Donald Trump took a lot of heat when he announced his candidacy for President, stating that he would build a border fence from San Diego to Brownsville and make Mexico pay for it, all to keep Mexico’s “unwanted” and “undesirables” from flooding the United States. In August 2015, on the campaign trail, he shed light on a flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that has caused much of the problem of illegal immigration.
That misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, written to guarantee the citizenship rights of freed slaves after the Civil War, has morphed the amendment into a guarantee of birthright citizenship. Merely being born on American soil is said to make you a U.S. citizen. Sneak past the U.S. Border Patrol, have your baby, and you not only have a U.S. citizen but what is called an “anchor baby” allowing you to stay and bring others in under the banner of family reunification.
During the campaign, Trump correctly called the flawed concept of birthright citizenship the “biggest magnet” for illegal immigration. He would end it, and as for family reunification, Trump is all for it, just saying it should happen on the other side of the U.S.-Mexico border. As the New York Post reported:
Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” and in a position paper he later released, saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected citizenship rights of children of any family living illegally inside the US.
“They have to go,” Trump said. “What they’re doing, they’re having a baby. And then all of a sudden, nobody knows… the baby’s here.”
Birthright citizenship is the exception and not the rule worldwide. Even our European brethren, as fond as they are of refugees and open borders, do not embrace it. As Liz Peek writes on FoxNews.com, birthright citizenship is indeed a big magnet for illegal immigration:
The United States is one of only two developed countries in the world that still bestows citizenship on every person born on our nation’s soil. Having a child become a U.S. citizen is the greatest reward possible for someone who enters the country illegally. Such status is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in free education and benefits, not to mention the incalculable value of our country’s security and freedoms. Historically, there was bipartisan enthusiasm for dumping this program; even Democrat Harry Reid had proposed its termination.
The costs of birthright citizenship are staggering, especially when you consider the costs of what is called “chain migration. Once of age, the baby born here can sponsor others. It has even given rise to what is called “birth tourism” where pregnant women are brought to the United States, ostensibly as tourists, to give birth here and have their child dubbed an American citizen by birth As Ian Tuttle writes in National Review:
Peter and Ellie Yang,” the subjects of Benjamin Carlson’s fascinating new Rolling Stone essay, “Welcome to Maternity Hotel California,” paid $35,000 to have their second child in the United States. In 2012 Chinese state media reported 10,000 “tourist births” by Chinese couples in the United States; other estimates skew as high as 60,000…
The cost of this is not negligible. Inflation-adjusted figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected that a child born in 2013 would cost his parents $304,480 from birth to his eighteenth birthday. Given that illegal-alien households are normally low-income households (three out of five illegal aliens and their U.S.-born children live at or near the poverty line), one would expect that a significant portion of that cost will fall on the government…
There are long-term costs, too. U.S.-born children of illegal aliens can sponsor the immigration of family members once they come of age. At 18, an “anchor baby” can sponsor an overseas spouse and unmarried children of his own; at 21, he can sponsor parents and siblings…
Trump said he would end birthright citizenship and critics have said that the task, even if justified, is well nigh impossible, requiring amending the U.S. Constitution. In reality, it may not require altering the 14th Amendment — only correctly interpreting it — perhaps through clarifying legislation.
The Fourteenth Amendment, passed, on July 3, 1866, reads, “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 was done, again, to guarantee the citizenship rights of freed slaves, not illegal aliens. The 1857 Dred Scott decision held that no black, not even a freed black, could be considered a citizen.
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in October, 2008, John C. Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University and a fellow at the Claremont Institute, argued that illegal aliens are still foreign nationals and are not subject to U.S. jurisdiction, except for purposes of deportation, and therefore their children born on American soil should not be automatically considered U.S. citizens.
During debate on the Fourteenth Amendment, Sen. Jacob Merritt Howard of Michigan added jurisdiction language specifically to avoid accident of birth being the sole criteria for citizenship. And if citizenship was determined just by place of birth, why did it take an act of Congress in 1922 to give American Indians birthright citizenship, if they already had citizenship by birthright under the14th Amendment?
