Ted Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada in 1970. His parents — an American mother and a Cuban father, who has since become a naturalized American — were not in the military. They were in the oil business. Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution includes the statement, “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President.” Ted Cruz does not appear to meet this criteria based on the way the term “natural born” was used when the Constitution was ratified. Conservatives who criticized Obama for a similar reason, appear inconsistent if they think it’s okay this time.