Gaetz’s Proposition: A Step towards Reclaiming American Sovereignty

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The battle for American citizenship undergoes a seismic shift as Matt Gaetz proposes a bill that could revolutionize our understanding of it. He’s aiming to end birthright citizenship, a contentious issue that polarizes the nation. However, Gaetz’s proposal echoes what much of the Western world already upholds, countering cries of unconstitutional or even racist undertones. Critics may bemoan this legislation, but is it not time we address this elephant in the room? Are we rewarding those who break our laws, or should citizenship be earned, not freely given? The debate is on.

In line with the rest of the Western world, Gaetz proposes an end to birthright citizenship. It’s a radical yet thoughtful step that aligns America with its global counterparts. France eliminated birthright citizenship back in 1993, followed by Ireland, the last EU country to abolish it in 2005. New Zealand and Australia have also banned birthright citizenship in recent decades.

The 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to those born in the United States and subject to its jurisdiction, has been misinterpreted and misused. Its initial purpose was to ensure citizenship for freed slaves and their descendants, not to provide an incentive for illegal immigration. The law was written to protect those who were born, raised, and resided in America from being denied their citizenship rights – not to reward those who intentionally flout our immigration laws.

Those lawmakers who voted on the Amendment at the time made it clear that it was not intended to make it impossible to remove those in the country illegally. Yet, that’s exactly what the misinterpretation of this law has resulted in.

Birthright citizenship, according to The Atlantic, is a vestige of European powers’ attempt to attract immigrants to displace native populations in the New World. The trend continues today, serving the interests of those on the left who appear to support policies that essentially displace native populations.

Gaetz’s legislation seeks to correct this misinterpretation and misuse of the 14th Amendment. It’s a bold step forward, aiming to bring the U.S. in line with the rest of the Western world. It’s not about racism or xenophobia, as critics would like to frame it. It’s about addressing the realities of modern immigration, the loopholes in our legal system, and preserving the sanctity of American citizenship.

Conservatives need to rally behind Gaetz’s legislation. It’s a pragmatic solution to a longstanding problem. The United States cannot continue to reward illegal immigration by granting unconditional citizenship. This practice not only undermines the rule of law but also dilutes the value of American citizenship.

Birthright citizenship makes it difficult to remove those who entered the country illegally and have a child born here. In essence, they are shielded by their child’s citizenship, making deportation and other legal proceedings more challenging. This is not what the framers of the 14th Amendment intended, and it’s certainly not what modern America needs.

Moreover, the majority of the world doesn’t recognize unrestricted birthright citizenship. Countries typically require at least one parent to be a citizen or legal resident. Even Canada, our neighbor to the north, has recently faced calls to reconsider its policy on birthright citizenship.

While critics may call Gaetz’s proposal a radical change, it is more accurately a return to the original intent of our laws and a response to current challenges. It’s about taking control of our borders, restoring respect for our laws, and preserving the value of American citizenship.

The real question we need to ask is this: Why is the left so fanatical about keeping birthright citizenship? Does it serve a political agenda that has little to do with upholding American values or respecting the rule of law? Or is it simply a resistance to change, a fear of the unknown? Whatever the case may be, it’s clear that the status quo can no longer be maintained.

The proposed legislation by Gaetz could redefine the American approach to citizenship. It challenges the exploitative misuse of our laws, promoting a future where American citizenship retains its meaning and value. This is not a divisive or radical action. It is a step towards reclaiming American sovereignty and ensuring that citizenship remains a symbol of allegiance, not a tactical loophole. As America, it’s time we put an end to the misuse of birthright citizenship. If we are to stand strong in the world, we must reaffirm our commitment to the rule of law, and Gaetz’s legislation does just that.

Gary Franchi

Gary Franchi

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