Law professor says "it's just not true" to Ted Cruz birthers

It's hard to believe but the birthers are back. This time they're going after Senator Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for President of the United States Monday morning. Robbie George, a law professor at Princeton University, joined Glenn to dispel the theories before they could spread during an interview on TheBlaze TV.

Glenn: Professor Robbie George is a law professor at Princeton University, knew Senator Cruz from his time as a student there, and in fact is the guy who gave the grade for his thesis. Robbie George joins us now from Princeton. Hello, Professor George.

Prof. George: Hi, Glenn. How are you doing?

Glenn: Good, how are you?

Prof. George: Very well, thank you.

Glenn: So, I want to talk to you about a couple of things. Before we get into some personal stories about Ted Cruz, do me a favor and please put an end to this nonsense that Ted Cruz cannot run for president because he’s a Canadian.

Prof. George: Well, it’s just not true. He’s a natural born citizen. He’s never been a citizen of any other country. He was born an American citizen to an American mother, happened to be born in Canada, but the consensus of scholars is pretty strict on this. He’s perfectly entitled to run for president of the Constitution.

Glenn: Can you explain what John Jay was doing with that and why this doesn’t apply? Because honestly, even if Barack Obama were born in Kenya, and we all know that he was born in Hawaii or Newfoundland, even if he was born in Kenya, because his mother was a citizen, he still would have been eligible for President of the United States. Is that true?

Prof. George: Yeah, that’s right. I mean, assuming that there was nothing that she did that compromised her own citizenship, and we don’t know that there was anything she did like that. There’s certainly nothing that Ted Cruz’s mother did like that. Here’s the way to think about it, Glenn. I mean, he wasn’t a citizen of some other country, so he was not naturalized to be an American citizen.

Glenn Didn’t he just turn in his Canadian citizenship? Didn’t he have dual citizenship?

Prof. George: Yeah, it’s possible to have dual citizenship. The key thing though is that you were born an American citizen. You were born an American citizen. You didn’t get it later by naturalization. You were born into it.

Glenn: I mean, this is not just you saying this. This is Harvard Law Review. This is a very well—I’m seeing this everywhere on the Internet now.

Prof. George: Glenn, this is not an issue. I mean, people can talk, and the Internet can go crazy about it. We can have all kinds of conspiracy theories and things like that. All of it is going to be irrelevant. We might as well lay it aside. The man has announced he is running for president. If he is elected, he will be inaugurated on January—

Glenn: Right.

Prof. George: That’s the way it works. That’s what’s going to happen. I don’t think we need to waste our time, and you certainly don’t need to waste your time talking about this. Let the lunatics on the Internet continue to make an issue of it and just move on.

Glenn: I just wanted one more thing, this is not a new issue. I just love this book. It’s called The Great Mistake. It comes from the time of the Great Depression when Hoover was in office, and they were saying the same thing about Hoover. They’re saying he could not be president because he wasn’t an American citizen. He was English.

Prof. George: Right. Let me give you an example of somebody who can’t be president. Henry Kissinger cannot be president. Now, why can Henry Kissinger not be president? It’s because he was born a citizen of somewhere else, namely Germany. He was naturalized as an American citizen, so whatever achievements and whatever great public service former Secretary of State Kissinger is given and so forth, he is simply not eligible under the Constitution to be President of the United States. Perhaps that should be changed, but that’s the way it is.

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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