POC NL #20 - Our Constitution
An Owners Manual
A living, breathing, document, that changes with the American experience, or the whim of judges?
The preamble to our U. S. Constitution says:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to …(list of reasons)…, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
It was “We the People” who established our Constitution for “Ourselves and Our Posterity”, and it must be “We the People” who change it through 3/4 of our state legislatures. (See Article V) Our Constitution is NOT a living, breathing, document that changes with the whims of the courts or the American experience. It is to be changed only through amendment!
Courts routinely rule that anyone setting foot on our nation’s soil is automatically accorded the full protection of our Constitution without being naturalized. These aliens are not “We the People.” Aliens are not vested with “the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen.” This should especially include aliens who purposely subvert our laws by entering our country illegally in order to have a child. The courts then automatically consider this newborn child a citizen and becomes an anchor baby allowing the parents to stay.
Remember Webster’s 1828 definitions of:
“NATURALIZATION, ...The act of investing an alien with the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen ….” (emphasis added)
1. “… The natives of the United States, and naturalized foreigners, are subjects of the federal government. Men in free governments, are subjects as well as citizens; as citizens, they enjoy rights and franchises; as subjects, they are bound to obey the laws.”
Aliens visiting our nation, whether they are here legally or illegally do not fit the two definitions above. If they have children in our nation they should not be accorded the rights or privileges reserved for citizens under the first sentence of the 14th Amendment because they are not subject to the jurisdiction thereof:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …”
I submit this is not within the spirit or letter of our most fundamental law – our Constitution in its 14th Amendment, which was passed to confer citizenship to those born of prior slaves.
Remember what Thomas Jefferson wrote to Supreme Court Justice William Johnson on June 12, 1823:
"On every question of construction, carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
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