Originally Posted by woodstock
I was kidding about your way of thinking.
As for birth right citizenship, how would that get rid of yours or mine? My parents were both citizens of this country and I was born here. That is the requirement in most European countries. The problem we have in this country is the only requirement to being a citizen is to be born here. Doesn't matter if your parents were citizens or not. LIke I said, that was an amendment to the constitution to deal with freed slaves after the civil war. It was never intended to be used in the way it is today. If you live in Germany for instance, and you have a work visa but are not a citizen and you have children born in Germany while you are there under a work visa, they are not citizens of Germany. That is the way it should be here as well.
Huh? If that is what you think I was saying then you obviously misunderstood my point.
Birthright citizenship is one of the main reasons why illegal immigrants are having kids at record numbers that are much higher than any other race in the country, even though most of them cannot afford to have that many kids. I was watching a guy on CNN who pointed out that in Mexico, birthrates are way down, but as soon as those same people sneak into America, the birthrates skyrocket! Again, its happening even though they cant afford to have these kids, for 2 reasons. A. They are using their kids as anchor babies, and B. It makes it MUCH easier to get onto social services and the entitlements like welfare, section 8 housing, food stamps, medicaid, etc.
The Democrats and the Liberal elite are not only supportive of all this, they encourage it! More government dependency, means more victim voters for the Dems. They will brainwash these people into believing that they MUST depend on the left and the Dems for their very survival. As a result, they MUST ALWAYS vote for Dems. They will be convinced that they have NO hope of success, and that everyone is out to get them. Same exact strategy used to keep blacks 'in line', and keep them voting out of sheer fear!
So the left does not want the birthright guarantee to end, because it encourages MORE illegal immigrants to come here, and because they are having huge numbers of mostly out of wedlock babies, these babies will grow up to be the next generation of "victim voters" for the Dems!
It kills me when people actually fall for this line that the Dems are the "champions of the minorities and the little guy". That couldnt be further from the truth! They dont help these "little people" out of victim-hood, they ensure they remain in victim-hood for their own political and ideological benefit!
We want the truth about Benghazi, not a cover-up!