Dual Citizenship and Public Office

Recently, the topic of dual citizenship became a thing in Australia: [emphasis added to quotes]

First two Australian senators resigned on learning they held citizenship of New Zealand and Canada.

Then a third stood down from his cabinet post on discovering that although he had never even been there, he was a citizen of Italy.

The past two weeks have been a minefield of frenzied activity from elected Australian politicians as they check if they hold dual nationality. It’s all been done under the suddenly menacing shadow of the 116-year-old Section 44 of the nation’s constitution, which forbids anyone holding citizenship of another country from running for parliament.

It’s an issue which says much about Australia as an immigrant nation, as federal MPs who were born overseas – 25 of them in total – have raced to check which country, or countries, count them as citizens.

Imagine having to check whether or not you hold multiple citizenships.

The Australian constitution requires that anyone who holds dual citizenship must formally, proactively renounce their foreign citizenship in order to run for elected office. Dual allegiance is not tolerated. Understandably so.

These three former Australian office holders were apparently unaware that they held foreign citizenship: Two were born in other countries and brought to Australia as children, where they were naturalized as citizens; but they failed to renounce their previous citizenship before running for office. The other was born in Australia, but his mother had, unbeknownst to him, registered him as an Italian citizen, too, because of Italian ancestry.

All three dual citizens did the honorable thing and resigned, upon learning that they were not eligible under their constitution to hold elective office.

Recently, it was reported that a man who naturalized as a U.S. citizen was mistakenly sent a congratulatory letter signed by the former president instead of by President Donald J. Trump. The welcome letter–whether a mistake or deliberate “petty retaliation” by an office worker who disliked the new administration–is not of interest to this post. Rather, it’s the man’s citizenship. His wife explained:

For the past 17 years, I’ve asked my husband to give up his British citizenship and become an American.

After all, he has lived here nearly his entire life, arriving when he was just 6 weeks old. Both his parents, now deceased, were Americans. He and two siblings were born while his father, a physician, completed medical training in London.is mother was an American by birth whose family roots in the Midwest went back many generations. His father was a naturalized citizen.

All his siblings eventually filed the paperwork to become American citizens, but he was a holdout.

Despite marrying a native-born American and having our children here, he held on to the notion that it might come in handy one day to have a U.K. passport. He had been a permanent legal resident in the U.S. his entire life, and the only thing he couldn’t do was vote or serve on a jury.

What’s interesting about this narrative is that the man was still considered a British citizen, not an American citizen, not even a dual citizen, but solely a British citizen. How is this possible?

He is married to a native-born U.S. citizen. His mother, seemingly, was a natural born U.S. citizen at the time of his birth in England. Did he not receive derivative U.S. citizenship through her?

At some point, his father naturalized as a U.S. citizen. When this was, the article does not say, but one can easily infer that it happened after his father completed medical training in London and moved with his wife  and family to the USA. Did his son not receive derivative U.S. citizenship when the father naturalized?

The new citizen’s wife is a newspaper columnist, who appears to be in her late 30s, early 40s. If her husband is of an age with her, perhaps a little older, then he was probably born sometime in the late 1970s or early to mid-1980s. The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 may or may not apply in his case, depending upon whether his date of birth is 2/27/1983 or later and he met other criteria for automatic derivative citizenship.

Immigration laws change over time, of course. There was a time in our history when simply marrying a U.S. citizen conferred citizenship upon the spouse (usually the wife), but that’s not the case anymore. Conversely, several times in our country’s history, female U.S. citizens who married foreign citizens could lose their U.S. citizenship.

Similarly, the laws for automatic derivative citizenship changed over time. It’s quite a complicated feat to determine whether or not a person born abroad automatically derived citizenship from one U.S. citizen parent.

My first thought upon reading about this case was to wonder why this man wasn’t already a U.S. citizen, either by derivation from his mother’s natural born citizenship status or from his father’s own naturalization (depending, of course, upon the father’s date of naturalization and the age of the man when his father naturalized). It seems likely that this man was a dual citizen all along.

This case goes to shows how seemingly minor details (birth date, marital status of parents, citizenship of parents, place of birth, whether or not the parents registered the birth if it occurred abroad, etc.) can have a great impact upon someone’s citizenship and his or her future in politics.

