Defend the Fourteenth Amendment

The Republicans are talking about amending the part of the Fourteenth Amendment that says that anyone born in the U.S. is a U.S. citizen. (After the recent court ruling on Proposition 8, I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to get rid of the equal protection clause as well.) This is a sinister move. After all, if being born in the U.S. doesn’t make one a citizen, then what does? This is clearly aimed at the children of immigrants, but it could have wider effects as well. If the Republicans get their way, I wouldn’t be surprised if the government starts finding all sorts of excuses to strip individuals of their citizenship rights.

By all means, we should not let this happen.

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