Letters to the Editor

Bennett letter: Cruz and Rubio

Idaho voters should reject Cruz and Rubio because neither is qualified to be president.

The Constitution’s natural born citizen requirement (Article II, Section 1) ensures that no man with foreign allegiance and possibly divided loyalties becomes commander in chief.

A natural born citizen is one “by nature” — not “by law.” Two laws of nature — the law of blood and the law of soil — establish that a natural born citizen is only a child born on U.S. soil to parents who were both U.S. citizens. All other citizenship is conferred by law. Just as a child by adoption (law) can never be a natural born child, so too a citizen by law can never be a natural born citizen.

Ted Cruz was born in Canada and became a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen at birth. Marco Rubio was born in the U.S. to parents who were not U.S. citizens.

Evalyn Bennett, Salmon