By RF Schatten
Once upon a time Mary Anne MacLeod, a Scottish immigrant born on the Isle of Lewis, arrived in the United States. That arrival was responsible for Donald Trump's total existence in this world, today! Ahhyup!...under Le Grande Orange's Policy of who should stay and who should leave?...the Trumpster should start packing his own bags and get a one-way ticket to Scotland...a mother who's an immigrant that popped him out in this country, would not make it a sufficient reason for him being legally a US Citizen!!
Bobby Jindal?!?! Both of your parents are immigrants from Punjab, India, my friend!...Donald not only voted you out of this competition!...he voted you out of this country! In your case...no one is really going to miss you, anyhow!
~~ 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution ~~
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.
Where does it say anywhere that someone born in the US is not an American Citizen, if their parents came as immigrants?...legally or illegally?!?! The 14th Amendment of the Constitution provides that children born in the United States become American Citizens "regardless"...yes, regardless!!...of the citizenship of their parents. "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"....after the Birth of the Child, where and what does it say about the Legality or Illegality of the Immigrant? Nowhere!...it's all absolutely nothing!
It's lonely being on top...and with an increasingly hostile party breathing up your ass...you become the hero of that last bastion of this Grand Old Party, the extreme Right Wing. The topic of discourse? Birthright Citizenship is just a ruse, it's part of the assault on the Hispanic Community by the Far Right...the same old hate and bigotry that's becoming a very old stale show. The lunatic fringe, with crazies like Ann Coulter and her obsession for Joseph Mengele's theories and philosophy of Exclusivity of the Master Race through the use of Eugenics and Demographic Engineering. Only now, they have a messenger. With a lawyer who's been working overtime, finding ways to dismantle all Citizenship Rights while in route of bringing in a Ruling Class Society...so who's a better poster child for the 1%, than the bratty little "Master" Donald??
The echos of decent?...with 16 other fools flip-flopping on all the issues, trying to get one-up on Trump as soon as possible before their campaign coffers dry up...these clowns, are going bananas!
Both Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada (an immigrant, himself) and his Cuban Father who immigrated to Canada and then to the United States, and Marco Rubio...a son of Cuban immigrants...have retreated a little on their anti-immigration stance. Rubio's Little Havana constituency, pretty much signaled their discontent with Trump. Cruz? He's trying to salvage whatever little Latino support he still has.
A look at the candidates...who's a Native American born in the USA that's running for President? Besides Bobby "The Flash" Jindal and his naturalization issue, everyone's ancestors immigrated, that's why we have accepted the wretched refuse from Day 1. Ben Carson's family goes back 80% Black and 20% European...would removing Birthright Citizenship make him a free man or a slave, which Blacks under these arguments would reverted back to? How about Christie ancestors? or Walker? or Fiorina's?...it's a truly losing cause by fools, as their opposition just looks on and salivates.
Section 1 of the 14th Amendment is not going to be overturned..."The Privileges or Immunities Clause" protects it! But it's a cause the Extreme Right of this country has been hammering for years in their attempt to return to a more conservative and simple life in the image of a "Black and White" Pleasantville.
But, what this "Loser" who generally ends his comments of others by calling everyone else a "Loser", doesn't and will never understand...and why he will lose this race..."Pleasantville" eventually evolved, progressed, moved forward, and turned into living Technicolor. And if that's not enough, Mr. Trump?...it's a Fairy Tale!!
Behind Trump’s assault on birthright citizenship: The far right’s dream of rolling back the Constitution, and reshaping America - Salon.com