who are captured should be treated as military combatants, not as criminals like the Obama administration treats them.

    5.) Trump makes the point that China’s manipulation of their currency has given them unfair advantage in our trade dealings with them. He says we must tax their imports to offset their currency manipulation, which will cause American companies to be competitive again and drive manufacturing back to America and create jobs here.
    Although he sees China as the biggest offender, he believes that America should protect itself from all foreign efforts to take our jobs and manufacturing. For example, Ford is building a plant in Mexico and Trump suggests that every part or vehicle Ford makes in Mexico be taxed 35% if they want to bring it into the U. S., which would cause companies like Ford to no longer be competitive using their Mexican operations and move manufacturing back to the U. S., once again creating jobs here.

    6.) Trump wants passage of NOPEC legislation (No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act – NOPEC – S.394), which would allow the government to sue OPEC for violating antitrust laws. According to Trump, that would break up the cartel. He also wants to unleash our energy companies to drill domestically (sound like Sarah Palin’s drill baby, drill?) thereby increasing domestic production creating jobs and driving domestic costs of oil and gas down while reducing dependence on foreign oil.

    7.) Trump believes a secure border is critical for both security and prosperity in America. He wants to build a wall to stop illegals from entering and put controls on immigration. (And he says he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall, which many have scoffed at, but given his business successes I wouldn’t put it past him.) He also wants to enforce our immigration laws and provide no path to citizenship for illegals.

    8.) Trump wants a radical change to the tax system to not only make it better for average Americans, but also to encourage businesses to stay here and foreign businesses to move here. The resulting influx of money to our nation would do wonders for our economy. He wants to make America the place to do business. He also wants to lower the death tax and the taxes on capital gains and dividends. This would put more than $1.6 trillion back into the economy and help rebuild the 1.5 million jobs we’ve lost to the current tax system. He also wants to charge companies who outsource jobs overseas a 20% tax, but for those willing to move jobs back to America they would not be taxed. And for citizens he has a tax plan that would allow Americans to keep more of what they earn and spark economic growth. He wants to change the personal income tax to:
    · Up to $30,000 taxed at 1%
    · From $30,000 to $100,000 taxed at 5%
    · From $100,000 to $1,000,000 taxed at 10%
    · $1,000,000 and above taxed at 15%

    9.) Trump wants Obamacare repealed. He says it’s a “job-killing, health care-destroying monstrosity” that “can’t be reformed, salvaged, or fixed.” He believes in allowing real competition in the health insurance marketplace to allow competition to drive prices down. He also believes in tort reform to get rid of defensive medicine and lower costs.

    10.) Trump wants spending reforms in Washington, acknowledging that America spends far more than it receives in revenue. He has said he believes that if we don’t stop increasing the national debt once it hits $24 trillion it will be impossible to save this country.

    11.) Even though he says we need to cut spending, he does not want to harm those on Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security. He believes that the citizens have faithfully paid in to the system to have these services available and that the American government has an obligation to fulfill its end of the bargain and provide those benefits. Therefore, he wants to build the economy up so that we have the revenue to pay those costs without cutting the benefits to the recipients. He disagrees with Democrats who think raising taxes is the answer and says that when you do that you stifle the economy. On the other hand, when you lower taxes and create an environment to help businesses they will grow, hire more workers, and those new workers will be paying taxes that become more tax revenue for the government.

    12.) Trump also wants reform of the welfare state saying that America needs “a safety net, not a hammock.” He believes in a welfare to work program that would help reduce the welfare roles and encourage people to get back to work. And he wants a crackdown on entitlement fraud.

    13.) Trump believes climate change is a hoax.

    14.) Trump opposes Common Core.

    15.) Trump is pro-life, although he allows for an exception due to rape, incest, or the life of the mother.

    16.) Trump is pro 2nd Amendment rights.

    17.) Trump’s view on same-sex marriage is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but he also believes that this is a states rights issue, not a federal issue.

    18.) Trump supports the death penalty

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      nicely laid out!

      • Marc H

        Yeah, too bad it is a bunch of BS. A vote for Trump is a vote for Hillary!

    • Debra

      My MAN!!!

      • The Redman

        R U ah tramp

    • skipsart

      I’m curious as to what Trump’s views are on us calling for an Article V Convention of States. In fact, I’m curious as to what all the candidates’ views are on this subject.

    • Cheybuff

      Trump is the only man capable of saving America.

    • Cheybuff

      When someone tells me thy would rather vote for Sanders than Trump, I call to question their intelligence.

    • Scott Nelson

      It might help if he had ANY clue how the hell he’d do any of this! You’re all just going on blind faith….truly incredible! Lastly, anyone that thinks climate change is a hoax really needs to set an appt. with their doctor and get their head examined immediately! EVERYONE in the WORLD agrees with it except for the small, ignorant minority of far right conservatives.

  • dude

    cruz is just another prof.pollition who does what others want him to do to keep his job… cruz. is just another illegal candidate running for president …you vote for him and you won’t just haft to worry about illegal Mexican and muslims you can throw in illegal Cubans when they empty there prisons like they have already done in the past …cruz needs to go back to Canada were he was borned we’ve had enough illegals look what the last one done to the u.s.

  • HWayneS

    Wonderful decision, I agree wholeheartedly.

    • Scott Nelson

      Wow…you people are really clueless! It’s truly sad to think people really believe this!

  • Patriot41

    Yes the Tea Party group made the right decision, as Cruz has demonstrated that he is the most consistent conservative between all of the other GOP candidates. He is a strong Christian and most importantly, a strict Constitutional supporter.

    This election is one of the most important elections in support of this Republic, as both political parties have turned their back on our U.S. Constitution, as well as many of our citizens. It is crucial that a candidate who wins this election, believes in our Constitutional Republic!

