Washington, DC news conference Sunday: Is Ted Cruz eligible to be president?

GOP presidential candidate and constitutional scholar Andy Martin will hold a Washington, DC news conference today, January 31st, to wrap up the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation at the Capital Hilton. Andy has been an adjunct professor of law and has litigated constitutional cases. The Summit/Conversation has explored in depth questions that have been raised concerning Ted Cruz’ Canadian birth; the conference could be influential with undecided voters in Iowa. The Summit/Conversation’s Closing Report is part of this news release.

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Attention, Washington DC, National, Political and daybook/assignment editors

 

Announcement of news conference Sunday, January 31st

 

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin closes the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation at the Capital Hilton

 

The national Summit/Conversation issues a “Closing Report” on Cruz’ eligibility

 

Iowa caucus goers are closely watching proceedings in the nation’s capital

 

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(New York) (January 31, 2016)  Republican presidential candidate and constitutional scholar/litigator Andy Martin will hold a news conference at the Capital Hilton today, Sunday, January 31st, to end the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation with a Closing Report and analysis of Senator Ted Cruz’ eligibility to be elected president.

 

Andy is the constitutional scholar and litigator who over a decade ago raised the first concerns about President Barack Obama’s eligibility under the Natural Born Citizen Clause of the U. S. Constitution.

 

Andy returns to New York Sunday afternoon and then home to New Hampshire as soon as possible.

 

The three-day Summit/Conversation explored in depth (a) questions about the original intent of the Founders who drafted the Constitution; (b) subsequent constitutional amendments and their effect, if any, on the Natural Born Citizen (“NBC”) Clause, and (c) modern trends in constitutional interpretation and their impact on the NBC Clause.

 

“The term ‘Birther’ was originally intended by the media to be a pejorative description of anyone who challenged Barack Obama’s family history. The liberal media were insulating Obama from the many questions raised by his mysterious past,” Andy says. “But long ago I accepted the word ‘Birther’ as shorthand for a generalized expression of concern for constitutional eligibility under the Natural Born Citizen Clause.

 

“Although Senator Cruz was invited to cooperate and send someone on his behalf to our Washington sessions if he wished to do so, he did not respond or cooperate in any way with our request for documents.

 

“Ironically, many in the liberal media support Cruz’s point of view that he is eligible under the NBC Clause. The liberal media take a ‘liberal’ view of constitutional interpretation. Conservatives within Cruz’ own base, on the other hand, manifest the most concern about whether Cruz satisfies the constitutional mandate of being a Natural Born Citizen. One Poll has claimed that more than a third (36%) of Republicans have some doubts as to Cruz’ eligibility (please see link [1] below).

 

“While I previously raised and addressed almost all of the NBC Clause issues in the context of Barack Obama’s candidacy, see group link [2] below, and expressed my expert opinions at that time, this weekend we took a fresh look at the NBC Clause question. Other law professors have also expressed their views, see group link [3] below.

 

“In order to permit opportunities for the broadest possible participation and discussion we conducted an evening session on Friday the 29th, an afternoon session on Saturday the 30th and a morning session on Sunday the 31st.

 

“People who have read my work on Obama over the past twelve years know that when I don my candidate’s ‘hat’ I express my own partisan views. But when, as in the Summit/National Conservation, I undertake to conduct a scholarly discussion, I try to be scrupulously fair and impartial. I will, however, have more critical comments about Senator Cruz next week, but not in the context of today’s Summit/Conversation.

 

Iowa caucus attendees are paying close attention to our proceedings. Within hours after we disperse they will start participating in the presidential caucuses. In the close Iowa race our discussions and reporting from Washington could make the decisive difference.”

 

While in Washington Andy also researched, and later will be addressing other national and international issues; he has also started interviewing potential interns who may want to join his campaign.

 

Andy can be reached today through the Capital Hilton switchboard (202) 393-1000 until 1:00 P. M., or through his cell phone (917) 664-9329 at National Airport, or through his national contact information at the top of this page after he leaves Washington.

 

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CLOSING REPORT OF THE TED CRUZ BIRTHER SUMMIT/NATIONAL CONVERSATION

 

  1. The origins of the Natural Born Citizen Clause

 

  1. What the Founders feared in adopting the NBC Clause

 

We forget today how completely fragile the “United States” were at the time that the Constitution was drafted. There was a great fear that a foreign prince could come to America, produce an heir, and attempt to establish a royal dynasty. Today these concerns seem silly. In 1789 they were very real. The Constitution was drafted to restrict power, restrain power and control power. Most of that restrictiveness was directed at domestic despots who might be tempted to evolve. But there were clearly designs intended to limit foreign influence in the future. The Natural Born Citizen Clause was and remains foremost among the constitutional language intended to restrict access to the presidency.

