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  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship

    02/10/2016 10:10:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 44 replies ^ | September 25, 2015
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Immigration Excuses

    08/20/2015 1:38:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-20-2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live with them, according to the supposedly sophisticated crowd. This completely sidesteps the plain, obvious and galling fact that we are not deporting those illegal immigrants who are arrested by the police for violating other laws -- and are then turned loose back into American society....
  • Mark Levin: Professor Erler maintains that birthright citizenship can be repealed by Congress

    08/19/2015 6:41:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 98 replies ^ | 8/19/2015 | Mark Levin
    It's time to go on the offensive about birthright citizenship. Congress has the broadest power under the Constitution to pass a statute and put an end to birthright citizenship. Today Mark had Professor Erler who is an expert on the 14th amendment and who has the right to decide who becomes citizen. He maintains Congress has that authority. There is no basis in the constitution for birthright citizenship. Hopefully people will listen to get an authoritative perspective. I'm not really interested in hearing opinions from people who won't take the time to listen. It is very clear who gets to...
  • Jeb Bush: Birthright citizenship is "a constitutional right"

    08/18/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/18/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that birthright citizenship is a "constitutional right," casting doubt on fellow 2016 candidate Donald Trump's plan to do away with it. "That's a constitutional right," Bush told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett during an interview in South Carolina, where he is campaigning. "Mr. Trump can say he's for this because people are frustrated that it's abused. We ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed." Speaking to reporters later, he added, "I don't support revoking it."
  • Fixing the Birthright Citizenship Loophole: Myth vs Fact

    08/18/2015 6:59:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 103 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin has done a whole show today on birthright citizenship. This would be the 8/18/2015 show. He made it very clear that birthright citizenship is not in the constitution or protected under the constitution for foreigners. He went into the history of who has the right to citizenship as defined in the jurisdiction clause of the 14th amendment . He also goes into the fact that congress has the right to define who gets citizenship under article 1,section 8. This discussion is very very specific and shows that this mess is a failure of congress to act and nothing...
  • Obama Doesn´t Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit

    10/06/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/13/13 | Mary Bruce
    With the October 17 deadline to raise the debt limit rapidly approaching, President Obama is not specifically ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase the nation´s borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says he does not expect the fight to get to that point. "I´m pretty willing to bet that there are enough votes in the House of Representatives right now to make sure that the United States doesn´t end up being a deadbeat. The only thing that´s preventing that from happening is Speaker Boehner calling the vote," the president told...
  • The Debt Limit, The 14th Amendment, And The GOP

    10/03/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10-03-13 | Karl Denninger
    I have wondered for quite some time why Obama, Reid and Pelosi have been screaming so loudly about not prioritizing and "causing" a default. After all, it's not a default if you cannot pay for every program that was appropriated. You're just not keeping your political promises, which may***** off voters but isn't a default. A default is exactly one thing -- the non-payment of coupon or principal when it comes due. Now I understand the reason -- the 14th Amendment doesn't empower The President to raise the debt ceiling on his own. No, the 14th Amendment requires him to...
  • Born In The U.S.A.: Birth Tourists Get Instant U.S. Citizenship For Their Newborns

    10/28/2011 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 28, 2011 | Anna Schecter
    Born In The U.S.A.: Birth Tourists Get Instant U.S. Citizenship For Their Newborns Oct 28, 2011 By Anna Schecter A curious global industry has emerged that caters to wealthy foreign women willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars to give birth in the United States and get instant U.S. citizenship for their babies. The hefty price is worth it, according to these women, because it paves the way for easy access to American public schools, universities and jobs as the children get older and green cards for the whole family once the child turns 21. The women stay at...
  • Airborne 'Anchor Baby' Shows Folly of U.S. 'Birthright Citizenship'

    09/22/2011 7:17:05 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-22-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have covered the disgraceful sham of "anchor babies" and birthright citizenship for a long time - illegal aliens using America's current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to obtain citizenship for their illegal babies - just by getting inside our borders prior to the birth. You have seen the Mexican women who come across the Rio Grande in labor, to have babies in Texas hospitals. Like this woman, who did just that, failed to pay her hospital bill, and just "doesn't understand the anger" of Americans at her willful disregard for our laws or her personal...
  • House Democrats urge Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment in debt fight (Tyranny Alert!)