    • 657241

      TED CRUZ IS NOT, REPEAT, NOT ELIGIBLE FOR POTUS.
      He is a Canadian, a foreign born, not NATURAL BORN. He is “only” a US citizen, an acquired citizenship via his mother. He could not, repeat, could not, denounce or renounce his place of birth.

      If that is true, just about anybody could be US President. If that is true, then maybe someday we could have a Muslim pres. Oops. we already have one. I meant, maybe a Chinese or Nigerian, or Taiwanese president. For now we do not want Canadians, or Cubans as POTUS.

      • Patriot41

        One believes that you are correct when referring to the natural born clause in the Constitution, predicated on the fact of the requirement for both parents being U.S. citizens. You and I have no argument concerning that interpretation. However, that appears not to be the case with members of Congress and it is they who write the laws. Thus far judges in our court system, refuse to hear challenges on the citizenship of the sitting president of this country, who has never been able to prove his citizenship either. One way or the other, there needs to be a legal definition as to what the status is, for a natural born citizen in this country as this argument has been recurring for over a century, in this country.

        At this point in time, anyone with a parent born in this country, can claim a natural born status and citizens will have to live with that fact, until the issue is resolved. Because the multicultural society that we now live in, it is doubtful that anyone can claim a pure natural born citizenship, other then the American Indian. We all have international genealogy, running in our ancestry lines if one chooses to take naturalization seriously.

        As for your comments about Canadians and Cubans, one does not agree at all with that type of comment. I fought with men from both of those countries and they were good soldiers, who were every bit as loyal to our cause as anyone born in this country. Loyalty to our country should be a priority for anyone running for it’s presidency.

    • Cheybuff

      Yeah! for the Patriot 41 …He gets it. Thanks for your service to our country.

      • Patriot41

        Thank you for your comments and yes I get it!

  • John Redmond

    Tea Party has been corrupted since Sarah Palin and friends formed it. This is why Palin Endorsed Trump as the Tea Party is no different than the establishment and their endorsement of a chronic, liar, cheat, and con like Cruz is an fine example. Furthermore Cruz is ineligible as a president and is fraudulently a Senator of TX which is an felony offense.

  • Jim

    Cruz is a liar, dishonest typical politician. TRUMP 2016!!!!!!!

    • The Redman

      jim-crow was

  • Donald Vestal

    I am not 100% sold on Trump, Cruz is not perfect, but what candidate is? As of right now I am leaning Cruz. But mostly, any body but Bush, Hillary, or Sanders

    • 657241

      Ted CRUZ is NOT eligible for POTUS. His eligibility is already challenged.

      First, in order to be eligible for POTUS, one has to be born in the soil of the USA in addition to having BOTH parents as US citizens. Ted Cruz failed both requirements. There is no ifs and buts about it. He is not or none of his parents were in the military, before or after he was born. He could not cite John McCains case. The military is the exemption. We do not even have a US military base in Canada.

      Ted Cruz’s father is a Cuban citizen, who once worked for Fidel Castro. Only his mother is a US citizen. She could only confer US citizenship but NOT the STATUS OF NATURAL BORN. Both parents should be US citizens, even just naturalized. Ted Cruz failed both requirements to be eligible for POTUS.

      • Jim Springer

        Wrong, McCain was born in Panama and he ran as the GOP nominee in 2008.

        • BradLewis

          Mc Cain: And both his parents were American citizens …

          • Chad3sonofchuck

            Romney was born in Mexico.

          • BradLewis

            So what?

          • mac12sam12

            George Romney ran for president and he was born in Mexico to only one parent who was an American citizen.

          • 657241

            IT DILUTES THE LOYALTY AND ALLEGIANCE OF NON-NATURAL BORN CITIZENS as President. Ted Cruz would have 3 countries to be loyal to or at least biased in favor of: CUBA, CANADA, AND USA.

            MARCO RUBIO’S LOYALTIES WILL BE DILUTED TOWARDS CUBA AND USA.
            The founders made sure that the POTUS, VICE POTUS, SEC OF STATE AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, THE “CHAIN OF COMMAND” WILL BE 100% LOYAL ONLY TO THE USA.
            THAT MADE SENSE. OR ELSE, WE MIGHT FIND A CHINESE, RUSSIAN OR SYRIAN PRESIDENT. SOMEDAY. WE ALREADY HAVE A MUSLIM. See what trouble WE GOT OURSELVES INTO, in less than 8 years?
            THIS ONE IS LOYAL TO Kenya, INDONESIA, IRAN, SYRIA AND TO ISIS. HE IS WORKING TOWARDS THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL AND THE UK, AND OF COURSE, THE USA.

        • 657241

          I knew that McCain was born in Panama with both parents US Citizens. McCain took the military exemption, of being born outside the USA soil. He is eligible for POTUS. Parents of Ted Cruz was not in the military. So he could not take the military exemption. He is NOT natural born and therefore is NOT eligible for POTUS.

          MARCO RUBIO IS ALSO NOT ELIGIBLE FOR POTUS. HE WAS BORN IN FLORIDA WITH BOTH PARENTS NON-US CITIZENS. They are CUBAN CITIZENS. THEY WERE NATURALIZED IN 1974.

          MARCO was born in 1971. Therefore, MARCO RUBIO IS NOT NATURAL BORN and is NOT ELIGIBLE FOR POTUS.

      • Ralph Compton

        You are more than just a little confused old chap.

        • brokebill

          Or you are.

        • 657241

          No I am not. I researched and studied these eligibility rules.

          My son run for Congressman in 2004. He was born in California, his Dad never became a US citizen, just like Obama SR. I am a US citizen. He is NOT NATURAL BORN, therefore, no POTUS eligibility for him.

