Saturday, May 29, 2010

Paul's Common Sense on Anchor Babies

The usual Screechers and Harpies will be out in full throat over this.

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul is stirring it up again, this time by saying he opposes citizenship for children born in the U.S. to parents who are illegal immigrants.

Paul, who a week ago won the GOP primary, told a Russian TV station in a clip circulating on political Web sites Friday that he wants to block citizenship to those children.

Some claim, based on a SCOTUS decision, that the 14th Amendment says otherwise.

And based on a SCOTUS decision, babies are killed every day in the US. Based on a SCOTUS decision, foreign citizens who are terrorists are given criminal trials with all the trimmings in the US.

Yah. That's the ticket!! SCOTUS decisions!!


Jersey McJones said...

You're kidding, right?

The 14th 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. ..."

Clear enough for ya'?


Dad29 said...

No "im not kidding.

Read for meaning: "...and subject to the jurisdiction thereof..."

Try hard. You'll get it.

Jay Bullock said...

So if these babies are not subject to the jurisdiction of a state or the US federally, what, um, jurisdiction does anyone have to deport them?

Either our laws apply to them or they don't.

Dad29 said...

The,....umnnnnh...MOMS are deported, Jay. They take the babies or we throw the babies across the border when mom is on the other side.

No problem.

Jay Bullock said...

or we throw the babies across the border
But they are American citizens and have a right to remain in the country.

Dad29 said...


Not subject to the jurisdiction of the USA. Exactly like children of any OTHER visitors (legal or otherwise) to the USA.

Jay Bullock said...

Well, see, on that you're just wrong.

Dad29 said...


On that, SCOTUS is just wrong.

Not the first time, either. Or did you like Dred Scott?

Jay Bullock said...

If you want to challenge the law, go right ahead. Until then, it is, you know, the law.

Dad29 said...

Not to worry.

It will be challenged.

Anonymous said...

Even the current Supreme Court will NOT overturn the majority decision! You lose.

"...we throw the babies across the border."

How Christian of you! Sounds like attempted murder to me!