    07/27/2011 10:19:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/11 11:26 AM ET | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are calling on President Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment and raise the debt ceiling without congressional input. Addressing the Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) the third-ranking House Democrat, told members that Obama should veto any short-term debt-limit increase that lands on his desk and use the 14th Amendment to hike the debt ceiling unilaterally. “With the same pen that he vetoes that short-term debt-ceiling extension, he should sign an executive order invoking the 14th Amendment” to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally, Clyburn told reporters in the Capitol after the caucus meeting. The Democratic...
  • The 14th Amendment Coup d’Etat

    07/08/2011 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 7, 2011 | Scott Ott
    Will Obama trash the Constitution to raise the debt ceiling?In your face, Tea Partiers!Left-wing pundits like Keith Olbermann (Current TV), Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), and Katrina vanden Heuvel (Washington Post) practically drool at the recent claim that President Obama can unilaterally declare the debt-ceiling law unconstitutional, break off negotiations with Republicans, and order the Treasury secretary to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars without consulting Congress.O’Donnell revels in the Eureka! moment as he realizes Obama doesn’t need to negotiate with stubborn Republicans, he can just dictate terms thanks to this “nuclear option.” Vanden Heuvel thinks the president should threaten to deploy...
  • The Trail to Tyranny (Debt limit & 14th Amendment)

    07/09/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Josh Kimbrell Spiritual Cents ^ | July 07, 2011 | Josh Kimbrell
    Though the Independence Day fireworks in Washington have ceased, the real firestorm to protect America’s freedom is just beginning. As the battle over raising of the debt ceiling is raging, the Obama Administration is, once again, toying with the idea of subverting the US Constitution to pursue its ideological agenda. Amid the stalemate in the debt ceiling talks, brought about by the Democrats’ insistence on including tax hikes in a debt ceiling deal, the President is trying to cut Congress out of the equation. As the August 2nd deadline for raising the nation’s debt limit looms, the Administration and its...
  • Waivers Gone Wild: HHS Grants Another 126 Waivers

    Typical Chicago-style politics: The Department of Health and Human Services has found a way to top itself. On Friday, Kathleen Sebelius issued another 126 waivers, bringing the total to 1,040. All told, health care waivers now cover 2.6 million Americans.
  • Sens. Paul, Vitter introduce citizenship resolution

    01/27/2011 11:49:26 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    Two Republican senators are introducing a resolution that would end the constitutional right to citizenship that comes with being born on U.S. soil. Rand Paul (Ky.) and David Vitter (La.) are introducing a resolution this week that would amend the Constitution so that a person born in the United States could only become an American citizen if one or more of his or her parents is an legal citizen, legal immigrant, or member of the armed forces, according to a joint press release Thursday. Vitter said the legislation would help reduce illegal immigration. “For too long, our nation has seen...
  • The terrible mistake of revoking birthright citizenship: U.S. owes Mexicans more, not less

    01/06/2011 9:22:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 113 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 6th 2011 | Rogers M. Smith
    As the new Congress convened, a group called State Legislators for Legal Immigration proposed two laws. One would declare that children of parents who immigrated here illegally are not born "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and so are not birthright citizens under the 14th Amendment. Under the other, states would issue two types of birth certificates, one for those born "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and one for everyone else. The states have no power to pass the first proposed law. Congress may be able to, but it is a bad idea that will not halt...
  • State Lawmakers Convened in D.C. to Deliver Correction to the 14th Amendment Misapplication

