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Friday, April 07, 2006

Family Values

Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "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." (emphasis added).

Like it or not, that means when an illegal immigrant has a child in the United States, that child is automatically a citizen.

The Alabama Federation of Republican Women wants to eliminate this part of the constitution. Why? Because it costs too much "to provide government services, such as food, education and health care, to these families." That's right, money trumps the health and well being of innocent children.

Gosh, where do folks get the crazy idea that the only thing Republicans care about is money?