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  • The 14th Amendment is very questionable as to whether or not somebody can come over, have a baby and immediately that baby is a citizen.

    "Donald Trump: 'I have to do right thing' on immigration". Interview with Chris Cuomo, edition.cnn.com. August 19, 2015.
  • If the Bill of Rights was intended to place strict limits on federal power and protect individual and locality from the national government the 14th Amendment effectively defeated that purpose by placing the power to enforce the Bill of Rights in federal hands, where it was never intended to be.

    "Conned About Marriage, Constitution and States' Rights". WorldNetDaily.com, January 23, 2014.
  • If those who wrote and ratified the 14th Amendment had imagined laws restricting immigration - and had anticipated huge waves of illegal immigration - is it reasonable to presume they would have wanted to provide the reward of citizenship to the children of the violators of those laws? Surely not.

    "An argument to be made about immigrant babies and citizenship" by George F. Will, www.washingtonpost.com. March 28, 2010.
  • Defending birthright citizenship is about being on the right side of liberty. The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican Party.

    Party   Liberty   Legacy  
  • The left looks at the Constitution and sees things that aren't there and then they find 'em. They look at things that are there and claim they're not there. Like the Second Amendment, nah, nah, it's not there, they really didn't intend that. No, no. Abortion. You can't find it, yeah, there it is, plain as day, see, it's right there in the 14th Amendment, the Tenth Amendment, the Ninth Amendment, the Fifth - no, it's not.

    Source: www.rushlimbaugh.com
  • Congress decides who becomes a citizen and how. To automatically say the 14th Amendment grants birthright citizenship, no, we can't change that. Amending the Constitution, not possible, takes too long. We gotta find another way of dealing with this. No, we don't, because it's not there. You don't have to amend the Constitution.

    Long   Citizens   Way  
  • I have very deep concern about the legacy of the Rehnquist court and its efforts to restrict congressional authority to enact legislation by adopting a very narrow view of several provisions of the Constitution, including the commerce clause and the 14th Amendment. This trend, I believe, if continued, would restrict and could even prevent the Congress from addressing major environmental and social issues of the future.

    Believe   Issues   Views  
    Dianne Feinstein's opening statement at U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court, www.washingtonpost.com. January 9, 2006.
  • There's nothing in the 14th Amendment that says if you are born to a mother who is a citizen that you're automatically a citizen. It isn't there. Even some of our presidential candidates think that it is.

  • The Constitution is very clear: Congress has sole discretion over defining who is and who isn't a citizen and how you become one. It's not the 14th Amendment.

  • I answer, because I live among men and not among angels.

    Angel   Men   Answers  
    Thaddeus Stevens (1998). “The Selected Papers of Thaddeus Stevens, Volume 2: April 1865-August 1868”, p.156, University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state.

  • When the 14th Amendment, equal protection clause was enacted, the galleries in the Senate were segregated. Now we have integration.

    "Interview with Senator Arnold Specter". Interview with Bob Schieffer, www.realclearpolitics.com. May 3, 2009.
  • The 14th Amendment, 2nd Amendment, there's nothing in the Constitution that says that if you are born to an illegal immigrant in America, that you are an American citizen. It's not there. People think it is. They confuse it with being born to an American citizen in America or overseas. But there's nothing in the law, nothing in the Constitution.

    Thinking   Law   America  
    Source: www.rushlimbaugh.com
  • The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.

    Father   People   History  
    "Cruz: 'Tragic,' 'Indefensible' That Supreme Court Chose to Not Hear Marriage Cases" by Sen. Ted Cruz, www.dailysignal.com. October 6, 2014.
  • All children should be welcomed into the world and protected by the law. As President, I would immediately repeal President Clinton's five executive orders that promote abortion. I support a human life bill that defines unborn children as persons under the 14th Amendment. I will vigorously defend the pro-life plank in the Republican platform.

    Children   Order   Law  
  • The 14th Amendment was passed after the Civil War to apply to former slaves to ensure that they are treated like all other citizens. It never did have anything to do with gay marriage. It was never intended to have anything to do with gay marriage or animal marriage or any other kind of social contract. It was specific to slavery, and after the Civli War.

    War   Gay   Animal  
    Source: www.rushlimbaugh.com
  • When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage? 1791? 1868, when the 14th Amendment was adopted?

    Couple   Gay   Amendments  
    Antonin Scalia during Supreme Court Arguments on California Gay Marriage Ban, www.npr.org. March 26, 2013.
  • There's nothing in the 14th Amendment about anchor babies.

  • I'm not up for changing the 10th amendment or the 14th amendment, the first amendment or the second amendment.

    Source: latinalista.com
  • The Constitution says nothing about anchor babies. The 14th Amendment says nothing about birthright citizenship.

  • Individuals for whom no orthodox cure is available surely are entitled to select a health care approach.....This right (is) specifically within,,,the 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, and 14th amendments to the (US) Constitution....To be insensitive to the very fundamental civil liberties....(:) the choice...of the person whose body is being ravaged (by disease), is to display slight understanding of the essence of our free society and its constitutional underpinnings.

    Dark   Essence   Choices  
  • The Supreme Court of the United States is an institution damned by God Almighty.

  • Who in their right mind ever thought that the birth of a child to an illegal immigrant converted to citizenship? A lot of people believe it. It's not in the 14th Amendment. You know where it is? It's in Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4.

  • The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law.

    Equality   Law   Purpose  
    Robert H. Bork (2009). “The Tempting of America”, p.82, Simon and Schuster
  • These liberals are the craziest things. The Constitution, they see things in it that aren't there and ignore things which are. The 14th Amendment, nothing to do with gay marriage.

    Source: www.rushlimbaugh.com
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