I read with interest the Aug. 22 front-page article “Lightning rod Cruz is hero and headache for GOP,” which contained Sen. Ted Cruz’s (Tex.) assertion that he is eligible to be president since he has been a U.S. citizen from birth, via his American mother. Assuming that all of the facts are accurate, he is, of course, correct.

As far as I know, no one has ever questioned the citizenship of President Obama’s mother. Despite the rantings of birthers, the president would have been a U.S. citizen from birth, even if he had been born on the moon.

Jonathan B. Rickert, Washington