A bitch read about a certain Arizona lawmaker who wants to deny citizenship to children born in America to undocumented parents and I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry.
On one hand, it is laughable.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizenship to any body born in the United States.
That’s the United States Constitution, not the Arizona State Constitution…so, um…yeah, no way in hell a law passed in the Arizona state legislature is gonna undo that shit.
On the other hand, I found the very thought beyond sad even as it is extremely illuminating. State Senator Russell Pearce isn’t trying to be slick or subtle…and the fact that he isn’t and doesn’t think he has to says a lot about his confidence that his constituents won’t get ill as he launches a full out attack on families and children.
Beyond the meanness of this latest public display of legislative bigotry, there is the curious issue of a conservative Republican calling for a change in a constitutionally guaranteed right because circumstances have change in his home state.
Gawd, I remember when Republicans were all having the words “strict constructionist” tattooed to their right ass cheek!
But I guess that their adoration of strict constructionism only applies to certain sections of the Constitution…
…kind of like how the Arizona immigration law only targets certain people.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
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