A Democrat claiming that Ted Cruz is ineligible for the presidency is an admission that Barack Taqiyya is also ineligible. Where Cruz and Taqiyya were born is meaningless. No matter where they came into the world their mothers were American. That makes them American citizens. Mother, or father, alone does not make them eligible for the presidency; it requires both: Obviously, these 16 words only applied to those Americans who were alive at the time: In fact, those 16 words can never again apply to anyone. They have become superfluous. Remove them and the Eligibility Clause reads this way: No matter the number of words in the Eligibility Clause this is the part the Supreme Court refuses to clarify: The important factor is that Cruzs and Taqiyyas fathers were not Americans at the time their sons were born. Senator Cruzs father did become a naturalized citizen; whereas, Taqiyya the Liars father was never an American. In that sense Cruz is more eligible than is Taqiyya. NOTE: Piyush Bobby Jindal has a similar eligibility problem. Neither of his parents were Americans at the time of his birth in 1971. So if in relation to the eligibility clause place of birth is more important than the citizenship of ones parents, Jindals birth in Baton Rouge, Louisiana makes him the most eligibile of the ineligible candidates. Interestingly, Jindal getting the nomination would negate the natural born citizen requirement while making place of birth the deciding factor in interpreting the Eligibility Clause. Confusing citizenship with eligibility is the problem for us mere mortals. Dont bother looking to those political hacks on the Supreme Court for clarification if it means removing a Democrat president after he is sworn in. They will never remove a sitting president. That makes Barack Taqiyya more eligible than Ted Cruz. Thats why Democrats, Roves Republicans, and the media must go full bore trying to stop the Tea Party in the form of Cruz before he gets the nomination. They will bend the eligibility issue out of shape in order to let the Supreme Court off the hook. Their best bet is keeping Tea Party favorite Ted Cruzs name off the ballots in Democrat-controlled states. Denying Cruz will magically become constitutional; whereas, keeping Taqiyya the Liars name off ballots in 2012 was laughed out of court. To paraphrase George Orwell: NOTE: I know all of the arguments about the definition of natural born citizen. Briefly, the Founders included the Eligibility Clause to eliminate foreign influence. Taqiyyas apologists made the case that his place of birth had less influence than did a parent. From day one the birth certificate flap was a red herring. The publics attention had to be diverted away from Taqiyyas foreign parent because a child is influenced by a parent far more than where the child was born. Nobody in their right mind tried to make the case that place of birth was the greatest influence in Taqiyyas life. Even the folks who wanted Taqiyya declared ineligible could never explain how being born in Kenya influenced him more than did his parents. His America-hating father was the easier case to make in addition to being the correct constitutional argument. In addition to parental influence look at the other people who influenced young Taqiyya the Liar if you doubt me. Let me say that I think Ted Cruz is the right guy for Tea Party conservatives and for the country, but I would be a hypocrite if I now said he is eligible after posting countless messages saying Taqiyya the Liar is ineligible. From my perspective the Eligibility Clause unwittingly moves another Tea Party favorite, Senator Mike Lee, into the top spot for the nomination. Frankly, another senator in the White House is not something to look forward to. Nevertheless, Lee has the makings of a legitimate conservative in a Senate that is a fertility clinic for Republican Judas goats bred to lead conservatives to the slaughter. Mike Lee is not one of them. Hell do just fine until another conservative wannabe proves he or she is more deserving. Finally, the ideal president would be a true conservative elected from outside the Washington sewer system. So far, I see a possibility or two but nobody outstanding. J. Scott Smart certainly does not fit the bill; nor does any Northeast liberal Republican. The ideal scenario is to have guys like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, et al. provide the congressional muscle a conservative president requires if he hopes to accomplish anything. Its a pity that Ronald Reagan never had the kind of conservative congressional muscle Im talking about.