Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Constitution

  There is no doubt about the immense strength in the US government. We are one of the most structured, influential countries in the world. A lot of that power is held together by 3 strong words, "we the people". I am focusing on the 14th amendment in my blog though. I believe the 14th amendment was one of the strongest amendment's written. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. This impacted our history incredulously and will continue to influence our future. 
        
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The original intent of the 14 amendment was to give the slaves full citizenship and to ban slavery. When this amendment took action though, illegal immigrants were not yet a thing and that was not an extreme problem, like it is today.  The 14th amendment is causing problems in our current culture because of illegal immigrants having children on American soil, just so the child will have citizenship even if the parents don't. 

These children are called "anchor babies" and the children normally turn into sponsors for their parents, and then the parents become American citizens also. I understand why people are so desperate to live in America, because it is a super sick place to live. Maybe I am biased and ignorant because I am an American, but I don't agree with this at all. If illegal immigrants continue coming into our country like they are, our country will lose its value. Our government can't support the amount of immigrants coming in and I just don't believe that the anchor babies should be allowed and I think we should repeal the 14th amendment at some point. Obviously that is a lot bigger deal than just "changing the terms and conditions" but it will continue becoming a bigger and bigger issue, and I think we should change this before it is too late.

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