14th Amendment - Does "born here" mean you are a citizen automatically?
I had a caller, Roseanne, call into the show today and stated that the idea of someone just being born here, who have parents that are not citizens, doesn't make them a citizen of the United States automatically. Roseanne stated that we have all been taught this is the case but its actually not true. I did a little research myself on the 14th Amendment of our Constitution and Section 1 reads, "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." I'll have to discuss this with some of my Constitutional Scholars to see what their thoughts are on this argument, but on first glance it appears that Roseanne's argument might not stand up. Have your own thoughts? Post a reply to this topic
Mary Murphy, Monday, 12 April 2010 09:51
My opinion doesn't matter on this topic because our constitution has never been more important than now because of the scoundrel in the White House and the technology available to him for spinning issues (among other techniques he uses). I'm here to say I'm looking forward to reading what your constitutional scholars have to say.