Thursday, April 20, 2006

New Proposed Constitutional Amendment?

"Amendment Would Eliminate Congressional Representation for Illegal Aliens"
- from summary of H.J. Res. 53

That’s all you need to know to make a educated opinion. come on, seriously, that’s the republican solution to the problem - Take away their representation so then we can steal southern California for the republicans! That has to be the dumbest amendment ever. It sounds alright at first, but then think about it for awhile and it becomes clear that it is unnecessary. Why don't republicans just take care of the problem by strengthening the borders? To me, just about the only republican even close to doing anything is George W. Bush! Blasphemy, I know.


Sean said...

This has nothing to do with political parties. It is an extension of Amendment 14 Section 2 due to the passage of Amendment 19.

Aric Miller said...

This has nothing to do with the passage of the 19th Amendment for it has nothing to do with gender. Section 2 of the 19th Amendment is representation by "counting the whole number of persons in each State."

Please, explain this me more, mabye you're confused.

Sean said...

Ah, I got a little ahead of myself there. I was thinking that there was some loophole for female illegal aliens because Amendment 14 mentions a lot of stuff about males but not females because Amendment 14 was passed in 1868, before women had the right to vote.

Anyway, if you read past the first sentence of Amendment 14 Section 2, you'll still find that it's illegal for illegal aliens to have congressional representation:

But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied... the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State."

Simply put, it says that you must have the right to vote to be counted for congressional representation. Illegal aliens do not have the right to vote, and therefore cannot be counted.