WHO ALL MIGHT, JUST MIGHT, BE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE IF WE DO AWAY WITH BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP AND SOMEONE WITH A LOT OF MONEY AND THE GUTS FOR IT WANTS TO MAKE THIS RETROACTIVE, SAY?
EVERYBODY EXCEPT TRULY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.
"NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES" WOULD NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THEIR ANCESTORS WERE HERE WAY BEFORE THOSE EUROPEANS CLAMORED ASHORE...SANS VISAS.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY TWO ELECTED U.S. CONGRESSMEN WHO CLAIM "NATIVE AMERICAN LINEAGE".
SINCE WE HAD A CONGRESS, THERE HAVE BEEN FEWER THAN 20, IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF AMERICA, LESS THAN 20.
SO, GUESS WHAT?
EVERYBODY ELSE WHO HAS BEEN ELECTED FOR CONGRESS, EVERYBODY WHOSE ANCESTORS DID NOT WATCH THE BOATS ARRIVE BRINGING THOSE ORIGINAL "ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS" HAD AN ANCESTOR SOMEWHERE WHO ATTAINED CITIZENSHIP BY BEING BORN HERE!
EVERYONE WHO SURVIVED THE OCEANS TO GET OVER HERE TO THE "NEW WORLD" HAD "ANCHOR BABIES" AS TRUMP AND JEB BUSH HAS CALLED THEM.
I CHECKED WITH ALL 566 "FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED" TRIBES AND, NO, NOPE, NONE OF THEM ISSUED A SINGLE VISA TO ANY OF THOSE "BOAT PEOPLE". THEY WERE NOT HERE ON "GREEN CARDS"!
THEY WERE "UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS".
[ BTW, I DID NOT CHECK WITH ALL 566 TRIBES, BUT IT'S THOUGHT-PROVOKING, YES? AND IT IS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE...THEY HAD NO VISAS!]
THEY CAME, THOSE 'SETTLERS', AND, USING A PHRASE COMMONLY SPOKEN BY THOSE WHO DISLIKE OTHERS COMING HERE, THEY HAD "ANCHOR BABIES", CHILDREN BORN HERE, THE FIRST OF THEIR KIND, WHITE KIDS BORN ON "TURTLE ISLAND", aka, "THE NEW WORLD" AND LATER KNOWN AS AMERICA, NAMED SO AFTER THAT ITALIAN CARTOGRAPHER/PORNOGRAPHER, AMERIGO VESPUCCI.
[YES, HE DID PUBLISH ILLUSTRATED PORN! "His detailed descriptions of the sexual, marriage and childbirth habits of the native peoples became very popular with readers in Europe."]
SO, WHO MADE IT "THE LAW" THAT BEING BORN HERE MADE PEOPLE INSTANT CITIZENS?
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!THE GOP, THE 'PUBLICANS DID IT !"In the end, Congress approved the Fourteenth Amendment—including the Citizenship Clause—on June 13, 1866. And the Fourteenth Amendment was finally ratified by “We the People” on July 9, 1868."
THE HISTORY OF HOW IT HAPPENED WILL COME A FEW LINES DOWN, BUT LET'S LOOK AT THE CURRENT 'PUBLICANS WHO DON'T LIKE THE IDEA ANYMORE BECAUSE THEY FEAR ALL THOSE BIRTHRIGHT FOLKS WILL VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS.Birthright citizenship has split the GOP presidential field.
"Following Donald Trump’s call for an end to birthright citizenship for the U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants, fellow Republican presidential hopefuls
Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson and even longtime immigration reform advocate Lindsey Graham have said they support ENDING the practice.
ADD THE REPUBLICAN "VILLAGE IDIOT", AS MANY CALL HIM, TED CRUZ:
"I welcome Donald Trump articulating this view," said Texas senator Ted Cruz. "It is a view I have long held."
Scott Walker [LIED] said Friday that he would take no position on the birthright issue — days after he was WIDELY reported to have echoed Trump's sentiments.
ANOTHER FLIP-FLOPPER, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who signed on to an anti-birthright bill while serving in Congress, recently said he does not now think the law should be changed.
Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush have been the most vocally opposed."
"Trump also noted that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid once backed the idea of ending birthright citizenship, a position Reid abandoned and one that is almost universally rejected by Democrats today."
"Those who side with Trump in ending birthright citizenship are doomed, if they become the nominee, to losing the White House," said Alfonso Aguilar, head of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and former chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship.
Trump, who argues that birthright citizenship can be modified in the courts, has fed the fire on the trail by brandishing the term "anchor babies" — a label many consider an offensive way to accuse immigrants of having children in the U.S. to ease their own path to citizenship.
While polls widely show right-leaning voters hungry for immigration clampdowns -- and give Trump double-digit leads over his competitors -- he admits there's a high hurdle to changing the rules.
I'LL TELL YOU THIS: SEVERAL MORE MILITANT OF OUR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, INCLUDING SEVERAL TRIBAL ATTORNEYS, ARE WATCHING THIS LIKE A HAWK!
IF THE GOP DENIES BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP, THEN THAT MEANS ALL WHITES WHO HAVE ANCESTORS WHO BECAME CITIZENS BY "BIRTHRIGHT" CAN BE DECLARED, LEGALLY, "ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS", OR SO IT WOULD APPEAR!
IF PEOPLE BORN ON AMERICAN SOIL TODAY, OR 10-30 OR MORE YEARS AGO AREN'T "REAL U.S. CITIZENS", THEN NEITHER IS ANYBODY DISPUTING THIS IN CONGRESS TODAY...EXCEPT FOR REPS TOM COLE AND MARKWAYNE MULLIN FROM OKLAHOMA. THEY ARE THE ONLY TWO IN CONGRESS WITH NATIVE AMERICAN LINEAGE.
HERE IS THE HISTORY ON THIS:
"The leaders of the 1866 Republican Party—the Party of Lincoln—were staunch supporters of the idea. Indeed, birthright citizenship was central to the Republican vision for post-Civil War America, and a key dividing line between the supporters of President Andrew Johnson and those of the Republican leadership in Congress.
THE ARTICLE ENDS WITH THIS:
"The Fourteenth Amendment is one of the Republican Party’s greatest achievements. With it, Republicans continued to write Lincoln’s promise of “a new birth of freedom” into our Constitution and lead a Second Founding of our republic.
Birthright citizenship was a key part of the Republican program.
Before resolving to eliminate it through constitutional amendment (as some propose) or simply read it out of our Constitution (as Donald Trump suggests), it’s worth pausing for a moment to reflect on the important place that this concept has in our nation’s constitutional story."