“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 14th Amendment, United States Constitution
“Illegal aliens are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” – President Donald J. Trump, MAGA Rally, October 31, 2018
Let’s pretend I broke into your house. When you discover me there, you insist I leave. But I say, “I’ve made all the beds, washed the dishes, did the laundry, and cleaned the floors; I’ve done all the work you don’t like to do. I’m hardworking and honest (except for breaking into your house). Not only must you let me stay, you must also add me to your insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide these benefits to my husband, too (he will do your yard work, he’s honest and hardworking too–except for that breaking in part). If you try to force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house and proclaim my right to be there! It’s only fair, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I’m trying to better myself. I’m hardworking and honest…except for, well, you know. I will live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness and prejudice.
Additionally, I want you to learn my language so you can communicate with me and any children which my significant other and I may have in your house will automatically take your name and all rights and privileges which come from being a member of your family.
Why have we, as a Sovereign Nation, been rewarding the children of those who have entered our country illegally?
There is no reason for it.
Other countries do not do it. If you were living in Mexico illegally and had a child, it would not automatically become a Mexican Citizen.
In reality, the children who are born to illegal immigrants are no more American Citizens that their parents who are not here under “the jurisdiction of the United States”.
You are only an “American Citizen” if your parents are American Citizens. or you enter our Sovereign Nation legally, going through the normal process of legal Immigration, including one very important part, which all immigrants, who wish to be Americans must pledge:
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
Neither those who have entered our country illegally nor their offspring who were born within our borders have ever recited those very meaningful words.
A little over a month after I started Kingjester’s Blog, on May 18, 2010, a young man named Benito wrote me to me in the comments section. Benito, an activist for the cause of Illegal Immigration, insisted that the situation of people in this country illegally, was one of “Civil Rights”. This is how I responded to him:
Benito, I approved your comment to ask you a few questions. First, you write very well. Next, a few questions. What part of the word “illegal” do you not understand? What makes the current influx of illegal immigrants exempt from the rules and regulations that every other generation of immigrants to this country had to abide by in order to become legal citizens of the greatest nation in the world? By being here illegally, you are not entitled to the same rights as natural-born or naturalized American citizens. You are no better than someone who breaks into someone’s home, does their dishes, cuts their yard, cleans their house, and then helps themselves to their food and drives their car without asking. This is in no way a human rights issue. Freedom is God-given. And with freedom comes responsibility. With citizenship comes responsibility, like paying taxes and making your own way. Illegal immigration reminds me of the amorous boyfriend who wants everything a young woman will give him, but will leave her at the first mention of marriage. I wish you no ill, amigo, but understand this: This is not a civil rights issue. Illegals do not have the same rights as American Citizens. With our rights, come the responsibilities of being an American citizen. The Mexican flag, by protocol, will always be flown in a subordinate position to the American Flag in this country. And, the American Dialect of the English language is the language spoken in this country.
Vaya con Dios.
So, what is the solution to this “matter of human decency”, as the Democrats and all of the RINOs are calling the problem of illegal immigrants and anchor babies?
Believe or not, a legendary Democrat Leader agreed with Trump on what should be done with those who have broken our laws by entering our Sovereign Nation illegally.
The last bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform happened during President Bill “Bubba” Clinton’s tenure. Bubba appointed former congresswoman and Democratic icon Barbara Jordan as its chair. Jordan came from humble beginnings to become a lawyer and the first Southern black woman elected to the House of Representatives. A DEMOCRAT, she was a leader in the civil rights movement, a professor of ethics, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a world-class orator (two of her speeches are considered among the greatest of the 20th century). Her appointment gave the commission instant credibility. According to Jordan, she believed her responsibility as the head of the commission was to restore credibility to the U.S. immigration system. On the issue of illegal immigration, Jordan was very clear and succinct:
Unlawful immigration is unacceptable. Those who should not be here will be required to leave.
Liberals, on both sides of the Political Aisle, have continuously masked their true intentions for the political usefulness in granting amnesty to illegal aliens and allowing “Birthright Citizenship” to their children born in the country they broke into by swathing it in the noble rhetoric of “Civil Rights” and “Social Justice”.
The reality of the matter is the fact that these Professional Politicians could care less about the well-being of illegal aliens and their offspring, the “Dreamers”. They are simply recruiting new Democrat Voters.
Americans begrudge no man or woman the opportunity to legally enter our country and contribute to our economy.
It is those who wish to break into our Sovereign Nation and live of off average Americans’ tax-derived “charity” that we have a problem with.
President-elect Trump’s stance on illegal immigration is one of the campaign promises that got him elected.
It is time to end “Birthright Citizenship”.
Being an American is a privilege…not a “right”.
Until He Comes,