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The phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was not complete. With illegal aliens who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on the child. Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship. … Sen. Jacob M. Howard, author of the citizenship clause
Make no mistake we are finally talking about the 14th Amendment, birthright citizenship and its impact on the country because of Donald Trump’s bid to become president. Anchor babies have long been an issue Progressives, radical Democrats, and the MSM have deliberately down-played while ridiculing those who seek to see the Constitution properly upheld. Those who consider themselves Constitutionalists are portrayed as racists, uncouth unpolished “nativists” deserving contempt.
Donald Trump’s entrance into the GOP race for president has once again ignited a long standing battle over the meaning of birthright citizenship between two competing groups. It may also produce an honest discussion about this critically important issue.
Hard core Progressives, believe in the theory of a living Constitution. What they really mean is selective enforcement and interpretation of the Constitution. Put another way, if you like a law enforce it. If you don’t like a law ignore it.
Trump supporters, many in the GOP, independents, and a lesser known group of attorneys and jurists believe in enforcing the Constitution as written (original intent). What this means is if you don’t like a law change or amend it but don’t ignore or selectively enforce it!
These two camps are also aligned against each other as it relates to the Constitutional requirement of Natural Born Citizenship for the presidency. Both the NBC clause (Article II Section 1 Clause 5) and birthright citizenship (as defined in the 14th Amendment) are linked by the open borders gang. The MSM refused to cover the issue honestly and truthfully, but Trump was right about Obama’s citizenship, even if Obama’s birth certificate was a secondary issue.
Progressives, radical Democrats, print journalists, and many well-known on-air personalities/attorneys know that open borders bringing a flood of illegal immigrants intentionally dilutes U.S. citizenship. This political faction believes that the Constitution and U.S. citizenship are quaint concepts to be ignored and overturned. They talk about the rule of law and give it lip service, but rarely practice it. One of the reasons, no strike that, one of the excuses used is the Constitution is just so darn hard to change through the amendment process!
Attorneys and liberal professors from the country’s most prestigious law schools are in the ranks leading the charge. The MSM’s legal Constitutional experts on speed dial are blowing smoke, conflating the issues and intentionally lying. These Constitutional lawyers get away with twisting the truth because way too much deference is paid to them, most of it undeserved. They are corrupt propagandists who get away with their mendacity because too few of us take the time to actually go to the source (ahem, the Constitution and its amendments) and read what is written.
All of which brings us to Donald Trump’s run for the presidency, his campaign launch and his position on birthright citizenship.
When the 14th Amendment was passed, it was after slavery had been declared unconstitutional. The Civil War had ended but many Southern Democrats continued to continue the battle under the cover of states’ rights. At that time in our history there were many states trying to limit the citizenship rights of the newly freed slave population with Jim Crow laws.
The 14th Amendment as passed was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. Granting citizenship to native-born black Americans and their children in this manner prevented states from “denying or abridging the privileges or immunities” of all U.S. citizens. The 14th Amendment gave the newly freed slaves, now U.S. citizens equal protection under the laws of our country.
The key phrase in the 14th Amendment is “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” and it is what provides that U.S. citizenship is intended for those lawfully in the country, under the jurisdiction of its laws and those who can legally claim allegiance to the U.S.
Those native born in other countries and their children, under the jurisdiction of the laws of their native country and without allegiance to the U.S. are not guaranteed automatic citizenship by virtue of placing their feet on U.S. soil as the open borders crowd would have you believe.
The good news is Trump has forced the GOP, the Democrats, and the MSM to bring the kind of focus birthright citizenship deserves. The bad news, however, is the open door policy espoused by the Obama administration especially in the last seven years has placed our country in danger.
Sadly, the use and misuse of the 14th Amendment has been going on for over 100 years. It has become the go-to amendment for the Supreme Court to use for cases having absolutely nothing to do with ensuring the rights and ensuring the protection of native-born black citizens of this country.
The equal protection clause which provides for equal protection under the law for life, liberty, and property has been used for everything from whether a state statue a state statute can prohibit counseling on birth control to married couples Griswold v. Connecticut to the recent case upholding same sex marriage in all 50 states Obergefell v. Hodges.
