The Folly of Birthright Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants


The Citizenship Clause is the first sentence of Section 1 in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which 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.”

This Amendment was created for the sole purpose of insuring that the children of slaves would be considered citizens and given the rights and privileges due to all U.S. Citizens.

Jacob Merritt Howard (1805 – 1871) was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan during and after the American Civil War. Senator Howard was also the author of the 14th Amendment Citizenship Clause. In his writings, he was very clear about  who would fall within the “jurisdiction of the United States. Here is what he wrote:

“Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law a citizen of the United States this will NOT, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, those 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. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great issue in the legislation and jurisprudence of this country.”

This is from the guy who actually drafted the Citizenship clause of the 14th amendment. Is there any doubt about what the clause is saying? Only in the minds of those who refuse to acknowledge the history of the 14th Amendment and those who refuse to apply common sense to the reality of illegal immigration and birthright citizenship.

Birthright citizenship has been misapplied to hundreds of thousands of children who just happened to be in the United States when they were born, the children of illegal immigrants who heard there was an easy way to get into the United States without bothering with paperwork, learning anything about American history, American Law or all the other things that the people who do things the right way and who want to become Americans, not just foreign residents,  have to do.

Apply some common sense to the situation! How ludicrous is it that anyone really believes that coming to America and birthing a baby while here would actually/magically make that baby an American. It is ludicrous, but yet the majority of politicians, judges and immigrants believe it and they actually started practicing and legalizing this fictitious birthing ritual.

If you are pregnant, try it yourself. Wait until the date the baby is due and then go to a foreign country (if you’re on a budget just go North to Canada or South to Mexico) have your baby at an airport or bus terminal and try to claim that the baby is now a citizen of that country and you and the baby can stay in the country with no contest from the country’s legal system. You can be sure, if you don’t wind up in a prison cell, you will be on a bus, plane or train on your way back to the United States as soon as the country’s immigration officials can get you there.

Canada, in fact did, once upon a time, practice the same fictitious birthing ritual that the United States is now practicing. They allowed any baby born in country to become a citizen. Thousands of Orientals took advantage of their serendipitous interpretation of birthright citizenship until it got so bad the Canadian government had to finally end that practice. They were left with thousands of new oriental citizens but it ended right there. ‘Bout time we did the same.

My source and inspiration for this fact filled journey through birthright citizenship is “The Great One”, researcher, Constitutional lawyer and Constitutional expert Dr. Mark Levin. (and in case you didn’t know, he also has a daily, National radio show.

You’ll find many Mark Levin videos on Youtube and his many books in bookstores or your local library.

Now if you think Donald Trump (who by the way is right about the “Anchor Baby” situation) is a bit too caustic most of the time, you’ll find that Mark Levin is even moreso. If that’s not enough for you, check out Michael Savage on Youtube (in bookstores, libraries and on the radio) he also has common sense and understands what a ridiculous lark it is to endow citizenship on the babys of Illegals.

Levin, Savage and Trump are all right on this issue and Trump is the ONLY presidential candidate with enough commonsense and guts to say it out loud.

A Trump Too Far


There is no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump is very right about the problems that need to be solved to “Make America Great Again.”

Illegal immigration; our weak military, the reckless, un-enforceable, likely disasterous Iranian nuclear “deal” with Iran, our non-response to China’s underhanded currency manipulation and trade practices, our far-too-weak military,  and our shoddy treatment of our allies in Europe and the middle-east among probably a dozen other things; EVERY ONE of which can be directly laid on the desk of President Barak Hussain Obama; Donald Trump is right about that also!

Donald Trump is at the top of the polls because he speaks to the mind of the common American who is fed up with our inept president, the entire Democratic party, and the weak, mindless, lying leaders of the Republican party who seem to be as anxious as President Obama to see this country turned into a third-world nation. These “establishment” politicians who are running the show in our nation’s capitol are almost as dangerous as Iran’s Supreme Leader and as dangerous and unstable as that “supreme leader” may be President Obama may be worse because he is a smooth, lying, undercover-jihadist who has intentionally allowed all of the aforementioned problems to grow and fester with the ultimate goal of the destruction of our country and system of government. He is the Manchurian Candidate of the 21st Century.

That’s a lot of accusations and if I’m wrong about any of them, please show me where I am wrong.

I don’t believe I am wrong and I believe Donald Trump is absolutely right.

