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GOP group challenges outright citizenship birthright

October 20th, 2010 . by TexasFred
GOP group challenges outright citizenship birthright

PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers in 15 states Tuesday announced a nationwide effort to change the way the 14th Amendment is interpreted and stop granting citizenship to babies born in the USA to illegal immigrants.

A national coalition called State Legislators for Legal Immigration is coordinating the effort.

Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce said Kansas lawyer Kris Kobach, who helped draft Arizona’s tough immigration law now on appeal in the federal courts, is working with him and Republican state Rep. John Kavanagh to draft a bill that all the states could use as a model on the citizenship issue.

Pearce said a bill draft is written and will be ready for consideration when the Arizona legislative session starts in January.

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GOP group challenges outright citizenship birthright

The 14th Amendment, long argued and much abused.

The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868 as one of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Its Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship that overruled the decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), which held that blacks could not be citizens of the United States. SOURCE

Therein lies the problem. The 14th Amendment was designed to do one thing but has now been bastardized by the ‘open borders’ and ‘blanket amnesty’ crowd as a way to legitimize what are now called anchor babies.

Regardless the views of those that would give this nation away, the 14th was put into place to specifically help those former slaves who were in this nation not by their own choosing and had become the parents of children born into slavery in the United States. The 14th was their road to legitimacy and affirmation as Americans.

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.

At the time those words were written, the persons doing that writing had no way to comprehend the full ramifications of their actions. They had NO conception of what lengths ILLEGALS would go to in order to have a baby born on U.S. soil, done so only to give that parent an opportunity to hopefully stay in this nation, based on that birth, and then allow that parent to further abuse the rights and privileges reserved for an American citizen, and to abuse the health care, welfare and educational system of this nation in order to support these anchor babies.

All the while, raising those anchor babies in the culture of the parents homeland, and not as an America 1st immigrant that goes on to become a good, useful and productive citizen.

In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S.-born son of an immigrant Chinese couple become a citizen at birth under the 14th Amendment despite the fact that at the time his parents were ineligible for citizenship. That ruling has been interpreted to apply to all children born in the United States.

Look at the date of this SCOTUS ruling. The year was 1898. The United States was still a nation in the process of being built and populated. The SCOTUS of that day and time couldn’t have had any way to imagine the situation the USA faces in the year 2010. They wouldn’t believe the abuses that our constitution has suffered.

They would have declared WAR if the USA were being invaded then as it is now.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am NOT against immigration, nor am I against granting citizenship to those that immigrate to America, as long as they do so legally and EARN it!

I have stated, on numerous occasions, I am the grandson of a Canadian immigrant. Had he not come to Texas in 1919, and then married and raised a family in the USA, I would be a French speaking Canuck in far N.E. Canada.

That is NOT a pretty picture in MY mind.

The point is, my grandfather became an American, he spoke English, he worked, he paid taxes and he and my grandmother raised an American family. My grandfather was proud of his roots, his Canadian roots, but he was also proud of this nation, and he was an American, NOT a hyphen American, just an American.

He instilled that pride in his children, as they did in MY generation, and as we have done our best to instill that pride into our own children and grand children.

When these ILLEGALS stop coming to America with the express intent of remaining ILLEGAL and dedicated to remaining a whatever-American, when they come here and become what we are, Americans and nothing else, when they raise their children and grand children to be Americans, and nothing else, then we won’t NEED the 14th Amendment granting automatic citizenship to anchor babies.

Their parents will have EARNED the right to be an American!

This is a land of liberty and opportunity, but the 14th Amendment is allowing the USA to be raked over the coals and taken advantage of. The 14th Amendment needs to be re-written at the very least, and repealed in full if truth be told.

No more automatic citizenship for the spawn of ILLEGALS.

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9 Responses to “GOP group challenges outright citizenship birthright”

  1. comment number 1 by: NativeSon

    Spot on Fred! It said that was too short, so I’m adding more words… :) (and a symbol)

  2. comment number 2 by: HoosierArmyMom

    I know of no one who has summed it up better Fred. Your historical references really add to the understanding of exactly what this anchor baby – amnesty crap is really all about as opposed to original intent. It truly has no place in the 21st Century.

  3. comment number 3 by: James Shott

    Excellent job, Fred.


  4. comment number 4 by: minuteman26

    Anything that stops this anchor baby nonsense works for me. They need to also add a clause that makes all previous anchor babies non citizens.

  5. comment number 5 by: Bob Mack

    “I am NOT against immigration, nor am I against granting citizenship to those that immigrate to America, as long as they do so legally and EARN it!”

    As it should be in a nation of laws. The left, however, always forgets to use the modifier “illegal” when accusing us Constitutional types of being against immigration.

    “..he was an American, NOT a hyphen American..”

    Everybody’s a minority of 1 when you get down to it. By leftist logic, I should start identifying myself on Federal forms as a “Bob Mack-American”, you’re a “Fred Witzell-American”, etc. That PC terminology is designed for one thing only–to undermine our national identity as plain, old AMERICANS, thereby aiding their long term divide-and-conquer strategy.

  6. comment number 6 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    A once valid idea now corrupted.

    Let us change it to reflect our nation. We as a nation exist to benefit ourselves, not other neighboring countries. The concept of an “anchor baby” exists to the detriment of this nation and the benefit of those who seek to use the system.

    All things are FINITE. There is a finite amount of space in this country, a finite amount of resources and a finite amount of FUNDING.

    Simple as that. Lines need to be drawn.


  7. comment number 7 by: BobF

    Fred, I just watched your video on Y-tube. Well said Sir, very well said.

  8. comment number 8 by: Steve Dennis

    Doing something about the 14th amendment is long overdue! As you rightly pointed out there was originally a narrow intent to this amendment and it has been expanded and abused to no end. What a kick in the pants it is to people who come here legally and work for years to become citizens only to see people take short cuts and not put in the proper time to become citizens.

  9. comment number 9 by: Tish

    I agree @ Steve Dennis, we need to do something about the 14th amendment and make sure we stop all these “anchor babies” and their sneaky parents as well. If I have two American parents and I’m born in Rome, that does NOT make me Roman.