"The trouble with life is the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt." --Bertrand Russell
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Let's Just Ignore the 14th Amendment
Defending America Against the 14th Amendment
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. --United States Constitution, 14th Amendment
"The question of whether our forefathers meant for birthright citizenship in all circumstances to be the law of the land is far from settled," Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said at the hearing. "In any event, we must still determine if it is the right policy for America today."
Steve King (R-Iowa) was the most adamant that it was not the right policy. He questioned what would happen "to the demographics of America if this policy is not reversed," and implied that Democrats may support birthright citizenship because they want to win elections.
--Huffington Post One thing about the 14th Amendment, among all the amendments, it has a ringing clarity. You're born in in the United States, even if you were just passing through on a horse from Mexico on your way to Canada, you are a natural born citizen of the USA. Republicans, every last one of them, take their responsibility to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States very seriously. They begin almost every discussion with an affirmation that whatever they are about to say, it's all part of their ardent desire to defend the Constitution against frontal attacks or back stabbing assaults launched by Democrats, or, as they say, "That DemocRAT" party. But for some Republicans, it's a case of we are for the Constitution, except when we are not, which is when that Constitution would drive this country in the direction of the wrong "demographics" which is to say, not white, not Christian, and you know what we are talking about--all those Hispanic Muslims massing on our Southern border trying to swim the Rio Grande and rape our white, Christian women. I've just got to get Texas Senator Louie Gohmert on the phone and hear what he thinks about this. You remember Louie. When those kids were flooding across the border it was he who stood up for American womanhood. “And they’ve committed at least 7,695 sexual assaults,” Gohmert insisted. “You want to talk about a war on women? This administration will not defend the women of America from criminal aliens! By the thousands, and hundreds of thousands!”
Actually, it may be a good idea for American women to practice an escape route North. The Canadians are not rapists, ordinarily. And, in any case, they tend to be, well: White. I think we ought to practice evacuation from Hampton, say along Route 89 to that lake and north from there. Be prepared, that's my motto.