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Saturday, May 20, 2006

TIME TO AMEND THE 14TH AMENDMENT

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads as follows:
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
This has been interpreted to mean that children of ILLEGAL ALIENS who are born here are LEGALLY/CONSTITUTIONALLY citizens.

Tis interpretation has greatly exacerbated our illegal immigration problems. (It is tougher to punish illegals wo have kids who were born here, and it is tougher to deport them, and it ieasier for them to bring in other family members.)

There is a simple cure: AMEND THE 14th AMENDMENT SO THAT IT SAYS:
"ALL PERSONS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES TO LEGAL CITIZENS..."
Simple. The present interpretation is a vestige of an earlier time - when the borders were not as porous as they have been the last two decades, and it was written when many Americans were still alive who were born in the colonies, (1866).

IT IS TIME TO MAKE THIS AMENDMENT REFLECT TODAY'S NEEDS.

This shouldn't be controversial, or a problem for the Left; after all, the Constitution was meant to be a "living document" - evolving to meet the needs of the people. HEH.

[HEY LEFTIES: EVOLVE OR GET OUT OF THE WAY!]
(More HERE and HERE and HERE.)

1 comment:

Publius said...

But, you can’t change the wording to the Amendment without changing the Amendment. To do what you are talking about would take years.
However, you can change the interpretation of the Amendment. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA), tried unsuccessfully to revoke the citizenship-by-birth right in the immigration bill passed by the House in December. If you want this, it’s simple, tell your Congressmen and tell your Senator.
I try to stand at the forefront of this debate because there is no other issue that I am more passionate about. An organization that you can join (for free) and who will do a lot of the legwork for you is NumbersUSA, they have a website at http://numbersusa.org/
The best part is they will send faxes for you if you don’t have a fax machine.
The fight is not over yet and we still have some time to save this country from the Senate. I hope this information helps.