Tea Party – Low Hanging Fruit

For the Tea Party to be more than a flash-in-the-pan, there needs to be some action that follows the protest.  The St. Louis Tea Party is making a great effort with the “Liberty Evangelism”  project.  Additionally, the Tea Party (St. Louis again in the lead), deleted RINO Dede Scozzafava (Margaret Sanger award winner)  from the New York State 23rd district.

Most Conservatives that consider themselves Tea Partiers (or -baggers if you’re a left wing nutjob) believe several unsavory, or even malicious, changes were made to the Constitution and should be undone through additional Amendments:

  • A portion of the 14th Amendment should be repealed
  • The 16th Amendment should be repealed
  • The 17th Amendment should be repealed
  • A Balanced Budget Amendment should be enacted

If you don’t know what the 14th, 16th, and 17th Amendments are, re-read your Constitution.

Completion of the above tasks are a Tea Partiers dream-come-true!  But, that will be a long and challenging task.  We can take solace in the fact that a Balanced Budget Amendment was passed in the House in 1995.  It can be done.  So, where do we start on the Conservative short list?  I think the low hanging fruit is the 14th Amendment.

Section 1 of 14th Amendment states:

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.

Enacted in 1868 following the Civil War, Congress set about to undo the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision of 1857.  As a first step required in the long history of the abolishment of slavery and institutionalized discrimination, it was written to ensure that newly freed slaves and their descendants were guaranteed U.S. citizenship.

However, the clause is now bastardized.  African-Americans… …no… …descendants of American Slaves should be outraged.

Used by illegal (and legal) immigrants to gain citizenship for their offspring, America finds itself under siege by the children,  parents, and open-borders sympathizers.  Many pregnant women, mostly from Latin America, intentionally migrate legally or illegally to the U.S., birth the child, and… …voila… …instant citizen.  And, instant foothold for the parents to remain in the U.S.  And, instant opportunity to take advantage of American taxpayers.  There have even been news stories of hotels and packages set up just to allow the foreign baby to gain American citizenship.

Again, I remind you of the thousands of Murders, Accidental Killings, and Rapes of our 12-Year-Old-Daughters perpetuated by illegal immigrants.

Citizens and Legislators must act to amend the Constitution to remove this loophole in the 14th Amendment.  Simply striking the 1st sentence will remove another of the strong magnets that bring people into this country illegally.

60% of Americans approve of the Arizona Immigration Law.  Other states, including Missouri, have even tougher laws.  This is a great opportunity for a discrete success for the Tea Party!  The time is right,  and this IS the low-hanging fruit; we can work together to get get this one done now.  Success here sets the stage for even more aggressive attacks on the 16th and 17th Amendments.

Who will take the lead?  Who will propose the Amendment?  All it takes is for your Congressman to submit a bill to get the process started.  Contact your legislator and let him/her know that you will not stand for the bastardization of your Freedom.

One response to “Tea Party – Low Hanging Fruit”

  1. What do you think of that rarely referred to portion of the first sentence of the 14th Amendment between the commas: ‘…, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,…’?

    Do you think that nullifies a perceived loophole for us? What about a push for the Supreme Court to rule on the viability of ‘anchor babies’ and an interpretation of this section of the Amendment? I don’t believe there has been a ruling on those grounds, only a 60s ruling regarding racial issues.

    Maybe repeal isn’t necessary… maybe we have been guided into a bogus interpretation? Click over to my blog and see what I wrote if you like!

    Nice post!

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