      • Donald Vestal

        If Cruz proves to be ineligible, so be it. Until then I support Cruz, but I can easily go with Trump, or Carson., anybody but Bush, Hillary, or Sanders!
        P.S. I would vote Bush over any Democrat, but I would have to hold my nose and it would take over a week to get the bad taste out of my mouth!

      • mike

        Now explain how obummer got in. was he eligible

        • 657241

          Pelosi vetted him and declared him eligible. That’s it.
          She did not even bother to look at his birth certificate. At the stroke of her pen, Obama is eligible.

          When Obama was running for senator in 2004, he had brochures printed and distributed in Chicago that he is the “young lawyer and community organizer, born in Kenya, etc” His autobiography said that he was born in Kenya with a goat herder father, who never became a US citizen..

          • Della Furlow Wicks

            I just watched a video today of Obama himself (a long time ago) saying he was born and raised in Kenya Africa! Hw should have never been elected! I just wonder why that video wasn’t stressed more in the media (if it even was at all.?)

          • Dave Mc

            The real stink is that the Congress has not impeached this Muslim who has duped the American public by lieing up front stating he was a Christian- no way he is a devout Muslim without a proper Birth Certificate. He surrounds himself with Muslim Czars.
            He should have been impeached long before now and he should be tried for crimes against the American people and our constitution ( which he swore an oath to support).
            Him and Hilary should be wearing orange jump suits.

  • jug

    Rubio is nothing other than a bought out RINO!
    And even scripted, he cant keep things straight!
    He also cant remember where he has been, he has been so many positions.
    Likely more than the Karma Sutra!

    Now, Trump dropped out really early in 2012, because of some crime bosses he was involved with at the time. I guess he thinks he has cleaned up enough this time, or people wont remember!
    Well, he is right there, for sure! Have you all forgotten that he has been a “progressive democrat” all his life???? The leopard cant change his spots!

    Trump is a glorified used car salesman and is telling you just exactly what you want to hear, along with throwing you off track by accusing his best enemys of doing exactly what he is doing, and getting away with that old democrat trick! They have always been very good ar that one!

    He is not telling it like it is folks, he is telling you what you want to hear!
    Obama did the same thing, and Sanders is as well, today.

    Trump has the same personality defects as obama, egocentric and narcissim.
    He has already show you his dark side when he dropped out of the last debste in Iowa.
    I watched O’Riley try to talk him out of it, and he seemed very sheepish, as if he actually knew better, even then. But back down? No way, the bull headed little kid in him just couldnt!

    Then, when he came in second, he blew his stack and blamed Ted Cruz! Ted had absolutely nothing to do with it, his votes were right on the money as predicted, as were Carsons!
    But, like obama, Trump just had to blame someone else, even going so far as calling the Iowa voters “STUPID”! Now you know just how much he thinks of YOU!

    Cruz is the only consistant conservative, and the guy who will accomplish what he says he will.
    Its just that they are so scared of him, and well they should be, that they are inundating him with their lies! And lots of fools, are repeating previous mistakes! Trump is just “repeating history”, and drawing in the suckers! Anybody remember Jim Jones?

  • M.A.Rue

    Right choice.

  • Sue Darley

    Trump is proof that money does not buy class. This clown is probably going to be on the ticket with Hillary Hag if he fails to get the GOP nomination. Pathetic nasty man….Ted Cruz has proven he is principled unlike Trump.

    • caroleaus

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have Americans fallen to such a crude state that they approve of Trump’s antics? So sad!!!!!

    • Cheybuff

      Why then would you declare Cruze principled after his under handed shenanigans during the Iowa caucuses when he declared Ben Carson a drop out. I would call him a liar. Is that a definition of being principled. I don’t think so.

  • Sue Darley

    I am shocked that Republicans have fallen for the Trump BS they are just like the Democrats who fell for Obozo’s BS and look where we are now.

    • 657241

      TRUMP IS OPPOSITE OF OBAMA. TRUMP IS THE ANTI-OBAMA CANDIDATE.
      RUBIO VOTES “PRESENT” JUST LIKE OBAMA. Ted CRUZ IS FOREIGN BORN, JUST LIKE OBAMA.

      OBAMA AND MICHELLE HATES AMERICA. TRUMP LOVES AMERICA AND WOULD WORK HARD TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

    • Cheybuff

      you have been mislead. Trump is the real thing. Voting for Trump is voting for America.

  • apzzyk

    Good, now REAL conservatives will have the opportunity to vote for somebody, but it is not going to do much because neither Trump nor Cruz can draw much from the supporters of the other. Let the chaos continue!

  • guns yes

    TRUMP IN 2016 I ask for the vote on this but I didn`t get it. I knew something was up. I know Trump won now they think we should vote for there pick. Cruz is owned is right, He has about 6 billionaires,plus a lot people I don`t care for. he is a wolf in sheep skin.

    • The Redman

      Nah. mostly 98% of the white-folks in america

  • Della Furlow Wicks

    Big mistake!
    #TRUMP 2016 ✔

    • The Redman

      Yep. when yo mama had U from her bro.

      • Della Furlow Wicks

        You’re disgusting
        #TRUMP ✔

        • The Redman

          tramp

          • Della Furlow Wicks

            You’re an ignorant and uneducated person! I’ve seen alot of your comments on here to other people. You can’t spell or use proper grammar..your rude,nasty and hateful. Criticizing people you don’t even know..if you keep calling women tramps and using vulgar terms while you hide behind your computer-you may end up dealing with someone’s husband. Boyfriend,father or brother..so good luck with that 👎

          • The Redman

            Most of U tramps and white-folks always speak criticism about other people, or other race, but hate it when U’re reviled. wicked-tramp

    • The Redman

      Tramp

      • Della Furlow Wicks

        I hope you just misspelled TRUMP because you don’t know me to be calling me a TRAMP!!😒

        • The Redman

          U R A useless-tramp

          • Della Furlow Wicks

            F you man!! The reason you can say whatever you want to ppl you don’t even know,is because you’re too scared to put your real name and picture on here!

