It was never meant for anyone or “any” person to be a citizen because they were born here. The child’s parent had to legally be here under the ”jurisdiction” of the United States. Jurisdiction meaning allegiance to the United States and not another country. The Left has done a good job in twisting the meaning of the Jurisdiction Clause, but this president is showing he is willing to take the heat that comes with getting our country back to a Constitutional footing.
All life including our Constitution is based on common sense with freedom as the only tenet. There are Congressional records that quote the author of the 14th amendment Howard Jacob stating:
“that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.”
Consider someone coming, uninvited, to your home and that action would require you to take care of them for the rest of their life. It’s the same with the so called “birth right” definition of the 14th amendment. If an anchor baby is born here they immediately gain access to all the benefits America has to offer. That just ain’t right and it doesn’t pass the smell test.
So where did this anchor baby right come from?
The anchor baby definition was introduced in 1982, Justice Brennan wrote in a footnote in his 5-4 opinion in Plyler v. Doe, asserting that “no plausible distinction with respect to Fourteenth Amendment ‘jurisdiction’ can be drawn between resident aliens whose entry into the United States was lawful, and resident aliens whose entry was unlawful.”
Footnotes carry no weight of the court and are not any form of LAW. The liberal definition of the 14th is contrary to everything our Forefather’s intended for our country. Our Forefather’s wanted to protect the privilege of becoming an American citizen. Notice I said privilege and not “right.”
The only ruling that even gets a smidgen close the this is United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 1898. In this case it was declared that children born to LEGAL permanent residents of the U.S., who were working and taking care of themselves, and not employed by a foreign government would also be considered citizens under the 14th Amendment
If anything the Ark opinion supports the fact that the 14th is NOT a blank check for illegals, foreigners and aliens. It allowed the children of LEGAL residents the privilege of citizenship.
The American taxpayer was never intended to be burdened with the needs of any illegal alien and it was only the liberal’s ability to create a narrative and shove their interpretation of the 14th that has allowed this wrong to be introduced. What’s worse it has never been challenged by anyone until President Trump.
The liberal courts will strike down what our president does and it will end up in the SCOTUS. Then and only then will we see if the court is truly a Constitutional court.
Sorry, but Trump is just doing his job.