Rep. John Bingham of Ohio, who is regarded as the father of the 14th Amendment, said it meant that “every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your constitution itself. A natural born citizen…”
Rep. Nathan Deal of Georgia sought to clarify the situation through HR. 698 the Citizenship Reform Act of 2005, which would have amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny automatic citizenship to children born of the United States of parents who are not U.S. citizens or are not permanent resident aliens.
HR. 698 declared: “It is the purpose of this Act to deny automatic citizenship at birth to children born in the United States to parents who are not citizens or permanent resident aliens.” The bill undertook to clarify “subject to the jurisdiction of the United States” to the meaning originally intended by Congress in the14th Amendment.
The current interpretation of birthright citizenship may in fact have been a huge mistake and given the burden illegal aliens have imposed on our welfare, educational, and health care systems as well as through increased crime on our legal system, a very costly one.
There may be hope of correctly interpreting the 14th Amendment through a court case as President Trump reshapes the courts, particularly the Supreme Court, with justices of a more “originalist” bent. As noted, the misinterpretation could be corrected through clarifying legislation. We can correct it judicially or legislatively and we should. Donald Trump was right — becoming a U.S. citizen should require more than your mother successfully sneaking past the U.S. Border Patrol.
We End Birthright Citizenship, but will that be enough? NO
It’s time to end ”diversity” in once mainly European inhabited countries, for it has become lethal for ”Western civilisation” and its founding ethnic group…
Whites Shouldn’t Be Forced To Live Among Non-Whites!
By H. Millard:
I’m an individual human being. I am also a White human being. I was born the same way as all other human beings. No other human beings have any more rights than I have. As long as I don’t harm others, no other human beings have the right to tell me how to live, who to associate with, what to think, what to believe, what I can and cannot read or do, what I can say or not say. They are not superior in rights to me. This is what it means to be a free human being. Anything less than this is not freedom, it is oppression, tyranny and slavery.
It is obscene that we White people have to put up with non-White crime and social problems. And, even more, it is absurd that all humans are lumped together as though we are all the same. We are not all the same. We look different externally, and we have different DNA codes internally. We are different peoples. The human races are groups within the human species that have started to branch off and to become separate species if certain conditions are met. And, this is as it should be. This is the way of existence. We should not be forced to blend together, but should be allowed to evolve as we determine is best for each of us individually and as groups of like individuals. Blending all human races together will not improve the species, it will force it down to the lowest common denominator.
Racial integration is a failure. Racial diversity is a failure. Multiculturalism is a failure. These only bring non-White crime, social problems and miscegenation to once safe and, yes, pure White communities. And, Whites are not only victimized physically by these failed social experiments, but we are also victimized by being made to pay for services and benefits for people unlike us. To be racially sensitive and not “racist” we Whites are expected to just accept being made into second class citizens and give up college seats and job opportunities and promotions to less qualified non-Whites. We are expected to bend over backwards to understand and be sensitive to the needs of people unlike us. This is stupid. We Whites shouldn’t waste one second of our time or burn one calorie in such efforts. There is no profit in this for us. Non-Whites are not our kind. They are not our people. We owe them nothing, other than leaving them alone to their own separate destinies.
As it is now, we Whites must pay for the welfare and medical care and housing and much more for non-Whites and we must hire more police and pay for them to keep non-Whites from attacking and murdering us since we have been forced to accept them into our communities. The ant and the grasshopper fable comes to mind, but tenfold, as we, the industrious White ants have been forced to accept the non-White grasshoppers into our ant communities as equals. The result is harmful to us. Even if some groups of non-Whites aren’t a direct problem, they are still not our kind and don’t belong in our communities.
