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Think about it

What percentage of the current American population is descended from immigrants who didn't technically meet the strictest legal criteria? How many of us were, so to speak, grandfathered in?

Connie Boyd

Denver, CO

Aug 3 2010 - 4:32pm

Birthrights!

Citizenship is a basic civil right for all people born in America. If an amendment is passed limiting that right for one segment of the population, it could threaten every American's right to citizenship. If one group of citizens are denied their birthright, another group can be denied their birthright. The purpose of the Bill of Rights and subsequent civil rights amendments was to protect individual rights from governmental abuses. Government is not allowed to abridge these rights.

For example, with regard to religion, the First Amendment protects religion as an individual right that government cannot touch. It does not protect government from religion. A secular government is a secondary effect of protecting religious freedom.

People need to read and understand the Constitution, before they seek to amend away their civil rights!

Pervis James Casey

Riverside, CA

Jul 29 2010 - 3:51pm