Some of these republican candidates are making it easy to be winnowed out of consideration for the presidency. Birthright citizenship eliminated over half of them and now we have a Kentucky county clerk jailed for exercising her First Amendment rights and defying a lawless federal judiciary.
Gov. Chris Christie has eliminated himself on both counts. Here is his excuse for allowing birthright citizenship:
Christie: It’s in the Constitution and I don’t think we should be looking to change it. Now, what I said was, if we wanted to have comprehensive immigrant reform, I’d be willing to listen to anything. But the truth of the matter is that it’s not something that, that’s not something that we should be focused on, that is an applause line. The fact is that it is in the Constitution, let’s talk about the things we can fix, and fix simply without having to amend the Constitution where we would need two-thirds of the Congress and 38 states to agree
Birthright citizenship for foreign nationals and their anchor babies is not in the Constitution. I’m tired of politicians and media pundits perpetuating this lie. The citizenship clause was designed to protect ex-slaves and their progeny. That’s it!
Here is Gov. Christie’s response to the jailing of a Kentucky county clerk:
Earlier Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Davis should be given another government job, because those licenses “have to be issued” under the law.
“People have a right to practice their religion,” Christie said on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning. “Now, I’ve said what I would do with this woman is to move her to another job where this is not an objection for her. Because you have to follow the law — and the law has to be these licenses have to be issued.”
“I think we should give her an option to do another job where her religious concerns are not going to be put into the cross hairs on this. So we have to have respect for people, but the government also has to function,” Christie said, adding that fellow 2016 Republican candidates shouldn’t “play politics” with the case.
Do we have to remind Gov. Christie that Kim Davis is an elected official? Maybe a federal judge can find him a new job too. How about janitor? I’m sure a black robed thug can divine that in the 14th Amendment as well.