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9 Things to Know About Birthright Citizenship – THERE IS NO SUCH THING!

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s considering an executive order on birthright citizenship has raised questions and much interest in the 14th Amendment. Here are some the basic things you should know about birthright citizenship.
  1. Universal birthright citizenship is a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment (“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.”) and is inconsistent with the intent of the amendment’s framers.
  2. Based on the legislative history at the time, the 14th Amendment’s framers intended to give citizenship only to those who owed their allegiance to the United States and were subject to its complete jurisdiction, primarily the newly freed slaves, who were lawful permanent residents.
  3. Owing allegiance to the United States and being subject to its complete jurisdiction means being “not subject to any foreign power” and excludes those only temporarily present in the country. 
  4. Most legal arguments for universal birthright citizenship point to the Supreme Court’s 1898 decision in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, which challenged the government’s decision to deny re-entry to a U.S.-born child of foreign nationals who were legally present and permanently residing in the United States.
  5. Wong Kim Ark stands only for the narrow proposition that the U.S.-born children of lawful permanent resident aliens are U.S. citizens. It says nothing with respect to the U.S.-born children of illegal or non-permanent resident aliens.
  6. In the famous Slaughter-House cases of 1872, the Supreme Court stated that this qualifying phrase was intended to exclude “children of ministers, consuls, and citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States.” This was confirmed in 1884 in another case, Elk vs. Wilkins, when citizenship was denied to an American Indian because he “owed immediate allegiance to” his tribe and not the United States.
  7. American Indians and their children did not become citizens until Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. There would have been no need to pass such legislation if the 14th Amendment extended citizenship to every person born in America, no matter what the circumstances of their birth, and no matter who their parents are.
  8. Neither the Supreme Court nor Congress has clarified that the U.S.-born children of illegal or non-permanent resident aliens are U.S. citizens; federal law (8 U.S.C. §1401) simply repeats the language of the 14th Amendment. 
  9. The president has the constitutional authority to direct executive agencies to act in accordance with the original meaning of the Citizenship Clause, and to direct agencies to issue passports, Social Security numbers, etc., only to those whose status as citizens is clear under the current law. 

Learn more about this issue:

Birthright Citizenship: A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment
The Case Against Birthright Citizenship
Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution
From Feudalism to Consent: Rethinking Birthright Citizenship
Should the Children of Illegal Aliens Be U.S. Citizens?
The Costs of Birthright Citizenship

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THE FOUNDATION

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.”—Thomas Jefferson (1823)
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IN TODAY’S EDITION

  • Hypocrisy is once again off the charts for one “constitutional law professor.”
  • Senate investigation finds “no evidence” of any claims against Kavanaugh.
  • Vote for the party that doesn’t despise you.
  • How do Evangelicals cope with the modern political world?
  • The mail “bombs” were almost certainly fake. Why isn’t that being reported.
  • Closing the asylum loophole for illegals.
  • Daily Features: Top Headlines, Memes, Cartoons, Columnists, and Short Cuts.

IN BRIEF

Unconstitutional Expert Weighs in on Trump

Nate Jackson

“A president doesn’t get to decide on his own who’s an American citizen and who’s not,” declared a noted constitutional law professor, who was rebutting President Donald Trump’s trial balloon regarding an executive order about birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment. “That’s not how the Constitution of the United States works. That’s not how the Bill of Rights works. That’s not how our democracy works.”
You may have guessed already — that “scholar” is none other than Barack Obama, the same hypocrite who “decided on his own who’s an American citizen” with his unconstitutional DACA gambit. Remember? Armed with his phone and pen, Obama decided that since Congress had declined to advance his preferred legislation to grant citizenship to “Dreamers” — immigrants of a certain age brought here by their parents — he would do so himself. And that was despite Obama’s previous repeated declarations that the president had no such authority.
To be sure, there’s a key difference between Obama’s action and Trump’s proposal — beyond the fact that Trump hasn’t actually done anything yet. As we explained last week, we believe it’s clear the authors of the 14th Amendment did not intend to extend citizenship to the children of illegal aliens. That means, contrary to breathless Leftmedia assertions, Trump would not actually be changing the Constitution with an executive order. He’d be changing the executive branch’s interpretation of it to match the original intent.
Yet Trump quickly tempered his idea by saying that he’d rather see Congress address the issue. He’s on far better footing with that suggestion, but that doesn’t make Obama’s demagoguery any more accurate.
Meanwhile, Obama is the same guy who also not long ago hypocritically lectured, “I’d like to think there are compassionate conservatives out there who think there’s nothing compassionate about ripping immigrant children from the arms of their mothers at the border and putting them in pens.” You know, like his administration did.
On a final note, Obama wondered at another rally, “Why is it that the folks that won the last election are so mad all the time?” First of all, conservatives are mad that hypocrites like Obama are still sanctimoniously telling us how evil we are. Second, conservatives are pleasantly happy compared to the rage of the Left.
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Senate Investigative Report Exonerates Kavanaugh