          • The Redman

            Bet U R good wit dem thin-lips, huh. both sets. hahahahhaa

          • Della Furlow Wicks

            Disgusting

          • The Redman

            Nah. U know about it all 2 well. fella

  • kenstaff

    Go Cruz!

    • Cheybuff

      Stupid is as stupid does , and voting for you bribe is worse than stealing from your neighbor. Get a life man.

    • Dave Mc

      Go Trump– see what others in the world think of America!

      “The Quote of the Century”
      From the former Premiere of the Czech Republic ( Vaclav klaus)

      “The Danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable
      of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier
      To limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than it will be to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr Obama,
      Who is a mere symptom to what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

  • NBPatriot

    Ted Cruz is the ONLY true conservative on the stage. He has so much more experience in fighting big government than anyone. He know the constitution and will follow it. He has not changed his mind as so many of the others have.

    • 657241

      If Ted Cruz follows the constitution and obeys it, he should have stopped campaigning for POTUS at the very beginning. He knows he is NOT eligible and yet he continues his campaign on the deception and lie that he is eligible. A Canadian born could not possibly be a NATURAL BORN. Common sense tells you that.
      Canada does not allow dual citizenship, not until 1977. Ted was born 1970. His parents have to be Canadian citizens at time of his birth. His mother has to be required to become a Canadian Citizen when you choose to reside there and apply for Canadian citizenship, in order to vote. Yes, his parents are Canadian voters..
      The eligibility of TED CRUZ is being challenged right now by two democrat senators. One is named Grayson. Besides these democrats, TRUMP is ready to file a lawsuit against TED CRUZ.

      For me? I’d rather have a legit NATURAL BORN American as US president.

    • Cheybuff

      The labels(true conservative) be damned, Trump is the man for the job.

    • mcgyver35

      You are right, he even uses the same dirty tactics to win Iowa. Truly a seasoned politician. Say what you want. Trump hasn’t resorted to those. He has also not lied about the other candidates, but just pointed out their weaknesses. And he is also correct about Cruz’s eligibility, the Constitution say the president has to be a NATURAL born citizen. That means he has to be born ON US SOIL.(this also includes bases). Cruz is a NATURALIZED US citizen because he was born in Canada and his mom is American..

  • Shane Ripley

    Cruz has always been a true conservative the latest video smear out against him is Nano bites of things he said piece together in the most deceitful way anyone That’s followed Cruz knows he’s always been conservative and stood for the issues.Trump has not ! plain simple and true

  • joleenworden

    There is a video circulating of a younger Trump speaking at the 1988 Republican Convention, and I would say that he actually joined the Republican party in 1968. He and his dad were supporters of Goldwater. Trump was a major fundraiser for both Reagan and George H.W. Bush. So for all of those fools who say he is not a Republican, well they are wrong. Trump has also said himself that he carries a pistol and knows how to use it. So why is Ted Cruz lying and saying Trump will not uphold the Second Amendment? Wake up America and support the person who can win in November. I am one of many women who think Trump can do the job, because Trump does not play at anything to lose. I also like Trump’s self descriptive term “common sense conservative”, because this country could use a good dose of common sense.

  • Robert Trebes

    Based upon Senator Cruz’s parents, the ‘Status’ of ‘Both’ his parents and the following Supreme Court Cases in the 1800’s, I would have to say NO, Cruz is not eligible to be President!…Also Senator Rubio has eligibility issues.

