The scoop on birthright citizenship

Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Gage Skidmore/Flickr

When Donald Trump revealed his immigration policy this week, the aspect of the plan that got the most attention was his desire to deport the American-born children of illegal immigrants.  Under current US law, children born in the United States automatically become US citizens. In his plan, Trump says that this policy, “birthright citizenship,” is the “biggest magnet for illegal immigration.”

Birthright citizenship is also called “jus soli,” which means “the law of the soil.” Like many aspects of American law, it has its roots in English common law. In Calvin’s Case, a 1608 ruling, the court determined that a Scotsman born under the reign of King James of Bible fame, whose rule united the kingdoms of Scotland and England, was also an English subject. The court found that “a person’s status was vested at birth, and based upon place of birth—a person born within the king’s dominion owed allegiance to the sovereign, and in turn, was entitled to the king’s protection.”

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The curious case of Donald Trump, the 14th Amendment and Wong Kim Ark

2Call them anchor babies who gained American citizenship through fraud and deception, or they could be referred to as the recipients of birthright citizenship as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Call them what you like, but one of the few certainties regarding the children of illegal aliens born on US soil is that both the left leaning and the right leaning media has come out swinging.

Possibly as rare as a Minnesota dentist bagging a unicorn, or a Discovery Channel reality show of grown men searching for Sasquatch droppings, reporter for the usually left-leaning Mother Jones news outlet, Inae Oh doesn’t exactly keep her pro-Bill O’Reilly bias hidden in her coverage of the Donald Trump vs. Bill O’Reilly slugfest recently on the Fox News opinion program, The O’Reilly Factor. According to Oh, Trump ramped up his “nativist rhetoric” by claiming the Fourteenth Amendment is unconstitutional, which he actually never stated during the interview (see video).

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Firebrands – Christians with Bite from Yesteryear

pastorsrevolutionSunday morning I opened up a story from Doug Giles that got my attention – it was entitled, “If America Goes Down the Toilet, I’m Blaming Lame Pastors.” What the heck? Should I be offended? Nope. Here’s why:

The pastors and Christians of yesteryear were not wimpy, politically correct people who advocated nothing, nor did they stand with the British who were the tyrants in charge.  As Doug puts it, they “threw lighter fluid” on the fires of the revolution by their rhetoric.

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Can America be saved?

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US Navy

During the Obama Administration, a frequent rallying cry among conservatives has been the need to “take our country back.” The Obama era has brought the fundamental change that the future president promised in 2008, but has left many Americans feeling that the country is on the wrong track.

Much of the focus on restoring America is centered on restoring Republicans –constitutional conservatives in particular – to the White House. Winning the election of 2016, however, will prove much easier than reversing American decline. Many of the problems faced by the United States are in reality merely symptoms of deeper problems that may well prove impossible to fix, even with committed conservative Republicans in control of both houses of Congress and the presidency.

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The Supreme Court Rules That the Constitution is Unconstitutional

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If anyone needs proof that liberals on the Supreme Court are ideologically inclined in their interpretation of the Constitution, the gay marriage decision should provide that in spades.  By making gay marriage an absolute right, despite the fact there is no Constitutional backing for the decision, they are effectively ruling that the First Amendment is unconstitutional.  For over 200 years, freedom of religion has been an absolute right.  Now, liberals are saying only for churches.  But the Constitution wasn’t written for groups, it was written for the individual. Continue reading

Three Issues Soon to be Decided…Part 1

By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media

marriage coverAnd so we wait.

Three important issues will be coming to a head within the next week, two will be decided by the Supreme Court, and one basically by the pen of our traitor-in-chief. In this 3-part series I will go into depth about each possible decision, starting today with how I believe the Supreme Court will rule on the legalities…and it is all about legalities…of ‘same-sex marriage’.

The nine justices have been given the daunting task of ruling in regards to marriage rights specifically if prohibiting ‘same-sex marriage’ violates equal-protection guarantees. And if they follow the words of law, as in “…all men are created equal…” people better get used to NOT the reinterpretation of marriage in the biblical sense but the redefinition of what constitutes a marriage in the legal sense. Continue reading

Islam Does NOT Deserve Tax Exempt Status Because Islam is NOT a Religion

islam strike out(Author’s Note: I have been asked to re-run my article on islam…why it is NOT a religion and why it does NOT deserve tax exempt status in light of the recent happenings in Texas with the mosque burnings, the sharia zones and courts, the call nationwide for the closing of mosques, and the fatwa being placed on Pamela Geller.)

(Please note that in the body of my piece I deliberately do NOT capitalize islam, muslims, mohammad, or the qur’an in this paper as I believe to capitalize those words gives credence to them, and I give NO credence to islam, muslims, mohammad, or the qur’an.)