 

  1. The restrictiveness of the NBC Clause

 

The NBC Clause is intended to be very restrictive. The Founders wanted to limit, not expand, the range of persons who were eligible to be elected president. So it is simply meaningless to say the clause “disqualifies” or “discriminates” or is “unfair.” The clause was intended to be precisely that. Senators and Representatives need only be “citizens;” only the President must be a ‘Natural Born Citizen.” The common law was highly evolved around the time the Constitution was adopted. The term “natural born” had a recognized common law meaning. The Founders knew exactly what they were doing when they adopted the restrictive language for presidential eligibility.

 

  1. Canons (“principles”) of constitutional construction

 

The Common Law developed in part through “canons” of construction, not unlike canons in ecclesiastical law. A “canon” is a generalized principle of law that directs how a legal question should initially be approached. One canon applicable to the NBC Clause is that all words have meaning, and that words are inserted with a meaning. Senators and Representatives need only be “citizens.” The NBC Clause applies solely to the office of president. The canon of statutory constriction that words mean something, and that special words mean something special, mandate that the phrase NBC means something, something specific and something special. So we can’t just ignore the NBC Clause.

 

  1. Subsequent Constitutional Amendments and statutory enactments

 

  1. Congress cannot amend the NBC Clause

 

There have been claims that after enactment of the Constitution Congress adopted laws that broadened the scope of the NBC Clause. Congress lacks any jurisdiction to amend or modify that clause. Congress has broad powers under the “naturalization” provision of the Constitution to create rights to citizenship, but those powers are entirely separate from the inviolate NBC Clause.

 

  1. Did the Civil Rights Amendments modify the NBC Clause?

 

After the Civil War the nation passed the Civil Rights Amendments abolishing slavery and imposing rights applicable to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment. Some people argue that the “subject to the jurisdiction” language of the Fourteenth Amendment was intended to modify the restrictions of the NBC Clause. I do not believe the Supreme Court would recognize that argument. There is no question that the Fourteenth Amendment broadened access to citizenship, but that amendment was focused on remedying the horrors of slavery, not modifying the NBC Clause.

 

  1. Have Supreme Court decisions “amended” the NBC Clause?

 

The Supreme Court lacks any authority to modify or dilute the NBC Clause. Only an actual and specific amendment to the Constitution can effect such a change. In fact, even liberals acknowledge the immutability of the NBC Clause. There have been several proposals in recent decades to adopt a specific constitutional amendment modifying or eliminating the NBC Clause. None have been approved by Congress, the first step in implementing a constitutional amendment.

 

III. Modern constitutional analysis of the natural Born Citizen Clause

 

  1. Originalist” interpretation vs. modern interpretation of old laws and constitutional provisions

 

Beginning perhaps with the Nixon presidency conservatives have vocally argued for implementing only the “original intent” of the Founders when they originally approved the Constitution. Liberals tend to follow the view that the Constitution is a “living” document and that interpretations can change. I agree with both approaches. The starting place must always be the original language and intent; but if that language and intent lead to an illogical or inconsistent result, modern generations can approve a Constitution that meets their needs. The “originalists” have been vocal advocates for their point of view; but over almost the past half a century the “living constitution” advocates have continued to prevail in actual Supreme Court decisions.

 

  1. The “Case or Controversy” principle of the Supreme Court

 

The Constitution only gives the Supreme Court jurisdiction in “cases or controversies.” The doctrine of “standing” is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. But to effectuate the case or controversy limitation on it powers the Supreme Court developed the doctrine of “standing,” i.e. a requirement that a litigant must have an actual interest, and not merely a hypothetical or generalized interest, in a lawsuit which the court is asked to resolve.

 

There are already lawsuits involving Cruz’ eligibility. But because they are generalized attacks on Cruz these cases are unlikely to succeed one way or the other. I can’t predict with ironclad certainty whom the court would allow to challenge Cruz’ eligibility, but at a minimum that person would have to present more than a mere “public” interest in Cruz’ eligibility. The most likely challengers are actual, legally qualified candidates who are either running against Cruz or lose to him.