    Joseph Farah of WND Publication stated on Sean Hannity some time ago when asked by Mr. Hannity…What do you think about Senator Mark Rubio running for President?, he replied that he is not Constitutionally Eligible to be President as he is not a ‘Natural Born Citizen’, he was born in Florida (US Citizen by Birth), however, his parents did not become US Citizens until 4 years after his birth. I believe sometime in the 1800’s there was a Supreme Court Justice that ‘Defined’ what a ‘Natural Born Citizen’ is, it is a person born to both parents being US Citizens. This definition is why a ‘Ruling’ had to be Made on Senator John McCain when he ran for President in 2008 (He was born to both parents being US Citizens), however he was born at the Panama Canal Zone, the Ruling was that the Panama Canal Zone was a US Possession, his Dad at the time was in the US Military assigned to this Duty Station, thus is US Sovereign Soil and McCain was a ‘Natural Born Citizen’ and Eligible to be a US President! By this ‘Definition’ Senator Mark Rubioo, Senator Ted Cruz and possibly other ‘Candidates’ will not be Constitutionally Eligible to become a US President. I believe the reason the Republicans did not ‘Challenge’ Obama’s Eligibility is that they made a ‘Back Room Deal’ with the Democrats as the Republicans knew they would be running Non-Constitutionally Eligible Candidates in the future.
    (Oct. 18, 2009) — The Post & Email has in several articles mentioned that the Supreme Court of the United States has given the definition of what a “natural born citizen” is. Since being a natural born citizen is an objective qualification and requirement of office for the U.S. President, it is important for all U.S. Citizens to undertsand what this term means.
    Let’s cut through all the opinion and speculation, all the “he says”, “she says”, fluff, and go right to the irrefutable, constitutional authority on all terms and phrases mentioned in the U.S. Constitution: the Supreme Court of the United States.
    First, let me note that there are 4 such cases which speak of the notion of “natural born citizenship”.
    Each of these cases will cite or apply the definition of this term, as given in a book entitled, The Law of Nations, written by Emmerich de Vattel, a Swiss-German philosopher of law. In that book, the following definition of a “natural born citizen” appears, in Book I, Chapter 19, § 212, of the English translation of 1797 (p. 110):
    § 212. Citizens and natives.
    The citizens are the members of the civil society: bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights. . . .
    The French original of 1757, on that same passage read thus:
    Les naturels, ou indigenes, sont ceux qui sont nes dans le pays de parents citoyens, . . .
    The terms “natives” and “natural born citizens” are obviously English terms; used to render the idea convyed by the French phrase “les naturels, ou indigenes”: but both refered to the same category of citizen: one born in the country, of parents who were citizens of that country.
    In the political philosophy of Vattel, the term “naturels” refers to citizens who are such by the Law of Nature, that is by the natural cirumstances of their birth — which they did not choose; the term “indigenes” is from the Latin, indigenes, which like the English, “indigenous”, means “begotten from within” (inde-genes), as in the phrase “the indigenous natives are the peoples who have been born and lived there for generations.” Hence the meaning the the term, “natural born citizen”, or “naturels ou indigenes” is the same: born in the country of two parents who are citizens of that country.
    Vattel did not invent the notion “natural born citizen”; he was merely applying the Law of Nature to questions of citizenship. In fact the term first appears in a letter of the future Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, to George Washington during the Constitutional Convention, where the Framers were consulting 3 copies Vattel’s book to complete their work (according to the testimony of Benjamin Franklin).
    Let take a brief look, now, at each case. For each case I include the link to the full text of the ruling.
    The Venus, 12 U.S. 8 Cranch 253 253 (1814)
    The first was decided in A.D. 1814, at the beginning of the republic, by men who were intimately associated with the American Revolution. In that year the following men sat on the Supreme Court:
    Bushrod Washington, (b. June 5, 1762 — d. Nov. 26, 1829), served Feb. 4, 1799 til Nov. 26, 1829.
    John Marshall (b. Sept. 24, 1755 — d. July 6, 1835), served Feb. 4, 1891 til July 6, 1835.
    William Johnson (b. Dec. 27, 1771 — d. Aug. 4, 1834), served May 7, 1804, til Aug. 4, 1834.
    Henry Brockholst Livingston (b. Nov. 25, 1757 — d. Mar. 18, 1823), served Jan. 20, 1807 til March 18, 1823
    Thomas Todd (b. Jan. 23, 1765 — d. Feb. 7, 1826), served May 4, 1807 til Feb. 7, 1826.
    Gabriel Duvall (b. Dec. 6, 1752 — d. Mar. 6, 1844), served Nov. 23, 1811 til Jany 14, 1835.
    Joseph Story (b. Sept. 18, 1779 — d. Sept. 10, 1845), served Feb. 3, 1812 til Sept. 10, 1845
    Nearly all these men either participated in the American Revolution, or their fathers did. Joseph Story’s father took part in the original Boston Tea Party. Thomas Todd served 6 months in the army against the British; and participated in 5 Constitutional Conventions from 1784-1792. During the Revolutionary War, Henry Brockholst Livingston was a Lieutenant Colonel in the New York Line and an aide-de-camp to General Benedict Arnold, before the latter’s defection to the British. William Johnson’s father, mother, and elder brother were revolutionaries, who served as statesman, rebel, or nurse/assistant to the line troops, respectively. John Marshall was First Lieutenant of the Culpeper Minutement of Virginia, and then Lieutenant in the Eleventh Virginian Continental Regiment, and a personal friend of General George Washington; and debated for ratification of the U.S. Constitution by the Virginian General Assembly. Bushrod Washington was George Washington’s nephew and heir.
    Being witnesses and heirs of the Revolution, they understood what the Framers of the Constitution had intended.
    The Venus case regarded the question whether the cargo of a merchantman, named the Venus, belonging to an American citizen, and being shipped from British territory to America during the War of 1812, could be seized and taken as a prize by an American privateer. But what the case said about citizenship, is what matters here.
    WHAT THE VENUS CASE SAYS ON CITIZENSHIP
    In the Venus Case, Justice Livingston, who wrote the unanimous decision, quoted the entire §212nd paragraph from the French edition, using his own English, on p. 12 of the ruling:
    Vattel, who, though not very full to this point, is more explicit and more satisfactory on it than any other whose work has fallen into my hands, says:
    “The citizens are the members of the civil society; bound to this society by certain duties, and subject to its authority, they equally participate in its advantages. The natives or indigenes are those born in the country of parents who are citizens. Society not being able to subsist and to perpetuate itself but by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights.
    “The inhabitants, as distinguished from citizens, are strangers who are permitted to settle and stay in the country. Bound by their residence to the society, they are subject to the laws of the state while they reside there, and they are obliged to defend it…
    Shanks v. Dupont, 28 U.S. 3 Pet. 242 242 (1830)
    In 16 years later the Supreme Court heard the case regarding the dispute over the inheritance received by two daughters of an American colonist, from South Carolina; one of whom went to England and remained a British subject, the other of whom remained in South Carolina and became an American citizen. At the beginning of the case, Justice Story, who gave the ruling, does not cite Vattel per se, but cites the principle of citizenship enshrined in his definition of a “natural born citizen”:
    Ann Scott was born in South Carolina before the American revolution, and her father adhered to the American cause and remained and was at his death a citizen of South Carolina. There is no dispute that his daughter Ann, at the time of the Revolution and afterwards, remained in South Carolina until December, 1782. Whether she was of age during this time does not appear. If she was, then her birth and residence might be deemed to constitute her by election a citizen of South Carolina. If she was not of age, then she might well be deemed under the circumstances of this case to hold the citizenship of her father, for children born in a country, continuing while under age in the family of the father, partake of his national character as a citizen of that country. Her citizenship, then, being prima facie established, and indeed this is admitted in the pleadings, has it ever been lost, or was it lost before the death of her father, so that the estate in question was, upon the descent cast, incapable of vesting in her? Upon the facts stated, it appears to us that it was not lost and that she was capable of taking it at the time of the descent cast.
    Minor v. Happersett , 88 U.S. 162 (1875)
    This case concerned Mrs. Happersett, an original suffragette, who in virtue of the 14th Amendment attempted to register to vote in the State of Missouri, and was refused because she was not a man. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in that year, wrote the majority opinion, in which he stated:
    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.
    UPDATE: May 25, 2012
    In your above article, which is very good, there is one error that you may wish to correct. In the Minor v. Happersett case, you refer to Mrs.Happersett as though she was the plaintiff. This is incorrect. The plaintiff was Virginia Minor. Happersett was the Registrar of Voters. I would appreciate your acknowledgment of my email. Thank you. Bruce O. Mann Attorney at Law 26875 Calle Hermosa, Ste. 1Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
    United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
    In this case, Wong Kim Ark, the son of 2 resident Chinese aliens, claimed U.S. Citizenship and was vindicated by the court on the basis of the 14th Amendment. In this case the Justice Gray gave the opinion of the court. On p. 168-9 of the record, He cites approvingly the decision in Minor vs. Happersett:
    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.
    On the basis of the 14th Amendment, however, the majority opinion coined a new definition for “native citizen”, as anyone who was born in the U.S.A., under the jurisdiction of the United States. The Court gave a novel interpretation to jurisdiction, and thus extended citizenship to all born in the country (excepting those born of ambassadors and foreign armies etc.); but it did not extend the meaning of the term “natural born citizen.”
    CONCLUSION
    Finally it should be noted, that to define a term is to indicate the category or class of things which it signifies. In this sense, the Supreme Court of the United States has never applied the term “natural born citizen” to any other category than “those born in the country of parents who are citizens thereof”.
    Hence every U.S. Citizen must accept this definition or categorical designation, and fulfil his constitutional duties accordingly. No member of Congress, no judge of the Federal Judiciary, no elected or appointed official in Federal or State government has the right to use any other definition; and if he does, he is acting unlawfully, because unconstitutionally.
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  • A_patriot