    01/07/2011 8:15:08 AM PST · by epithermal · 5 replies · 1+ views
    State Legislators for Legal Immigration ^ | 1/5/2011 | Daryl Metcalfe
    Pennsylvania State Representative and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), state lawmakers and Constitutional scholars from across the nation convened in Washington D.C. today to unveil historic model legislation to correct the monumental misapplication of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This historic press conference was held on the same day as the swearing-in of the 112th Congress; encouraging that one of the first actions should be to uphold their oath and defend the Constitution to protect the states from the illegal alien invasion. “According to the 14th Amendment, the primary requirements for U.S....
  • Birthright citizenship has got to end

    01/04/2011 8:10:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-04-11 | DrJohn
    No doubt in part to the poor economy, birthright citizenship has become a target for lawmakers. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. It is argued that the 14th Amendment was intended to cover freed slaves. In the 19th century the Supreme Court...
  • The Costs of Birthright Citizenship

    09/08/2010 11:56:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 8, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky Hans A. von Spakovsky
    There have been numerous debates about “birthright” citizenship in recent weeks. As the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, the claim that the 14th Amendment confers citizenship on the children of visitors or illegal aliens is mistaken. Neither the text nor the legislative history supports such an interpretation. Perspective is needed. How many other countries have birthright citizenship? How many such children are there in the United States, and how much is this costing us? The Center for Immigration Studies has just released a study by Jon Feere that gives some answers. The report didn’t get the attention it should have...
  • 14th Amendment never meant for illegals

    08/24/2010 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Gerald Walpin
    The suggestion by at least three senators that the Constitution be amended to deny birthright citizenship to children of illegal aliens born in the United States has induced derogatory retorts that to do so would negate the 14th Amendment's protection of civil rights. Historical facts - ignored by those opposed - in fact demonstrate that such an amendment would reinstate the rule as originally intended by the adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1868. At issue is the first clause of the 14th Amendment, which states, "All persons born ... in the United States, and subject to the
  • Attorneys question if ICE deportations are valid

    08/23/2010 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Technoman · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8-23-10 | Sheena McFarland
    Spanish Fork • As Milton Salazar-Gomez was driving to work in early August, he saw red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror and pulled over. He handed the Utah County sheriff’s deputy his driving privilege card after the deputy told him that his car’s registration had expired. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent working with the deputy saw a star tattoo on Salazar-Gomez’s wrist, examined it and asked if he was in the country illegally. Salazar-Gomez said yes. Then they took him to jail, accusing him of being in a gang, Salazar-Gomez said. “I’m not in a gang; I...

    08/04/2010 3:23:17 PM PDT · by Syncro · 57 replies · 1+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | August 4, 2010 | Ann Coulter
    JUSTICE BRENNAN'S FOOTNOTE GAVE US ANCHOR BABIESAugust 4, 2010 Democrats act as if the right to run across the border when you're 8 1/2 months pregnant, give birth in a U.S. hospital and then immediately start collecting welfare was exactly what our forebears had in mind, a sacred constitutional right, as old as the 14th Amendment itself. The louder liberals talk about some ancient constitutional right, the surer you should be that it was invented in the last few decades. In fact, this alleged right derives only from a footnote slyly slipped into a Supreme Court opinion by Justice...
  • Flow Chart Explaining the 14th Amendment and Natural Born Citizen

    03/15/2010 5:39:17 PM PDT · by BorderRaven · 33 replies · 1,068+ views
    2010-03-15 | silverbull8
    Flow Chart Explaining the 14th Amendment and Natural Born Citizen
  • Time for incorporation of the Second Amendment

    02/18/2009 2:14:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 869+ views
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 February, 2009 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Second Amendment, to the extent it is honored at all, has only been seen as a restraint on the federal government from enacting draconian firearm laws. State and local governments have not needed to so much as pay lip service to the Second Amendment. That, of course, was the original idea--the Bill of Rights was intended to act as a brake on federal power. With the Reconstruction Era advent of the Fourteenth Amendment, though, much of the rest of the Bill of Rights has been applied to the people's dealings with state and local governments, as well. This incorporation...
  • Are our 14th Amendment Rights being violated regarding the Second Amendment by the States?