 

The “standing” doctrine raises a significant barrier to any lawsuits involving Cruz’ eligibility.

 

  1. Andy Martin’s matrix for NBC Clause analysis

 

Lawyers love procedures. They love rules. And they love “process.” Here is my proposed method for analyzing NBC Clause cases:

 

If a presidential candidate was actually born in the United States, there should be a rebuttable presumption that he or she is eligible to serve. The burden of proof should shift to protesters. If, on the other hand, a candidate such as Cruz is born outside the United States, there should be a presumption of ineligibility, and the burden of proof of satisfying eligibility should be on the candidate, not protesters.

 

The only exception to this analytical matrix should be for persons born to U. S. representatives overseas, such as military personnel and diplomatic officials. Clearly, military facilities and diplomatic stations and related areas (such as hospitals, etc.) are de facto American soil.

 

Because Cruz was born outside the United States, under my matrix he is presumptively ineligible to serve as president and the burden of proving his eligibility is on him.

 

  1. The Bottom Line on eligibility: Ted Cruz’ ‘Conundrum’

 

Ted Cruz’ constitutional eligibility to serve as president is a conundrum. If you follow the principles of “originalist” interpretation that have been conservative dogma since the Nixon era, and which Cruz has always advanced in his own constitutional advocacy, there is serious doubt that the Founders intended for Cruz to be eligible.

 

If, on the other hand, you follow modern principles of constitutional interpretation, there is a valid basis for Cruz to be deemed eligible. There are still clouds and doubts, however, since all of the facts concerning his family’s presence in Canada have not yet been disclosed and analyzed. Did Ted’s mother accept government benefits for which only Canadians are eligible? Such receipt by her might affect a view as to whether she ever surrendered her U. S. citizenship, either intentionally or inadvertently. We simply don’t know. Cruz won’t say. He brushes off any public concerns.

 

If Cruz was elected president, and during his candidacy for the office, there would always be claims that he is not eligible under the NBC Clause. Cruz cannot escape them. Even under modern interpretations of eligibility, Cruz’ birth in Canada to only one U. S. parent raises at least a preliminary question as to his eligibility.

 

Is there a court that will address Cruz’ eligibility? There is serious doubt under the “standing” doctrine that a court will do so, unless a losing candidate or opposing candidate of Cruz’ elects to challenge him in court. Cruz’ claim that the matter has been put to rest by earlier judicial decisions is simply not true.

 

The Ted Cruz constitutional conundrum continues and will continue until Cruz is either defeated or a court actually rules definitively in a case where he is an actual party.

 

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January 31st Washington DC news conference details:

 

Who:                                                      

 

GOP Presidential candidate and constitutional law expert Andy Martin

 

What:

 

Andy Martin closes the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation at the Capital Hilton

 

Where:

 

Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC – Mr. Martin’s Suite 677

 

When:

 

Sunday, January 31, 2016; 1:00 P.M.

 

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

[1]

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/politics/donald-trump-lead-ted-cruz-citizenship-monmouth-poll/

 

[2]

 

https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/barack-obama-is-ineligible-to-be-president-andy-martin-explains-why-in-simple-understandable-terms/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQapt3B-W-w

 

[3]

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-remove-the-natural-born-citizen-requirement-from-the-constitution/2016/01/15/ac2c9ae8-b589-11e5-a76a-0b5145e8679a_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ted-cruz-is-not-eligible-to-be-president/2016/01/12/1484a7d0-b7af-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/1265855/opinion-cruz-really-natural-born-american

 

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/tribe-cruz-a-constitutional-opportunist-602221635703

 

New citations after emailing:

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANDY MARTIN:

 

One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

 

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago in 1916 (see http://www.AndyNewHampshire100.com); today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.


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Washington, DC news conference: Ted Cruz Birther Summit opens; Cruz is silent

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a Washington, DC news conference today, January 29th to open the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation at the Capital Hilton. Andy has been an adjunct professor of law and has litigated constitutional cases. The Summit/Conversation will explore questions that have been raised concerning Ted Cruz’ Canadian birth; the conference could influence undecided voters in Iowa.

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Attention, Washington DC, National, Political and daybook/assignment editors

 

Announcement of news conference Friday, January 29th

 

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin opens the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation at the Capital Hilton

 

Iowa caucus goers are closely watching proceedings in the nation’s capital

 

Andy says “Fox News may have ignored Ted Cruz’ ‘Canadian questions’ at Thursday night’s debate but a poll shows 36% of GOP primary voters are concerned”

 

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(New York) (January 29, 2016)  Republican presidential candidate and constitutional scholar/litigator Andy Martin will hold a news conference at the Capital Hilton to open the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation. The three-day Summit/Conversation will explore questions that have been raised about Cruz’ Canadian birth and eligibility to serve as president.

