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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:52 AM
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OR: GOP at odds with the 14th amendment
GOP platform at odds with 14th Amendment
Oregon - Denying U.S.-born children citizenship contradicts the Constitution
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
JANIE HAR

An Oregon Republican Party platform stripping certain U.S.-born children of their citizenship had constitutional scholars scratching their heads Monday -- and its author admitting that his resolution is more symbolic than realistic.

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The platform would deny citizenship to babies born on U.S. soil to illegal and legal immigrants who are not citizens. That would directly contradict the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."
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Jim Lehman, chairman of the Wasco County Republican Party, said he drafted the resolution to encourage Congress to enforce the 14th Amendment as it was intended to apply to newly freed slaves. The framers, he argued, did not intend for it to be used by illegal immigrants who want to stay in the country.


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Constitutional scholars interviewed Monday said there is no question that the 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil. If the Republican party's central committee doesn't like it, said Charles Hinkle, a Portland attorney and constitutional expert who also represents The Oregonian, they need to get two-thirds of Congress and three-quarters of state legislatures to sign on.

"It's one of the stupidest resolutions ever passed," Hinkle said.

more at:

http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1...



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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:53 AM
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1. Why not? They've pretty much rescinded all the other important ones.
:shrug:
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:57 AM
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2. Pukes don't care about the Constitution.
After all, it's "just a damn piece of paper" to them!

Bake
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:04 AM
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3. Good for wiping your ass of blowing your nose
(If you're a republiCON).
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:20 AM
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4. It's all a big plan,
it's racist and bigoted but it's the repuks plan to win the 06 midterm elections. They run Bu$h out front to say we need guest workers, and let the Dem's write immigration bill in the senate.

The repugs plan on most of their base, and a large number of independence to be so upset over guest workers and immigration problems to bring them to the polls this November.

Just listen to most repugs when asked about immigration, and the way Bu4h is handling the problem. They all shake their heads and just can understand why the president would be for amnesty, it's a Rove plan and i'm afraid it might just work.



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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:21 PM
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5. Direct Republican quote:
F*CK THE CONSTITUTION!
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AnnInLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:10 PM
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6. This part amuses me:
"Jim Lehman, chairman of the Wasco County Republican Party, said he drafted the resolution to encourage Congress to enforce the 14th Amendment as it was intended to apply to newly freed slaves. The framers, he argued, did not intend for it to be used by illegal immigrants who want to stay in the country."

When proponents of gun-control argue that the framers of the Constitution could never have envisioned that every weirdo and their cousin would own Saturday-Night Specials, and that millions of people would be armed to the teeth for their own "protection" or nefarious purposes, the Second-Amendment defenders start screeching about preserving the literal/narrow words of the Constitution, never mind the intent. Funny, that NOW, they want a more liberal/broad interpretation. When libs say they want a living, breathing, expanding Constitution, one that changes to fit the times, conservatives faint dead away. But, now they want to change the intent of the 14th to fit "the times."

Oh Hipocracy, thy name is Repuke.
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