Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:22 pm

How you can tell when the Apocalypse is at hand

Filed under: Weird — Lex @ 9:22 pm
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When Alan Keyes starts making sense:

The 14th Amendment is not something that one should play with lightly. I noticed, finally, that Lindsey Graham, used the term — as people have carelessly done over the years — referring to the 14th Amendment as something that has to do with birthright citizenship, and that we should get rid of birthright citizenship. Now let me see, if birthright citizenship is not a birthright, then it must be a grant of the government. And if it is a grant of the government, then it could be curtailed in all the ways that fascists and totalitarians always want to.

I think we ought to be real careful before we adopt a view we want to say that citizenship is not a reflection of our unalienable rights. It is not a grant of government, but arises from a set of actual conditions, starting with the rule of God, that constrain government to respect the rights of the people, and therefore the rights that involve the claim of citizenship. Those are really deep, serious issues, and when the amendment was written, and when it was first referred to in the Slaughterhouse cases, the Supreme Court declared that they knew they were touching on something that was absolutely fundamental. And I think before we play games with it in any way, we need to remember that ourselves.

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8 Comments

  1. Alan Keyes. OMG, Lex you have turned on your maverick hero. Who you gonna call next Ghost Busters.?

    Was Wong Kim Ark wrongly decided ?

    If so then the Senator from SC may have a point.

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Tuesday, August 10, 2010 10:53 pm @ 10:53 pm

  2. Alan Keys ALWAYS makes sense!

    “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.” -1 Corinthians 1:27

    Comment by Mike J Baron — Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:50 am @ 6:50 am

  3. “my maverick hero”? Fred, the only maverick hero I’ve got is Bret Maverick.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:35 am @ 10:35 am

  4. I meant, of course, Lindsey Graham.

    So what do you think are the chances of a reconsideration of Wong Kim Ark by SCOTUS ?

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:37 am @ 11:37 am

  5. Graham’s neither a maverick nor my hero. Re Wong Kim Ark, Ida know. I haven’t had a chance to read anything about it.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:28 pm @ 12:28 pm

  6. Back on topic and rank hypocrisy

    Harry Reid 2010.. Harry Reid 1993

    Thoughts ?

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Friday, August 13, 2010 3:34 pm @ 3:34 pm

  7. The same thought I’ve always had about Harry Reid, which is that he could lose a game of Jeopardy to a piece of floor tile.

    Comment by Lex — Saturday, August 14, 2010 5:10 pm @ 5:10 pm

  8. Oh, Fred, did you see where Reid later gave a speech denouncing his own bill and calling it the low point of his career? So it looks as if “But Reid introduced a bill …” is the “But Byrd was in the Klan!” of the new decade. Reid is still a dip, but at least in this case he admits he made a mistake, which is more than Mitch McConnell or John Boehner (to say nothing of Bush/Cheney) seem inclined to do.

    Comment by Lex — Monday, August 16, 2010 10:34 pm @ 10:34 pm


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