National Review: Anchor Babies are who we are

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    Constitutional Originalism Requires Birthright Citizenship | National Review

    No law has ever been passed making anchor babies citizens. No court has so ruled. National Review: "Anchor babies are who we are"!

    The citizenship of anchor babies was invented by Justice William Brennan in a FOOTNOTE. National Review should search all of this lunatic's footnotes & start announcing new founding principles.
     
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    The citizenship of "anchor babies" was clearly described in the Constitution. Pass an amendment if you don't like it.
     
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    the constitution is not a suicide pact
     
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    That needs to be abolished if you quit giving rewards to sneak in to America they'll quit coming.
     
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    A tad melodramatic, ya think?
     
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    I've thought of that solution, actually--didn't know Harry Reid thought of it first. It is abused by folks from China as well as south of the border. But the solution? If the parents are here legally, they should of course become citizens. A lot of folks come here, achieve permanent status but never follow through with becoming citizens. That should also be their right, if they are here legally. Maybe if a child is born to parents here illegally, that child should take on the citizenship of their mother's country. But that would cause a whole lot of children in this country to be born without prenatal care or even a midwife. I don't think the medical profession would play along with that outcome.
     
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    Make it a case of child abuse with severe punishment.
     
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    The citizenship of "anchor babies" was clearly described in the Constitution.

    You're partially right.

    "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."

    This shows that since their parents aren't "subject to the jurisdiction thereof", anchor babies aren't US citizens.
     
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    Dear basquebromance and OldLady
    Whether born here or not, the real issue at stake is whether
    people teach and enforce Constitutional laws and principles as the foundation of our govt and nation.

    That's where we are killing this country, by not teaching and following the laws that make
    our govt and country so great.

    Make America Great Again means to restore this knowledge and honor in our traditions.

    Crazy how both left and right talking heads
    accuse the other party leaders of not following the Constitution.

    If they both followed it, we'd be in agreement on what laws should be public policy,
    and we wouldn't be in this mess we are in, both blaming the "other party" for obstruction or abuse of govt at taxpayers' expense!
     
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    It doesn't say that, though. It doesn't say anything about the parents. I'm not being simplistic either. It doesn't say it.
     

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