Interestingly enough, the case of Senator Ted Cruz very closely parallels the case of the columnist’s husband, the “new” citizen who believed he had to naturalize in order to vote.

Rafael Edward Cruz –was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senator’s recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. [His father did not naturalize until 2005.] The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas and graduated from high school there, later attending Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

Senator Cruz never did naturalize as a citizen of the USA, believing that it was not necessary. When Cruz “learned” about his Canadian citizenship in 2013, he said he would formally renounce it.

The Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz, a freshman Republican from Texas, said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator, I believe I should be only an American.”

The News reported Monday that the circumstances of Cruz’s birth — in Canada but to an American mother — made him a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada. …

Because my mother was a U.S. citizen, born in Delaware, I was a U.S. citizen by birth,” Cruz said. “When I was a kid, my mom told me that I could choose to claim Canadian citizenship if I wanted. I got my U.S. passport in high school.” …

Most U.S. legal experts agree that Cruz qualifies as a “natural born” American because he had citizenship from the moment of birth. Under the Constitution, only a “natural born” American can become president.

If that is true, why then did the newspaper columnist’s husband have to naturalize? Why was he also not a natural born citizen from birth, with dual U.S./British citizenship?

There is a question whether or not a female U.S. citizen can confer citizenship upon children born abroad, when the father is a foreign citizen.

As late as 1961, the Supreme Court ruled that the 1802 Naturalization Act only made a child born abroad a citizen if the father was a citizen. So the idea that a mother had the same right as a father did to grant citizenship to her child is simply not true. The citizenship of Ted Cruz’s Delaware-born mother means less than the candidate wants to believe.

Anyone who has followed this blog over the past 8 years knows our interest in natural born citizenship. The Constitution of the United States requires a person to be a natural born citizen of this country in order to hold the office of the presidency.

To this day, we still do not know, without doubt, that Barack Obama was ever qualified to run for the presidency. We do not know, without doubt, his place of birth, the citizenship status of his parents, the marital status of his parents, his date of birth, and many other seemingly minor details (including the possibility that he was adopted, as his half-sister once implied).

If we take Obama’s word, we do know that he was at one point a British subject and also later a Kenyan citizen. We also know, based upon elementary school records, that he was also an Indonesian citizen. Indonesian laws of citizenship are also quite confusing, and depend upon many seemingly minor details. If he ever did have U.S. citizenship, he may have lost it when he became an Indonesian citizen.

Did Obama formally renounce any of his three foreign citizenships? Can a person be a dual citizen and at the same time be a natural born citizen of the U.S.?

Apparently, Australia’s constitution is much more straightforward on the topic of dual citizenship than is ours. There should be little doubt, however, that the composers of the Constitution, the Founders of our nation, were concerned about divided loyalties. Who more likely to have divided allegiance than those who hold dual (or even treble or quadruple) citizenship?

As in Australia, some in the U.S. are concerned about politicians with divided allegiance:

Yet dual citizenship in the United States poses a hitherto unappreciated issue for policy-level members of the legislative, executive and judicial branches.  The divided national loyalties of dual citizens can create real or apparent conflicts of interest when such legislators, judges or senior officials make or speak out on policies that relate to their second country.   

The potential damage to our democracy is the greater when such potential conflicts of interest are concealed in undisclosed dual citizenship. …

Without reliable data, however, Americans can only speculate on which senators and representatives [or presidential candidates] may have divided national loyalties. 

The lack of transparency regarding citizenship erodes trust in government, raising credibility doubts where there should be none, and allowing some apparent conflicts of interest to continue undetected. …

Since they don’t involve national loyalty, religion and ethnicity seldom raise conflict issues.  Moreover, they are generally matters of public record. 

By contrast, dual citizenship creates conflict of interest through divided loyalties. Thus it would seem reasonable to require that dual citizen members of Congress, the judiciary and the executive  be required to renounce citizenship in another country as a condition of public service. …

Shouldn’t members of Congress (and federal judges and executive branch officials) at least be required to disclose their citizenship in another country? …

“Reliable data.” Something that’s certainly necessary for citizens to make informed decisions about who sits in the Oval Office.

Someday, perhaps, we’ll learn the truth about Obama’s eligibility, or lack thereof. Most likely, the latter.