 

“The term ‘Birther’ was originally intended by the media to carry a pejorative connotation as they sought to insulate then presidential candidate Barack Obama from questions about his family history,” Andy says. “But I accept the word ‘Birther’ as shorthand for an expression of concern involving constitutional presidential eligibility in general. I had absolutely no idea when I began researching Barack Obama’s family background twelve years ago that more than a decade later I would be revisiting the same issues for a Republican presidential candidate.

 

“The Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation will explore the constitutional issues of Cruz’ presidential eligibility in some detail. Although Senator Cruz was invited to cooperate and send someone on his behalf if he wished to do so, he has not responded or replied to our requests for documents.

 

“Ironically, many in the liberal media support Cruz’s point of view that he is eligible. The liberal media take a ‘liberal’ view of constitutional interpretation. Conservatives within Cruz’ own base, on the other hand, manifest the most concern about whether Cruz satisfies the constitutional mandate of being a Natural Born Citizen. One Poll claimed that more than a third (36%) of Republicans have some question as to Cruz’ eligibility (please see link [1] below).

 

“While I previously raised and addressed almost all of the issues in the context of Barack Hussein Obama’s candidacy, see group link [2] below, and expressed my expert opinions at that time, I am taking a fresh look at the Natural Born Citizen question. Other law professors have also expressed their views, see group link [3] below.

 

“In order to permit opportunities for the broadest possible participation and discussion we are going to conduct an evening session on Friday the 29th, an afternoon session on Saturday the 30th and a morning session on Sunday the 31st. I have reserved a suite at the Capital Hilton so we will be holding our meeting in the shadow of the White House two blocks away. Maybe President Obama will stroll over and give us his views.

 

“People who have read my work on Obama over the past twelve years know that when I don my candidate’s ‘hat’ I express my own partisan views. But when, as in the Summit/National Conservation, I undertake to conduct a scholarly discussion, I try to be scrupulously fair and impartial.

 

Iowa caucus attendees will be paying close attention to our proceedings. Within hours after we disperse, on Monday they will be called on to express their presidential preferences. In a close Iowa race, our discussions and reporting from Washington could make a decisive difference.”

 

Andy will also be researching and addressing other national international issues while he is in Washington as well as interviewing potential interns who may want to join his campaign.

 

Andy can be reached through the hotel switchboard (202) 393-1000 or through his cell phone (917) 664-9329.

 

January 29th Washington DC news conference details:

 

Who:                                                      

 

GOP Presidential candidate and constitutional law expert Andy Martin

 

What:

 

Andy Martin opens the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation at the Capital Hilton

 

Where:

 

Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street NW, Washington, DC – Please ask at the desk for Mr. Martin’s suite

 

When:

 

Friday, January 29, 2016; 4:30 P.M.

 

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

[1]

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/politics/donald-trump-lead-ted-cruz-citizenship-monmouth-poll/

 

[2]

 

https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/barack-obama-is-ineligible-to-be-president-andy-martin-explains-why-in-simple-understandable-terms/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQapt3B-W-w

 

[3]

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-remove-the-natural-born-citizen-requirement-from-the-constitution/2016/01/15/ac2c9ae8-b589-11e5-a76a-0b5145e8679a_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ted-cruz-is-not-eligible-to-be-president/2016/01/12/1484a7d0-b7af-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/1265855/opinion-cruz-really-natural-born-american

 

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/tribe-cruz-a-constitutional-opportunist-602221635703

 

New citations after emailing:

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANDY MARTIN:

 

One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

 

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago in 1916 (see http://www.AndyNewHampshire100.com); today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.


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Countdown to the Iowa Caucuses and Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation

The countdown to the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conservation in Washington, DC has begun. In less than forty-eight hours GOP presidential candidate and constitutional scholar Andy Martin will convene a discussion on whether Ted Cruz is constitutionally eligible to serve as president of the United States. “I am relieved we were not scheduled for last weekend,” Andy says. “We’ve invited Ted to participate or send a representative and our proceedings in Washington, DC are being closely watched by caucus participants in Iowa. I am not a supporter of Senator Cruz but on issues of constitutional eligibility I will be strictly neutral and impartial. We will be meeting two blocks from the White House at the Capital Hilton.”

