The news has been rife with reports that President Donald Trump is determined to make changes to what is known as ‘Birthright Citizenship.’ Predictably, the radical left in our country are going ballistic.
If they had paid closer attention during the last presidential campaign, they wouldn’t be so surprised. Addressing this misinterpretation of our nation’s Fourteenth Amendment (Sec. 1, key words: “Subject to the jurisdiction thereof”) is a topic he campaigned on. His Hillary-supporting adversaries in the media and the Democrat Party — an obvious redundancy — were so dismissive of the successful New York businessman and political novice, they paid scant attention to his comments. Seeing Red AZ didn’t. They resonated with us and on Aug. 20, 2015, we posted, “Ending birthright citizenship = end to anchor babies.”
Prior to that, on Aug. 9, 2010, we wrote, “Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news” noting that Texas Sen. John Cornyn was the latest senior Republican to call for a review of birthright citizenship amid complaints that illegal aliens have abused that post-Civil War constitutional provision. As the former Texas Attorney General and justice on the state Supreme Court, he has a solid legal footing.
The Amendment was adopted in 1868, following the end of the Civil War. Its intent was to give American-born children of freed African-born slaves all of the rights and privileges of citizenship. It was necessary then, but has no relevancy today.
On April 21, 2011 we wrote, “Birthright citizenship? Increasing opposition seen — Birth Tourism at crisis proportions,” citing a Rasmussen survey substantiating the increasingly high level of opposition to birthright citizenship, as 61% of likely U.S. voters believed that a child born in the United States to a woman who is here illegally should not automatically be gifted with U.S. citizenship.
We outed Arizona’s senators as compulsive liars in this March 6, 2015 post, citing McCain and Kyl’s deceit on the topic in 2010.
Our Aug.29, 2015 post, “Anchor babies: The latest numbers are shocking,” included this Breitbart link, “Census: Anchor baby delivered every 93 seconds.” With the continued flood of illegals into our country, it’s a good bet those numbers have only increased.
Though he’s gone, be aware in 2010 John McCain had two distinctly different viewpoints on this crucial issue within a mere ten days. No wonder the Arizona Republic newspaper deified him during and following his week-long funerals.
Unlike the waffler, conservative SRAZ remains consistent. We’ve included a number of posts for you to peruse. Read them as you are able, but do make a point to check them out. The background information is integral to the current discussion.
Among developed nations, only the U.S. and Canada still grant Birthright Citizenship. Check out the lists, courtesy of NumbersUSA.