When Donald Trump proposed ending the policy of granting U.S. citizenship to the hundreds of thousands of children born to illegal aliens here every year, Democrats, the liberal media, Establishment Republicans, Bill O’Reilly and many others attacked, claiming that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, in O’Reilly’s word’s, “says if you’re born here, you’re an American.” Ann Coulter, in her column Wednesday, shows that is not true.
While numerous legal scholars have explored the post-Civil War amendments to the Constitution, Coulter’s trademark humor is a lot more fun to read:
By my count — so far — Fiorina, Chris Christie, Rick Perry and the entire Fox News commentariat are unfamiliar with a period of the nation’s history known as “the Civil War.” They seem to believe that the post-Civil War amendments were designed to ensure that the children of illegal aliens would be citizens, “anchor babies,” who can bring in the whole family. (You wouldn’t want to break up families, would you?)
I cover anchor babies in about five pages of my book, Adios, America, but apparently Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the scholars on Fox News aren’t what we call “readers.” [ posters note: Sean Hannity did have as a guest radio talk show host and author Mark Levin (an attorney) who correctly explained that Congress has the power under the 14th Amendment to stop the birthright citizenship policy ]
Read the rest of Coulter’s column at her website: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2015-08-19.html
Posted 8/20/15 by Margaret Hull