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calendar   Wednesday - August 04, 2010

The Perpetuation of Stupid

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is an IDIOT

Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is an even BIGGER IDIOT

Megyn Kelly and James Rosen of Fox News are lazy reporters at best




This is why I can’t watch the news. I just can’t. The level of stupid out there is overwhelming. It’s me against the millions. I can’t take it anymore.

from Politico, but posted everywhere else as a news item:

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday night argued that the 14th Amendment no longer serves the purpose it was designed to address and that Congress should reexamine granting citizenship to any child born in the United States.

The 14th Amendment was passed following the Civil War out of fear that southern states would try to find a way to deny citizenship to freed slaves.

Pointing to that history, Graham said during an interview with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren that birthright citizenship should not be applied to babies born in the United States to parents who are illegal immigrants.

“I’m looking at the laws that exist and see if it makes sense today,” Graham said. “Birthright citizenship doesn’t make so much sense when you understand the world as it is.”

“You’ve got the other problem, where thousands of people are coming across the Arizona/Texas border for the express purpose of having a child in an American hospital so that child will become an American citizen, and they broke the law to get there,” he said. “We ought to have a logical discussion. Is this the way to award American citizenship, sell it to somebody who’s rich, reward somebody who breaks the law? I think we need to look at it really closely.”

To further justify having that “discussion,” Graham also pointed to tourists who, he says, come to the United States on 90-day visa during the later stage of pregnancy in order to give birth to a child with U.S. citizenship.

“You come to a resort, you have your child at a hospital within the resort [and] that child is an American citizen,” Graham said. “That, to me, cheapens American citizenship. That’s not the way I would like it to be awarded.”

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has called for “taking a look” at changing the 14th Amendment as well.

The line in question in the amendment reads: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …”

70 or more people commented on the post at Politico, and NOT ONE saw any error in Graham’s “understanding” of the 14th. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, bless her blond roots, said that the 14th does give citizenship to anyone born here, then the camera went to Rosen out in DC who instantly parroted that remark.

I surrender. My nation has drowned in stupid.



Hey Graham, you dumb cracker: READ THE GOD DAMNED AMENDMENT:

Section 1. 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.



Didn’t I just post on this two weeks ago? Why, yes I did. I guess “reading comprehension” must be subject to majority rule that the plain and simple words that I read in the first section of the 14th DO NOT MEAN WHAT THEY SAY, and that millions and millions of people have turned the meaning INSIDE OUT because they only repeat what they are told, understand things the way they want to, are just plain lazy and/or stupid, or at least have never spent one whole minute making the smallest of efforts to try and think and understand what the Constitution ACTUALLY SAYS.

So, I’ll post it again.

The opening section of the Civil Rights Act of 1866:

An Act to protect all Persons in the United States in their Civil Rights, and furnish the Means of their Vindication.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States; and such citizens, of every race and color, without regard to any previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall have the same right, in every State and Territory in the United States, to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, and give evidence, to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real and personal property, and to full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of person and property, as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, and penalties, and to none other, any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Note the “and not subject to any foreign power” part. This one paragraph grants full equal rights to all, regardless of color or gender.

This Act was vetoed by President Andrew Johnson (D-TN), but the veto was overridden by the Radical Republicans in Congress. This Act is still alive today, as 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Because the actions of this Act were not specifically empowered by the Constitution as it then existed, the ideas of the Act were quickly duplicated by the 14th Amendment. That’s a bit of a chicken-egg thing, but it worked.

Amendment XIV
Section 1. 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.

While the 14th is most famous for overturning Dred Scott it also overturned Barron v. Baltimore, an 1833 decision wherein the Supremes ruled that the Bill of Rights did not apply to the States. [ Barron was also the Kelo of it’s day, and that decision was just as wrong as Kelo regarding property rights. ]

So it is blatantly obvious that the later Slaughterhouses decision was wrong because it was over-focused. Slaughterhouses specifically only “incorporated” those rights that the federal government had granted, not those rights that it “merely” recognized. And this started the nation down the long slow road of incorporation. At this point in time, Amendments 1 through 9 have been incorporated, although the 3rd Amendment (quartering soldiers in your home) has only risen to the 2nd and 10th Circuits; it has never come before SCOTUS. The 10th Amendment deals with the States themselves, and thus it’s incorporation would be redundant. So in effect Slaughterhouses has been mostly nullified even if it hasn’t yet been explicitly overturned. I’m waiting ...

But back to that “and not subject to any power” bit from the Act. That’s the same meaning as the “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” language in the 14th. It takes an act of willful blindness to not see the real meaning, and that meaning is this: foreign nationals who are in our country and who give birth do not magically bear American citizens. They are “subject to any foreign power” because they are citizens of that other nation; they are “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”.  This means that the “anchor babies” thing is bass-ackwards, dead wrong, and always has been.

Hey, that’s not just my opinion. The smallest bit of research shows that this was the original intent. Here are the words of the author of that part of the 14th Amendment, Senator Jacob M. Howard (R-MI):

The first amendment is to section one, declaring that “all persons born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United State and the States wherein they reside.” I do not propose to say anything on the subject except that the question of citizenship has been so fully discussed in this body as to not need any further elucidation, in my opinion. This amendment of which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard is the law of land already, that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are, or are not, citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideration in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.

Talk about your “original intent” - it’s all in the congressional record, the whole debate, right here.





You want audacity? I’ll give you audacity. I’ll stand up against the entire United States population, the bleach blond lawyer/reporters on Fox News, the whole House of Representatives Lindsey Graham included, and even the 9 old codgers on the Supreme Court. I am right, and YOU ARE WRONG. ASS BACKWARDS in fact.

It sucks being alone sometimes though.


Oh, and Bob Menendez? What’s he got to do with this? He was asked to comment on Graham’s statement. He said that if we stopped giving citizenship to all the children of foreigners born here, then this would result in millions of children having no citizenship in any nation at all.

Horry clap.  banghead  crazy  banghead  crazy  banghead  crazy  banghead  crazy

UPDATE:
Hey, Ann Coulter agrees with me! She even traces it all back to 1982. Michael Zak writes me that there will be an article up at Grand Old Partisan tomorrow. So I am not alone. But I still fear we [the VRWC] are a choir standing in a circle, singing to ourselves. Isn’t anyone else listening?


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