View Poll Results: Should the 14th Amendment be changed or repealed

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  • No, the 14th amendment should not be touched

    34 55.74%
  • Yes, it should be changed to only give citizenship if the mother is legally in the U.S.

    4 6.56%
  • Yes, it should be changed to only give citizenship if one parent is a U.S. citizen

    15 24.59%
  • Yes, it should be completely repealed

    3 4.92%
  • Other, please explain in the thread

    5 8.20%
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Thread: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

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    Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    Apparently, the Senate will soon have hearings regarding the Fourteenth Article of Amendment to the United States Constitution. It was passed in the wake of the United States Civil War to ensure that all Blacks whose forced servitude was ended in the 1860s. Given that the world is different today and the challenges facing the Union have changed, should the amendment be changed, repealed, or left untouched?
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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    I think I would be OK to changing the amendment to saying either one parent is a U.S. citizen or the parents of the child are here under a green card or are legally working towards U.S. citizenship.

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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    I have no problem with amending the amendment, or if that's not possible (which I think it isn't) essentially removing it and passing a more updated version of it.

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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    I can't really be all that much of a constitutionalist because so many of the worries and problems of today simply didn't exist back in those days.

    I would vote for an amendment. People claim hatred for loopholes in tons of other laws. Anchor babies are a loophole.

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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

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    This amendment was caused by a Supreme Court decision - I think the Court of that time did not consider the Negro to be human ..
    Those who believe that the amendment should be erased do, IMO, have a point.

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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    No I can't trust Congress to just fix that amendment.
    Since there is no limitation on what they could add or take away from The Constitution.
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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    Yes, it probably needs to be amended however, it should not be done lightly and it should not be done by this Congress. I do not have confidence this Congress can wake up and dress themselves without spending billions on underwear skid marks and how they get there... let alone doing something as important as amending the Constitution. We should wait for a while until the Congress is more competent... hopefully not decades.
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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I have no problem with amending the amendment, or if that's not possible (which I think it isn't) essentially removing it and passing a more updated version of it.
    I'm with you on this one,... as it will inevitably bring the definition of "personhood" to the (Roberts led) SCOTUS and that will certainly go a long way towards ending the legality of elective abortion.

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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I can't really be all that much of a constitutionalist because so many of the worries and problems of today simply didn't exist back in those days.

    I would vote for an amendment. People claim hatred for loopholes in tons of other laws. Anchor babies are a loophole.
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    Re: Should the 14th amendment be amended or repealed?

    I don't believe citizenship should flow from children to parents. I also believe that the children of illegals should not be citizens. Beyond that it's difficult to decide, but probably at least one parent must be a citizen....but I'm not certain.
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