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    Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET with a correction.

    WOW! this'l sure shore up the Hispanic vote for the midterms.



    <Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a leading conservative voice on immigration issues, introduced a bill on Wednesday to end the practice of birthright citizenship.>

    <It's generally thought that the 14th Amendment provides a constitutional guarantee of citizenship for anyone born in the United States -- known as "birthright citizenship" -- but King told Hotsheet last year that he does not interpret the 14th Amendment that way.>

    <Meanwhile, holding Washington's feet to the fire on the issue, Republican state lawmakers from five states came to the capitol Wednesday to unveil their ownstate-driven plan to curtail birthright citizenship. The lawmakers said that legislation addressing the issue will be introduced in 14 states, though they expect it to be immediately challenged in court as unconstitutional.>


    Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Steve King, where were you when we needed you, no one spoke for our country and now it's gone.

    Need to make this bill retroactive about thirty years in order to mitigate the incredible liberal engineered destruction that spread across the entire American landscape.

    Why not now, Obama won the election. The loons don't need to demand that all worship the devastating cancer of multi-culturalism any more.
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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Well I for one support his efforts. IMO, the courts have misread what the intent of the 14th amendment was regarding citizenship. IMO at least one parent needs to be a US citizen for the child to be grant citizenship at birth.

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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Since this has no chance of passage, I wonder what self-destruct mechanism brought this genius idea forth. Probably felt good, kind of like a big poop, a real blow from the fist of Conservatism to insure their marginalization.

    The GOP is committing political suicide and this will assure Democrat control in 2010 and all that that implies. Can you say Quadrillion Dollar Deficit?

    Surely they have something better to do with their time.

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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by Whipsnade View Post
    Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET with a correction.

    WOW! this'l sure shore up the Hispanic vote for the midterms.



    <Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a leading conservative voice on immigration issues, introduced a bill on Wednesday to end the practice of birthright citizenship.>

    <It's generally thought that the 14th Amendment provides a constitutional guarantee of citizenship for anyone born in the United States -- known as "birthright citizenship" -- but King told Hotsheet last year that he does not interpret the 14th Amendment that way.>

    <Meanwhile, holding Washington's feet to the fire on the issue, Republican state lawmakers from five states came to the capitol Wednesday to unveil their ownstate-driven plan to curtail birthright citizenship. The lawmakers said that legislation addressing the issue will be introduced in 14 states, though they expect it to be immediately challenged in court as unconstitutional.>


    Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
    The only thing thats going to stop anchor babies is either a full on amendment or a SCOTUS ruling on a case that is actually about illegal parents having a kid on US soil. The first one might be possible...if unlikely. The second one...not a chance in hell due to the way SCOTUS decides on what cases to hear. Because in order to hear a case about anchor babies then someone must be provably directly affected negatively by anchor babies. Good luck of anyone proving that.
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    Karnack sees Latino voter suppression on the horizon.
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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Since this has no chance of passage, I wonder what self-destruct mechanism brought this genius idea forth. Probably felt good, kind of like a big poop, a real blow from the fist of Conservatism to insure their marginalization.

    The GOP is committing political suicide and this will assure Democrat control in 2010 (2014) and all that that implies. Can you say Quadrillion Dollar Deficit?

    Surely they have something better to do with their time.
    I am wondering that myself at times. Add to that the fact that Congress only passed 200 bills the last 4 years, over half of them to rename federal buildings after war heroes and such... and since they need both the house and the senate to get a bill passed into law... what was he expecting?

    This is just further fuel to feed the fire that the GOP is racist, regardless of how true or wrong that statement is.

    Furthermore, this story is from january 2011. So 2 years old.

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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    [QUOTE=Whipsnade;1061327562]....The lawmakers said that legislation addressing the issue will be introduced in 14 states, though they expect it to be immediately challenged in court as unconstitutional.[/FONT][/COLOR]>

    Legislators who support laws that they know are unconstitutional should be required to pay the full cost of defending the law in court.

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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    this bill is going straight into the shredder. what a waste of time.

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    Re: Steve King Moves Forward on Bill to End Birthright Citizenship

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Since this has no chance of passage, I wonder what self-destruct mechanism brought this genius idea forth.
    1) The mechanism smells like Earl Grey.
    2) As pointed out above, the story is nearly 2 years old.
    3) It is questionable to call it a self-destruct, which implies destruction for Steve King. Although he won his seat by a much smaller margin in Nov than in 2010 we would need to dig deeper for a better analysis (which I am not particularly interested in doing). At any measure it was not a successful self-destruct, or a successful bid at changing the 14th Amendment. The later of course being the more likely to have succeeded.

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