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Jack Kimble Cracks the Liberal Media

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[I mentioned before that I had joined the Jack Kimble campaign team.  Well, I’m pleased to announce that my hard work has paid off.  On Monday, Huffington Post’s lead story mentioned the good congressman.  Of course, I helped Mr. Kimble with his response.]

Jon Kyl Backs Republican 14th-Amendment Repeal Effort To Deny Citizenship To Immigrants’ Children

First Posted: 08- 2-10 09:49 AM   |   Updated: 08- 2-10 12:33 PM

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On Sunday, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) became the highest-ranking Republican to call for the repeal of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Kyl said that he opposes allowing children of undocumented immigrants to be granted U.S. citizenship and wants Congress to hold hearings on the matter.
In doing so, the Senate’s no. 2 Republican didn’t place himself on the extreme wing of his party’s stance on immigration policy. Rather, he joined what is a growing movement that could very well shape the official policy planks of the GOP.
There are already a number of Republican officials who have preceded Kyl in calling for a reworking of the country’s citizenship laws. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has proposed the piece of legislation that would repeal the 14th Amendment; he is joined on the House side by Rep. Jack Kimble (R-Calif.).
An aide to Graham said that there had been no formal dates set for hearings or the bill’s introduction. “Senator Graham threw this out there on Fox News and it is something that he has been talking about in South Carolina as well,” the aide said. But there was growing talk and legislative activity around the concept.
In the House, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) has introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, which would attempt to deny children of illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship through statute rather than a constitutional amendment (thereby lowering the vote threshold). He has 93 co-sponsors for that effort including Rep. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Republican who is in a runoff to be the party’s candidate for governor.
Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-Ky.) caused a stir shortly after winning his primary by saying he supported stripping citizenship from children of the undocumented. Former congressman and potential Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo — one of the staunchest anti-illegal immigration voices in national politics — has made repeal of the 14th Amendment a major cause.
There are many obscure Republican candidates who have made the same proposal, including Kevin Craig in Missouri and Gary McLeod (an obscure Christian conservative who is challenging — without much hope — Majority Whip James Clyburn).
But what may be most telling about the 14th amendment repeal campaign — the element that suggests it could be a major philosophical force within the Republican Party — are its roots. Well before it became en vogue for Republicans to advocate fundamental change in citizenship laws, the idea was being bandied about among the intellectual bastions of the conservative movement. The Heritage Foundation produced a report on the matter in 2006. And Fred Thompson — back when he was igniting a whisper campaign that he was the one Republican with the intellectual heft to run for president — was talking about repealing the 14th amendment back in 2007.
“I think that law was created at another time and place for valid reasons,” said the former U.S. senator from Tennessee. “It probably needs to be revisited.”

[Congressman Kimble’s response]
“Thank you for your coverage of this important issue. In California’s 54th District, we have a serious problem with immigration. On my father’s farm alone I know of at least 8 families of illegals. This is something that must be addressed for the good of our nation.

I applaud Senators Kyl and Graham for championing this battle in the Senate and my colleague Lamar Smith for proposing the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 in The House. Passing it will be one of my top priorities when we return from recess.

Unfortunately, repealing the 14th Amendment will take a very long time. If anybody remembers the battle for that silly ERA Amendment in the 1970s, you know I’m not exaggerating when I say this may take a decade to fix. That is why we must immediately close off our borders to any sexually active women of child bearing age. President Obama, if you are serious about stopping the problem of anchor babies than every sexually active woman is a ticking time bomb.

Repealing a Constitutional Amendment is no small task. It is a solemn task that our country has only undertaken once in its long history. However, the 14th Amendment is an antiquated reminder of the last half of the 19th Century–a time when there was very little immigration in this country to worry about. It is time for us to move forward.

Congressman Jack Kimble
54’th District California”


Written by thatsrightnate

August 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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  1. What a pretty picture


    August 4, 2010 at 1:18 am

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