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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 15

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly GOP Presidential Straw Poll is available exclusively to registered CHQ members. To register, click here. If you are already a member, please log-in by clicking here. You may vote once a week. Review the choices FIRST before adding a write-in candidate as we made additions.

Presidential Poll Candidates Wek 14 
MY CHOICE FOR THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT
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The first three candidates while they are tempting to vote for the ultra conservatives they would not stand a snow balls chance in hell of being elected in a National Election.

You need to bring in somebody that is a non professional politician.

Sarah

Disregarding for a moment all the dissention over whether or not Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to be president, readers should take notice of the fact that Sarah’s exposure in the news is miniscule when compared to all the publicity Senator Cruz is receiving from the courageous stand he is taking against Obamacare. Yet Sarah has consistently led in this poll.

This should remind people of the tremendous trust she enjoys among many people. It should follow that this trust while apparent in the people who write in this venue exists in the many who do not participate in writing.

I still say that Sarah is the one to beat Hillary.

The reason she is hated so much by the Republican regime is because they fear her being too ‘Constitutional’ minded and this would hurt them.

We need to throw all those bums out and practically start over again. In short, everyone needs to feel a little pain to make things right again.

If you aren’t taking those free Hillsdale College courses on-line, you are missing a lot.

Sarah

Disregarding for a moment all the dissention over whether or not Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to be president, readers should take notice of the fact that Sarah’s recent exposure in the news is miniscule when compared to all the publicity Senator Cruz is receiving from the courageous stand he is taking against Obamacare. Yet Sarah has consistently led in this poll.

This should remind people of the tremendous trust she enjoys among many people. It should follow that this trust while apparent in the people who write in this venue exists in the many who do not participate in writing.

I still say that Sarah is the one to beat Hillary.

The reason she is hated so much by the Republican regime is because they fear her being too ‘Constitutional’ minded and this would hurt them.

We need to throw all those bums out and practically start over again. In short, everyone needs to feel a little pain to make things right again.

If you aren’t taking those free Hillsdale College courses on-line, you are missing a lot.

We need Sarah Palin for

We need Sarah Palin for Potus!

Palin for Potus

Yes!!!

Yes

And Ted Cruz for Attorney General

And Dr Ben Carson for U.S. Surgeon General

And Bobby Jindal for Secretary of Health and Human Services

And Mike Lee for Senate Majority Leader

This is fun!

Sarah Palin vs. Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a wonderful human being and a true American patriot, but the fact remains that he was not born in the USA; therefore, he is NOT eligible to be president, according to our US Constitution.

Ted should immediately declare that his respect for our Constitution is so great that he would never dream of violating any part of it. So far, he has not made any such statement.

My interpretation is that his ambition to be a front runner for the 2016 ticket trumps our Constitution.

Who remains? Sarah Palin, a tried and proven All American patriot.

Ted, you are a great senator, but you are simply not eligible to be our president. Now make that statement.

Senate Majority/Minority leader

I disagree strongly. John McCain was not born in the U.S. either, but was fully eligible to run.

That being said, I do not believe that Cruz intends to mount a presidential run. His heart is obviously with the legislative branch. It is my hope that he will soon assume a Senate leadership role, with the support of his colleagues.
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I disagree strongly. John

I disagree strongly. John McCain was not born in the U.S. either, but was fully eligible to run.

That being said, I do not believe that Cruz intends to mount a presidential run. His heart is obviously with the legislative branch. It is my hope that he will soon assume a Senate leadership role, with the support of his colleagues.

Dual Citizenship

Ted Cruz parents were American Citizens when he was born. While he was born in another country the courts have long upheld that he still is a citizen. If you are born overseas due to parents in civil, military, or even private sector jobs you are a citizen of the USA. He has dual citizenship due to where he was born but being a citizen of two countries does not exclude you from the white house. It will be interesting to see "birthers" on the other side trying to eliminate Mr. Cruz.

Ted Cruz is Still Not a "Natural Born Citizen"

The statement that Ted Cruz's parents were U.S. citizens is simply wrong. His father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth in Canada.

There is no way that the meaning of "natural born citizen" can be twisted to include a person born outside the U.S. of a non-citizen father.

Ted Cruz is an admirable person with great capacities and talents. There are many avenues for him to exercise those talents on behalf of this nation.

He is not, however, eligible to serve in the office of president of the United States.

Saying repeatedly that he or any other ineligible person is qualified for the office pursuant to the U.S. Constitution does not make it so. This includes Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Nikki Haley, and, of course, Barack Hussein Obama.