    I just read an article showing that as far back as 1988, Trump was a Republican. He may have changed to Democrat and then back again, but, hey, we all go through stuff. I take him at his word that he’s a Republican conservative. He makes a great deal of sense, too. While I’m still on the fence, I do admit I like Trump.

  • Rhodie

    So sick of Politicians. I’m going Trump and if they dare impose another establishment Magoo on us I will not vote Republican ever again. Tea Party you pay attention too. It’s about the economy and a resume ! L

  • Texsheva

    LOVE IT! He’s the most Conservative and most Constitutionally literate of the bunch. He has a record of standing for the American people and he’s not afraid to be considered an outsider. He won’t go along to get along when it’s not necessary and is a man of principles and integrity. He’s got my vote!

    • Cheybuff

      Voting for Trump is voting for America. Thank you for your service to America.

  • Texsheva

    Trump has brought much to light that NEEDED to be exposed, but he’s a hot head and a Narcissist. We’ve had that for the past 7 yrs. and I don’t care for another one. Trump has never been a true Conservative. I appreciate what he’s exposed, but I don’t want him as a president. He doesn’t behave in a Presidential manner and I fear could be too easily swayed.

  • Dave Mc

    So disappointing to hear the tea party supporting Cruze-huge mistake. Cruze can’t win-part of the DC crowd. Far too many people do not trust the DC crowd
    And Trump is the most popular candidate, who does not back down, has enough guts to bring us back to reality and focus on the important issues. Trump is the only candidate that can win from the GOP. If the GOP/Tea party does not stand behind
    What the people want then the GOP is through-no one will support this party ( they lost their way). Many Americans will
    Go independent and support Trump. It’s high time To get behind the only man who is committed to saving our country–
    Go Trump!

  • Junior1950

    Quite frankly, Donald Trump is my first choice. He has made it plain that he’s not going to put up with any political correctness Bull Sh*t! In the event that he’s not nominated for the office of President, my second choice is Ted Cruz. either one of them would be a whole hell of a lot better than those other two disasters– Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders! Clinton and/or Sanders would be the absolute and certain death of our nation!

  • Herman

    I am also going to vote for Cruz. I was going to vote for Rand Paul.

  • caroleaus

    They made the right choice. Cruz is a Constitutionalist. We don’t really know what Trump is except we DO know he interrupts, has a juvenile personality, is over-sensitive, and thinks he is ALWAYS RIGHT. That’s a dangerous set of characteristics for a President.

    • Cheybuff

      Are you sure about that. Would you have voted for Ike If he wasn’t always right.. … NO you would be saluting Hitler.

  • EmilyDickinson

    Love it! Cruz! Trump is NOT a conservative. Never contributed to conservative cause but to lots of Left Wing causes and candidates. Views himself as the One who will tell everyone what to do, like another Obama. Constantly contradicts himself. Calls names rather than present coherent argument. Acts like a 2-year old. And as for Cruz not being liked, if you stood for your Conservative principles against congress routinely, you wouldn’t be liked either. Jimmy Carter likes Trump over Cruz because he feels Trump can be managed, dealt with, influenced by the Left. Cruz has as his principle the constitution and he doesn’waiver. Please vote for someone who has proven he is a strong leader, willing to stand up for Conservative Constitutional values and not cave in order to be more “liked.” Cruz!!!

