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Freedom Isn't Free!

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I think it's time to join the 14th Amendment debate before it gets really out of hand.

For once I firmly agree with Conservative, Right-Wing Republicans and Tea Party members, despite their spelling challenges and their obvious lack of poster-making skills. (I would think that alone would make a great case to continue funding Art in school. Tea Party demonstrators clearly paid too much attention during milk-and-cookie time and recess and not nearly enough during Art and Spelling. But I digress.)

In light of illegal immigrants, Muslim terrorist infiltrators and other unwanted rabble infecting our great nation, I believe it is time for a change. The very security of our country is at stake. Therefore, I believe that birth alone, in itself, on American soil, should not automatically qualify one for Citizenship. There are too many terrorist babies and Mex'cans dropping future Welfare recipients, and just being a Citizen of the United States is very special and should rightfully be a distinct honor.

From an historical perspective, the system needed to be simple and fair, which is how we ended up with "Citizen by birth" but this is America, and things aren't simple or fair. They should be both if you read the Declaration of Independence, anything Jesus said, or the fundamental documents of our nation, the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. However, whether it was actually stated or not, the presidential assault on the Constitution and our fundamental Rights proves without a doubt that these documents are nothing but "pieces of paper" or more accurately, parchment, but our system has no need for historical accuracy and these documents no longer hold any relevance in our new world.

If not by birth, then logic dictates that Citizenship be based on something more tangible.

If my name was Kerry or Pelosi or Cheney or Bush or Koch or Walton, I would recommend Citizenship be based on income, status and/or family name. Or, more accurately, I would create "grassroots" organizations made up of idiots to petition that this be done.

Remember: Freedom isn't Free!

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