Fourteenth Amendment Challenged by Racist Wackjobs in D.C.

Note: For some reason the original ABC video won't play here anymore, so I'm posting this YouTube video from radio host Carlos Galindo, who wisely captured this from the ABC site

Pity poor state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce.

He couldn't be there for all the fun today in D.C. as a passel of his moonhowlin' racist buds -- including nativist poster-boy Kris Kobach, now Secretary of State from Kansas, Pearce's primary flunky Arizona Representative John Kavanagh, and fellow Sand Land wingnut state Senator Ron Gould -- unveiled an illegal, un-American plot to undo birthright citizenship as enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Their genius plan? A two-tiered system of birth certificates: One for the undocumented, and one for everyone else. Sheesh, they might've well sought one for white folks and one for brown folks.

There's another nutty notion in the mix to deny "state citizenship" to those born of undocumented parents. State citizenship, huh? Maybe we should just go back and fight the Civil War all over again. I don't know about y'all, but I'm wearing Union blue.

Here's the problem with states making their own laws when it comes to citizenship: It's unconstitutional.

In addition to its birthright provision, the 14th Amendment specifically states,

"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

So what these dunderheads are proposing is essentially illegal under the U.S. Constitution.

The Washington Post has a pretty good explanation of Kobach's proposals, here. Kobach, you'll recall, is one the attorneys for the Federation for American Immigration Reform's legal arm, which helped draft SB 1070, Arizona's breathing-while-brown law.

I was glad to see that the event was disrupted. ABC has posted some video (above) of activists engaged in civil disobedience, standing and objecting to the proposals until they were forcibly removed.

Bully for them. There needs to be more strident-yet-peaceful actions such as this, so that this un-American push by the nativists remains the province of lunatics and bigots. People have to be willing to be arrested and willing to raise some heck.

SB 1070, Part II, has just begun...


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guest
guest

what about treason. Thats what they should charge these fools with. They are fucking clueless. Right now Arizona is in big pile of shit. what Arizona needs more than anything is an enema. To get rid of the rest of the shit clogging our our system. brewer,mcain,pierce,kavanagh, apario, . thomas and kyle have been flushed out already. Kris Kobach need to mind his own fucking business. Maybe he should clean out his own messy back yard before he goes trying to clean someone elses , Pierce needs to take care of his white trash family first too. As far as brewer goes, hopefully she'll drink herdelf to a alchol stupor and fall into a pool. mccain is one stent short of a heart attack.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

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Temoc
Temoc

Arizona (and other states) do not have the authority to scuttle the 'birthright citizenship' guarantee of 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. These types of efforts by radical hate mongers is exactly the reason why a Constitution is needed is the first place.

Their notions of 'state citizenship' and state control over who is a U.S. citizen were defeated on the bloody battlefields of the U.S. civil war - at a cost of 600,000 dead!

Russell Pearce loves to rant that 'illegal is not a race, it is a crime'. Yet, under U.S. immigration laws, being an undocumented immigrant is a CIVIL, not criminal violation. So what crime is he referring to? Arizona's immigration law (SB 1070) making it a STATE crime to be undocumented is not only not in effect - it is in direct conflict with federal immigration law!

SB 1070 and efforts to scuttle the 14th amendment guarantee of birthright citizenship are in direct conflict with the supreme law of the land - the U.S. Constitution.

WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND???

bobgelder
bobgelder

"Arizona (and other states) do not have the authority to scuttle the 'birthright citizenship' guarantee of 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. These types of efforts by radical hate mongers is exactly the reason why a Constitution is needed is the first place."

Word

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Isn't there a legal arm attached to the AZ Legislature to review stuff for legality prior to getting voted on by the Legislature?

Isn't Tom Horne now the AZ AG, and doesn't he, as the "state's lawyer" have an opinion about this?

Or if Pearce too powerful and no one has the guts to challenge him on this CLEARLY illegal stunt?

Come on Horne, show us you represent the people of AZ, and not just the old white bigots!

Coz
Coz

Pearce is the new Arpaio and Horn is the new Goddard all over again.The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Boomer49
Boomer49

DEATH TO FASCISTS!!!WAIT....not death but something lingering and anxiety filled....how long before they drag their grandparents old Bund uniforms out of storage?

Steven
Steven

Yep.........or better yet, let's see how many of them have their families' old Silver Shirts uniforms laying around........that'd be interesting to see, huh?

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

"Sit Down" 'Respect his first amendment right by shutting the fuck up'

WTF? Didn't they hear themselves? I love the people who tell you to shut up so they can exercise their freedom of speech, they don't see the hypocrisy. Sure these people were rude, but they were in NO WAY inhibiting the exercising of the freedom of speech of the Senators.

Chilidawg
Chilidawg

The last time the concept of a state citizenship as apart from the United States citizenship was last successfully used as a legal argument was in the Dred Scot case. .