In truth, the 14th Amendment has gone from post Civil War reconstruction legislation to a club used by Progressive politicians and their friends on the Court to find new rights never enumerated or conceived of by the framers of the Constitution.
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE HUGO BLACK2Black, a Democrat, joined the KKK in order to further his political career.KLAN IN THE 1920-30s 2Notice the Klan's use of Old Glory & NOT the Confederate flag.BYRD VOTES NO ON 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT2Democratic Senator Byrd was a KKK member for many years.AMERICA FOR AMERICANS2The Democratic party of the South called themselves the "white man's party" in the 20s and 30s.BIRTH OF A NATION2Klansmen were depicted as heroes in D.W. Griffith's epic movie.1876 POLITICAL POSTERTwo platforms, Democrats for whites and Republicans for blacks!ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC GOVENOR GEORGE WALLACE1970s KKK MARCH IN FLORIDAGOP Denounces Confederate FlagThe Klan unfurled this huge American flag on the steps of the capital.KKK DEMSSouthern Democrats also went after Jews and Catholics.
History reveals that every piece of racist legislation that was ever passed and every racist terrorist attack that was ever inflicted on African Americans, was initiated by the members of the Democratic Party ... Wayne Perryman, Unfounded Loyalty
The continued cover-up of the Democratic party’s shameful ties to slavery and racism knows no bounds. As we head into the 2016 election for POTUS, it is clear liberal media outlets have NO intention of informing Millennials and recent arrivals to the country of the Democrats dark past.
Yes, America has a racist past, get over it! Deal with it! And, while you’re at it let us never forget that the Democratic Party played a huge role in slavery. Not all southerners owned slaves or were involved in the slave trade and not all Northerners were abolitionists . Trying to reduce racism or the Civil War to a slogan that fits on a bumper sticker is dishonest and demeaning to the citizens of this country.
Liberal media outlets are the worst kind of loathsome hypocrites spreading misinformation, dividing the citizens of the country, while shilling for the Democrats and radical progressives.
The recent round of PC cultural cleansing focused on by the liberal MSM to expunge the culture of all things touched by the Confederate flag is dishonest at best and calculatingly racist at worst. To constantly bang the drum about the racist history of Confederate flag and not mention that it was the flag of Southern Democrats is unforgivable … journalistic malpractice!
These are the worst kind of media manipulations ... lies of omission. The inferences and innuendo are to purposely shape the perception that the GOP is the party of hate, while protecting today’s Democratic party of Hillary Clinton and Al Sharpton.
Never mind that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican and that the flag was a symbol of Southern Democrats! Never mind that it was white Republicans in the South that supported the first blacks elected to office. Never mind that 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution giving former slaves the right to vote and full citizenship passed with 100 Republican votes and zero Democratic votes in the Senate.
In a country where too many citizens don’t know we fought Britain during the Revolutionary War, or the year the Declaration was signed, or what the Constitution says … in a country where citizens are woefully ignorant about our country’s history, is it little wonder these same people do not know that Confederate President Jefferson Davis, was a Democrat?
5 Things You Think You Know About Racism, the KKK and the Democratic Party You Don’t
1. The Klu Klux Klan was founded by Democrats, former members of the Confederacy. Ex-slave trader, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest became the Klan’s first Grand Wizard in 1867, two years after the Civil War ended.
2. Several recent members of the Democratic party were members of the KKK including Robert Byrd, a one time Exalted Cyclops. Other known members include Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black,
3. The staunchest opponents of civil rights during the 1960s and 70s were Democrats in the South. Bloody Sunday’s Governor George Wallace and the infamous Commissioner of “Public Safety” Bull Connor immediately come to mind.
4. The KKK went after white Republicans, Catholics, Jews in addition to blacks.
Might I opine that Ben Affleck’s embarrassment regarding his slave owning ancestors should be reserved for the Democratic Party’s cover up of it ties to racism.
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Definition of LAGGER
Someone who moves slowly, intentionally doing little or nothing, Obama “leading from behind” for example.
