Thursday, January 20, 2011
Lack of Respect for the Constitution on the Right
One of my biggest gripes is about the numerous politicians and people (on both the Left and Right) who seem to think that their personal opinion should take preference over the U.S. Constitution--which is the supreme law of the land. IMHO, one of the worst examples,is Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer whose "living constitution" and other wacko theories are an insult to anyone who takes the Constitution seriously. I've been going after the Left heavily recent for their ignorance, and lack of respect for the Second Amendment. However, many on the Right suffer from the same blindness and they also need to be called on it. Birthright citizenship is established by the Fourteenth Amendment and made clear by the Supreme Court in a number of cases. Yet, many ideologues on the Right seem to think they can get around this by legislative slights-of-hand. Perhaps they have forgotten, like many on the Left, that federal and state legislation must conform to everything in the Constitution.--not just the parts we like. One Republican Congressman (see link) stated that these birthright children of non-citizen parents might come back to the U.S. later and "blow us up." He is trying to defeat the 14th Amend. with legislation. Get a grip dude!