No person, no political party, no complicit mainstream media go to the lengths they all did to conceal Obama’s true background, unless there’s something there to hide.

Would that, like the honorable and patriotic politicians in Australia, Obama had owned up to the truth and done the right thing from the beginning.

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139 responses to “Dual Citizenship and Public Office

  1. So while I’m writing a mundane post about citizenship, the President goes and warns NK with “fire and fury.”

    Well, maybe had we not had a feckless president prior to Trump …

    • Great Post, Miri.

      Natural Born American Citizens do not have any other “nationality” since they are born to two American Citizens in the United States. Of course they descend from people from other countries but they cannot lay claim to those other countries.

      Ted Cruz may have been born with American citizenship, but he is not a Natural Born Citizen. It’s impossible. “By birth”, may be by descent but it is in no way natural born. How can something different be the same?

      Even the founders whose parents were born in the Colonies in the 1600s didn’t make that claim. George Washington was a third generation Virginian.

      George Washington could trace his family’s presence in North America to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who migrated from England to Virginia. The family held some distinction in England and was granted land by Henry VIII. Much of the family’s wealth was lost during the Puritan revolution and in 1657 George’s grandfather, Lawrence Washington, migrated to Virginia. Little information is available about the family in North America until George’s father, Augustine, who was born in 1694.

      • Thanks. I had saved up that article about the guy who naturalized until I could figure a way to use it in a post. Then I read that story about all the Aussies who are actually resigning (in tears, in one case) because of their surprise dual citizenship.

        I figured maybe some of us are sick and tired of the issue, but it still bugs me. I know in my heart of hearts that he never should have been allowed to even run for the presidency. His divided allegiance has MORE THAN harmed our Republic.

        It really threw me for a loop to read how, apparently, our government made that man, that ordinary guy (not an Obama or even a Cruz), go through the steps to naturalize when all the “experts” said somebody like Cruz was already a citizen from birth. If Cruz, then why not that other guy? Surely he went to immigration and they told him that, YEAH, of course–you’ve gotta jump through the hoops and be naturalized. You didn’t “inherit” citizenship from your mother.

        They even stretched it in Cruz’s case to say it’s NATURAL BORN citizenship, when that’s impossible for someone born in another country. He arguably got his citizenship based upon a law passed by Congress (except that story I found today actually said that the last time SCOTUS weighed in definitively, they said mothers don’t pass citizenship to kids born abroad with foreign fathers. So go figure.)

        I’m not even sure Cruz IS a citizen, but I suspect that since he did admit to getting a U.S. passport in high school, that would have allowed him opportunity to “register” as a citizen born abroad, filing some paper at the State Dept., which is something his mother ought to have done, apparently, at the consulate in Canada after his birth. He’s just not saying. Not telling us the truth, either, I mean.

        There are so many details in the laws and they differ depending upon when someone was born. Usually, the kid has to declare citizenship or register it, iirc, by age 18. Sounds like what Cruz did. In effect, he NATURALIZED. He didn’t automatically get citizenship at birth. It almost seems as if he had a right to claim it between birth and whatever age it is that he had to register by. (Obviously, if you’re a “natural born citizen,” then there’s no requirement to register!)

        That other man I wrote about, the husband of the newspaper columnist, maybe he didn’t accept his U.S. citizenship in time, by age 18, so he had to go through the motions to naturalize in the same way other permanent residents do.

        Thanks for the info about GW. I didn’t know that about his ancestry. Pretty cool. Did you see the blurb in the news about Kevin Bacon’s wife saying that “all white people are related?” It cracked me up. As if all people aren’t related.

        She turned out to be her husband’s own distant cousin. Actually, that’s the entire point of the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon!” You can very nearly take 2 people at random and within six jumps find a connection between them. I can connect myself as well as my hubby to the Founding Fathers! Different ones, but nevertheless, two of the BIG GUYS. That’s how they somehow manage to find that all the presidents (even Barry, if you could believe his “ancestry”) are related to each other. Ew. I hope that doesn’t make me related to Barry.

        We need to pray for our guys and gals in Guam. That insane “fat boy” (wasn’t it McCain who called him that?) may do something insane.