Nelson
Nelson

We need two types of citizenship for Arizona. An orange card citizenship for the braindead, Gould, Brewer, Pearce, Franks, Kavanaugh, Quayle, and Arpaio. A Red White and Blue citizenship would be for everyone else. Sun City would be allowed to secede, like those South African entities during apartheid.

Wondering
Wondering

I think there should be a resident law for the state of Arizona. One part of it should pertain to how much time someone should spend here before they are allowed to vote in local elections. I wonder what our politics would be like if the snowbirds were not able to vote locally. I would bet my next paycheck Pearce and clan would never allow something like that to pass

Pat
Pat

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics...

There was a mini protest at the news conference. Three people were expelled, with blonde harpies in the second row chanting "Sit down, Sit Down, Sit Down"

When the last protester, a woman, is escorted out, one of the racists who held the press conference, Darryl Metcalfe of PA, says to her, "Your mother must be proud." Darryl obviously never learned the Thumper Rabbit creed. "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

The harpies in the audience were extremely annoying, but no one called them out on their chanting.

America is going to hell in a hand basket, pedaled by these troglodytes.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

This is side-stepping what is going on behind closed doors, while the profiteers are busy planning .... illegal immigrants=$$$"s. No wonder Senator Ron Gould wants the lid slammed on Sentencing reform.

"Arizona mandatory-sentencing laws targeted"http://sentencing.typepad.com/...

Anon
Anon

Arizona is truly a bundle of joy -- just what will draw in tourists and new business!

Tina
Tina

Forgot to mention. Not only did Channel 12 report that FAIR picked up the tab for those state politicians' accommodations and travel fare to D.C., but reporter Brahm Resnik also followed with this caveat: that the cost for all ensuing litigation against states that plan to enact this "model" immigration legislation (which knowingly violates the 14th Amendment) will be the burden of the states, not FAIR, to pay.

So what else is new? FAIR's track record after writing unconstitutional laws for cities like Hazelton, PA, Prince William County, VA, and several others, costing them millions in attorney fees, is in the cellar....to say nothing of what SB 1070 has already cost Arizona.

Anon
Anon

More from Kansas... coming our way?http://www.theagitator.com/201...

Voted Worst Prosecutor in 2010 by the Agitator: Tanya Treadway (Andy Thomas came in 3rd)

"Bill of misdeeds: See here. Summary: Tried Kansas’ Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife for over-prescribing pain medication. Tried to deny them access to a public defender, while also targeting their assets for forfeiture. During the trial, attempted to have an unconstitutional gag order imposed on pain patient advocate Siobhan Reynolds. Also tried to gag Schneider’s patients from speaking publicly in his defense. May have asked federal agents to visit the patients’ homes to intimidate them. Finally, launched a grand jury investigation of Reynolds, including a sweeping subpoena that caused her advocacy group, the Pain Relief Network, to fold. Reynolds was forbidden from sharing the contents of the subpoena or any of the briefs related to her challenge of the investigation. It was a blatant, abusive use of the grand jury to silence a critic of the government."

Tina
Tina

Coz, I checked and that abc video can be viewed on the abc website. I just watched it.

After seeing those men standing at the front of the room like paper mache figures facing the gathered audience, and reading the Washington Post report containing the unreal sales pitch by FAIR's Kris Kobach, reading the more unbelievable brief pre-written "BILL" they were all provided to dutifully take back to their states, and learning from Channel 12 News that Kobach's white-supremacist FAIR organization picked up the tab for all those state legislators' accommodations and travel to the nation's capitol --- well, I couldn't get out of my mind that poem by T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men, which begins.....

We are the hollow menWe are the stuffed menLeaning togetherHeadpiece filled with straw. Alas!Our dried voices, whenWe whisper togetherAre quiet and meaninglessAs wind in dry grassOr rats' feet over broken glassIn our dry cellar

Shape without form, shade without colourParalysed force, gesture without motion;

Those who have crossedWith direct eyes, to death's other KingdomRemember us -- if at all -- not as lostViolent souls, but onlyAs the hollow menThe stuffed men.

Coz
Coz

Hey Dennis, ABC took the video down.

mydreamsofhonor
mydreamsofhonor

Please end the nightmare Call congress ask for E-VERIFY to be used on all employees by all employers! One Law for all! Play fair, pay fair and live fair!

Coz
Coz

Pearce's motto, White Sheets, Hoods and Crosses for everyone !(Unless your brown skinned of course)

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

No wonder they don't want to fund education. These leaders want to maintain the ignorant mass they created for themselves. Fools voting against their own interests and their future. Dumb and dumber = Arizona. That will surely should attract new business to the state.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

correction: No wonder they don't want to fund education. These leaders want to maintain the ignorant mass they created for themselves. Fools voting against their own interests and their future. Dumb and dumber = Arizona. That should surely attract new business to Arizona.

Macrotech5000
Macrotech5000

Dumb (Jan Brewer) + Dumber (Joe Arpaio) + Dumbest (Russell Pearce) = Aria-zona

Rob
Rob

A politician from Arizona who doesn't understand the United States Constitution...perhaps more depressing is this is nothing new.

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