No, the 14th amendment should not be touched
Yes, it should be changed to only give citizenship if the mother is legally in the U.S.
Yes, it should be changed to only give citizenship if one parent is a U.S. citizen
Yes, it should be completely repealed
Other, please explain in the thread
Leave it alone. What we need to do is change that 13th amendment I got to get **** done.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
as it stands, those who were born on American soil are American citizens with the only exception being those who are not "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States. that would exempt the child of a diplomat, for example; the child of an enemy soldier would be another (and more far fetched)
that definition of citizenship at section one of the 14th amendment appears to be clear cut. what would be a better way to define who does (and/or does not) enjoy American citizenship?
My wife was not a citizen when my two children where born. I was born in the USA myself and have always been a citizen. My wife was a legal immigrant and I believe that it was right that my children be citizens of the USA. My wife has been a naturalized citizen now for 18 years. I believe that the 14th amendment to the constitution should be changed when it comes to illegal immigrants not legal immigrants. There is a huge difference. Children of illegal immigrants born in the US should not be born citizens. They should be deported along with there parents regardles of there age when they are discovered in our country.
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When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
Conservative Bible Project - Conservapedia). Anyway, the strict constitutionalists generally believe the Constitution is beyond reproach*.
* - apparently except where the Constitution is inconvenient or otherwise inconsistent with their political beliefs.
BTW - nothing is a bigger waste of time, expense and energy than amending the Constitution (even talking about it is silly). We couldn't get the ERA done in the 70's in a much more co-operative political environment. If you don't like the Constitution says, I suggest you just deal with it.
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