Whites should only have to put up with the crime and social problems of our own people. We, as White individuals, have a natural right, just by having been born, to be as we are born to be, and to pursue happiness as we define it, and to choose to mix or not mix with any other humans as we alone decide is in our best interest, and to be the free human beings that nature has made us to be. And, this right that we have as White individuals extends to those who are most like us–other Whites. Yes, we Whites are different from other kinds of humans as they are different from us. There is not a one size fits all human being.
The laws that we Whites have written over the years are based on the innate outward manifestations and expressions of the White genetic code that makes us the people that we are. They pretty much work for us, as a separate people living among our own kind, but they fail to work in racially blended societies. We Whites, for example, can expect certain levels of violent crime from our own people and our laws are written to protect us from these crimes of our own kind. However, the crime levels of some other types of humans–Blacks and Browns, in particular– are naturally far higher from our own levels, and our laws do not protect us fully from these higher levels of violent crime brought into our White communities by non-Whites. The laws that most of us Whites naturally obey, but which the non-Whites don’t, often work to actually put us in more danger.
Our laws, our constitution, our mores and ways were designed for us, by us and they’re about us–and they do not always fit with other peoples. Why? Because, they are different from the ground on up, and trying to force them to be like us oppresses both them and us and it stunts our own development and robs us of our human sovereignty and right to be as we want to be and of the right to pursue happiness as we choose and the right to be around those we want to be around and not be around those we don’t want to be around
Now, even many of the weakest seed Whites in society acknowledge that we humans come in different flavors. After all, even they have eyes to see, so they’re pretty much forced to admit differences. So far, so good. Then, common sense falls apart, because many of them then try to deny that there are internal differences also. And, as they do that, some among them also try to deny the significance of the external differences and they foolishly try to deny that violent crime levels and social dysfunction levels are color coded. Some of these weak seed Whites suffer from cognitive dissonance and jump through hoops trying to reconcile the high Black violent crime rate with their false belief that Blacks are the same as Whites except for different paint jobs. One can almost imagine some of the weak seed Whites having smoke coming from their ears as they say “Will not compute, will not compute,” as they try to reconcile the facts of the real world with their ingrained false views, as though they’re robots in a cheap science fiction movie.
Let’s be very clear about this. Non-Whites are not Whites. They look different because they are different. They have different internal codes than Whites just as they have different external appearances. This is true no matter what some dimwitted weak seed politicians and elites try to tell us and force on us.
We Whites are a White people inside and outside and we have a God (or nature, if you prefer) given right to our freedom as the sovereign individuals that we are. We are no one’s slaves. No human or group of humans have the right to keep us from being ourselves and living our lives as we want among our own kind. We are living, breathing human beings with every right to be as we were born to be and with every right to associate with or not associate with others as we alone choose. No one has a right to herd us together with other types of humans if we don’t want to be so herded or so lumped. They are not our kind, and intelligent, conscious Whites are aware of this fact. We have the right to be free from non-White violent crime, non-White social problems and free from non-Whites altogether. Let them have their ways, and we’ll have ours. Don’t try to lump us together under some artificial national label. The most authentic label that we have is the one we were born with: White people. We are our genes and our genes are us.
No one has the right to have us sacrifice our safety, our pursuit of happiness and our very existence in order to please people unlike us. We do not have to please them at all. We also do not have to support them, or take a back seat so they can have the front seat, or give up our dreams of college and better jobs because they are admitted or promoted based on their dark skin color. We do not need to sacrifice ourselves, our children, our jobs our future, at all. We have a right to be and to be more and we need to assert these rights in every way big and small or we’re going to continue to be victimized and picked off one by one.
Non-Whites are not our responsibility. We owe them absolutely nothing. Again, they are not our kind. They are a burden to us. We do not have to carry such a burden. We have enough burdens of our own to carry.
We Whites have a right to self-identification, self-determination, self-destiny and a whole lot of other positive “self” combinations.
We can’t continue trying to fit non-Whites into a White society. They don’t fit into ours and we don’t fit into theirs. We know who we are and many of us want to stay with our own kind.
We have a right to be White, to think White, to stay White, to evolve White. And, we don’t need anyone’s permission to be as we were born to be.