    02/18/2009 1:50:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies · 911+ views ^ | 17 February, 2009 | EJ Moosa
    The attack on our Second Amendment Rights is continuous from those that want more gun control. The approach today is to raise the cost of compliance with laws regarding our right to keep and bear arms, so that it becomes prohibitively expensive. This approach, however, may prove to be unconstitutional. "We the People" should not have to pay on an individual basis for our Constitutional Rights. They are guaranteed by our Constitution. So when states pass ordinances that require us to pay fees to exercise those rights, I believe they are violating our Constitutional Rights. Let's have a look at...
  • Election Results: Illinois 14th Congressional District Special 03/08 Oberweis (R) v Foster (D)

    03/08/2008 5:35:35 PM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 115 replies · 8,752+ views
    Kane County Elections ^ | March 8, 2008 | the eagle has landed
    FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS - 14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (Vote for 1) Votes % of Votes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jim Oberweis 4332 52.86% Bill Foster 3798 46.35%
  • Special Election Illinois Congressional 14th District Election Today 03/08 from 6AM to 7PM

    03/08/2008 7:16:00 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 18 replies · 1,787+ views
    McLean County Pundit ^ | March 8, 2008 | mcpundit
    Update: Special Election Saturday in the 14th Congressional Race to Replace GOP Former House Speaker Hastert. . . Oberweis vs. Foster Posted by: mcpundit | February 28th, 2008 | Category: HASTERT RACE McPundit Comment: Back in July, we had an exclusive that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was retiring as our source told us his staff had been informed to start looking for jobs; but also in July, Hastert said, “I’m running”. In October, he said he said he didn’t plan to retire; and then SURPRISE, HE WAS JUST KIDDING, he not only announced his retirement but he was also...
  • Fourteenth Amendment Discussion – Pros and Cons

    11/12/2007 6:25:30 AM PST · by backtothestreets · 40 replies · 2,345+ views
    November 12, 2007 | backtothestreets
    This is an invitation for people to tell me why I should be thankful for the Fourteenth Amendment. It is likewise an invitations to others like me to discuss the pitfalls of this amendment. I would just as well like to see the amendment repealed, but maybe someone with an unbiased, rational, balanced perspective can articulate how the benefits of this amendment (if they exist) outweigh the liabilities. Personally, I feel the Fourteenth Amendment rewrote the Constitution the Founders of our nation gave us.The Fourteenth Amendment has a troubled history. From the beginning, when states withheld ratification, attempted to withdraw...
  • Thomas Nast and the Public School of the 1870s

    10/08/2006 11:52:32 PM PDT · by Amendment10 · 3 replies · 464+ views
    History of Education Quarterly ^ | Summer 2005 | Benjamin Justice
    "Because of the prohibition of the First Amendment against the enactment of any law "respecting an establishment of religion," which is made applicable to the States by the Fourteenth Amendment, state officials may not compose an official state prayer and require that it be recited in the public schools of the State at the beginning of each school day - even if the prayer is denominationally neutral and pupils who wish to do so may remain silent or be excused from the room while the prayer is being recited." --Justice Black(?), Engel v. Vitale, 1962 Contrast the 10th A. ignoring...
  • Services Meet or Exceed Active Duty Recruiting Goals for 14th Straight Month

    08/10/2006 5:22:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 374+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2006 – All active-duty military components met or exceeded their July recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today, marking the 14th consecutive month the services have met or exceeded their goals. The Army exceeded its goal of 10,450 recruits; it signed up 10,890 new soldiers, for 104 percent of its goal. The Navy and Air Force both came in at 100 percent, with 4,043 and 2,121 recruited respectively, while the Marine Corps hit 112 percent of its July goal, with 3,197 recruits. “It demonstrates that men and women of military-service age are finding that they want to...
  • A Natural Born Disaster

    05/24/2006 7:33:06 AM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 8 replies · 357+ views ^ | May 24, 2006 | Dan Sargis
       A Natural Born Disaster May 25, 2006 When it comes to the illegal immigration issue you might as well keep singing “the more things change the more they stay the same” until the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution is changed,.  The President, the MSM and most of Congress is bamboozling the American public with byzantine solutions (that intentionally won’t work) to what should be a simple our borders; make illegal presence in the country a felony; make the hiring of illegal immigrants a felony for the employer; cease public assistance for illegal immigrants and amend the Fourteenth Amendment. As...
  • Do aliens count as "persons" under the 14th amendment's apportionment of representatives?

