Time For Republicans To Unite Behind Cruz (Guest Post)


A Trump nomination will be disastrous for the Republican Party. That’s because he won’t win against Hillary Clinton, despite her email and Benghazi scandals.

The only way to stop Donald Trump is for the Republicans to unite behind Ted Cruz. John Kasich has no chance winning the nomination. A vote for him is effectively a vote for Trump. Even if the convention is deadlocked with nobody getting 1,237 delegates, it is ridiculous for Kasich to win the nomination.

He is fourth in the delegate count behind Trump, Cruz and Rubio. If he is somehow nominated, the Trump and Cruz supporters will be very angry and won’t show up at the voting booth, come November.

So why is Kasich staying on when he is trailing the delegate count behind Marco Rubio who has dropped out? One possibility is that he is delusional. Or perhaps, he is hoping either Trump or Cruz will offer him the Vice President slot. Kasich splits the anti-Trump votes. So a vote for Kasich is effectively a vote for Trump. A vote for Trump is effectively a vote for Clinton.

In the latest polls, Clinton beats Trump by 11%. But she beats Cruz by only 2%. 2% is within the margin of error. If Kasich cares for his party and for his country, he must stop dreaming that he can somehow prevail. He must drop out and he has to do it before the Wisconsin Primary. Wisconsin is quite close to Ohio, Kasich’s home state. Thus Kasich has a home advantage and will divert badly needed votes from Cruz. If Trump wins Wisconsin, it’s hard to see how Cruz can win the North Eastern states where Trump has a home ground advantage.

There is more at stake than just the Presidency. Trump’s brand is toxic. He will poison the Republican brand. With him as the Republican Presidential nominee, the Senate could flip to the Democrats. At stake is also control of the Supreme Court for the next President could be appointing the next three Supreme Court judges.

The world is aflame with ISIS attacking US allies and the US. The US is in debt to the tune of $19 trillion. A Clinton Presidency will only continue the pain of the last seven years. There is substantially no difference between her policies and that of President Barack Obama’s.

At this stage, only a Cruz nomination can have a realistic hope of stopping Clinton. Trump has benefitted from a friendly news media that gave him constant coverage. The left wing news media has not reported much of Trump’s negatives. My suspicion is that they are deliberately holding their fire to help Trump win the Nomination, so that Clinton will have an easy target in the General Election. If Trump gets nominated for President, you can expect non stop coverage on his unhappy students from Trump University, his businesses that went bankrupt and his philandering ways.

If I were Cruz, I would ask Kasich to drop out in exchange for the Vice President slot. Kasich has proven himself to be a popular Governor in Ohio. He will ensure Ohio, a very crucial state, will vote Republican in the General Election.

The speculation is that Trump may have already secretly offered the Vice Presidential position to Kasich in exchange for remaining in the race to divide the anti-Trump votes. But a Cruz-Kasich combo has a better chance of beating Clinton than a Trump-Kasich combo. I am sure that Kasich can see that. So Cruz should pick up that phone and call Kasich.

Otherwise, say hello to President Hillary Clinton.

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What is known as ‘split allegiance’ therefore not ‘natural born’ because another law has to be applied to determine what country they will be naturalized in, not ‘natural born’.

Two of the three previous candidates I referred to had what you call “split allegiance” as they both held citizenships from other countries upon birth.

@retire05: Not true. Neither Panama or Mexico grant citizenship to visitors born there. Goldwater born in US territory. All of those people, both parents US citizens at their birth, no question of citizenship or allegiance.
Persons born in Canal zone were US Citizens, persons born in Mexico are given nationality but not citizenship until they reach the age of 18. Romney did not live in Mexico at the age of 18 so never had Mexican citizenship.


Romney did not live in Mexico at the age of 18 so never had Mexican citizenship.

Nationality by birth[edit]

The Mexican Constitution states that Mexicans Citizens by birth are:[1]
persons born in Mexican territory regardless of parents’ nationality or immigration status in Mexico
persons born abroad of a Mexican Citizen born in Mexico
persons born to an individual after that person has become a naturalized citizen of Mexico
individuals born on Mexican merchant- or Navy ships or Mexican-registered aircraft, regardless of parents’ nationality
children born to Mexican Diplomats or Ministry of Foreign Affairs Personnel working overseas

Wipe the egg off your face, Redteam.

@retire05: Sorry you’re still confused 05, I’ll attempt to get you on the right track. A person born in Mexico establishes nationality, not citizenship. No person gets citizenship in Mexico until they are 18 years of age, if they are of Mexican nationality. Since Romney did not remain in Mexico until he was 18, he never got that citizenship. Comprende’?
What you missed was the distinction between nationality and citizenship, in Mexico. Nationality at birth, citizenship at 18.
No egg on my face, I got it right the first time.


Read again:

The Mexican Constitution states that Mexicans Citizens by birth are:[1]
persons born in Mexican territory regardless of parents’ nationality or immigration status in Mexico

It says “citizens” not nationality.

You obviously never took any law classes.


Under mexican law, citizenship and nationality are two distinct concepts.
To acquire the mexican citizenship, an individual must first be of mexican nationality, have 18 years of age, and lead an honest way of life (i.e not a criminal).

Nationality, on the other hand, is acquired by either birth or naturalization. Nationality by birth is obtained by:

Being born in Mexican soil, regardless of the parents’ nationality.
Being born in foreign soil to at least one Mexican parent (Mexican father and foreign mother, or Mexican mother and unknown father).
Being born in foreign soil to Naturalized Mexican parents, Naturalized Mexican Father, or Naturalized Mexican Mother.
Being born in Mexican boats or aircraft, military or merchant.

By this reasoning, a baby born of american parents in Mexican soil, will not have the mexican citizenship, but will have the mexican nationality, which means that, once said child turns 18, he will become a citizen of the United Mexican States.

As a matter of fact, I did take a few Law courses, but even more important, I took some reading courses and grammar courses. The laws of Mexico seem clear that a child born in Mexico to American parents become a Mexican citizen at age 18, provided they live in Mexico at that time. Hope this clears up your confusion.