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Framing the 14th Amendment
"To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly."
With respect to the fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution...
As circumstance dicates from time to time, we are meant to revisit our past. We serve ourselves best to do this for it reveals self-evident truths. Truths of argument and debate expose intent toward agenda.
Present day, this topic is relative when discerning the disposition of America's Immigration position. For the purpose of discusion, Section I addresses such issue.
The discussion will avoid two conspiracy theories viewed as conduits for distraction. "The Birthers" agenda to remove the President from office in addition to the eminent Supreme Court case regarding Equal Rights for gay couples; topics for another time.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News after the Arizona ruling came down that "birthright citizenship" needs to be changed.
"We should change our Constitution and say if you come here illegally and you have a child, that child's automatically not a citizen. They come here to drop a child -- it's called 'drop and leave."
The latest terminology we can add to our lexicon is " Anchor Babies"
The Birth Right
The 14th, like it's monumental predecessor, was a proclamation to the world. It was framed in the spirit of truth; for the people. The people know what makes them happy...not to be confused with what makes someone unhappy about anothers' happiness.
Section 1. 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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Not who shouts the loudest, not a head count, not established religious or traditional beliefs. When it comes to mankind, the common thread is, the law of our Creator falls under the purview of God; deemed Self Evident, if you will.
Did anyone expect the founders to place an asterek after: "all men"*, with a footnote stating "to be rectified later or before we destroy ourselves from within?"