Want to end birthright citizenship? Change the Constitution!

I personally have no problem with any human being born on U.S. soil automatically legally being a U.S. citizen. I don’t feel that it’s any real skin off of my ass (and it was no accomplishment of mine that I was born on U.S. soil), and I view immigrants — and so-called “anchor babies” — as an overall asset, not a liability, to the nation.

That said, I don’t think that it would be unconscionably unreasonable to require at least one parent of a child to be a citizen of the nation in which the child was born in order for the child to be a legal citizen. I don’t see that as onerous.

I’m a gay man, and I have no plan to reproduce, but let’s say I were heterosexual and my pregnant female partner and I were traveling in another country, and during our travels, she gave birth in that country, perhaps on time or perhaps prematurely.

Would I believe that that nation automatically would have or should have to accept my child as a citizen of it, when my child was born there when my partner and I were just passing through?


Therefore, again, I am not vehemently opposed to requiring at least one parent of a child born on U.S. soil to be a U.S. citizen before that child automatically is a legal U.S. citizen. (And that said, I think that only one parent should have to be a U.S. citizen; that should be enough.)

But — and this is a colossal “but” — the U.S. Constitution today clearly and plainly states that any human being born on U.S. soil automatically is a legal U.S. citizen.

The only way to change such a constitutional provision is to change the Constitution. 

If the xenophobic, racist, anti-immigrant right wing wuvs the Constitution as much as it claims, then it strictly must follow the requirements to change — amend — the Constitution. And the rest of us actual patriots must not allow them to do otherwise.

There is no way around that. No fucking executive order and no vote by Congress alone can change the Constitution. Three-fourths of the states, or at least 38 of them, must approve any Constitutional amendment before it becomes part of the Constitution.

Our Constitution — no human being and no political party — is the supreme law of the land. Otherwise, we have tyranny.

And fuck tyranny. Fuck “President” Pussygrabber and his belief that he is a king who can issue royal edicts, the Constitution be damned.

Dictators despise constitutions because constitutions wisely and presciently constrain their powers.

We, the people, must constrain the power of “President” Pussygrabber, first by taking back the House of Representatives on November 6, and then, perhaps, by impeaching his treasonous, sorry ass.

Impeachment would demonstrate to Pussygrabber that the Constitution, not he, comes first and foremost.

We are a nation of laws, and we threw off monarchs long, long ago.

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