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Attention, New York, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors

 

Countdown in progress for Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin’s upcoming Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation

 

Registration is closing on January 28th for those wishing to attend the Summit/Conversation in Washington, DC

 

The three-day meeting on Ted Cruz’ constitutional eligibility to serve as president will be held at Andy’s suite at the Capital Hilton January 29th-31st

 

“We are all ‘Birthers’ now,” Andy says

 

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(New York) (January 27, 2016)  Republican presidential candidate and constitutional scholar/litigator Andy Martin is preparing to convene his Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation in Washington, DC. “We are forty-eight hours away from the start of the meeting,” Andy says. “The meaning of the term ‘Natural Born Citizen’ has triggered a great national conversation. We are all ‘Birthers’ now.

 

“The term ‘Birther’ was originally intended by the media to carry a pejorative connotation as they sought to insulate then presidential candidate Barack Obama from questions about his family history. But I accept the word ‘Birther’ as shorthand for an expression of concern for constitutional presidential eligibility in general. I had absolutely no idea when I began researching Barack Obama’s background twelve years ago that more than a decade later I would be revisiting the same issues for a Republican presidential candidate.

 

“The Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation will explore the constitutional issues of Cruz’ presidential eligibility in some detail. We have invited noted scholars to participate in the Summit but we can’t predict what attendance will be due to weather, etc. Senator Cruz has been invited to cooperate and send someone on his behalf if he wishes to do so.

 

“Ironically, many in the liberal media support Cruz’s point of view that he is eligible. The liberal media take a ‘liberal’ view of constitutional interpretation. Conservatives within Cruz’ own base, on the other hand, manifest the most concern about whether Cruz satisfies the constitutional mandate of being a Natural Born Citizen. Polls have shown that more than a third of Republicans have some question as to Cruz’ eligibility.

 

“While I previously raised and addressed almost all of the issues in the context of Barack Hussein Obama’s candidacy, see link [1] below, and expressed my expert opinions at that time, I am taking a fresh look at the Natural Born Citizen question. Other law professors have also expressed their views, see group link [2] below.

 

“In order to permit opportunities for the broadest possible participation and discussion we are going to conduct an evening session on Friday the 29th, an afternoon session on Saturday the 30th and a morning session on Sunday the 31st. I have reserved a suite at the Capital Hilton so we will be holding our meeting in the shadow of the White House two blocks away. Maybe President Obama will stroll over and give us his views.

 

“People who have read my work on Obama over the past twelve years know that when I don my candidate’s ‘hat’ I express my own partisan views. But when, as in the Summit/National Conservation, I undertake to conduct a scholarly discussion, I try to be scrupulously fair and impartial. I can’t predict what the weather will be or what the turnout will be, but I am prepared for a spirited discussion.

 

Iowa caucus attendees will be paying close attention to our proceedings. Within hours after we disperse, on Monday they will be called on to express their presidential preferences. In a close Iowa race, our discussions and reporting from Washington could make a decisive difference.”

 

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

[1]

 

https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/barack-obama-is-ineligible-to-be-president-andy-martin-explains-why-in-simple-understandable-terms/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQapt3B-W-w

 

[2]

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-remove-the-natural-born-citizen-requirement-from-the-constitution/2016/01/15/ac2c9ae8-b589-11e5-a76a-0b5145e8679a_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ted-cruz-is-not-eligible-to-be-president/2016/01/12/1484a7d0-b7af-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/1265855/opinion-cruz-really-natural-born-american

 

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/tribe-cruz-a-constitutional-opportunist-602221635703

 

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANDY MARTIN:

 

One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

 

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-eight years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago in 1916 (see http://www.AndyNewHampshire100.com); today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.


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New York News Conference January 16th: GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin releases details on the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation

GOP presidential candidate and constitutional scholar Andy Martin will hold a New York City news conference today, Saturday, January 16th, to release details of the upcoming Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation. Andy is also releasing the registration form for persons wishing to attend the conference/conversation. “We are a nation governed by a Constitution,” Andy says. “Ted Cruz’ candidacy has opened a great national conversation on the origins and meaning of that Constitution. I have been dealing with Article II ‘Natural Born Citizen’ issues for over a decade and I am delighted to host a conversation in the nation’s capital January 29-31. Ironically, although Cruz has attacked ‘liberal Democrats’ as the source of his eligibility issues, in reality it is Cruz’ own ‘base’ that holds the most conservative views on the meaning of ‘Natural Born Citizen.’”

