Sunday, January 20, 2008

Birthright Citizenship in the US no Longer Acceptable!!

(From November 2005)
Birthright Citizenship in the US no Longer Acceptable
"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."… 14th Amendment, US Constitution

So finally we are going to get around to correcting a problem this country has had since the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction. I refer of course to the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. To be even more exact… the “Birthright Citizenship” clause.

Just because one is born within the boundaries of the US should not guarantee citizenship in this country. If the parents are citizens of the US… then fine. The child will automatically be a citizen. But, if the parents are not citizens of the US then the baby will be a citizen of the country to which his, or her, parents have allegiance.

We simply cannot afford the drain on our treasury caused by “Anchor Babies” any longer.

U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, of Colorado is pushing the idea of an amendment change in the US House and is having more success than one would think.

The 14th Amendment was proposed back in 1865 and was aimed at making former slaves full citizens of the US. Nobody, and I mean nobody, foresaw the influx of pregnant Mexicans, into the United States, in order to have a baby and have that baby be an instant citizen and then reap the harvest of goodies from our generous welfare programs.

The colorful history of the 14th amendment leaves a huge question mark as to whether it is legal in the first place. It failed to get the votes of 3/4ths of the states, which is required under Article Five of the Constitution for ratification. The Southern States, as well as the Border States, refused to ratify it. That ticked off the Congress and they answered with the Reconstruction Act of 1867 which, for all practical purposes placed the Southern States under military law and suspended their citizenship in the US. In order for the Southern States to get their citizenship restored, they were forced to ratify the 14th amendment.

Well, sparks flew, up in New Jersey and Ohio, and they withdrew their ratification. Without the ratification from New Jersey and Ohio the Congress did not have the 3/4ths vote of the states required for ratification. Somehow, it didn’t matter to the Congress, of those days, and they went ahead and passed the 14th Amendment into law, anyway… without the constitutionally required number of states ratifying it!

I didn’t make this up. I couldn’t. This is pure, raw, US History. Look it up for yourselves.

So, here we are, in 2005, looking at a possible re-write of the 14th. It needs to be re-written badly.

It needs to be re-written simply and it should spell out that if the parents of a newborn are citizens of the US, then so is the baby. If the parents are not citizens of the US, neither is the baby. That’s all. It’s that simple. But, the Left and the Rinos will fight this proposal, most likely, to death.

Here at IoF we wish Congressman Tancredo all the luck in the world and we urge our readers to write your Congressperson and Senators and ask them to support this proposal and lets correct a mistake made 138 years ago.

This needs to be done and done quickly!

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