  • Vetsgirl

    They absolutely made the right choice! Cruz 2016

  • skipsart

    Most of us have observed Cruz’s love of the Constitution, mainly by his actions and not just slogans and empty promises.

  • ErnieLane

    I have no doubt that Cruz will be staunchly conservative. I’m pretty sure Trump won’t be.

  • 4Pip

    Glad he’s your pick,he has been mine from the very start. He will make a great Pres,but Soros has already said they plan to steal this election.According to what I read they are so close to their goal of the NWO that they want their person in.I pray there is something to do about it!

  • AL ELLIS

    I always knew the Tea Party was a group of nuts. If Bush, Rubio or Cruz are the nominee I shall vote for Bernie Sanders, it couldn’t be any worse than one of those three. Geez

    • The Redman

      white-folks have ruined america

  • The Redman

    So long-mouth trump-a-hump. U R the white-folks only hope 2 hold on 2 their white privileges. hahahahahahaha

  • BradLewis

    When even his colleagues in the Senate – both parties – who now work with him neither like or respect him why would he make a good presidential choice. Never ever Cruz!

  • jug

    Trump will be another surprise, much like obama.
    Why would you think that a man who has been a progressive democrat for the past 40 years should be elected President as a conservative of any type?

    He even shares the same personality defects as obama.
    Both are egocentric and narcisstic.

    Trump has been all over the map, almost as much as Rubio with his talking points. And Rubio is nothing but a RINO!

    Goggle Stephen Colbert’s “Trump debates Trump” for some enterainment. He uses actual Trump video clips for his production. Its a blast and very enlightening!

  • Hal Edwards.

    Well all the politicians have let this happen THEY HAVE LET TAXES RAISE TO UNTHINKABLE AMOUNTS. THEY HAVE LET THE DEBIT RAISE TO UNRECOVERABLE AMOUNT. THEY HAVE DEVIDED THE PEOPLE OF THE US BY RAICE. THEY HAVE TAKEN GOD OUT OF THE SCHOOLS. THEY HAVE ALLOWED THE UNEMPOLYEEMENT RATE TO RASE TO OVER HALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO IF YOU WANT THIS TO CONTINUE THEN VOTE THE OLD POLITICANS IN. BUT I’ll VOTE FOE TRUMP. THANK YOU.

  • Lawernce borkstrom

    It’s was settled with jhon McCain over that birther b/s anyone but hillary or her 1 cronnie Donald Trump someone with that thin skin shouldn’t have finger on button to set off the nuclear triad wich trump had no idea,what that means the only thing he was saying in last debate was the left talking points now he’s threatened a 3rd party run again why don’t he run as Democrat where,he belongs

  • Walter Flatt

    WHY DONALD TRUMP? HE’S HIS OWN MAN, NOT BIG MONEY PACS, OR, THE NEWS MEDIA.

    MSNBC HATE HIM, DEMOCRATS HATE HIM, CNN HATE HIM, REPUBLICAN PARTY HATES HIM, FOX HATES HIM, KELLY HATES HIM, POLITICAL ESTABLISHMEN HATE HIM, AND THE NEWS MEDIA HATE HIM. NONE CAN CONTROL HIM.

    HE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.

    WE DO NOT NEED 1ST YEAR POLITICIANS, OR GOVERNERS THAT HAVE SOLD OUT TO BIG MONEY PACS.

    1—HE DOES NOT NEED A JOB, 2—DOES NOT LIE TO YOU, 3—DOES NOT NEED BIG PAC MONEY, 4—DOES NOT NEED A BOOK DEAL, 5—IS TIRED OF SEEING OUR COUNTRY GOING DOWN THE TOLLET.

    A NEW BRAND OF POLITICS, THE TRUTH. IN MY 85 YEARS, I HAVE NEVER SEEN A MORE QUALIFIED, SELF FUNDING, WITH NO OBLIGATIONS, PERSON RUN FOR ANY OFFICE.

    TRUMP WANTS TO FIX THIS NATION. GET OUT AND WORK FOR HIM THEN VOTE FOR HIM.

    TRUMP IS THE ONLY ONE QUALIFIED TO RUN THE LARGEST BUSINESS ON EARTH, THE US GOVRNMENT. AGAIN, WE DO NOT NEED, FIRST YEAR SENATORS, MAYORS, OR GOVERNERS ALL OBLIGATED TO BIG MONEY PACS WITH NO BUSINESS EXPERIENCE, WE NEED DONALD TRUMP.

  • Chad3sonofchuck

    Cruz please.

  • Shelba Herring

    Cruz cannot be elected President, he was born in Canada as I understand his mother was a registered voter in Canada, therefore even tho she was american she was a citizen of Canada, if he is elected he cannot legally serve so the democrat will win by default, if you want a lying cheating democrat or a socialist in the oval office keep endorsing Cruz and if wins the democrats will make sure we all lose

  • David

    I think they MAY have made an acceptable decision. My evaluation of the leading candidates goes as follows:
    Trump- wants to repeal Obamacare (+) and replace it with a program to make the Government pay for everyone’s healthcare, the very definition of single payer Healthcare-what Obama/Pelosi/Reid/ other Democrats wanted in the first place(- – – -) (by his own words on a CBS interview & NBC’s Meet The Press). Is a very successful businessman that ‘found’ the best ‘deal’ for running for the Presidency in the Republican party. Financially supported Hillary’s 2008 campaign & has said Democrats are better at business than Republicans. Is a ‘one dimensional thinker (example- building a wall on the southern border won’t stop illegals from climbing/digging tunnels/driving boats over the water/seas) Quotes Two Corinthians NOT Second Corinthians, showing he’s new to the Bible.
    Cruz- born in Canada by a US citizen mother and is therefore a USA citizen eligible to run. Doesn’t ‘play’ well with other Politicians (+). Has allegedly resorted to ‘dirty tricks’ to win the Iowa caucus (stealing delegates from Dr Ben Carson) (-)
    Dr Ben Carson- acknowledges God as supreme. Has made some unfortunate statements of personal belief to ‘trap’ questions.

