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Senator Graham and Congressman Kimble Call for Repeal of 14th Amendment

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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and California Congressman Jack Kimble have announced that they are considering a Constitutional Amendment to repeal the 14th amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to all children born in the United States.

The problem is that these babies are often born to illegal immigrants serving as an anchor to allow the family to become legal immigrants themselves. The 14th amendment which allows birthright citizen was passed during the second half of the 19th century at a time when there was not much immigration in the United States. Now that our borders are practically exploding with immigrants, it’s time to stop this antiquated practice.

“I may introduce a constitutional amendment that changes the rules if you have a child here,” Graham said during an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “Birthright citizenship I think is a mistake … We should change our Constitution and say if you come here illegally and you have a child, that child’s automatically not a citizen.”

Asked how intent Graham is on introducing the amendment, the South Carolina Republican responded: “I got to.”

“Talking with Senator Graham has convinced me that a Constitutional Amendment is the way to go,” responded Senator Kimble, “I think we need to go in that direction, but the process is rather slow moving and we need to take emergency action now.”

When asked what those emergency actions should be, Kimble responded, “Abortion is not an answer and as a Catholic I don’t believe in artificial contraception either. The only way to make sure that immigrants do not have children in this country as 3/4 of the states vote on the convention is to not allow sexually active women or women who have had sex within the past 9 months into the country.”

Kimble went on to say, “I am perfectly willing to accept the honor system. I do not think we have to only allow women who are virgins or past child bearing age into the country, but that is certainly one way we could go.”

“I’m a practical guy, but when you go forward, I don’t want 20 million more 20 years from now,” said Graham. “I want to be fair. I want to be humane. We need immigration policy, but it should be on our terms, not someone else’s. I don’t know how to fix it all. But I do know what makes people mad, that 12 million people came here, and there seems to be no system to deal with stopping 20 million 20 years from now.”

“Immigration is a threat that previous generations of Americans didn’t have to worry about. I believe in following the original intent of the Constitution, but I don’t think we can always support the Constitution when it stands in the way of our freedom,” concluded Kimble.

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July 29, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Indians Must Do Their Part to Keep Undesirables Out

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By now you’ve probably read about the judge’s decision today on Arizona House Bill 1070.  It was a terrible blow for freedom loving Americans everywhere who know what a great country we have and don’t want foreigners messing it up.  I want to address House Bill 1070 tonight, but I planned today’s blog before the Judge’s ruling so I want to talk about something else—Native Americans and immigration.

I’ve noticed that in Arizona, the new immigration law has received a great deal of resistance from the American Indian community.   It occurs to me that a large part of the problem is educating Indians.   You see, I don’t think Indians are actually hostile to enforcing the law as much as uninformed as to what’s at stake.  Just like the rest of us, Native Americans have an obligation to enforce immigration laws because of the danger that illegal aliens possess to our way of life.  When you have some 12,000,000 illegal immigrants entering your country, you can’t hope but find it transformed.  I am sure once Native Americans understand these issues, they will side with us.

Profiling in Arizona need not be done racially.  Frankly, nobody under 60 who isn’t an illegal immigrant has any interest in going to Arizona anyway.  Actually, that’s probably closer to 70–about the age when a doctor tells you that a warm, dry, climate is the only thing that can keep you alive.  Ironically, Mexico has such a climate.   Anyway, if the cops simply say they’re pulling everybody who doesn’t look 60, there’s no protest–just a thought.

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July 28, 2010 at 9:14 pm

White House Owes Andrew Breitbart an Apology

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Who hasn’t been in this position?  You meet a girl and you joke around with her.  You playfully call her a bitch, and she laughs and responds that you’re a bastard.  Then you go a step further and use a little Mel Gibson language and she pours a drink on you or slaps your face.   The same thing happened to Andrew Breitbart in a way.

You see Breitbart first came to national attention when his deceptively edited video made ACORN look like they were supporting prostitution.  The result was without really checking out the video, ACORN was defunded.   Even today, many people have not paid attention to the troubling aspects of the video like the employees who called the police about the “pimp” and “prostitute” who visited.

Seeing what he had made and calling it successful journalism, Breitbart shoddily edited another video tape and was shocked to find everybody overreacting.  An innocent woman was fired and Fox News was left with egg on their face after promoting the video.  What mistake did Breitbart make?  Simply put, he was too trusting.   He trusted the Obama administration to investigate the video, find out what it was and then leftists and patriotic Americans could fight in the media about what really happened in the media.  Unfortunately, when the White House didn’t do their job and overreacted Breitbart was left holding the bag when people mistakenly blamed him for an innocent woman losing her job.  Of course isn’t true.  While Ms. Sherod may not have said anything racist in this speech, she probably did in another one.

The White House needs to react immediately to apologize to Andrew Breitbart and restore his good name.  They are the ones who have dragged it through the mud by believe him and not checking out the facts.   Until they do, Breitbart remains a victim of the reverse-racism of the Obama White House.

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July 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm

The Dangers of Political Satire

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There is a real danger out there my friends.  You see it on shows like the Colbert Report.   When I first started watching the show I found it extremely refreshing.  On a lefty dominated station like Comedy Central, there was Steve Colbert with a solidly conservative voice.  He even called Bill O’Reilly Papa Bear.  Well three years into watching the show religiously, I found out that it was all a put on.  Colbert was a liberal portraying himself as a satirical conservative.  I was sickened.

