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Repeal the 14th Amendment

Senator Kyl and Senator Graham want to repeal the 14th Amendment. Let’s takeĀ  their argument serious and if so where do we stop. If we are not citizens of the United States when we are born here that what makes us a citizen of the United States? If we say we are not citizens of the Unite States when we are born here and our parents are not legal citizens then that would disqualify the majority of current Americans wouldn’t it? The majority of us are descendants of people who immigrated to America. Some of us claim to be legal citizens because our families founded this great nation. But we were not the natural native citizens. Our forefather were immigrants, Illegal immigrants. We made ourselves legal by our own definition. Even the the people who immigrated from Europe, so called legally, during the industrial revolution were considered ‘”legal immigrants”. They gave birth to children here in the US but those children’s parents were not natural citizens of the US and therefore, if we follow Senator Kyl and Senator Graham’s argument, their children would not be US citizens. They would be so called “anchor babies”. Therefore, the majority of us are NOT United State citizens, including Senator Kyl and Enator Graham.

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Whither the 14th Amendment?

By Scott Wilson

Chalk it up perhaps to election-year bizarreness, but suddenly the capital is debating whether the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ought to be repealed, refined or left alone.

Specifically, the back-and-forth, which started among Senate Republicans and was joined Tuesday by the White House, focuses on the amendment’s citizenship clause.

A pair of Republican senators — Jon Kyl of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — are not so sure the amendment’s intent was to grant automatic citizenship to children born in the United States to parents here illegally.”

See the rest of the story at:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/08/whither-the-14th-amendment.html

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