Posts Tagged ‘ Civil War ’

May 5th (Saluting An American Pioneer)

President Obama has spent the past week trolling for votes among undocumented Democrats, purportedly as a way of strengthening historic ties between the United States and its neighbor to the south, which-as we’ve pointed out in the past-have always been a little tetchy. While the irony of issuing paeans to Mexico as a patriotic, John...
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Birthright Citizenship And The 14th Amendment

Birthright Citizenship And The 14th Amendment

One of the most persistent, pernicious myths about the U.S. Constitution is the mistaken belief that the 14th Amendment, ratified shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War, confers automatic citizenship upon anyone born within United States territory. This misimpression has led to the catastrophic wave of anchor babies, i.e. children birthed in the...
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