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Attention, New York, Washington, National daybook/assignment and Political editors

 

Announcement of New York news conference Saturday, January 16th

 

Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference today, to release further details on the upcoming Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation

 

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(New York) (January 16, 2016)  Republican presidential candidate and constitutional scholar/litigator Andy Martin will hold a New York news conference today, Saturday, January 16th to provide details on what is now being billed as the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation. “Anyone who has ever stood in a classroom as I have knows how difficult it is to motivate people to study constitutional details,” Andy says. “But the question of the meaning of the term ‘Natural Born Citizen’ has triggered a great national conversation, so we are now calling our conference the Ted Cruz Birther Summit/‘National Conversation’ as well. Senator Cruz has been asked to cooperate and participate.

 

“We are witnessing a politically schizophrenic moment. Cruz is attacking the ‘liberal national media’ as sources of questions concerning his presidential eligibility. But, ironically, the liberal national media generally support Cruz’s point of view that he is eligible. The liberal media take a ‘liberal’ view of constitutional interpretation.

 

“Rather, it is conservatives within Cruz’ own base who manifest the most concern about whether Cruz satisfies the constitutional mandate of being a Natural Born Citizen. There is a great deal of concern and confusion, but also a great deal of clarity (please see links below).

 

“I have previously raised and addressed all of these issues in the context of Barack Hussein Obama’s candidacy, and expressed my expert opinions. The recent filing of what appears to be a frivolous lawsuit against Cruz in a federal court in Texas creates some urgency that we conduct our ‘summit’ and ‘national conversation’ and we are on schedule to do so. The conference registration form accompanies this release.”

 

Hotel details will be announced shortly.

 

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(cut and paste to register)

 

 

TED CRUZ BIRTHER SUMMIT REGISTRATION FORM

 

A national conversation on the origins and meaning of the United States Constitution

 

Washington, DC; January 29-31, 2016

 

http://www.TedCruzBirtherSummit.wordpress.com

http://www.TedCruzBirtherSummit.blogspot.com

 

NAME

 

 

STREET ADDRESS:

 

 

CITY, STATE, ZIP:

 

 

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ANYTHING SPECIAL WE SHOULD KNOW?

 

 

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PRE-REGISTRATION (INCLUDES BOTH DAYS) $25; NO REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR

 

I CAN’T ATTEND BUT HERE IS MY DONATION OF $_________ TO SUPPORT THE TED CRUZ BIRTHER SUMMIT:

 

PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: COMMITTEE OF ONE MILLION

 

PLEASE MAIL CHECK, WITH COPY OF PHOTO ID (FOR ATTENDANCE) AND REGISTRATION FORM TO:

 

Andy Martin

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P. O. Box 1851

New York, NY 10150-1851

(to arrive in New York before January 28th)

 

 

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January 16th New York news conference details:

 

Who:

 

Presidential candidate and constitutional expert Andy Martin

 

What:

 

Andy Martin announces details and registration form for Ted Cruz Birther Summit/National Conversation

 

Where:

 

909 Third Avenue, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station post office entrance, New York (under the “909” canopy in case of rain)

 

When:

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016; 4:00 P.M.

 

LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-time-to-remove-the-natural-born-citizen-requirement-from-the-constitution/2016/01/15/ac2c9ae8-b589-11e5-a76a-0b5145e8679a_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ted-cruz-is-not-eligible-to-be-president/2016/01/12/1484a7d0-b7af-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

 

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/tribe-cruz-a-constitutional-opportunist-602221635703

 

New citations after emailing:

 

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ANDY MARTIN:

 

One author has called Andy Martin the “big kahuna” of the anti-[Barack] Obama movement. Another said “Andy Martin is revolutionizing journalism… [Andy] brings to online journalism what Rush Limbaugh [brings] to radio or Michael Moore to film: sleek little stories that fit into larger political narratives…” Another says, “The only American journalists that are ‘standing UP’ [to Obama] are, Andy Martin…”

 

ANDY MARTIN – A BRIEF BIO:

 

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see http://www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

 

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

 

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

 

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

 

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.
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Ted Cruz Birther Summit draws attention in New Hampshire radio interview

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin was interviewed by Ben Sarro on WNTK-AM-FM Friday morning. Depending on travel arrangements Andy will hold a New York news conference today, Friday, January 15th (or Saturday) to announce he has been asked to serve as a named plaintiff in a lawsuit testing the constitutional eligibility of Senator Ted Cruz. “Ted is wrong when he says only liberal Democrats have concerns about his eligibility,” Andy says. “Frankly, based on what I have seen, Republicans more than Democrats are the ones worried about Cruz’ eligibility. I have not said ‘yes’ to the lawsuit because I am not sure my campaign can stand the financial stress, but I am taking a serious look at being the named plaintiff in a test case involving Cruz.”

