Rep. King’s Alternative (Constitution-lite) Reality

I will cost taxpayers about $1.1 million for the Republicans to have the Constitution read in the House chamber tomorrow.

Don’t these dummies do like I do and carry a copy of the Constitution in their pockets or on their smartphones? Sheesh! But, as long as we are paying a hefty price for their remedial education/political theater, lets give ‘em a quiz afterward. Some of them need it.

It seems there is a handful of “Constitutionally challenged” lawmakers. Consider Rep. Steve King (R-IA) who seems blissfully unaware of the words and stuff that are actually in the Constitution. Here is what he did:

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) isn’t wasting any time with his immigration agenda, dropping a bill on the first day of Congress that goes after birthright citizenship.

King’s measure would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, ending automatic citizenship for anyone born in the country. Instead, the measure requires that only the children of citizens, legal immigrants permanently living in the country or immigrants in the military, be granted citizenship.

Rep. King has some fine company in his Constitutionally-challenged alternative reality. The Act’s co-sponsors are: Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Gary Miller (R-CA), Rob Woodall (R-GA), Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). (Question: Is it something in the water in California and Georgia?!?)

Here is what the Constitution says:

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States….

5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. (Amendment 14, Ratified in 1868.)

I mean, WTF?!? Is this pack of Wingnut Retards really that stupid? Or do they purposefully eschew the Bill of Rights, as some kind of second class, not-quite-binding section of the Constitution?

Silly Steve…YOU CAN’T PASS AN ACT OF CONGRESS that undoes a plainly-worded, unambiguous right ratified by the states simply because you’re afraid of brown people!

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One Response to “Rep. King’s Alternative (Constitution-lite) Reality”

  1. The Raven Says:

    Of course you can. It’s just not enforceable, unless the Roberts Court upholds it–and who knows what that Court will do? Even if it doesn’t, well, it’s laying the groundwork for the hysteria. Hominds. Want someone to blame.


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