The section one of the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution reads; “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.”
These words have no meaning for President Obama. Speaking at the American University School of International Service on Thursday, Obama proclaimed that being an American is “not a matter of blood or birth”, but rather, of “faith” and “shared values”.
What ‘faith’? Which ‘shared values’? These are imprecise terms definable by subjective opinion. American citizenship under these terms could be made to apply to almost anyone. That, of course, is Obama’s intent. He is trying to blur the lines between legal and illegal immigration, between citizenship and residency. In so doing, he is unwittingly accentuating the lines between conservatism and liberalism. With Obama’s approval index numbers at -20, forcing more people off the fence on this issue, without knowing upon which side they will fall, is incredibly stupid.