Thomas Gallatin

The truth will always eventually come out, as it now appears is the case with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He endured a last-minute rash of spurious sexual-assault allegations in an orchestrated smear campaign by Democrats intent on preventing his confirmation. We can only hope this truth will prevent the same type of baseless abuse of a public official at the hands of those motivated by craven partisan considerations in the future.
On Saturday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) released a 400-page report on the Senate’s investigation into the various allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Kavanaugh. The big takeaway from Grassley’s report is that no evidence has been found to corroborate any of the accusations. The report succinctly states, “Following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh.”
Furthermore, four individuals have been referred to the Justice Department for potential prosecution for making false statements to the Judiciary Committee. Included among those four individuals are, as we previously noted, Julie Swetnick and her self-promoting attorney Michael Avenatti. According to the Senate report, “Evidence appears to support the position that [they] criminally conspired to make materially false statements to the Committee and obstruct the Committee’s investigation.” The other two individuals are one who claimed an acquaintance of his son was raped by Kavanaugh on a boat in Newport, Rhode Island, but who later recanted his story; and Judy Munro-Leighton, a leftist activist who admitted her story of being raped in a car by Kavanaugh “was just a ploy.”
It’s important to note that the committee isn’t done with its investigation. The report indicates that this is “a status update on the Committee’s ongoing efforts to review and address additional matters that arose during the course of the investigation, including potential violations of Senate rules, potential witness tampering, and potential false statements made to the Committee in violation of federal law.” Clearly, Grassley is not about to let Democrats get away with their outrageously partisan hit job on Kavanaugh. That type of dirty, deceitful politics must be exposed and those responsible for it held accountable. It is the only way to ensure the integrity of the process in the future.
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Top Headlines

  • Nonstop ads and robocalls: Welcome to America’s costliest election (Reuters)
  • Racist robocall impersonating Oprah roils Georgia governor race (NBC News)
  • Democrats complain of “PTSD,” “anxiety” ahead of midterm elections (The Daily Wire)
  • Migrant caravans swell to 12,000, get some help along the way (Fox News)
  • FBI clears Michael Flynn in probe linking him to Russia (New York Post)
  • Iran president warns of economic “war situation” as sanctions resume (Fox News)
  • F-22s may never return to Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael, Air Force secretary says (Military.com)
  • “Saturday Night Live” comedian mocks veteran who lost an eye to an IED blast in Afghanistan (The Daily Wire)
  • 1,600 “scientists” defy science to support transgender activism (Hot Air)
  • Humor: Uh-oh: The migrant caravan just announced a plan to march around the U.S. seven times blowing trumpets (The Babylon Bee)
  • Policy: Putin won’t stop messing with our elections — here’s how to stop him (Washington Examiner)
  • Policy: Nine years into Common Core, test scores are down, indoctrination up (The Federalist)

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October 15, 2018 by Devora

Anti-Semitic Speaker Invited to Orlando’s Valencia College – MAKE THE CALL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE IN RED!

Anti-Semitic Speaker Invited to Orlando’s Valencia College

In the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre by a Neo Nazi who screamed, “All Jews Must Die”, the same vile hate motivating that mass murderer is being welcomed here in Orlando.    The nationally known anti-Semitic hate speaker is Dr. Yasir Qadi, whose  lecture is being sponsored by the UCF and Rollins College Muslim Students’ Association, Valencia Peace and Justice Institute, and the Valencia College Muslim Ambassadors For Peace.

Dr. Yasir Qadi has a dark resume that has been sourced and verified by CanaryMission.org.  I challenge every interested person and critic to go to the Canary Mission website, enter Dr. Yasir Qadi, and verify all facts and evidence presented to you today.   Dr. Yasir Qadhi said this:  On November 17, 2014, Qadhi suggested on Facebook that the United States and other Western governments were behind the rise of ISIS.
February 4, 2015, Qadhi posted on Facebook additional opposition to Muslim Leadership Institute (MLI)  — which brings North American Muslims to Israel to “explore how Jews understand Judaism, Israel, and Jewish peoplehood.” Qadhi called MLI a “blatantly Zionist Islamophobic propaganda group” — and claimed the ideology of Zionism is “racist.”
Dr. Yasir Qadhi alleged that Jews were sowing “division” and “discord” among Muslims, saying:

“How many Muslims know about this? You go to America, you find 95% of the Islamic Studies professors are Jews…Why are Jews studying Islam? There is a reason. Not that they want to help us, they want to destroy us. And they want to bring about shubuhat, they want to bring about doubts. Look at the doubts that are existing, look at the division, look at the discord, look at the disunity, look at all these ideologies that are being spread and know that Yahood [Jews] and the Kuffar [non-believer] do like this type of thing.”