So why is this post (the 416th post on ‘My View From the Center’) titled “A Trump Too Far”? It took me a while to realize it, but Donald Trump is acting immature and, reckless and, unless he gets a personality transplant, he may kill his chance to lead.

Trump says, in effect, he can’t be silent while someone is mocking him or insulting him. He obviously never attended a public school and was never counseled on appropriate public behavior or given any anger management training.

Jorge Ramos of Univision, TV reporter Megyn Kelly, Lindsey Graham and most of his fellow candidates for the Republican nomination have been insulted and ridiculed and called names by Trump and this juvenile behavior will eventually take its toll on his popularity. People realize he is right on the issues facing the United States, but they will soon realize that his childlike behavior, if it is moved to the “world stage,” may cause serious problems for a country that (thanks to the Democratic party and Presidents Bush and Obama) is ill prepared to defend itself in an extended conflict.

Mr Trump, you could be the savior of this once strong, still a proud nation, but unless you stop your tantrums and tone down your personal attacks you may never have the chance to step into that role.

Stick with the issues and develop a ‘thicker skin!’

Kim Jong Trump


I think I’m beginning to “O.D.” on Donald Trump and it is more the fault of the news media in general, and specifically the fault of “NewsMax”, then it is the fault of Donald Trump or his campaign staff. I don’t know if Trump owns a large piece of NewsMax or not, but that periodical’s major obsession with his campaign makes it seem like he is either an owner or a ‘favorite son.’

And it’s not just NewsMax!

There are constant, tiring repetitions all over the media, in word and video, of Trump’s admittedly whiny behavior. (His whining about fair treatment frankly  made me think of that immature brat that runs North Korea, Kim Jong what-his-name). Trump thinks he has the Republican party over a barrel, and maybe he does! He’s apparently still the Republican electorate’s choice in the crowded field (and he’s still my choice) but if he has me wondering about his behavior (me, an early and avid backer and big fan of his straight talking no he might be committing ‘suicide by media’.

I love what Trump has to say about Iran, Mexico, China, Obama and the many other dumb-ass professional politicians in Washington. He makes sense and his utter disdain for political correctness is like a cool breeze in this hot Summer weather. He’s the angry, fed-up voice of many millions of voters but right now it seems as if he is getting too much press coverage.

Debate Losers


Fox News Lost the Debate:

The three “moderators” at the prime-time Republican candidate’s debate had no idea about the role of a moderator. A debate moderator, by definition, keeps things moving, keeps things within reasonable or proper limits. Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace were simply attack dogs, not moderators, on Thursday night.

They were not out to determine policy positions of the candidates, they were not there to point out the many positive aspects of the candidates; they were clearly there to start a brawl between some candidates and embarrass others. They wanted to be the stars of the show, I’ll bet they were secretly wishing for a candidate to just walk off stage so they could claim that bit of fame.

Unfortunately, historically, that is not unusual behavior for the “network stars” that are empaneled as moderators; few straight questions, many “gotcha” accusations.

RedState Lost the Debate:

Yesterday, Donald Trump was “disinvited” to the RedState Candidates Forum because he “insulted” Megyn Kelly (as well as Bret Baier and Chris Wallace but mostly Megyn Kelly.) Richly deserved insults to be sure, except in the eyes of the leader of RedState. To him, for some strange reason, the brand of attack journalism Fox news displayed on Thursday (not just against Trump, but against all 10 candidates) is just fine. He never even hinted that Trump’s vitriol against Ms. Kelly was in any way justified. That doesn’t make sense to me.

Donald Trump is the people’s clear choice right now, but the “loser” Erik Erikson, the head man at RedState, doesn’t really care what the people (us rabble) want, he wants everything prim and proper and oh so very civil. He wants another mild mannered Mitt Romney, not an outspoken Donald Trump. In other words, he is (as are many other Conservatives) totally disconnected from the real world. The real world where people are sick of the brand of conservatism that is currently rendering the Republicans (the majority) in the House and Senate impotent, the brand of Conservatism that dares not call a Marxist a Marxist, an enemy of this Country an enemy of this country or even call an Islamic Terrorist an Islamic Terrorist.

Personally, I’m sick of the word Conservative. Donald Trump is not as much of a Conservative as he is a Patriot and a Rebel; I’ll take that as President any day over the kind of Milqtoast Conservative being promoted by Red State.