Our Constitution allows for freedom of religion.  Along with that come all the modern perks including tax exemption and other special privileges.  If it can be proven that islam does NOT qualify as a religion according to our laws, then islam will lose its religious designation, it’s very wanted but misguided protection under the guise of our First Amendment along with its tax exempt status, and thus its foothold in America.  With that said, what I will try to do here is present a feasible argument that the special rights and privileges afforded islam were given in error and hopefully will be reversed, thus helping to save our Judeo-Christian nation from the islamization being forced on us by the Obama administration. Continue reading

The True Instigators of Hate vs. Freedom of Speech

1st cover“We don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields she hides behind…[W]e will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter.”
ISIS communique placing a fatwa on Pamela Geller’s head

Pamela Geller and her group ‘American Freedom Defense Initiative’ have been the center of controversy this week because of the happenings in Garland, Texas…controversy over her right to free speech…controversy over her right to hold an event depicting the ‘so-called’ prophet muhammad in cartoon form. And we all know by now the unfolding chain of events that led to the rightful deaths of two homegrown muslim islamic terrorists that were hell-bent on murdering Pamela and other innocents in attendance. And while Pamela’s detractors say she is a true instigator of hate, the ISIS fatwa shows to what extent those who wish to kill us all will go to in their effort to reach that nefarious goal. Continue reading

At Easter and Passover…On God, Country, and Obama

happy easter happy passover(Author’s Note: I have been asked by some of my blog readers to run this Op-ed again as it is as pertinent today as when I wrote it in 2012.)

During this Holy Week for both Christians and Jews, let us remember and honor the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, the rights and privileges we sometimes take for granted, and let us celebrate in the knowledge that we live in the greatest nation the world has ever known. Let us remember our loved ones lost, and pray that our brave men and women in uniform are kept safe and out of harm’s way. Let us find comfort in knowing that as we celebrate the Resurrection and the freeing of the Jews from bondage in Egypt, we should rejoice in knowing that our dearly departed loved ones have already been welcomed into God’s Kingdom.

I pray that as we Christians and Jews celebrate freedom, restoration, redemption, and resurrection that we see this from both a spiritual and from a here and now perspective. The spiritual is obvious, the here and now not so much so, as our beloved America is at a dangerous crossroads. Do we return to God and the principals our Founding Fathers laid down in the Constitution or do we continue down Obama’s path of destruction of all this country was founded upon and all we hold dear. It is up to us, ‘We the People,’ to choose the path which we will follow. Continue reading

Ted Cruz Announces He’s Running and the Naysayers Gather Like Vultures to a Feast

cruz1 cover“I’m running for President and I hope to earn your support!”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz announces his 2016 run for the presidency

He’s the first official candidate to declare out of more than a dozen high-profile Republicans considering running for president…and if we cannot have LTC Allen West, Ted Cruz is the next best thing. Announcing his intentions in a 30-second video embedded in a tweet released at 12:09 AM Monday morning, TEA Party favorite Ted Cruz is everything Republicans should be but sadly are NOT…that is if he does NOT go so far in pandering to the ubber religious right…the ones with their ‘better a muslim we know than a Mormon we don’t know’ attitude that helped get Obama re-elected…that he actually…dare I say it…starts shaking hands with the left. (See Ted Cruz’s tweet released video announcement here:

cruz2Thankfully, I do NOT think he will as Ted Cruz ranks high on the list amongst true Constitutional conservatives, but unfortunately to date has NOT registered in the top five in the polls simply because he does NOT tow the so-called establishment Republican line. Instead, Ted Cruz appeals to Tea Partiers and we who are know as TEApublicans, because he has the courage to take on NOT only the Obama regime itself but the RINOS and the actual party establishment as well. Continue reading

Why the attempt to defund amnesty didn’t work – and what will



The failure of the Republican majority in Congress to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty this week has once again engendered bitterness among some conservatives toward the party’s leadership. Accusations that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell caved to Obama’s pressure are widespread, but the true cause of the failure to defund amnesty can be found within Senate traditions and the Constitution itself. The Constitution may also provide the ultimate solution to Obama’s executive overreach.


Because the authors of the Constitution distrusted a strong central government, they made it difficult to enact new laws. Because the framers worried that the majority might tyrannize a minority, they gave the president veto power over laws passed by Congress and the courts the right to strike down laws judged to be unconstitutional. Democratic filibusters must also be considered by Republican leaders, but it is the presidential veto that holds the greatest threat to the Republican agenda.

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Poll: Democrats ready to jettison courts

Supreme Court (Daderot/Wikimedia)

Supreme Court (Daderot/Wikimedia)

A stunning new poll released today by Rasmussen found that a relative majority of Democrats believe that President Obama should be able to ignore federal courts. The February 20 poll comes as the Obama Administration faces a host of legal obstacles which include a federal judge’s injunction against the president’s executive immigration amnesty and a high-profile challenge to the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” in the Supreme Court.


Rasmussen reports that nearly half of Democrats, 43 percent, “believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts.” This was a plurality, also called a relative majority, since only 35 percent of Democrats opposed having President Obama ignore the courts.

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