Diary

Do Representatives Represent Non-Citizens?

The Supreme Court is treating citizenship as if it is irrelevant! They are saying that legislative districts should be drawn to include illegal immigrants because they reside in the district. The justices are apparently trying to hang their hat on the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

Writing for the Court, Justice Ginsberg said, “As the Framers of the Constitution and the 14th Amendment comprehended, representatives serve all residents, not just those eligible or registered to vote,” The Founding Fathers neither comprehended nor imagined any such thing! Representatives REPRESENT all CITIZENS who are residents, not just those eligible or registered to vote. The Founders and the drafters of the 14th Amendment never intended representatives to represent non-citizens, people who are citizens of OTHER countries. That would have been incomprehensible to them. “Protection” and “Representation” are two entirely different things.