Thursday, August 27, 2015

Silly or Stupid? Colin Roth

Roth attempts to make the case for "birthright citizenship" by declaring that Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal are examples of how wunnerful that could be.

Frankly, I didn't know that Rubio's and Jindal's parents were here illegally.

But let's take this one step further.  The 14th Amendment's clause "...and subject to the jurisdiction [of the US]..." would, in a sane world, ipso facto disqualify babies born here of illegal aliens.  Simply put, if one's parent(s) are illegally present, they--and their child--cannot be "subject to the jurisdiction...."; in fact, they remain "subject to the jurisdiction" of their native country.

In the converse, Brennan's revolutionary interpretation, strictly speaking, would mean that chilluns born of ANY foreign national, such as ambassadors, MUST be US citizens.

So happens that I am not a doctrinaire opponent of immigration.  But I AM a doctrinaire opponent of Ted Kennedy immigration, if only because it was Ted Kennedy.

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