We Can't Change The Constitution
Donald Trump's latest attempt to nullify the American Constitution with an executive order is wrong. The 14th Amendment, or the amendment to guarantee birthright citizenship, cannot be changed or repealed with an executive order and no judge in the US judiciary should allow that to happen. It is not often that I come out this hard against something Donald Trump is proposing, but for all sides, this effort to repeal a part of the Constitution would set a dangerous and unacceptable precedent.
We cannot say that we want to protect the Constitution and particularly the First and Second Amendments while proposing the destruction of other Amendments we don't like. This is not how it should work in America. It cannot work this way.
Completely overriding or repealing an Amendment within our Constitution would make our Constitution null. It is not, and cannot be, a document or rule of law that is taken apart and rearranged by presidents or Congress on a whim.
The Constitution must be upheld. Any changes, repeals or new amendments must be done the way America's founding fathers intended... which is not through an executive order.
We cannot simultaneously complain when the left calls for the abolishment of the Second Amendment and then support Donald Trump when he attempts to undo the 14th Amendment.
The US Constitution is the most sacred document in our democracy. Without it, we would not be a republic.
We must exercise discipline when dealing with matters of illegal immigration, without immediately jumping to abolish sections of the Constitution that we disagree with. This would make us no better than the left and their calls to shut down free speech, which is protected by the First Amendment, and their calls to disarm all Americans and law abiding gun owners, in defiance of the Second Amendment.
In America, the Constitution matters. In America, we don't allow presidents from either side to interpret, rewrite or destroy the Constitution whenever they feel like it, or to shape it by their own will.
We may not like or agree with the 14th Amendment, but it is here to stay.
The 14th Amendment:
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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.