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Cigar
09-20-2013, 12:15 PM
What's really keeping Ted Cruz from finally renouncing his Canadian citizenship? An expert investigates


Believe it or not, it looks like Sen. Ted Cruz is still a Canadian citizen. Although it has now been over a month since he promised to renounce his Canadian citizenship – which he obtained by virtue of his birth in Calgary, Alberta – there has been no indication (whether press release, statement or otherwise) announcing that he has followed through on the commitment.

Cruz’s website is silent on the subject, his official biography doesn’t even mention the word “Canada,” and I received no response to repeated email requests for additional information. My telephone inquiry to Cruz’s press office produced only an email that repeated his statement of future intention, as first issued on Aug. 19: “I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American citizen by birth and as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American.”

While Cruz’s sentiment was surely sincere at the time, it does appear that he is still holding on to both his Canadian citizenship and his Senate seat. I can’t really fault him for any ambivalence. I am a dual U.S./Canadian citizen myself, and I intend to stay that way, but, then again, I am not planning to run for president. Cruz, on the other hand, has already started courting conservatives in Iowa. So the question must be asked: What is keeping Ted Cruz from finally renouncing his Canadian citizenship?

Perhaps Cruz simply hasn’t gotten around to it. In fairness, the Canadian government requires more than a simple shout-out before canceling somebody’s citizenship. The aspiring ex-Canadian has to pay a fee of $100 and submit an official “Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship,” which could be a bother for someone with a busy schedule of Tea Party meetings and lectures for the Heritage Foundation. On the other hand, the renunciation form is pretty simple. There are only 12 questions on the application, and most of them request basic information such as name, address and date of birth, all of which could be handled by a staffer.

full article
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/20/ted_cruzs_origins_continue_to_haunt_him/

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Mainecoons
09-20-2013, 12:39 PM
That's OK, I understand that the Kenyans are so embarrassed by Obama they've asked him to revoke his Kenyan citizenship.

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You really have a lot of time on your hands today at your make work, "equal opportunity" business, eh Cigar?

Cigar
09-20-2013, 12:42 PM
That's OK, I understand that the Kenyans are so embarrassed by Obama they've asked him to revoke his Kenyan citizenship.

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You really have a lot of time on your hands today at your make work, "equal opportunity" business, eh Cigar?


Work ... I'm not working today ... it's Friday and I'm waiting the course to dry up.

Mainecoons
09-20-2013, 12:43 PM
Get Obama to fly you to a free golf course--in Texas!

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Cigar
09-20-2013, 12:48 PM
Get Obama to fly you to a free golf course--in Texas!

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Fuck that ... I like Green greens :rollseyes:, lavish fairways and Hot and Cold running Women.

jillian
09-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Get Obama to fly you to a free golf course--in Texas!



you confusing him with baby bush again, puddy tat?

Mainecoons
09-20-2013, 03:13 PM
Naw, he's a government contractor. Great feedbag there.

Bush already lives in Texas and probably has his own golf course.

Wait until you elect that socialist as mayor. You might want to start looking around Florida, a lot of New Yorkers have already gone there and a lot more will be following.

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Chris
09-20-2013, 03:19 PM
"hat's keeping Ted Cruz from finally renouncing his Canadian citizenship?"

Is the hat a...

http://i.snag.gy/eDe9p.jpg

Mainecoons
09-20-2013, 03:24 PM
Maybe it is the Rocky and Bullwinkle reruns?

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Agravan
09-20-2013, 03:28 PM
Naw, he's a government contractor. Great feedbag there.

Bush already lives in Texas and probably has his own golf course.

Wait until you elect that socialist as mayor. You might want to start looking around Florida, a lot of New Yorkers have already gone there and a lot more will be following.

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He lives in Dallas in a really nice neighborhood. I've been in his neighborhood, his house is nice but about average for that neighborhood.

BB-35
09-20-2013, 07:50 PM
Maybe it is the Rocky and Bullwinkle reruns?

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Nahhhh,Rocky and Bullwinkle lived in frostbite falls,minnesota