Blog 64 Birthright citizenship
I took the following exert from Breitbart news
The author of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment, Senator Jacob Howard of Michigan, a close friend of President Lincoln, stated, “[The 14th amendment] will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States….” Moreover, the 1896 US Supreme Court decision often cited as affirming citizenship for children born to immigrants, US v. Wong Kim Ark, concerned only a LEGAL immigrant.
Doing a little homework reveals that no Supreme Court case has ever directly confronted the question of birthright citizenship for children born to illegal aliens. That is a fact no matter how many times O’Reilly and the Fox team try to obfuscate the matter
From the free republic The History of the Sixteenth Amendment | Dr. W. Cleon Skousen
When the first income tax was sent out to the people, the Congress chortled confidently that “all good citizen will willingly and cheerfully support and sustain this, the fairest and cheapest of all taxes.” That was the cute little monkey part. After all, the first tax ranged from merely 1% on the first $20,000 of taxable income and was only 7% on incomes above $500,000. Who could complain?(Ed. note: In 1994 “d At first, scarcely anyone did. Little did they know that before the tinkering was done in Washington, this system would be described by many Americans as the most unfair and expensive tax in the history of the nation. Within a few years, it had become the principal source of income for the federal government. dollars” that $20K is now over $250K and the $500K is today over $6 million!)
I have put these exerts before you to make this point: What a politician tells you and what gets made into law are vastly different creations. At first the constitution was the vehicle by which the government was restrained. Now it is the vehicle by which the government and its bureaucracy enslave and restrain the masses, by pitting us one against the other.
They Chortled (Laughed) and the people were turned into Haters of one another
S. Henry Knocker