Thursday, August 12, 2010

John Boehner Suggests Changing the 14th Amendment

CNN reports Ohio congressman John Boehner has suggested amending the Constitution to repeal the portion of the 14th amendment which gives citizenship to all are born in the United States.  The reason is that those born to illegal immigrants should not automatically become U.S. citizens.

We don't need to amend to Constitution for two reasons.  The clause under scrutiny only applies to those "subject to their (the United States') jurisdiction".  Secondly, the 14th amendment was not properly ratified.

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