Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rep Steve King

Meet Rep. Steve King (R-White Landed Gentry).

Last Thursday, on day 2 of the 112th Congress, most of The Constitution was read on the floor of the Congress.  The parts left out (3/5ths compromise, Prohibition, indirect election of Senators, presidential succession, and few others) have been removed or modified via Constitutional Amendments.  Persumedly, that means they read aloud the 14th Amedment, Constitution's definition of citizenship.

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 same week Rep. King introduced legislation that would violate the "born in the USA" provision.  The law is patently and unabiguously unconstitutional.  King knows it.
King said that ending birthright citizenship through statute makes sense because it’s easier to do.
 This proposal by King and supported by other Goppers and Teahadists is fear mongering, naked bigotry, and a power grab (immigrants, i.e. Mexicans, primarily vote Democratic).  It is ugly and vile. Unfortunately, this is exactly what should be expected from today's Republican Party.  They are the party of fear, ignorance, bigotry, and smear.

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