Man, I am so jealous of Ted Cruz right now. Since he was born in Canada — even though to an American citizen — it ends up he automatically gets Canadian citizenship even though he never sought it out. So, just clear things up for a presidential run, he’s going to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
Man, I would love to be able to renounce a non-American citizenship. My dad always told me a story of my grandfather (also Frank J. Fleming) who when getting his American citizenship after moving here from Ireland, was asked, “Do you renounce the king of England?”
And he replied, “I did that years ago.”
Wouldn’t it be great to have an awesome renunciation of a former citizenship? Here’s what I recommend for Ted Cruz: Go to North Dakota to the Canadian border for his announcement. Stand at the border and say, “I renounced my Canadian citizenship. Canadians are nothing but a bunch of maple-syrup swilling, moose-munching, cheap American-knockoffs.” Then he can break a hockey stick in two and set fire to a maple leaf. “North of me is nothing but losers.” And then he can spit over the border.
People seeing that would be like, “Wow. Now there is a true American who loves America — unlike certain other current president and unaccomplished, shrewish, overly-ambitious former first ladies.” He’d be 2016′s front runner.