Politicians seem bent on giving away birthright

Tue, 03/06/2007 - 5:48pm
By: The Citizen

As an American citizen I feel I am being robbed of my birthright. This past year I have been listening and following the news of our politicians working on devising ways to grant amnesty to illegal aliens, provide illegal aliens with health and medical coverage, credit cards, etc.

Frankly I am sick and tired of it. What kind of government are we running? On one hand we have politicians decrying each other for the forthcoming failure of our Social Security system, and for the other side of their mouths they’re trying to give away our birthrights as American citizens to people who not only don’t deserve them, but have broken the law to try and take advantage of what we have.

What happened to the system we have that provides a measured method of accepting immigrants into our country legally? What happened to checking backgrounds to protect us from criminals?

The latest news spoke of McCain and Kennedy working together with other leaders to get these amnesty bills through Congress. If they are successful they will pull the rug out from under not only our senior citizens, but our children as well. If they pull this off, shame on us!

Don’t let anyone fool you. It’s not a Mexican thing, or any other minority. It is a question of what is right and what isn’t; what is lawful and what isn’t.

As for me, I will be spending time writing to the various politicians in Washington demanding that they take a stand against open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. And I will remember their stance when I go to the polls. All I can do is recommend you do the same.

David Hedlund

Newnan, Ga.

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Submitted by medra42 on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 9:12am.

Ever since college, I've been amazed that we are one of the few countries that hold on to the old idea that citizen ship is indeed a birth right. Many of the socialist states got one thing right: you are not a "citizen" until you read a certain age, and you spend a certain amount of time serving your country in some capacity in the military. Please note that pacifists can elect to perform non-violent jobs.

Why is being born on a certain piece of land so important? Why can't we base citizenship on something more?

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Submitted by mapleleaf on Sun, 03/18/2007 - 9:44am.

Aren't you acquainted with the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

Its first sentence is this: 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.

That makes citizenship a birthright, in the U.S. I imagine you propose we change our U.S. Constitution. How would you change it?

Submitted by medra42 on Mon, 03/19/2007 - 4:08pm.

I would absolutely change it tomorrow if I could. I think that's somewhere in The Holy Constitution, its some other ammendment, that says the people can abolish the government when it ceases to meet their needs. Whatever.

The Grand Holy Constitution is a piece of paper and the founders are all dead. Let's focus on what is right right now.

Care to join me?

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