I must say that I’m rather surprised republicans would actually want to change the Constitution. After their constant incorrect criticism of Democrats being against the Constitution, it seems rather hypocritical. The reason republicans want to change the Constitution is because it’s an election season and they pander to their base on this issue. First lets take a look at what a couple of the top republicans said, here’s John Boehner on Meet The Press,
Next, Rep. Phil Gingrey supports changing the 14th amendment oh Hardball
Congressman Brian Bilbray even at one point mentions rich illegal immigrants having children in the US.
Considering all the concerns illegal immigration can be solved without changing the amendment. Like Rep. Gutierrez said on Hardball, these issues can be solved with enforcing the immigration laws. Republicans don’t want to do that now, since election time is approaching, they would rather nothing gets done in Washington.
Attacking the children of illegal immigrants wont stop illegal immigrations. Doesn’t even make sense. Immigrants don’t come to America just to plop their kids in America and leave them here with no resources. They come to America because of jobs. We need to start enforcing laws that prohibit the hiring of illegal immigrants.
Changing the 14th amendment this way would only increase the number of undocumented illegal immigrants. Not only would Mexicans be hurt, but any person in America with at least one parent who came here as an illegal immigrant, including some politicians like republican Bobby Jindal. Imagine all the crap most Americans would have to go through just to prove they are American. Technically everyone except, Native Americans, are all children of immigrants.
Let’s look at the part of the 14th amendment republicans want to change, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”. Think about if that wasn’t apart of the Constitution…it opens the door for more government control. Not to get into a slippery slope scenario, but why even open that can of worms up?
It even seems rather odd that republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain are pushing for a 14th amendment change. These two have been staunchly for fair immigration reform and haven’t been in full lockstep with the republican party….
Lesson to learn here is that the republicans only love the Constitution…except when it goes against their personal political agendas. This issue is being brought up now because it’s purely for political and 2010 election reasons. I hope people can see through the foolery.
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