    03/24/2006 7:22:29 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 33 replies · 1,453+ views
    The Federalist ^ | March 24. 2006 | P.A. Madison
    Q: Do aliens count as "persons" under the 14th amendment's apportionment of representatives? This is an interesting recurring question I get every once in a while and, unfortunately, been too occupied to answer. There has been talk to change "persons" under section 2 of the 14th amendment to read "citizens." Michigan Republican Rep. Candice Miller introduced a constitutional amendment last year that would change the 14th amendment to allow only "citizens" to be counted instead of "persons." The section in question reads as follows: Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole...
  • Q: Why is Roe v. Wade not considered constitutional law? (Best answer you will ever read)

    01/15/2006 8:22:56 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 52 replies · 2,784+ views
    The Federalist ^ | 1/15/06 | P.A. Madison
    Q: Why is Roe v. Wade not considered constitutional law? I'll tackle this question since I have received three similar ones since the Alito hearing's began. A woman can be said to have a right to abortion just as much as she would have a right to decide on a root canal. The problem though is, it isn't neither a constitutional or federal issue -- but an issue of the people through their own State legislative process to determine. The US Constitution did not invest any jurisdiction with the federal government or the Supreme Court over the life and liberties...
  • Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District: Assault on US

    12/20/2005 8:11:50 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 5 replies · 541+ views
    Federalistblog ^ | 12/20/05 | P.A. Madison
    I cannot say I am surprised by the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District ruling handed down by U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, but as always, surprised how such cases are so easily seen as a federal issue. The ruling as usual is void of facts and relies on previous unsupported court myths (called precedent). The usual propaganda is repeated such as: It is contended that the ID [Intelligent Design] Policy constitutes an establishment of religion prohibited by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which is made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment...The prohibition...
  • Alien Birthright Citizenship: A Fable That Lives Through Ignorance

    12/17/2005 3:37:49 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 28 replies · 1,217+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | 12/17/05 | P.A. Madison
    Ever since the subject of Congress taking up Birthright Citizenship have we seen the power of ignorance at work through the MSM. It is difficult to find any editorial or wire story that correctly gives the reader an honest and accurate historical account of the Fourteenth Amendment in regards to children born to foreign parents within the United States. Most often the media presents a fabled and inaccurate account of just what the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment means. Recent story lines go something like this: "Currently the Constitution says that a person born in this country is an...
  • A Dummies Guide to Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment (vital reading)

    12/02/2005 4:51:01 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 1,658+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | 11/17/05 | P.A. Madison
    Does the Fourteenth Amendment make the entire Bill of Rights a restriction against the States? If so, which amendments or clauses? What did both "due process of the law" and "equal protection" mean to the Congress who produced the Amendment? Does the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee State paid education to aliens? [snip] I hope everyone reads this because for me it was the most important reading of the year. One of the most wonderful discoveries you will find from reading is where equal protection of the laws came from and how it was defined to mean by the author of the...
  • Gulfport’s “human rights” [gay] ordinance: progress or height of hypocrisy?

    10/21/2005 2:44:52 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 364+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 10-20-05 | John William Kurowski
    Gulfport’s “human rights” [gay] ordinance: progress or height of hypocrisy? In a recent article titled, “A Tale of Two Counties Progress in Gulfport and another step backward in Hillsborough“ , we are told by Wayne Garcia: “As Hillsborough County again made international headlines for its gay-hating policies last week, the small and funky city of Gulfport in Pinellas County took a different route.Gulfport became just the fourth government in Florida - and the first in Tampa Bay - to adopt a human rights ordinance that protects gays, lesbians and the transgendered.” But, when one analyzes the touted “human rights ordinance”...
  • Dean on Defense - (Dean needs refresher course;Repubs champion tolerance,diversity,civil rights!)