 

Details on the time and location of the New York news conference to follow.

 

Andy will convene a “Birther Summit” on Ted Cruz’ eligibility to be a presidential candidate in Washington, DC on January 29-31. Please email to request details.

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Announcement of tentative news conference Friday, January 15

 

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin has been asked to be the named plaintiff in a lawsuit being prepared to test the presidential constitutional eligibility of Senator Ted Cruz

 

“Ted Cruz is wrong when he claims only liberal Democrats have concerns about his eligibility to serve as president,” Andy says

 

Andy will convene a three day Ted Cruz “Birther Summit” in Washington, DC January 29-31

 

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(Manchester, NH) (January 10, 2016)  GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin was interviewed Friday morning by New Hampshire radio personality Ben Sarro on WNTK-AM-FM concerning Ted Cruz’ constitutional eligibility to serve as president. http://www.wntk.com/personalities.php Check with the station for a podcast. Email: bensarro@wntk.com

 

Depending on travel arrangements Andy will hold a New York news conference today, Friday, 15th (or, if delayed, Saturday the 16th) to discuss the progress and preparations for his three-day Ted Cruz “Birther Summit” in Washington, DC January 29-31.

 

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GOP Presidential Candidate Andy Martin is asking U. S. Senator Ted Cruz to provide documents for an upcoming “Birther Summit” in Washington, DC

GOP presidential candidate Andy Martin held a news conference Sunday and released a letter he is sending to U. S. Senator Ted Cruz. The letter is self-explanatory. Contact information can be found on the letterhead.

ANDY MARTIN /2016        

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President of the United States       

 

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January 12, 2016

 

Senator Ted Cruz

United States Senate

Washington, DC 20510

Certified Mail – Return Receipt Requested

 

Re: Presidential eligibility

 

Dear Ted:

 

  1. My background investigating Barack Hussein Obama

 

A couple of months ago someone emailed me and asked me to lead the charge to challenge your eligibility to be a presidential candidate. I declined the invitation. But in light of recent events I have reviewed the matter and have decided to convene a “Ted Cruz Birther Summit” in Washington, DC on January 29-31. I am writing to ask your cooperation.

 

Ten (10) years ago I started investigating Barack Hussein Obama and led an international team of researchers. Unlike most candidates, who are managed by handlers and advisers, I actually do my own investigative work. My original research eventually became the basis for the so-called “Birther” movement.

 

In October, 2008 I filed the first lawsuit to open Obama’s Hawai’i birth certificate to public inspection. Later, others used my research to make claims that were not supportable based on the available evidence. I have never seen any credible or admissible evidence to contradict my conclusion that Obama was born in Hawai’i, although I have propounded a theory (and not a “fact”) that Obama’s parentage may not be that which he claims.

 

One of the reasons Obama and his posse relentlessly attacked me in 2008 was because I had and continue to have a single-minded focus on searching for the truth and trying to find the facts.

 

In looking into and researching your constitutional eligibility I will adhere to the same rigorous evidentiary standard, trying to find the facts and searching for the truth. I ask your cooperation and assistance in doing so, in order that the Birther Summit may provide a forum for resolving doubts as to your eligibility.

 

  1. Our shared backgrounds as constitutional litigators

 

I have been litigating constitutional matters for forty-eight years. My litigation experience is considerably broader than yours, however, because I have been involved in both state-related and ordinary civil litigation. Very often my disclosures have embarrassed and irritated public officials. And sometimes I have created new vistas in the law. For example, when I first contacted state attorneys general two decades ago, many said they had no idea about Microsoft’s state-related antitrust liability. Over time I encouraged AG’s to activate anti-Microsoft units.

 

I have been attacked by Bill Gates, U. S. Senators and federal judges, among others. I am proud of the enemies I have made over the decades.

 

I am known for extensive due diligence research before filing a claim.

