In what really should come as no surprise to anyone, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been found ineligible to run for President of the United States.
Now, I know what you’re all thinking, it’s because he was born n Canada — wrong. The senator met those qualifications, because his mother was born in the United States. The reason Cruz was found ineligible was due to a longtime rule written within the pages of legislation that ensured anyone who were to run for the office of Commander-in-Chief would never do something as ridiculous as read child literature on the floor of the Senate as a means to hold up crucial legislation.
In bill passed a few decades ago titled H.R. 24601, “a lawmaker must not imprison the nation and hold back passage of a bill by means of reading children’s literature.” If they were to perform such a ludicrous action, the consequence shall be “no advancement into further office due to fear the nation will fall into utter disrepair by someone so incompetent and infantile.”
When Cruz read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss in order to order to prevent people from receiving a previously passed bill that had been upheld by the United States Supreme Court — The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — he violated H.R. 24601 — False Imprisonment and Neglect Act Due to Child Literature — and is thus deemed ineligible to proceed further in the 2016 presidential election.
This news will likely come as a huge blow to the Republican party as they are currently trying to make sure Donald Trump is not the nominee and Cruz was steadily rising in the polls.
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