ARE FOREIGN NATIONALS ENTITLED TO THE SAME CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS CITIZENS?

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    ARE FOREIGN NATIONALS ENTITLED TO THE SAME CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS CITIZENS?

    "in striking the balance between liberty and security, we have adopted the easy choice of sacrificing the liberties of a vulnerable minority - foreign nationals, and especially Arab and Muslim foreign nationals - for the purported security of the majority."

    I know that most everyone believes or professes to believe they love the US Constitution and what it stands for. Most Americans put it's idealism and it's text on an altar so high it is considered anathema to even question it. But what is the Constitution? Is it just a bunch of text we follow blindly as if handed down from on high? Do we all understand what went into framing it it and getting it ratified? Do we know enough about how and why it gets interpreted the ways it does? Do we know our own history and the history of judicial interpretation that governs the way we live?

    Do we value security more than we do liberty? If not, we need to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.

    This man named David Cole wrote a paper in 2010: ARE FOREIGN NATIONALS ENTITLED TO THE SAME CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS CITIZENS? I think this paper speaks to many of the current political as well as legal issues facing the United States today.

    I wonder how many people want to discuss or debate the legal questions surrounding "ARE FOREIGN NATIONALS ENTITLED TO THE SAME CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS CITIZENS?" in a reasonable and rational manner?

     

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