    06/12/2005 9:14:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 654+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | JUNE 10, 2005 | Peter Kirsanow
    During a discussion with minority leaders and journalists on Monday, Howard Dean declared that Republicans are “a pretty monolithic party. They all believe the same. They all look the same. It’s pretty much a white Christian party.” He further stated that “the Republicans are not very friendly to different kinds of people” and Democrats are “more welcoming to different folks, because that’s the type of people we are.” Dean continued to defend his remarks as recently as Thursday. Dean’s comments clearly suggest that the GOP is, if not hostile to a demographic broader than white Christians, at least cool toward...
  • Death by 'Due Process' - Activist courts are defying, not enforcing, the Constitution.

    05/24/2005 4:41:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 697+ views
    The battles in Congress over the appointment of even lower court federal judges reveal a recognition that federal judges are now, to a large extent, our real lawmakers. Proposals to amend the Constitution to remove lifetime tenure for Supreme Court justices, or to require that rulings of unconstitutionality be by more than a majority (5-4) vote, do not address the source of the problem. The Constitution is very difficult to amend--probably the most difficult of any supposedly democratic government. If opponents of rule by judges secure the political power to obtain an amendment, it should be one that addresses the...

    11/14/2004 2:21:27 AM PST · by Remember_Salamis · 47 replies · 3,767+ views
    Congressional Record ^ | June 13, 1967 | Rep John Rarick
    Congressional Record -- House THE 14TH AMENDMENT -- EQUAL PROTECTION LAW OR TOOL OF USURPATION June 13, 1967, page 15641 H7161 THE 14TH AMENDMENT - EQUAL PROTECTION LAW OR TOOL OF USURPATION (Mr. Rarick, at the request of Mr. Pryor, was granted permission to extend his remarks at this point in the Record and to include extraneous matter.) Mr. RARICK. Mr. Speaker, arrogantly ignoring clear-cut expressions in the Constitution of the United States, the declared intent of its drafters notwithstanding, our unelected Federal judges read out prohibitions of the Constitution of the United States by adopting the fuzzy haze of...
  • Is John Kerry even eligible to run for President?

    04/09/2004 7:07:18 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 45 replies · 726+ views
    A simple reading of the Constitution and knowledge of history suggests the John Kerry may not be eligible to run for President. Ammendment 14 says in part: No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution...
  • Did the Fourteenth Amendment make the American People Citizens of the Federal Government?

    09/19/2003 10:05:29 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 104 replies · 3,615+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | Robert Greenslade
    Did the Fourteenth Amendment make the American People Citizens of the Federal Government? By Robert Greenslade In recent years, it has been asserted that the Fourteenth Amendment diluted or abrogated State citizenship by making the American people citizens of the federal government. Section 1 of the Amendment states: 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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall...

    08/10/2002 6:46:10 PM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 61 replies · 1,840+ views
    Filed in U.S. District Court for the Disctrict of Columbia | July 18, 2002 | Don Hamrick
  • Choosing Integration [There they go again! Vouchers & Libs & now the 14th amendment!!!]

    07/08/2002 3:01:54 AM PDT · by The Raven · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | July 8, 2002 | JAY P. GREENE
    <p>The recent Supreme Court decision declaring that school vouchers do not violate the First Amendment's Establishment Clause was an enormous victory for supporters of school choice. But they should not savor their victory too long. Already, implacable voucher opponents at teachers unions are shifting their constitutional line of attack to the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. Fortunately, the foundation for such a claim -- that school vouchers would increase impermissible racial segregation -- is demonstrably false. Indeed, vouchers are more likely to produce integration than are today's public schools.</p>