  2. This will take your mind of NK for a while, too:

    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/08/08/new-york-times-israeli-and-other-foreign-intelligence-have-the-goods-on-pedophile-d-c-politicians/

    Amazing article from 1982 about pedophile rings in DC.

  3. https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/35300/

    A related story to the one above. This is disgusting.

    “John Banzhaf, a well-known activist professor of public interest law at George Washington University Law School, says experts disagree on the consequences of allowing people to engage in mock acts of rape with humanoid dolls, and lawmakers should vet this issue as soon as possible.

    Saying there’s evidence rape sexbots may significantly increase the chance of rape to real women, the law should “no longer stand by and blindly ignore a major potential problem by doing nothing,” he said in an email to The College Fix.

    Sexbots, especially those which can be programmed to act as if they are being raped, and those which act and appear to be young children, are already here and in use, Banzhaf said. …”

    So people are prosecuted and sent to jail for having child pornographic photos on their computers, but it’s okay to actually rape a robot that looks and acts like a child? What the hell is our world coming to?

    • I read that news article from 1982 today on another site. I remember all that going on then, too. Today its an Enterprise.

  4. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/boom-senate-judiciary-committee-requests-immigration-files-pakistani-staffers/

    Talking about divided loyalties. Actually, we know where the Awans’ loyalties lie, and it’s not with us. Grassley demands the alien and immigration documents on all the Awan family. As TGP says, BOOM!

    • facebkwallflower

      And Barry will be saying, “My birth records were lost when HI was bombed by NK” Can’t let a crisis go to waste, can we?

    • That’s an eye-opener, isn’t it? Not that we hadn’t figured THAT OUT already. So we see with our own eyes the collusion and we figure that’s what’s going on. We are 100% correct. When we equally see with our own eyes the mega-collusion on the issues of Barry being ineligible and being a muslim, btw, we figure that’s what’s going on. And we are also 100% on that one. By their fruits we know them. They’re liars and they MUST collude to fool (or try to fool) the People. But we’re not fooled.

    • Oppressors? They ain’t seen oppression yet. Who’s trying to oppress whom?

      btw, Sekou Odinga. We know him well, don’t we? The question is: How well did Barry know him at the time? Have a gander at his wife, in that photo. Does she resemble anybody you know?

    • Speaking of mosques, how likely do you think it is that the latest mosque burning was a self-done deal? I’m betting 100% fo shizzle.

  5. ~ bob strauss
    We Americans want the Answers to these questions:

