I think by now most of you know that I am not a believer in Birthright Citizenship, or the idea that American Citizenship should be a Right at all, but rather a Privilege. I've been asked how it should work in my mind. Well, here goes.... Individuals born of two (2) parents who are American Citizens, and who are born inside the borders of the United States would be considered Citizens-In-Waiting. On their eighteenth birthday, or the day after they finish high school (whichever is later) they would be requested to report for three years of National Service. This service would include: all five branches of the US military and most other departments in the Federal Government. Preference in postings would be granted to those with a clean criminal history and those whose school record and extracurricular activities were better than others. After the three years of National Service these individuals who have served honorably would be granted Full Citizenship and all the Privileges that go with it. Those who are unable to fulfill the service in an honorable manner or who choose not to serve at all would be denied Citizenship and thereafter restrained from getting any of the benefits of Citizenship. The only exception to this service would be for young women who would instead prefer to attend three years of "Finishing School" where they would be taught proper home-making skills. These young ladies would be required to pass a competency exam at the end of the three years and would become probationary Citizens from the end of that time until they married a Citizen. If they chose to marry a non-citizen or did not marry at all within five (5) years of the end of their training, they would lose their probationary Citizenship permanently. Individuals who were born of less than two (2) parents who were American Citizens or who were born outside of the United States would have to apply, before age 18 for the opportunity to engage in National Service. To do so they would have to prove they no longer had ANY connection to the location where they were born or the homeland of their non-Citizen parent (and haven't for at least 5 years); speak, read, and write English fluently, have (or will have before entering service) a high school diploma or GED. If they meet those standards, they are allowed into the normal National Service track to Citizenship. Individuals who were not born to American Citizens and who were not born in the United States but arrive in the US prior to their 10th birthday would be required to prove the same things as the individuals in the previous category with the following addition.... Have not had any contact with anyone outside the United States in a minimum of eight (8) years; and are not eligible for any military or paramilitary service options. Individuals who were not born to American Citizens and who were not born in the United States but arrive in the US after to their 10th birthday but before their 17th birthday would be required to prove the same things as the individuals in the previous category with the following addition.... Have not had any contact with anyone outside the United States since their arrival in the United States; and are not eligible for any military or paramilitary service options. Upon completion of their National Service these individuals become probationary Citizens for a period of five (5) years. Any arrest or evidence of contact with individuals in a foreign country during that time would invalidate their Citizenship status. Individuals who came to the United States after their 17th birthday would not have the option to be involved in the National Service program. To gain US Citizenship they would be required to prove a minimum of ten (10) years without any foreign contact, pass english, basic math, and American history exams, renounce any allegience to any foreign country and/or non-governmental organization, and prove a minimum of a seven (7) consecutive year employment record at or above the minimum wage. Go right ahead and rip it apart folks. Have fun.