POC NL #25 – An important review of the first 28 words we have covered in The 14th Amendment’s Section 1 known as the “Citizenship Clause.”
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, appointed by Madison and considered the Father of American Jurisprudence, said:
"The truth is, that, even with the most secure tenure of office, during good behavior, the danger is not, that the judges will be too firm in resisting public opinion, and in defence of private rights or public liberties; but, that they will be ready to yield themselves to the passions, and politics, and prejudices of the day." (emphasis added)
The Federalist Patriot, Founders' Quote Daily, 5-26-05
In this citizen’s opinion the Judiciary has done, in many cases, exactly what Justice Story warned us against! We have allowed the courts to manipulate the original intent and meaning of the law to suit themselves in direct violation of their Constitutional commission of simply judging according to the law.
Article XIV of the Amendments to the Constitution
Section 1. 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.
The clear intent of the first sentence of Section 1 was to confer citizenship on the children of slaves born in the United States along with those who have been naturalized. It was also clear that children born in our country of parents who were NOT U.S. citizens, and who were not “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States, but who were subjects and citizens of other nations, were NOT intended to be citizens of the United States.
This was shown in POC NL’s #17, #18, #19 & #20, and confirmed by Senate testimony in POC NL # 21, and Supreme Court ruling in POC NL #22.
This original intent was also confirmed by World Book Encyclopedia:
“The original purpose of the [14th] amendment was to provide citizenship for former slaves and give them full civil rights.”
See POC NL #17
The courts have completely voided the clear original intent of the 14th Amendment’s citizenship clause. Allowing children born of illegals to become citizens exacerbates this usurpation of judicial power.
This has resulted in billions and billions of additional costs to the tax payers, a dilution of our culture and values, higher crime rates, gangs, etc., all fueled by these new drive-by citizenship requirements divined by our courts – and all this contrary to the original intent of the 14th Amendment as approved by “We the People” through our state legislatures.
This brings us back to a quote from Hamilton in POC NL #18:
“The obstacles to usurpation and the ability to resist increase with the increased size of the state, provided the citizens understand their rights and want to defend them.” (emphasis added)
It is time that citizens understand and defend their rights to be governed under our Constitution – not by how judges want to rule.
In the near future we will be recommending some action steps.
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