A Reader Is Cheered By John Podhoretz on Birthright Citizenship

July 12, 2005

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I don`t know if y`all check in on
National Review`s blog,

the Corner,
but over the past few days John
Podhoretz has been swinging wildly, desperately, crazily
at anyone who brings up serious discussion about

immigration
and the National Question. What a bore:
dismissive,

aspersive
, crude, can barely restrain ad-hominem
attack. Now I understand what you were talking about
when you commented on him taking over the

New York Post
`s editorial page.  

This cheers me up; if Podhoretz is
a typical of the Neocon immigration enthusiast then they
will be crushed in open debate and discussion. That is
the key, keep pushing so that this becomes an on the
table topic for discussion.

[VDARE.COM
NOTE:
Here, below, what he`s talking about, and

more here.
Oh and check


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MORE — OR, RATHER, LESS — ON BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP
[John
Podhoretz
]
Boy, some people just can`t stand the idea that some
other people might become citizens in this country, eh?
If the problem of birthright citizenship is not the
citizenship itself, as Derb`s

e-mailer
suggests, but the fact that the citizen can
petition to get his family members made into citizens,
then there`s a simple expedient to fix that: You can
change the law. Or you can try remembering that without
immigration, there would be about 75 million people in
the United States, a nation that now comfortably houses
300 million and could easily accommodate many more. Oh,
and if any e-mailer e-mails me angrily AND USES CAPITAL
LETTERS TO MAKE HIS POINT, that e-mail goes in the
garbage can. As will slurs — both open and subtle —
against Spanish-speakers, claims that "this wasn`t the
country my father fought for in WWII/Korea/Dominican
Republic/Grenada," and the always popular "why should my
tax dollars go and pay for." There`s plenty of things my
tax dollars go and pay for that I don`t like. Welcome to
democracy. You don`t like it? Try to change it. Period.

Of
course, the

birthright citizenship/anchor baby
issue has never
been subject to the least tincture of democracy, because
it is

  1. the
    result of a legal

    misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment,

    and thus in the first instance under the
    jurisdiction of the unelected Supreme Court,

  1. the
    subject of a elite  bipartisan
    consensus
    , which means that there`s

    nowhere you can go
    to vote against it, and 


  1. opposed, like open border policies generally, by a

    majority of the American people.