Skip to comments.Todd Quotes Emma Lazarus Poem As If It's The Law
Posted on 08/09/2010 3:55:34 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
The liberal lionization of Emma Lazarus' poem [which Rush has brilliantly demolished] has reached laughable new heights. On this evening's Hardball, guest host Chuck Todd cited the Lazarus lines from the base of the Statue of Liberty . . . as if they had some authority in law!
Todd was debating former GOP congressman Ernest Istook on the proposal some Republicans have floated to recast or clarify the 14th Amendment so as not to grant automatic citizenship to children born in the United States to illegal immigrants.
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This would be funny if it wasn’t so stupid. Ping to Today show list.
ping for later reading
Todd really, really, really tries to make a legal argument based on the poem.
The collective intelligence of NBC News has just sunk into negative territory.
Do these idiots ever wonder why their viewership ratings continue to plummet like whale crap heading to the ocean floor? =.=
“Send these the homeless tempest [tossed] to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” There was no mention of whether these folks had to be legal citizens.”
“...So I know the Emma Lazarus poem that you were quoting. But that’s not the same as quoting the provisions of the Constitution.”
I like where this debate is going.
If the constitution was meant to allow any one born in USA to be a citizen it would say:
“Anyone born in the USA is a citizen”
But it does not say that. it says:
“Anyone born in the USA, AND UNDER ITS LAWS AND JURISDICTIONS, is a citiszen.
Some one crossing over illegally is not under our laws. I think we need to revoke a bunch too
Starting with any KENYANS
Chuck Todd is one of the most biased people in the media. But, his wife is employed as a democratic operative so he does have a dog in the fight.
He probably googled S o L. Istook sure clocked him one.
Did he or did he not complete the line that includes “your huddled masses” that is concluded as “your huddled masses YEARNING TO BE FREE”?
As far as I know the “huddle masses” of Mexico have as much freedom as we do. They just do a lousy job of making use of it, and think they can make up for THEIR shortcomings by taking some of our Liberty, illegally, which morally diminishes the Liberty we provide to every LEGAL immigrant.
...So I know the Emma Lazarus poem that you were quoting. But thats not the same as quoting the provisions of the Constitution.
Agreed! In addition, you really couldn’t even GET here any way but legally in those days. Ship travel only across the oceans, and the Apaches and Sioux kept the southern and northern borders quiet, respectively;)