Only a day ago, this discussion arose and this evening I hear it again on THE O’REILLY FACTOR on FOX News, complete with the predictable, Liberal appeasements that accommodate and attempt to rationalize the abuses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
About that last part first — Liberal appeasements, statements that accommodate misinformaton and proliferate falsehoods — host O’Reilly concluded his segment with saying that “it’s a con — people come here to have babies” and his Liberal guest absurdly exclaimed, “”no, it isn’t a con, very few people come here to have their babies” (inorder to then claim U.S. citizenship for the child they’ve born and the ability to remain in the U.S. as illegal aliens for themselves as parents of that child who is dependent upon them, thus, the term by O’Reilly, that “it’s a con”).
Yes, “it’s a con” as presently exploited: many millions of illegal aliens explot this indulgence annually when they enter the country pregnant with child or become impregnated very soon after entering the country illegally (and continue to do so, the more children they bear, the more social service they will and do receive — along with the Hispanic ethnic-supremacy movement underway as to overpopulating other races and ethnicities in the U.S. for purposes of territorial and resources presumptions based upon Hispanic ethnicity).
To any who are remotely aware of healthcare stats in the U.S., the ongoing facts are obvious and that is that most U.S. hospitals — particularly in southern U.S. border states as also those in inner cities — are overrun if not sent out of business entirely by the huge numbers of people who arrive here illegally via the Mexican border and deliver children in the U.S. soon after. All at U.S. taxpayer expense. Note that many females from Asia arrive in the U.S. by smuggled and other criminal process for this reason, too.
The vast majority of illegals use the multiple births process in the U.S. to quite literally con the process of residency and social services — the Hispanic ethnic-supremacy movement is real and disgusting, as all ethnic supremacy movements are, but at essence of exploitation method in these processes by persons from other nations is the manipulation of the Fourteenth Amendment and the U.S. taxpayers and our Constitutional integrity suffer because of that.
In other words, bear an “anchor baby” and gain greater access to goods and services in the U.S. if and as one is in the nation illegally, and that’s where the term, “‘anchor baby” comes from, from this manipulation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
So, yes, “it is a con” as to how our Fourteenth Amendment is exploited.
The Fourteenth Amendment was written to ensure that emancipated slaves in the U.S. receive U.S. citizenship because many of those slaves did not know who their parents were or even what their citizenship was accordingly, nor had evidence of place of birth or some combination of all of that, with the added handicap of some being the illigitimate and rejected children of U.S. citizens without claim to family name or circumstance accordingly. The emancipated slaves existed as a class of undefined, so to speak, people in the U.S. and when emancipation arrived, their situation had to be resolved — they no longer were deemed “property” of other human beings in the U.S. and held no other legal definitions otherwise until and unless citizenship was bestowed upon them, and so it was.
However, the Amendment was not intended to award U.S. citizenship to EVERYone born on U.S. soil:
Constitution of the United States of America, Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1 (excerpt):
“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…”
Note the phrase, “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof” in combination with “born or naturalized in the United States” as defining who is a U.S. citizen.
It doesn’t say that birth alone in the U.S. defines citizenship in the U.S., but that birth AND being subject to the jurisdiction of the United States defines a citizen of the U.S.
So not only being born on U.S. soil was required for citizenship, but also being one under service of jurisdiction to the U.S. was also required.
The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 to protect the rights of native-born black Americans, whose rights were being denied as recently-freed slaves. The amendment states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States…”
In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by writing: “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.”
A person with citizenship in another country who sneaks into the U.S. without benefit of legal application for citizenship (“naturalization”) is not under jurisdiction of the U.S. Their children, then, are not either. They and their children are citizens of their country of origin. The only exception are children born to U.S. citizens on U.S. soil, or, specifically again, people SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES.
I’ve heard and read of the arguments as to the notorious denigration of common sense by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as to their decision to reapply their particular tweak of the Fourteenth Amendment (CA voters by a large majority voted to enforce the Amendment as written and intended, the 9th Circuit Court rejected that voter opinion as they’ve done on many issues in the years), but I utterly disagree with that 9th Circuit decision as many millions of U.S. citizens do, likewise, because the language of the Amendment Section is clear as a bell: “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, AND SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF, are citizens of the United States WHEREIN THEY RESIDE..”
The Fourteenth Amendment does not say birth alone is the one and only qualification. And it wasn’t written with any idea in mind that the nation would be beset by multi-millions of persons from other nations by illegal entry and/or presence who exploited the very good will intended for counter-national purposes, as is currently underway.
I support correcting this Fourteenth Amendment exploitation by legislative process. The sooner the better. The manipulations of the Amendment allow ongoing violations of our core of good faith as a nation and demean the priceless concept of U.S. citizenship as defined by our Constitution. The con-gaming of the Amendment is not done in respect of the nation and our Constitution, but to spite both: the con-gaming violates any honor remaining in the value of citizenship, as do all who exploit the process.