 

  1. The Ted Cruz Birther Summit and my prior experience

 

I first met Donald Trump in 1978 or 1979. We were neighbors at Olympic Tower, New York where I approved his residency application to become a tenant. Later I met with the architects who were designing Trump Tower and furnished informal advice; until recently I had a set of the original blueprints for the Tower. I have followed Donald’s colorful career over the decades and occasionally we have intersected. But I always operate independently of anyone and am doing so in this instance.

 

Nevertheless, I would be less than candid if I did not admit to becoming more interested in the question of your eligibility as Trump laid out a potential litigation scenario for Democratic activists if you were to obtain the presidential nomination.

 

Litigants do not need to ultimately win a lawsuit to win the point they advocate in court. How’s this for a potential scenario?

 

You win the nomination. A Democratic Party activist looks for a judicial district where a liberal Democratic judge is likely to hear their case. They file a lawsuit and a judge issues a TRO or OSC directing you to appear in September or October to respond. Such an order could cause chaos for the Republican Party even if the order was ultimately vacated. Although you have litigated “high end” cases I am not aware that you have any ordinary or “street smart” litigation experience. I do, and could create a lawsuit along the lines both I and Trump have sketched out.

 

In fact, I created such a lawsuit in 2008 and cost Obama millions of votes that he would have otherwise received. Without my Hawai’i litigation and overall “Birther” activity Obama would have swept to an even greater electoral victory. After John McCain’s campaign imploded I became the target of Obama’s attacks on national TV and in the New York Times; his people and Democratic Party leaders recognized I was costing Obama votes. So my speculation on your current situation is neither unreasonable nor irrational. In 2008 I created exactly such a lawsuit along the lines of Trump’s hypothesis.

 

Sam Stein of Huffington Post once called me a “noted conservative dirty trickster.” I plead guilty to being a “noted conservative” but I have never engaged in dirty tricks in my life. Rather, I adhere to the Sergeant Joe Friday approach: “Just the facts, ma’am.” Actually, when Democrats get confronted with the facts and the truth, they think that is a “dirty trick.”

 

  1. What do I need from you?

 

Because I am proceeding with an organized and coherent approach I have created a check list to guide my activity. Here is what I would like from you:

 

  1. I believe your dad needs to sit for a deposition (under oath) as to his knowledge about your birth status. Please let me know if he is willing to do so.

 

  1. I need for you to provide a general FOIA waiver for every agency of the federal government. We need to determine how you entered the U. S. in 1974 as I propose to ask for release of your 1974 records.

 

  1. We need any evidence that confirms your birth was reported to U. S. consular officials in 1970.

 

  1. Although I do not believe it is relevant, since no one disputes where your mother was born, I would appreciate a clear copy of your mom’s birth certificate. (Internet copies are blurry.)

 

  1. We need another copy of your own Canadian birth registration. When you were born the birth was registered by Canadian officials. Although you produced a copy of the Edmonton record in 2013 I think we should dig deeper because the Edmonton certificate was based on original information reported from Calgary, presumably a hospital or local agency.

 

  1. We need any and all voting information you or anyone else working with you has as to any voter registration by both of your parents.

 

  1. We need a list of all residence addresses for your family while you lived in Canada.

 

  1. We need a document waiving any privacy rights under Canadian law so we may also directly order a copy of your birth registration document and related material from both Edmonton and Calgary, including hospital records. I assume we need your permission to obtain such documentation, and I am asking for written permission to directly contact Canadian officials and hospital administrators for their cooperation and records.

 

The foregoing is only a preliminary listing of requests and as we generate leads and information we may ask for more information and documentation.

 

Obviously, Canadian records in Calgary and U. S. consular records are the best evidence of what was reported to Edmonton at the time of your birth; your willingness to re-release that information and to authorize independent access to Canadian files could expedite a resolution of any questions about your status. Correspondingly, a refusal to do so could very well trigger an adverse inference in the minds of the voting public.

 

  1. Conclusion

 

I do not support or oppose your candidacy. Although I am not in the “Top Six” presidential candidates, as other candidates drop out I may move into the “Top Ten.” I will keep on campaigning for a Republican Party committed to public integrity until the National Convention. Although I have pledged to support the party’s nominee (including you) I am only actively working to defeat Jeb Bush because I think he is a blight on the political process.

 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this letter.

 

The sooner we receive the requested information, documents and access authorization the sooner we can resolve any doubts as to your constitutional eligibility for the office of president.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Andy

 

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