    The Questions to ask Mueller and Questions to ask EX FBI Comey Isn’t
    it true that you were an assistant U.S. attorney for a prosecutor between 1996 and 2003?
    In your official capacity at the Department of Justice, did you investigate and did you clear Bill Clinton of any wrongdoing for extending a presidential pardon to Marc Rich, a fugitive from justice, a fugitive of the United States?
    Isn’t it true that between 2003 and 2005, you held a position with the office of the Attorney General?
    Isn’t it true that in 2005, you resigned from the Department of Justice & accepted a job as the senior vice-president with the office of general counsel at Lockheed Martin, a company that is a major, major military contractor?
    Isn’t it true that in 2010, when you were employed with Lockheed Martin, Lockheed won 17 approvals for private contracts with the Department of State while Hillary Clinton was the Secretary of State?
    Isn’t it true that in 2010, while you were employed with Lockheed Martin, Lockheed became a major contributor to the Clinton Foundation & non-profit organizations?
    Isn’t it true that in late 2010, after Lockheed was awarded those contracts by the Hillary Clinton State Department, you stepped down from Lockheed and received a $6 million payout for your services?
    Isn’t it true that in 2013, the largest bank of England, HSBC, was being investigated by federal authorities for laundering billions of dollars for the Mexican drug cartels, channeling money to the Middle East, specifically Iran, which is in violation of law?
    Isn’t it true that Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI and now the special counsel to investigate the alleged “collusion” between the Trump campaign & Russia… isn’t it true that Mr. Mueller was the chief counsel at HSBC… the same bank that was laundering money for the cartels?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was a significant Clinton Foundation contributor? That Bill Clinton was being paid about $200,000 for his speeches at HSBC events… & this is while Mrs. Clinton was the Secretary of State? No conflict of interest there?
    Isn’t it true that HSBC was basically let off the hook with a $1.2 billion fine – which was paid by shareholders – and none of its officers, managers, directors were charged criminally or let go? Isn’t it true that while all hell was breaking loose at HSBC, YOU, Mr. Comey, were appointed as a director & member of the board at HSBC to assist with damage control?
    Isn’t it true, Mr. Comey, that your salary went from $206,000 in 2002 when you were a government employee, to $33.5 million in 2012…. & that you earned these moneys while working for entities that were major contributors to the Clintons?
    Isn’t it true that you worked for Bridgewater Associates between 2010 & 2013, & that they are also a major contributor to the Clintons?
    Isn’t it true that you worked for Columbia University in 2013 as a senior research scholar at the school of law, & that Columbia University is also a major contributor to the Clintons?
    Isn’t it true that you gave this memo that you wrote on Bureau time on a classified computer in a Bureau car… & you gave this memo to Daniel Richman, your friend, a liberal professor (at Columbia), & he gave this memo to the New York Times?
    Mr. Comey, you were appointed FBI Director by former President Obama in 2013, as Secretary Clinton was leaving the State Department. Isn’t it true that you were appointed by Obama as FBI Director because you had proven yourself to be of service to the Clintons & their associates and entities that contribute millions of dollars to the Clintons’ non-profit organizations?
    Isn’t it true that you, as Director of the FBI in 2013 did absolutely nothing in regards to the missing $2 billion from the State Department finances, & this happened while Mrs. Clinton was Secretary of State?
    Isn’t it true, that while you were Director of the FBI, for over two years, nothing happened as a result of the FBI “investigations” into the Clinton non-profit organizations?
    If it had not been for the emails that were leaked involving Mrs. Clinton & her associates, all this would be unknown to everyone. But these emails were leaked… & fortunately, the truth is coming out. Mr. Mueller isn’t it true that you took US Uranium to RUSSIA FOR HILLARY CLINTON? Isn’t it true you assisted Clinton in the sale of 20% of US uranium? Mr. Mueller did you receive any monies or position appointments due to helping Secretary Clinton?

    • Speaking of Mueller: Did you see how his jack boots raided Manafort’s home the day after he voluntarily spoke to Congress and gave them documents, with the raid taking place in the dead of night? Would that they had treated Hillary, Lynch, Comey, Obama, Lerner, etc. similarly. However, they’re thinking of sending subpoenas to Fusion GPS. Why not jack boots at 3 a.m.? After all, it’s not as if we can’t EXPECT them to BleachBit or shred or “lose” or “misplace” documents.

    • “We’ve also learned that Paige Herwig, Counselor to AG Lynch, was directly editing the still redacted talking points. Herwig is now the Deputy General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary for Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein – the committee that is now investigating the Lynch matter. Before becoming Counselor to AG Lynch, Herwig was Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Obama.

      The conflict of interest is astounding. Committee staff who are supposedly investigating this situation were the same people creating the talking points – Obama loyalists investigating themselves. …”

      The corruption, the conflicts of interest, are astounding. And yet it goes on under the TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. He should demand that Feinstein explain how this woman is allowed to work on an investigation of Lynch, AND he should demand that Rosenstein answer in full every point about Mueller’s amazing conflicts of interest.

  6. Dual Citizenship?
    Is not that something that was impossible for a USA citizen until about
    ten years ago when the Supreme Court ruled that USA citizenship was
    not something that could be taken away just because an American
    took citizenship of another country?
    Yeah, that’s the ruling.
    So if I, upon my retirement, want to permanantly live in the south of
    France, I might need to apply for French citizenship.
    Why would I do that?
    Well. because the only sort of Mediterranean climate state in the USA
    is Calyfornya.
    The only Mediterranean Climate State that is also NOT CRAZY in the
    USA is ummm, there ain’t one. Maybe Caribbean climate – east Gulf coast.
    I lived in Calyfornya for about 20 years. I know the place.
    It is crazy in the literal sense of the word.
    So I might want to move to the south of France, permanenly.
    Does that make me some kind of traitor?
    I don’t think so.
    Politicians are sort of a special case.
    Pretty much all of them are corrupt from the word GO.
    It might be more relevant to ask if they are members of
    a secret society, like the Skull and Bones Club, The Masonic Lodge,
    or the Moslem Brotherhood.
    I guess we can’t do that! Not politically correct!
    So the deal, about ease of living is,
    In France, a decent bottle of wine is about $10 and in fact you cannot,
    in France, buy a crap bottle of wine, at any price, the merchant would
    simply be driven out of business. It just does not happen.
    In Californya, a decent bottle of wine is going to be in excess of $50.
    Why?
    No reason.
    My point:
    There are a lot of reasons why a citizen of the USA might say, ya know,
    I’m going to live the rest of my life somewhere else,
    and these don’t involve treason.

