Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jonah Goldberg and the Constitution

Reading Jonah Goldberg today, I know he drives me crazy. Today he was railing against the liberals because they are against the rewriting of the 14th amendment. But, yet they don't have any problem with it being a living document and using the equal protection clause to overturn the will of the people. I'm one of those who believe that the Constitution must be able to adapt to the modern world. I also believe that the Constitution was written to protect the rights of the minority from the tyranny of the majority. Jonah this means that just because the majority is for something doesn't make it right. I know that this is a tough concept for a Federalist, but it is what Jefferson, Franklin, Paine and others believed. So, the question is should some people have more rights than others? The Constitution would indicate NO.

On changing the birthright, this has been a hallmark of the country since its founding. I see no reason to change it now. What I want to see is the illegals deported. It is ridiculous that we drive by people working in yards, landscaping business grounds, picking crops, cleaning homes, cleaning hotels,... and we have no problem but show up in the store, school, driving a car and people go crazy. Eliminate employment and you eliminate 90% of the problem. Go after the employers, quit this misguided attempt at rounding up 12 million people. Conduct sweeps on targeted businesses (we know where illegals work).

One thing that is rarely discussed is how President Reagan granted amnesty to 5 million illegals. Since that day we acquired 12 million more. This is largely because we granted amnesty previously.

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