If Arizona pushes to deny citizenship to American born children of “illegals”, the effort will likely fail


“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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;… ” So begins the 14th Amendment of The Constitution of the United States of America….

Now once more comes Arizona state senator Russell Pearce, who sponsored the SB 1070 Bill against illegal immigration that became law — which drew and continues to draw much national and international attention…   He wants to sponsor another bill, one that would deny citizenship to children born in the United States of illegal immigrants…  RUSSELL PEARCE:  Russell Pearce

Although the frustration apparently felt by Senator Pearce and his constituents (as well as by others across the land)… can be understood because of having to confront the problems of illegal immigration first hand, much thought ought to be given before taking such a drastic step that in all likelihood has nil chance of succeeding, and that surely will enable opponents to ridicule and demonize the good people of Arizona…

By passing SB 1070 into law Arizona took a leading role in working to secure the nation’s borders, but moving forward on the proposed new bill would make the state senator and his supporters (in the humble view of this writer) appear to be  extremist rubes who disregard and have  no appreciation of the U.S. Constitution, thereby losing the high ground…  

The senator has led the people of Arizona to victory in battle, but he need not lead them into a constitutional war that will likely lead to inglorious defeat…

[Regarding the president’s speech last night, it seemed to be more of the same, demonizing others, trying to use public relations ploys to avoid accepting responsibility for failures in leadership, and politicizing the issue, further.]

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7 Responses

  1. I think that there are haters and radicals on all of the political spectrum’s PanAm. Passion for a cause is one thing. But to simply hate..?

    • I agree, Patrick… That is precisely the point I was trying to make to Montana, in a nice way…
      Montana has a long laundry list of points that are full of hateful words and comments, indicators of being one of the haters of the political spectrum, BUT, he talks about others being haters!…
      Once his laundry list is seen by others, his positions can be “seen” loudly and clearly as being what they are, extremist…

  2. I practice solution-focused therapy. I firmly believe that the solution is there, only waiting to be uncovered. Personally, I don’t have the answer other than eliminating all benefits to illegals.

  3. Extremist actions are scarcely the way to effect change, particularly when in conflict with established legal parameters. Patrick has it right; an attempt to impose citizenship restrictions in direct contradiction to clear Constitutional directive is an exercise in futility and will accomplish nothing but to degrade the movement to control illegal immigration.

    The more quickly this proposed bill is defeated and dispensed with the better.

  4. I don’t see how any such law would hold up. it clearly would violate the Constitution.

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