  7. http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-no-nonsense-judge-who-could-decide-trumps-fate

    Can Mueller EVER recruit someone who’s NOT a stooge of the DemoncRATS?

    “Behind the scenes, Beryl Howell is in a position to make pivotal decisions. And her importance could only grow. Federal court rules indicate that she signed off on Mueller’s request to assemble a grand jury, a highly secretive gathering of about two dozen people in Washington’s E. Barrett Prettyman courthouse that will grill witnesses and demand Trump associates’ documents.

    And if (well, when) Team Trump’s lawyers hit back, Howell will be the umpire-in-chief: deciding whether or not Trump allies’ lawyers can quash subpoenas, and whether or not people like Jared Kushner can invoke what’s known as executive privilege to get out of testifying under oath before Mueller’s grand jury.

    These decisions could be immensely consequential.

    “Even though she worked for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, she’s been very straight-arrow as a judge and she wouldn’t be impaneling a jury for the heck of it, or anything less than there being ample justification for it,” said a former federal lobbyist, referring to Howell’s previous work for Sen. Patrick Leahy. “She’s like Mueller: He wouldn’t ask for it unless he had more than enough evidence to justify it, and she wouldn’t have granted it unless he did.” …”

    Right. They’re all just disinterested and unbiased patriots like Mueller and Comey. Trust them.

    • “And she has known one of Mueller’s top attorneys since at least the early 1990s.

      Howell and Andrew Weissmann have known each other since at least 1991, when they were both assistant U.S. attorneys in the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn. … Federal prosecutors often form close, life-long relationships with their fellow assistant U.S. attorneys. … And Loretta Lynch, the future attorney general, became a prosecutor there in 1990—working just down the hall from Howell, according to remarks the judge made at a dinner honoring Lynch on May 7, 2016. …”

  8. I love you, Miri, and have since BHO came on the scene in 2008 w/ his Presidential run. I dislike Ted Cruz and am glad he dropped out so I wouldn’t have to view his sleazy antics in the 2016 Pres. campaign. One of the many things I read about Cruz’s parents was that they may not have been legally married when they went to Canada, where Ted was born a year or so later.

    Ted’s Mom is a strange ranger, albeit an American one. I do think that Raphael, Ted’s father, picked her up on the rebound from her first marriage to an American, an engineer of some kind, I seem to remember, as was she, and they were living in London. Divorced, and a couple of years’ later she was still in England and gave birth to a child (not fathered by the ex-husband) which died a few months later from SIDS or something like that. This ex-husband’s name is on the death certificate! The man is still alive and last year stated that he had not any contact with her in several years before the birth of that child.

    Anyway, Eleanor goes back to the states, as Texas is her home, and is latched onto by Raphael Cruz, probably to enhance his citizenship prospects as his other wife (divorced?) was Hispanic. He then flees the USA for Canada to work at oil mining job in Calgary (apparently a big CIA shop there) that George HW Bush made possible for him. Bush at the time was conducting his own mysterious affairs. Don’t want to get into that here.

    I think that the “glossing over” of Ted Cruz’s rather murky citizenship status was overlooked in the 2016 campaign so that the powers-that-be would have a “hook” into him if he was successful in his run. It interested me no end to watch him drop out about 12 hours after Trump mentioned Raphael’s connection to the JFK assassination, with those photos in the National Enquirer showing him with Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans. I had bought that issue a couple of days earlier at my local Walgreen’s! The key is that the i.d. in the article of Raphael Trump’s picture is incorrect. Raphael is indeed in the picture, just not circled in red, like some other guy is. This is more clearly seen if you look at the pictures online. Raphael is the one on the right side wearing a plaid shirt. His very distinctive profile hasn’t really changed in the intervening years. Ted was busted. Raphael quickly went silent;-) Anyway, it’s the May 2, 2016, issue. Cheers to you all!

