OOPS! There Goes The Constitution

It is not humorous to think that the Constitution can be dismantle by an idiot with a pen and a fist full of Executive Orders.

That is just what Our Dear Supreme Leader is trying to do with his newest brain fart…..

President Trump tells Axios that he plans to make a fundamental change to US citizenship rules: Babies born on American soil will no longer automatically be considered citizens. The president says he’s been advised by constitutional experts that he can make the change to what’s known as birthright citizenship through an executive order. “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States,” said Trump in an interview that airs in full on HBO this weekend. “It’s ridiculous. And it has to end.” (Actually, about 30 countries, including Canada, offer birthright citizenship.) The issue revolves around how the 14th Amendment is interpreted, and Axios notes that any such move by the president would be quickly challenged in court.

“It’s in the process,” said Trump. “It’ll happen … with an executive order.” The amendment states that “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 language has led to what critics call “birth tourism,” in which pregnant women enter the US for the express purpose of giving birth to attain citizenship for their child. In an interview with Fox News Monday night, Trump didn’t mention the executive order, but he said Central American migrants currently nearing the US border were “wasting their time.” Trump promised to erect “tent cities” on the border where any asylum seekers will be held while their legal case plays out. “We’re not catching, we’re not releasing,” he said. “We’re not letting them into this country.”

I wonder what the d/bags at the Federalist Society will have to say about this presidential brain fart?

Of course there are going to be those that think this announcement was made because the midterms are just days away…..

President Trump made big headlines Tuesday by revealing to Axios that he intends to end the practice of “birthright citizenship” with an executive order. Trump maintained that the idea of granting US citizenship to a newborn simply because the child was born on American soil is “ridiculous” and rejected the idea that he didn’t have the power to alter a protection cited in the Constitution.

How about the law for those like the President that have no damn idea on civics….The law: The 14th Amendment states that “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.” USA Today explains that it was added in 1868, primarily to grant citizenship to freed slaves. (Legal aficionados can dig into this primer on relevant case law.)

Someone please take this president aside so he can stop embarrassing himself and the country.

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10 thoughts on “OOPS! There Goes The Constitution

  1. The legal argument is the “under the jurisdiction thereof” referred only to permanent residents. Visitors and people temporarily passing through were termed “subject to partial jurisdiction “ and the 14th did not apply to them, nor did it apply to Indians.

    The order will be chalked and it will be up up the Supreme Court to decide how the 14th should be interpreted and what it means.

  2. In the UK, any baby born here will only have a right to citizenship if at least one of the parents is British.
    I think that’s reasonable.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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