The 14th Amendment reads as follows:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the state wherein they reside.”
This 14th Amendment was ratified in 1869 and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1898 (US v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649). In that case, the Court gave citizenship to the San Francisco-born son of Chinese nationals, and set the judicial precedent which still exists today.
For 146 years, birthright citizenship is the law of the land. In one sentence it looks like this:
U.S. BIRTH = U.S. CITIZENSHIP
It is that simple and clear.
But Donald Trump wants to throw out the 14th Amendment.
He doesn’t say how he’ll do it…he just will…in order to “make America great again.”
Trump has a three-point-plan for greatness:
According to Trump anyone who disagrees with this plan – or disagrees with Trump – is a “loser.”
To many observers Trump is a buffoon, but there is something disturbingly serious about his campaign: large numbers of people are following him.
The latest poll gives him a commanding lead in the GOP field…32%…nearly three times as much as runner-up Jeb Bush with 12%.
Trump’s latest rally in Mobile, Alabama drew an enormous crowd, with U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on hand saying, “I’m really impressed with your plan.”
Two other GOP presidential candidates – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lousiaina Gov. Bobby Jindal – have joined Trump in opposing birthright citizenship.
It is painful to envision what a Trump presidency will mean for Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Latinos in general. Single-handedly, President Trump will throw out the U.S. Constitution, persecute Latinos, and create historic levels of racial animosity.
All over America, communities will be sharply divided over “the immigrant question,” thanks to President Trump.
Even if he doesn’t win, Trump has already incited an angry debate. He has taken Chapter 16 of Anne Coulter’s hateful book Adios America, and used it to lure angry voters into his angry campaign.
Whether he wins or not, the legacy of Trump’s campaign will be more anger and hatred in America.
Since Trump’s ego cannot be managed, his campaign will never have a real campaign manager.
The closest thing to a campaign manager for the Trump campaign is Ann Coulter. She has already written his political platform, and he is following it to the letter.
No 14th Amendment.
And if you disagree with him, you are a loser.