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Letter: Unconvinced that Ted Cruz is eligible

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz meets

Republican presidential candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz meets with supporters after addressing the Kansas GOP caucus at Century II in Wichita, Kan. on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Credit: TNS / Wichita Eagle / Bo Rader

This is in answer to the letter “Ted Cruz is eligible for White House” [March 6].

I found the writer’s reference to the Federalist Papers, rather than U.S. Constitution, a deflection at best, hypocrisy at worst.

In my opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court should take a look at defining “natural born citizen.” But until that happens — and it won’t happen before Nov. 7 — Cruz doesn’t qualify as a presidential contender.

It’s especially disturbing that Cruz relies on his mother’s “undisputed” U.S. citizenship. If you recall, his fellow Republicans put our sitting president’s birth under a microscope. One thing those “birthers” conveniently overlooked is the fact that Barack Obama’s mother also had undisputed U.S. citizenship.

If Cruz is nominated, I will support all efforts to keep him out of the White House because he is not yet considered a natural born citizen.

Jane Thomas, Port Washington

Editor’s note: The writer is co-president of the League of Women Voters of Nassau County.

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