It’s not mentioned because the two people writing this monstrosity LIKE the bastardization of the 14th amendment...and YOU?? Well, you’re just another ‘bitter ender’ racist if you don’t!
CESAR CONDA: “Birthright Citizenship and Abortion”
By Cesar Conda (Rubio’s chief of staff)
August 4, 2010
As a pro-immigration conservative (yes, I know, we could fit in a phone booth), I am opposed to Sen. Lindsey Grahams (R., S.C.) proposal to end birthright citizenship for babies who, through no fault of their own, are born in this country to illegal immigrants. Innocent children shouldnt be held responsible for the sins of their parents.
In terms of why not amend the Constitution: The Fourteenth Amendment rejected the idea that someone could be a person but less than a person legally, as well as the idea that citizenship can be made dependent on race. It is of enormous symbolic importance. There is no data supporting the claim that significant numbers of women deliberately cross the border to give birth in the United States in order to take advantage of this provision.[AuntB: OMG, what a LIAR!]
Further, the Republican party would be committing political suicide if it were to endorse ending birthright citizenship, as it would cost the party Latino votes, which are crucial in Florida and in several Western states.[snip]http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3007546/posts?page=56#53
Norquist Says Ending Birthright Citizenship Is a Tax
Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, who is most famous at the moment for waging a political war on government spending, said on Monday that ending automatic citizenship for babies born on U.S. soil would be a tax on having babies.
This is a tax on every child being born, he said during a telephone conference call hosted by the public-policy group National Foundation for American Policy. It solves no problems and instead creates all sorts of problems and costs in terms of Americans.......Its frustrating, and its why people lash out and reach out for these non-solutions like ending birthright citizenship, he said.[snip]
BOTH of them are wrong, but they never cared about the law.
“Every Person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.”
Senator Jacob Howard,
co-author of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment, 1866.
With the right lawyer and the right Supreme Court this incorrect interpretation of The Fourteenth Amendment would have been voided out years ago. I am mystified why no conservative lawyers have ever challenged it, say funded by the Heritage Foundation