History: Original Intent and the 14th Amendment (Birthright Citizenship)

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Over two years ago, I attended an anti New York City Mosque rally. While at this event, I ran into a couple of young liberal men who had come to argue with their ideological adversaries. In conversation with them, one brought up the 14th amendment, which even though I knew what it was, off the top of my head I couldn’t remember. When I asked for clarification on what the Amendment was about he said in a very sarcastic, half laughing manner “You don’t know what the 14th Amendment is?” So not totally remembering everything about it, I went back and researched the amendment for myself, and what I found was interesting.

Section one of the 14th Amendment of the United States constitution states:

“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…

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