I'm no legal scholar, but...

I'm pretty sure I know what this means:
Section 1. 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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

I think the only proper response to this is "Why does the 14th Amendment to the Constitution hate America?"

Over to you, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R - 18th Century):
Rep. Duncan Hunter said he would support deporting U.S.-born children of
illegal immigrants, adding that "it takes more than walking across the border to
be an American citizen."

The San Diego-area Republican congressman spoke Saturday at a video recorded tea party rally in Ramona. Hunter was asked by someone in the crowd if he backed deporting natural-born American citizens who are the children of illegal immigrants.

"I would have to, yes," Hunter said.Hunter said in the video that some of his critics believe his stance is mean-spirited.

"And we're not being mean. We're just saying it takes more than walking across the border to become an American citizen," he said. "It's what's in our souls."

Take that, huddled masses yearning to breathe free! To all of you real Americans, I'm very sorry my ancestors didn't drag themselves back to the shtetl where they belonged. Having all those depressing ethnic types milling about probably made it really hard to enjoy your DAR garden parties.

Sadly for Duncan's razor-sharp immigration policy reasoning, there appears to be no mention of soul content in the text of the Constitution. I love how the AP gingerly treats this little fly in the ointment:
Hunter also supports a House bill that calls for the elimination of automatic birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants. It is unclear whether the bill would be constitutional.

To me, it seems a little less unclear.

Given the changing demographics of the American electorate, you'd think Rep. Hunter would consider the long-term harm his xenophobic rhetoric was doing to his and his party's political prospects. I guess it's a good thing for him there are no Hispanics in San Diego.


  1. You are being too generous to Rep. Hunter, placing him in the Age of Enlightenment. Stupidity ought to be an impeachable offense, but that's another discussion.

    OTOH, there is no reason that we cannot constitutionally deport the non-citizen parents of a US citizen if they are here illegally.

  2. "OTOH, there is no reason that we cannot constitutionally deport the non-citizen parents of a US citizen if they are here illegally." I am sorry, but I missed the part where Dr. Dan said we couldn't.

    Duncan Hunter has now moved up on Sarah Palin's shortlist for VP, because, you know, in 2012 we are all predicted to die anyway.