The Birthright Citizenship controversy
has reached The Economist Amending the amendment A challenge to an American birthright
August 19th 2010
Of course The Economist
has a long history
on immigration, possibly reflecting the Cheap Labor Lobby
orientation of its readership. The discussion is predictably carelessly formulated and tendentious. Referring to
Americaâ€™s hallowed principle of birthright citizenship. The policy, established after the civil war by the 14th amendment to the constitution, is seen as one of the partyâ€™s greatest feats.
is disturbingly ahistorical. Some still claim Abraham Lincolnâ€™s
achievement in making America the only white country needing a frightful Civil War to end slavery as a virtue, but until recently very few realized that the Supreme Court a generation later injected an immigration aspect
into the 14th Amendment in the U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark
case. Manifestly the actual purpose of the Amendment was to prevent ex-Confederates regaining control of their States by disenfranchising Blacks.
Still The Economist
does come up with a cute word-toy
Only about a sixth of the worldâ€™s nations practise birthright citizenship
The comment section has an interesting exchange. A Treason Lobby partisan â€?Objective79
You are just scared that those of Hispanic ancestry will change the political landscape because of their high fertility rates. We see right through the constitutional tree trunks you hide behind.
His opponent â€?simon
â€? mildly and accurately replies
Not at all. My Italian ancestors, all of whom were alive when I was born and who I remember well, did this to a lesser extent 100 years ago. But they all came here legally. I am concerned with rewarding people who are here illegally...
VDARE.com says Americans should
be scared that their childrenâ€™s national heritage is being stealthily stolen from them
by the progeny of alien economic migrants via a Constitutional misinterpretation.
And very angry.