On one side we have those proclaiming “Birthright Citizenship” or jus sanguinis as the law of the land here in the United States, an unconditional basis for citizenship as such as anyone born in this territory has citizenship. However, “Birthright Citizenship” is not actually “Birthplace Citizenship” or jus soli and ought not to be confused with jus sanguinis as is this side of the debate. This side also seems to think that the currant controversy is something new but it is not as this controversy was in our Declaration of Independence as we declared our independence from jus soli, perpetual allegiance to the king’s dominion. The Birthright side also takes snippets of history, court opinions that are known to be wrong and conflicting and attempts to change the meaning of words. As for “anchor babies” this side believes the parents do not own the child they had given birth to, but this baby is a government subject owing perpetual allegiance and forever bound to those laws if that child was born on the soil thereof. This is wrong, parents ought to own their children and be subjects thereof.
The enormity of our Citizenship Controversy needs to be understood, our federal government will soon be over twenty trillion in debt and our unfunded liabilities toward Medicare, Social Security, our children’s education, welfare and such is over two hundred trillion according to many economists. Factoring in our lost job growth rate to the labor force participation rate we have lost almost a hundred million jobs by now according to some estimates. We do not know how many are living here illegally living off our system as these reports vary from ten million to over twenty million. This is a complex problem, it has taken us many decades of abusing our laws to get us in this deep. Our elected politicians and news media have largely ignored this problem for too long or sided with special interest mobs. The problem is within our borders therefore securing our borders is but a small part of the problem thus we also need to undo the damage to our nation. Because of the enormity of this problem, everyone can expect his or her livelihood to be negatively impacted in some way. We are past the point of taking what we have now for granted and what our children may have for granted as what we may hold dear is by all accounts is in jeopardy, everyone’s actions and votes are now essential to solving this problem.
In our Declaration of Independence, one of the grievances was that of jus soli or birthplace citizenship, “obstructing the Laws for the Naturalization of Foreigners” and “constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country.” In William Blackstone Commentaries, “subjects are such as are born within the dominions of the crown of England” (via jus soli alone and are property of crown of England)…“which cannot be forfeited, cancelled, or altered, by any change of time, place, or circumstance, nor by any thing but the united concurrence of the legislature.” The principals of Citizenship became radically changed by the United States revolution wherein the political disposition of the people was also changed from subjects of the crown to citizens, subjects of this new nation by their self chosen allegiance. We had mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor to rid our selves of English common law and of jus soli and once again, we must all reassert ourselves to rid ourselves from this tyranny.
In our first Constitution, the Articles of Confederation, Citizenship widely varied according to State practices. James Madison in Federalist No. 42 called this a “fault” and “defect” of the Confederation. In our current Constitution, the naturalization power moved from the States to the new national government to make a “uniform Rule of Naturalization.” James Madison had also warned us of an easy mode of naturalization, he explained, “No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship, without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of.”
In response to Dred Scott v. Sandford, The Civil Rights Act of 1866 declared: “That all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States.” Herein Senator Trumbull stated the intent of any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, “If the Negro or white man belonged to any foreign government he would not be a citizen…” This applied equally to all, as it was not only to free blacks but also to establish a uniform rule that applies to everyone. To protect this Civil Rights Act, to make it harder to undo and to make a uniform rule to end slavery, the Fourteenth Amendment section one was added to our Constitution…
“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.”
In clear reading, “All Persons” ought to mean all, each and every person, that are “born or naturalized in the United States…” “And” is used as an additional qualifier to citizenship with that being a “subject to the jurisdiction thereof…” “Are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Senator Howard explained jurisdiction thereof, “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, 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.”
Therefore, persons born in the United States who are born to foreigners, aliens, (of course illegal immigrants) ambassadors and foreign ministers are not automatic citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Parents ought to own their children and those children born here are subjects of their parents.
Over the years, the original meaning of citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside has become subverted and perverted and is now a crisis is at hand. We have over extended and abused our charity toward immigrants accumulating in a debt we could never pay and enslaving generations to come. The US Supreme Court has sided with English Common Law ignoring our Declaration of Independence and the debate of this law in United States v. Wong Kim Ark. Politicians have abused their powers on immigration for a populist vote and more power as many think they have citizenship but are illegal and may some day be deported for trusting unscrupulous politicians. Because jurisdiction thereof and the allegiance this was supposed to represent is now irrelevant, we have subjects of a foreign power amongst us resulting in 9|11 and all other terrorist attacks. This problem is a leviathan that has grown too large, we need everyone to help slay this monster and sitting on the sideline hoping it would pass or only talking about this on the internet is no longer a viable option. Fourteenth Amendment section five, The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. If forced to do so, we need to be willing to march on those who made this mess with pitchforks and torches in hand…
Less bickering over Trump and more focus at the task at hand would be good…