  9. Fight Fire with Fire!!

  10. just MAY-B ….FIRE & FURY …. wasn’t’ T O U G H ….. ENOUGH ???

    http://www.edition.cnn.com/2017/08/10/politics/trump-north-korea/index.html

    • facebkwallflower

      My nuclear bomb now that China has said they will stand with NK:
      Immediately ALL Chinese goods stopped from coming into the country; don’t care if upset our economy to the max. Nothing from America goes to China.
      As this is a time of war, ALL communications cut off from America to China meaning no business doings and no familial contact with Americans that have relatives in China. A policy of CIDTA – China Is Dead To America. But,but, but it is unconstitutional to say who can and cannot talk to their relatives. Well, you can but it is going to cost you a lot of money as will have to travel to foreign country to make that call. Next, so American companies can pick up the slack and minimize the length of time we are without tproducts we get from China, minimal regulations and no taxes for startup of companies/individuals wanting to take advantage of the opportunity to get the missing products to consumers. Made in American, Baby!

      And, for Japan saying they would stop any missiles from NK heading to America, they have a twelve month import-free period.

  11. ~ Leviticus Falwell ✓ᶜᵒᵐʳᵃᵈᵉ • …^^^^^
    This is infuriating to know the former First Transvestite was most likely involved with ordering substandard food for school lunches so they could distribute it as a grade A product to corrupt freaks like this Binkle
    …..Remember all the pictures of that nasty food from students on
    Well who would have guessed, another one of her associates gets recognized for what they are, thieves & scammers.

    ~ Chuck Roast notoriousBLOG •
    What a disgusting 8 years in our history. Thanks Democrats & white guilt trippers. …….. Never again. !!!!

    • facebkwallflower

      Sounds like, in the article, that Gregg not only one to comment during broadcast that Obama was born in Kenya. Starting to look more and more like it is accepted common info amongst Holloywood and DC. Reminds me of when Joan Rivers, bless her soul, commented about MO being a tranny.

  12. The Hillary Plea Deal,
    I have heard of this from a couple of different sources,
    http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2017/08/hillary-plea-deal-offer-exposes-sessions-as-a-deep-state-operative-2482875.html
    or
    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2017/08/11/hillary-plea-deal-offer-exposes-sessions-as-a-deep-state-operative/
    Darin Damme, broadcasting on KTAR Radio, the largest New/Talk station in Arizona, reported at 740PM, August 10, 2017, reported that AG Jeff Sessions offered Hillary a plea deal. Before you jump and down for joy, the gesture is empty and permanently prevents any further prosecution of Hillary for Whitewater, any number of a trail of bodies connected to Hillarys, Benghazi, Vince Foster, voter fraud, selling uranium to the Russians, funding ISIS through LaFarge, stealing $2 billion dollars in Haitian relief funds, national security violations related to classified emails, obstruction of justice related to the deletion of several emails in order to keep them from the FBI. this is a permanent “get out of jail card” for the biggest criminal to ever seek high office in the history of the United States.
    ———————————————————————————————–
    why?
    Indeed.
    Seems Trump will stand up to Kim Wong Um,
    but not to Jeff Sessions.
    And certainly not to Rosenstien.
    Why?

  13. Amen!! ❤

  14. Angela Merkel rises up to defend Kim Jong-un from possible military action.

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/346182-merkel-escalation-of-rhetoric-on-north-korea-is-wrong-answer

  15. ~ BBQman aka Q • …. ^^^^^^

    Trump and the deplorables are well aware of the hand we’ve been dealt, our next logical move is to unseat the incumbent commie globalist democrats and rinos during the midterm primaries……clocks ticking.

    ~ Mike6 BBQman aka Q •

    Barry Soetoro is a communist.
    He was transforming America into a Castro Communist Dictatorship.
    The “Fun Camps” in upstate Arizona were just a few years away,
    Hillary needed 8 years to finish the job.
    Thank God that Trump was elected.
    Pray for Trump and pray for America, in this time of great stress.

  16. that FACE …..YIKES!!!! who would give her another PENNY????
    https://www.browardcenter.org/events/detail/hillary-rodham-clinton

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