As proven by the words of the very man who authored the 14th amendment in 1866, …


As proven by the words of the very man who authored the 14th amendment in 1866, Michigan Sen. Jacob M. Howard. Senator Howard explained in writing exactly what the scope of the law was when he introduced it, making it quite clear that it was referring to granting citizenship to the recently freed slaves only, not foreigners or even Native Americans.

According to The Federalist Papers Project, Howard wrote, in part, “that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States.This will NOT, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.”

The 14th Amendment was created to confer citizenship upon only the former slaves who had recently been freed during the Civil War. It was not intended to be made a citizen of any person who just so happened to be born on U.S. soil to foreign parents in the country, legally or otherwise.

Donald Trump is right to call for an end to automatic birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants born in this country, and he has the plainly written intentions of the man who wrote the law for evidence.




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