Of Barack Obama's true origins and background we know virtually nothing for certain. But thanks to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Posse, we know of a certainty that the purported birth certificate of Barack Obama presented to the American people with great fanfare on April 25, 2011 is a computer generated forgery.

Ted Cruz not an nbC

I strongly agree with the stand Sen Cruz is undertaking on our behalf on the Senate floor even as I write this post. As long as Sen Cruz stands up for true conservative values, I will be there standing with him, right there by his side in admiration and sincere gratitude.

But if Sen. Cruz believes himself to be eligible to stand for the presidency of the United States, he must also believe the offspring of illegal aliens born in this country are also natural born citizens and can run for the President of the United States as well, without ever pledging to support and defend the US Const.

If Sen. Cruz believes himself to be eligible to stand for the presidency of the United States, he must also believe the power to set the qualifications for the president and vice-president of the United States lies not where the founders and framers had rightfully placed it, i.e., in the hands of we the People, but in the plenary hands of the state, i.e., Congress, i.e., positive law Title 8 USC §1401 (g).

If Sen. Cruz believes himself to be eligible to stand for the presidency of the United States, he must also believe there is no difference between a natural born British subject and an natural born US Citizen. Now I know, leftest, socialist, communists, and our courts, all believe these things to be true. If Sen. Cruz also believe these things to be true, I cannot stand for his presidency, or vice-presidency.

I hope Sen Cruz, at some point in time, can see the error of his ways, even if perhaps some of his more ardent supporters can't, and step up to the plate and lead the charge in restoring our most cherished American birthright from the gutter it has been placed by our courts. If he does such a thing, I am sure he will find himself sitting on the bench of the US Supreme Court, perhaps even as its chief justice.

I hope Sen Cruz, at some point in time, will see the error of his ways, even if perhaps some of his more ardent supporters cannot, and step up to the plate and lead the charge in restoring our most cherished American birthright from the gutter it has been placed by our courts. If he does such a thing, I am sure he will find himself sitting on the bench of the US Supreme Court, perhaps even as its chief justice, with his head held high.

ex animo
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Ted Cruz is not a "natural born citizen"

Ted Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" as is required by the U.S. Constitution to serve as president. He was born in Canada and his father was not a U.S. citizen. He insists that he is a U.S. citizen, but he evades the clear importance of the constitutional provision requiring the president ot be a "natural born citizen" - that is one who is "born in the country of parents who are citizens". This is the definition provided by Vattel in "The Law of Nations", one of the principal reference works used by the Founders of this nation at the Constitutional Convention, along with Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations".
Vattel:

§ 212. Of the 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 society is supposed to desire this, in consequence of what it owes to its own preservation; and it is presumed, as matter of course, that each citizen, on entering into society, reserves to his children the right of becoming members of it. The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent. We shall soon see whether, on their coming to the years of discretion, they may renounce their right, and what they owe to the society in which they were born. I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country.”

U.S. Supreme Court (Minor v. Happersett):
"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 [88 U.S. 162, 168] parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. For the purposes of this case it is not necessary to solve these doubts."
http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=88&invol=162
Ted Cruz's name should not be included on any list of potential candidates for president due to his indisputable lack of eligibility. Nor should the names Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal, and Rick Santorum be included. None of these individuals are natural born citizens. Inclusion of the names of ineligible candidates is an insult to Americans who believe strongly that respect for the Constitution is an essential requirement for preservation of the rule of law in this nation. Moreover, inclusion of ineligible individuals in a presidential poll distorts the process and undermines the very purpose of conducting such a poll.

Palin. Cruz, and DeMint

I have consistently stated my preference for Sarah Palin. My reason for choosing Sarah Is because I know in my heart and mind that I don't have to tell her how to restore our country to Constitutional rule. Her life is a reflection of her impeccable character and strong will.

I think both Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint are exceptionally fine men, but I see both as politicians; I see Sarah as a mother who became frustrated with government in Alaska and barged into the political arena to fix it.

As regards Jim DeMint, I have repeatedly tried to reach him with my message to challenge a few of the so-called "good guys" in Congress to draft a bill that would slash their salaries by at least 50% and greatly reduce their ridiculous benefits. I would then ask him to publish the names of those who refuse to sign this bill and those who are willing to sign it. Jim refuses to challenge his former colleagues, which tells me something about his character. Cleaning up Washington by first cleaning up Congress must be the first step.

Now how about making Sarah 100% in our next poll?