August 04, 2010
America Under Siege

CNN’s 360 Degrees gives the third one to a logician from Arizona, State Senator Russell Pearce:

PEARCE: It’s wrong. It’s unconstitutional.

PAUL BEGALA: The 14th Amendment...

(CROSSTALK)

ANDERSON COOPER: Paul, go ahead.

PEARCE: Wait. Wait. You ask me why I wanted to change it. Let me tell you why. Let me tell you why.

BEGALA: The 14th Amendment is the Constitution. The 14th Amendment can’t be unconstitutional, Senator. It is the Constitution.

[Ed. note: To be fair, though, the language is pretty ambiguous: “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.”]


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 04, 2010 12:56 PM
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Where's the ambiguity?

Posted by: Peter on August 5, 2010 9:00 AM

I'm pretty sure that was sarcasm.

Posted by: Lenora on August 5, 2010 11:28 AM

Why don't these folks just admit they're against everything since 1860?

Posted by: Martha Bridegam on August 6, 2010 2:32 AM

What I say is "Tear down that wall, Mr. Obama." Let everybody come in. Our tired old gene pool needs a good flushing out.

Posted by: Red Tide on August 6, 2010 10:39 AM

Martha is correct: Teabaggers also want to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment. As states' rights advocates, they believe state legislatures should be appointing senators, so they want to do away with direct election.

Posted by: Joyful on August 7, 2010 8:59 PM
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