The Loss

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I get it. Ted Cruz believes he now needs to renounce his citizenship and allegiance to Canada. But just as having our first African-American president was an historic first and we may soon have our first female president, just think of the first this could have been: our first dual-citizen president.Admittedly, I’ve been clear that I’m a critic of dual citizenship. But that hardly matters. Cruz could have been an inspiration for the country’s growing number of dual citizens, the man who opened doors for Americans who also allegiance to another state.

I wrote a few days ago that “you have to wonder what kind of influences he was exposed to growing up in a primitive, post-colonial setting like Canada during the radical Trudeau regime.” But I take that back. Yes, Cruz will fill out the four page form and pay the $100 to renounce his Canadian citizenship. But let’s not forget what we’ll have lost.

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