Dr. Yasir Qadhi also said:

“Hitler never intended to mass-destroy the Jews. There are a number of books out written by Christians on this, you should read them. The Hoax of the Holocaust, I advise you to read this book, you may want to write this down, the Hoax of the Holocaust, a very good book. All of this is false propaganda and I know it sounds so far-fetched, and these theories, but read it. The evidences are very strong. And they’re talking about newspaper articles, clippings, everything and look up yourself what Hitler really wanted to do. We’re not defending Hitler, by the way, but what the Jews, the way that they portray him, also is not correct.”

In another lecture, Qadhi related tales alleging that a Jewish prankster embarrassed a Muslim woman and that treacherous Jews — “ethnically and culturally different from the local population” — schemed to assassinate Muhammad.
On August 19, 2014, Qadhi said on Facebook:   “Israel is following some of the very same tactics that Nazi Germany did, in dehumanizing Palestinians.”  In an August 2, 2014, Facebook post, Qadhi specifically likened Israel supporters — and Israelis — to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
The April 11, 2017 Dominic Kennedy of  The Sunday Times reports,

“Yasir Qadhi, a Saudi-educated American academic, has been recorded apparently telling students that killing homosexuals and stoning adulterers was part of their religion. Dr Qadhi, who features in an eight-city tour starting this month, described Islamic punishments such as cutting off the hands of thieves as “very beneficial to society”.

Dr. Yasir Qadhi’s world view could incite others to violence.  We saw what the teachings of the Neo-Nazi movement did to the shooter of the Tree Of Life Synagogue several days ago.   All people of conscience living in Central Florida have a duty and an obligation standing up to these pathological speakers like Dr. Qadi.
The subject of the lecture Dr. Yasir Qadhi will be speaking on is, “Role Of Muslims in Promoting a Culture of Peace”.   Dr. Qadhi’s past comments of anti semitism, homophobia, and holocaust denial should disqualify him immediately from lecturing at Valencia College unless, the duplicitous nature between the speaker and title of the lecture is intentional?
What are the sponsors of this lecture trying to hide by naming their talk something so nice and uplifting while Dr. Qadhi’s comments are so vile and contradictory. How can two opposites both be true?  They can’t if you look beneath the surface.   Dr. Yasir Qadi is a wolf in sheep’s clothing along with those groups who would expend resources bringing him to Valencia College in Orlando, FL.  on November 12, 2018 11:30-1:00 PM.

Call Valencia College and let them know how Dr. Yasir Qadhi’s comments divide us as a community rather than unite us. Main Phone Number 407-299-5000

Source for Qadhi dossier:  https://canarymission.org/professor/Yasir_Qadhi
RELATED ARTICLES: Negroes Are Anti-Semitic Because They’re Anti-White – New York Times
EDITORS NOTE: In the column Is It Safe to Be Jewish in New York? – New York Times Ginia Bellafante reports:
During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.

JIHAD WATCH – Muslim leader vows Islamic conquest of the West

Is this a fringe element in the Islamic movement?  Do they truly want to
conquer the West?  Islamic conquest of the USA?  This is scary stuff.
Do they truly have dictatorial intentions?  There is no reason to not take
what they say at face value.

The main argument of Robert Spencer in this short clip is that this form
of Islamic theology is not fringe. It is much more mainstream than we may
like to think.
Not only is it not fringe.  It is a direct continuation of a theology that has
been in force for centuries.  Jihad is not a new idea.  It is age-old and there
is no clear Islamic voice that is widely heard today against voices like
this one.

Fringe Groups Can Become Mainstream

There are many lessons that we need to learn from World War II.  One of the key lessons
is to never treat a fringe group of organized lunatics as if they pose no danger.  Sometimes
the fringe can grow.  In Germany, the Nazi party never actually received a majority of
the vote.  But they did grow from a fringe party in the 1920’s to a major force by the early
1930’s.  Then they were able to exploit a split-vote in 1933 and rise to power.  Once they
had the power to, they set up a dictatorship and brought the world to an abyss that led to
tens of millions of people killed in World War II.  All because a small fringe group in a central
country in Europe was not kept in check.
So, let’s not ignore small fringe elements – whether they are in the Middle East, Europe, or
especially in the United States itself.  They mean what they say, and if they could, they would
take over our lives and set up an Islamic caliphate.

 

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