    All in all, if Dr Ben Carson isn’t a possibility I guess Cruz will do.

  • Shirley

    I have my reservations about Trump. I do appreciate that he has brought the establishment to their knees any many issues we are concerned about are at least being talked about. I do like Cruz and he has at least taken on the establishment on our behalf.

  • Jonathon Blackwell

    When we vet a business partner, or a potential marriage
    partner, we all want someone who (1) has a long record of being honest,
    transparent and not fickle to their own core values and (2) one
    who does not compromise.
    Why then, would we have a lower standard when we vet our future president?

    Problem: Trump has been fickle
    to his core values even on basics like murdering babies to allow women
    to have sex with no consequences. This is no better than Obama when he
    said if his daughter became pregnant, she should not have to be responsible for
    her own mistakes.

    To choose such to kill babies is not a mere whim, it
    shows a level of callousness in his character.

    You can complain and say that this is no longer his
    position; but he still would support Planned Parenthood.

    Problem: Planned Parenthood is headed up by corrupt people. Hence
    it is rotten. So why would he continue to fund an institution that is
    hideously corrupt?

    We don’t need just a better or much better president, we need a president that
    has a long record of making strong moral, constitutional decisions; and (2) one
    that never compromises . . . ever on key issues.

    With all three branches of government involved in this election, the stakes have never been higher. To maintain our precious freedoms, we must have a president who is a
    strong, steady, emotionally balanced constitutional conservative, with lifetime
    of making solid decisions (not fickle) and who never compromises. Such a man is Ted Cruz.

  • Al Powell

    absolutely not!,look at what Virgo Vince said, WHY would we not want that, “WAKE UP TEA PARTY”!!

  • Marc H

    Question for Trump Supporters.

    Do you agree with Mr. Trump that President Bush was responsible for 9-11?

  • Michael

    Trump is acting like a crybaby. He gets his feelings hurt so he lashes out and threatens to go third party. People disagree with him and he launches an all out personal attack. Cruz is the best choice out of the lot of them. Them more I see crybaby Trump, the less I like him. At one time I seriously considered Trump. No more. I don’t want a president that will pout and throw a tantrum if he doesn’t get his way. His ego is as fragile as Obama’s and I believe he will act just like Obama and use executive orders to get what he wants in order to go around congress. Even Trump said early in the campaign that his lawyers looked into Cruz’s eligibility and that he was qualified to be president. He only brought out the eligibility question when Cruz posed a threat to him in Iowa. Cruz is challenging Trump on the issues whereas Trump i attacking Cruz and everyone else on things that don’t really matter. He is making it his life’s work to go after Bush. Trump is not presidential material. Cruz is the one we need.

  • kristine

    As far as I am concerned; you got it right

  • NBPatriot

    The way Trump is bashing everyone in the race you would think he is a Democrat! Ben Carson is the only sane voice right now. Cruz is still the man to get back to the constitution and if we don’t we are gone as a nation. Read their history and that will tell you a lot.

  • NBPatriot

    I liked Trump at first. He was saying all the things everyone of us were mad about. But, the longer he talks the more I distrust him too. He gets mad when he can’t get his way just like a spoiled child. We don’t need another one like that in the White House.

  • Chuck Lynch

    Cruz is not even eligible to be President….but then again we currently have a President that bucks the Constitution, huh????
    At least Cruz should come out and admit he doesn’t support the Constitution……and that it’s only a scrap of paper that you follow when it’s expedient to do so……when you feel like it…otherwise it does not have any legal weight!!

  • brokebill

    I think this endorsement was a mistake.

  • Henry J. Gilbertson

    If the Tea Party don’t support Trump I’ll no longer support them

  • Average Joe

    I think they have backed some conservatives that got elected and INSTANTLY BECAME DEMOCRATS in action and or deeds

  • Scott Nelson

    God help us if Trumpo or numbnuts Cruz get elected! Let’s get real people!

  • sharon419

    All for Cruz.

  • Johnny Christensen

    I will always say Cruz is not eligible !

  • Craig Kinnowr

    Ted Cruz could never beat the Democratic machine, but Donald Trump WILL. The Democrats will eat Ted Cruz alive because of His Citizenship and other issues — I am a Tea Party advocate and urge all my fellow Citizens to be wise when casting a vote — and I am sure you will. America will never be the great Nation that we have all enjoyed if Chillary or Bernie gets the top spot I know Trump has a lot of rough edges, but I do believe that will make Americagreat once again, Craig

  • David Greaves

    I would say the group made the best choice in their group endorsement. Senator Ted Cruz comes closer than any other candidate in desiring protections for the constitution and the liberty it guarantees to All Americans regardless of their background, heritage, gender, socioeconomic standing, or religious faith. The people who want the constitution to become a revolving document that changes with the times are the ones who want to sacrifice freedom for promotion of humanistic desires.

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined america

  • RobFromDallas

    I am not sure that Cruz is eligible for POTUS. If he IS eligible, he seems to more accurately reflect the values of Conservatives. Trump, who I like personally, is more of a “wanabe” conservative. I don’t know if Cruz could beat Hillary in November…Trump MIGHT be more likely. Well, stay tuned!

  • RobFromDallas
  • RobFromDallas

    So, the concept of “Natural Born Citizen” has been a subject of some debate for a long time. I honestly thought that one had to be born in one of the 50 states of USA. Not sure about Puerto Rica or American Samoa…