Birth Rights, To Be or Not To Be?
The Democrat tergiversation of their once rock solid position on illegal immigration and how to protect our country from it, is so shameful that it shocks the very foundations of our long and respected adherence to republican constitutionalism. The shame! The Left isn’t shamed!
Good ol’ Harry Reid, the hypocrite, when he was Senate Majority Leader, once spoke out eloquently on the subject saying that America had a duty to protect its borders and should do so by changing the law to forbid the idea of anchor babies as legitimate American citizens as the 14th amendment was then, and still is, interpreted. “If you grant citizenship to children of parents who have no lawful right to be in the United States, you’ll get more would-be parents attempting to enter the United States unlawfully.” Thousands are approaching our border right now.
Harry even wrote a law for consideration. Reid’s 1993 proposal was intended to try to change the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment by an Act of Congress, i.e.: a law. The basis of Reid’s proposal was to: “declare that any person born after the date of enactment of this title to a mother who is neither a citizen of the United States nor admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and which person is a national or citizen of another country of which either of his or her natural parents is a national or citizen, or is entitled upon application to become a national or citizen of such country, shall be considered as born subject to the jurisdiction of that foreign country and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of section 1 of such Article and shall therefore not be a citizen of the United States or of any State solely by reason of physical presence within the United States at the moment of birth.” Well, obviously that didn’t catch hold but, if it had it would have then presented another problem for the flip-flopping Democrats, how to get rid of it.
Senator, Barack Obama, once defended actions that would deny America birthrights to children of illegal gate crashers. Then he signed DACA. How do you spell hypocrisy? DEMOCRAT?
Trump tossed out a signal that he would cease the practice of legalizing anchor babies born in America to illegal mothers by executive order and, predictably, the left and its media went nuts again. Trump is trolling them and they rise to his bait. There is an old saying that cautions: “Never argue with an idiot because he’ll drag you down to his level and beat you to death with his experience.” That might as well be said for Donald Trump. Don’t try to argue with him or match him in the field of hardball argument. You’ll lose and look stupid doing it.
One of the arguments now rising asks how Trump’s Supreme Court would handle this issue if the Congress actually passed a law forbidding the legitimation of birthright babies as US citizens. It is suggested they would take their good time in serious debate and consideration and probably find the law unconstitutional. In fact, an 1800’s era Supreme Court actually did so. But, as constitutionalists we know that can change because we also know that Roe vs. Wade is unconstitutional and will, hopefully someday soon, find itself on the ash heap of liberal mistakes. I mean, murder is murder, isn’t it? How does a potential real US citizen have the opportunity to experience the constitutional guaranties of Life, Liberty and pursuit of happiness if they are shredded in the womb before they even have the chance to find out? Just asking!
The Supreme Court cannot change the Constitution, only the laws that do not fit within its construct. But, neither can they legislate. That’s not their job. This issue highlights the problem of judicial activism that is the real danger to America. Maybe we can kill two birds with one stone!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the constitution is the way. No, go vote!
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