Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Strict Constitutionalists... Sometimes

The Regressives are the ones who are always screaming, "We're a nation of laws!" and claim to be strict Constitutionalists -- unless it doesn't serve their political needs.

We are a nation of laws, when it comes to cracking down on dirt-poor Mexicans who cross the border to pick strawberries and clean toilets, even though illegally crossing the border is only a misdemeanor. Yet treasonous, un-Constitutional acts like outing an undercover CIA agent for spite during wartime, illegally torturing, or illegally wiretapping and spying on American citizens without a warrant seem to be "minor things" to be overlooked.

Now some of these far rightwing Regressives, who are so full of hate for people of color, want to change the Constitution of the United States to suit their hatred.

Of course, anyone born in the US is automatically a US citizen. This 14th Amendment rule has been in effect for 142 years, as part of the Reconstruction, giving blacks who were slaves -- and their descendants -- their rightful citizenship, reversing the Dred Scott Decision which said that former slaves and their descendants were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens of the United States.

The Regressives, now in 2010, want to regress back to 1868 and change this amendment because babies of illegals from Mexico are automatically US citizens. This is the party that screams it has "family values," yet wants to separate and destroy families because of a border-crossing misdemeanor.

Yet another example of typical Republican hypocrisy.

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