Saturday, June 12, 2010

Anchor Babies

I hate the stench of bigotry in the morning. Latest volley coming from the "strict constitutionalist" crowd's attack on the foundational document of our government is this move in Arizona to abolish the 14th Amendment.
Buoyed by recent public opinion polls suggesting they're on the right track with illegal immigration, Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates to children born in Arizona - and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution - to parents who are not legal U.S. citizens.
This latest abomination was birthed by GOP state Sen. Russell Pearce, the same "real white Murkian" who made the racism real with Arizona's Senate Bill 1070 - the "show me your papers filthy brown people" law. Not content with ferreting out undocumented adult immigrants, he's now got the innocent children in his sights.
The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the "anchor" and leave.
While clearly targeted at Hispanics, one might remind Mr. Pearce and his supporters that the majority of Americans have an anchor baby somewhere in their family tree. Wonder how they would feel about it if the law was made retroactive and white people were subjected to it too?

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Blogger : smintheus :: said...

You could say that my grandfather was an anchor baby for his Irish immigrant parents in the late 19th century. He was the finest human being I've ever known.

These haters of the Constitution in Arizona aren't treating the children as human beings, but rather as vermin to be eradicated.

12:13:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's very disturbing Smintheus. Even worse, this mindset isn't confined to AZ. It's pretty rampant around here in NC. Hearing buzz about wanting similar laws.

12:41:00 PM  

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