There is a reason why Jordanian King King Abdullah II has been termed a warrior king. This small detail seems to have escaped ISIS.
ISIS made a huge mistake by releasing its slickly produced and horrific video of Jordanian fighter pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh being caged and burned alive. If ISIS’ wanted to instill fear, it has instead, instilled fury from Muslims worldwide.
Obama may be weak-kneed, Jordan’s warrior king, King Abdullah II is not! His pledge of a “severe” response, has already begun.
In the 72 hours since the video’s release Jordan has hanged two Al Qaeda terrorists, one being the female suicide bomber ISIS was using in its faux negotiations with Jordan and killed 55 terrorists including a top leader known as the “Prince of Ninevah”.
Let’s get this straight; one cannot lead from behind! That concept is rightly called following, akin to the children’s game of asking first, Mother May I.
Leading from behind could be one of the most inane (real leaders call it insane) concepts ever to come from the ranks of Team Obama and its supporters in the MSM.
It is laughable to think that winning generals across the ages including Washington, Grant, Patton, Eisenhower, Clark or Petraeus would consider this for even a nanosecond.
Yet, Team Obama goes forward with this nonsense as the world struggles to fight ISIS and Islamic Extremism.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II has done more in the first three days after the video was shown to show the world how to defeat ISIS than Obama has done in over a year. BTW, Jordan’s warrior king has no problem calling out the ISIS terrorists for what they are, Islamic terrorists.
Jordan’s bombing sorties have gone from a measly 7 per day to 56 in 3 days.
He has vowed his country will fight ISIS until they “run out of fuel and bullets”.
Elections are serious business. The 2014 midterm elections will have serious consequences for both parties and the citizens of this country.
Many believe that there is nothing more dangerous than an uneducated voter, and with good reason.
Casting your vote isn’t about helping the red team or the blue team win. Too many people cast votes like those voting for the next high school prom king or queen. Remember the following:
Talk is cheap. It’s results that count, not rhetoric and not party. The candidate you are voting for has either kept their promises or they haven’t. Either your life is better because of their policies or it isn’t.
Excuses, excuses; if the candidate you are voting for was the coach of a college or pro team would hire or fire them for the job they did? If they couldn’t show leadership the first time around what makes you think another term will be any different?
You could be voting against your own self interests. If you haven’t spent at least 30 minutes identifying the key issues per candidate, maybe you shouldn’t vote. You cheat yourself and your family by relying solely on political ads and funny-men; neither are impartial.
Nix because as a reason to cast your vote. Never vote for someone because he or she is the first (fill in the qualifier here) anything! Real accomplishments count, not skin color, gender, religious affiliation or political party.
Who can you trust? Candidates who use “politically charged” rhetoric to divide groups cannot be trusted.
These are people interested in themselves and their own agendas. They are not interested you or your family. There is nothing wrong with remembering the past, but using the past like a club is divisive and wrong.
If the Republicans win the most Senate seats and regain control of the Senate, Harry Reid the man who has single-handedly blocked over 352 bi-partisan bills passed by the House will be Chief Obstructionist no more.
For those who don’t know, it takes both houses of Congress to pass a bill. Reid’s refusal to let bills out of committee is one of the prime reasons legislation and this country has ground to a halt.
If the Democrats keep control of the Senate, count on more stagnation and more of the same ole same ole.
We need candidates who genuinely want to bring the country together. This county deserves better than it has gotten from its elected officials in the last 30 years. We all deserve better! Your informed vote can make the difference.
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The truth is, talk is cheap and no one has talked more or cheapened the presidency like Barack Hussein Obama.
I might have been able to overlook the fact that Obama has knowingly occupied the White House as the country’s first constitutionally ineligible president if he had been able to live up the rhetoric. We all know he hasn’t. He is as incompetent as anyone with half a brain was able to predict back in 2008.
The truth is what counts in life and in sports are results. Team Obama’s lack of results speak for themselves. What is truly tragic is the impact on the black community, single women, and Millennials…all who voted for “Hope & Change” and got screwed. There are no jobs, no money, no nothing except faded bumper stickers and dreams.
All of which brings us to the following video.