There was something similar that happened today and many conservatives believed that we were going to be placed under martial law because of a 3 year old story from The Onion.   I’d read the newspaper a few times and didn’t care for it, but now I found it The Onion is also satire.  Here’s the clip:

When ordinarily rational conservatives saw this, they reacted all over Facebook like this.  Is it their fault no?   That’s the insidious nature of satire.  It pretends to be real news and people believe it.   Look at what happened yesterday when Democrats took the bait from brilliant satirist Andrew Breitbart who first came to prominence by editing a video tape to make it look like ACORN was supporting prostitution.  This time Breitbart took a speech by a USDA employee talking about how she learned to overcome her own racist upbringing to learn to help everybody and made it sound like she was refusing to help people based on race.  In fairness to this employee she probably became an employee when her father was murdered by the KKK, but it’s still no excuse for being predisposed not to like white people—we’re very lovable.

Well, the liberals bought this hook line and sinker even though they felt for Breitbart’s pranks before.  Before they even validated the statement, Shirley Sherrod was thrown out of the department and hoping that unemployment benefits would be extended.  Today the liberals have egg on their face after hearing the unedited speech she gave.  Oops!!  You fell for it liberals.

That is why I don’t like satire.  It can hit Democrats and Republicans equally and what makes it so dangerous is you never know when what you read is satire and when it is real.  New Zealand managed to ban political satire.  I am hoping that I can use my influence in the Kimble campaign to get him to pass a similar law here.  One thing’s for sure, at Thatsrightnate.com you’ll be able to continue to count on the same sold Conservative values you’ve always expected and still 100% satire free.

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July 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Joining The Kimble Campaign

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I apologize that I have let this blog go a bit, but I’m happy to announce that the reason is I’ve joined Jack Kimble’s reelection campaign.  For readers of this blog, Jack Kimble is old hat.  He’s gone from being an interview segment to being somebody I would gladly donate a kidney or spleen to.  While Jack is not exactly on the political radar, I think we can use that to our advantage.  I see big things in his future including a 2016 Presidential run.  It’s exciting to get behind a candidate you believe in and for me Jack Kimble is that man.

The above Voices of the 54th District Mailer was created by me for the Kimble campaign and I’m really proud that I am getting involved.  At this time Jack isn’t even asking for donations.  He’s been getting plenty of financing from his father and various corporate lobbyists that support him.  I guess I’m kind of like the George Stefanapulous character in The War Room.   However, if you want to support Jack, you can follow him:

Twitter – @Repjackkimble
Website – http://kimbleforcongress.blogspot.com/

Recent Discussions of Kimble:

Balloon Juice

Landover Baptist Church

The Moderate Voice

Save The Rich

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Unfortunately, the American economy is in sorry shape.   We can spend from here until Larry King’s next divorce arguing over who is responsible, but that’s really not going to get us anywhere.  The important thing is we’re in a mess and as we sputter along, we need to prioritize because unfortunately we can’t save everybody.

Think of how it works when several patients need a kidney transplant.  The hospital will screen through 4 or 5 patients in order to find not the sickest patient, but the healthiest patient.   The hospital feels that it’s important that they not waste a kidney on somebody who may die anyway, when it could save somebody else’s life.  Our economy must work the same way.

If you figure we have a choice between funding unemployment benefits and cutting taxes on the wealthy, we must cut taxes to save the rich.   They are the ones who are most likely to survive the current  recession.  If we extend unemployment benefits for the poor, they will simply use it to buy food or shelter.  As Americans, we must be wiser.

That is why, this blog is endorsing the current Republican economic policies as voiced by Marco Rubio and others.   Do not let the Bush tax cuts expire.  In fact, cut the top tax rate.  It may not help the economy, but it’ll get the rich through the crisis and at least that’s somebody.

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July 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Make the Unemployed Pay

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One of the best things that has come out of the economic downturn has been a new Republican economic strategy.  Many people like myself who have found Reaganomics and the theories of Milton Friedman solid, but too soft and cuddly to be truly satisfying have embraced this new philosophy espoused by the Heritage Foundation, pundits, and Republicans in Congress alike.    Maybe Arizona’s Senator John Kyl  explained it best when he argued that unemployment benefits dissuade people from job-hunting “because people are being paid even though they’re not working.”

Congressman Jack Kimble (R-CA) told reporters at a House Republican Summit last week, “Unemployment was meant as a safety net for the workers of this country.  It was never meant to be supposed to support non-workers.  The best way to get people back to work is to end this entitlement.”

I have to wonder if that’s really enough though.   Sure, cutting off unemployment and COBRA benefits will get some of the unemployed to stop laying on their couch watching Oprah and check out the want ads, but will it really get to the hard core unemployed–the ones who have made an art form out of life on the public rolls.  I think not.   To really get everybody to start looking for work, we need to start fining the unemployed.

I would say the fine should start small enough at maybe $10 a day and gradually double every week for those who are persistently unemployed.   This will give the recently laid off a couple of weeks to find something new before the big fines really start to come into play, yet still give those who are unemployed a great new incentive to get back to work again.  Now, I would never suggest imprisoning the jobless who could not pay, but I would suggest possibly public shaming or loans as a way to deal with those who refuse to pay their for share.   As Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle put it, “What has happened is the system of entitlement has caused us to have a spoilage with our ability to go out and get a job…There are some jobs out there that are available. Because they have to enter at a lower grade and they cannot keep their unemployment, they have to make a choice now.  We’re making them make a choice between unemploment benefits and going back to work and working up through the ranks of that job and actually building up a good wage again.”

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July 13, 2010 at 10:24 pm