This is sick, sad, and disgusting. Everything that this country stands and has stood for, is now under attack for short term political gain. This is the Republican *leadership*, working every day to change what it means to be an American (which you can only be if they approve of your heritage). This is officially disgusting.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest high-profile Republican to say Congress should reconsider the guarantee of birthright citizenship provided by the 14th Amendment, in light of the current debate over immigration reform.
“I think we ought to take a look at it — hold hearings, listen to the experts on it,” McConnell said to the Hill on Monday. “I haven’t made a final decision about it, but that’s something that we clearly need to look at. Regardless of how you feel about the various aspects of immigration reform, I don’t think anybody thinks that’s something they’re comfortable with.”
McConnell’s remarks echo those of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he would like to see congressional hearings on the issue.
“The 14th Amendment [has been] interpreted to provide that if you are born in the United States, you are a citizen no matter what,” Kyl said. “So the question is, if both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?”
So what does the future of Republican America look like? I’m not sure, but I do see a lot of jackboots kicking down doors and kids screaming in pain. Do these fools have any idea what their hairbrained schemes actually entail? Do they really think we want to turn our backs on the very notions that this country was founded on? On the very ideals that made it great?
It seems more and more obvious they do. Jeez, I can’t wait for the boomers to die off. I just hope the country can survive until then.
UPDATE: Looks like one of my idiot Senators (and Republican leader) is going along with this nonsense.
WASHINGTON – Texas Sen. John Cornyn is the latest senior Republican to call for a review of “birthright citizenship,” amid complaints that illegal immigrants have abused that post-Civil War constitutional provision.
“We need to have hearings. We need to consult constitutional scholars and study what the implications are,” Cornyn said Wednesday, noting that about 540,000 people were caught illegally entering the United States last year through Mexico.
Interesting stat to use there, John. Wouldn’t it be more accurate, in this instance, to quote how many Americans of Hispanic descent were born here last year? That’s the number you want to bring down.