Shorter Scott Walker on immigration:
We must enforce the law by violating the Constitution.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says we should “reexamine” birthright citizenship as if it is some nebulous policy promulgated by liberals to pack the voting booths with immigrants who have yet to learn to walk.
What is it about people who say they revere the Constitution but have no trouble distorting it, ignoring it, or shredding it to fit their political motives? If it’s not citizenship as defined by the Fourteenth Amendment, it’s the simple declaration that all citizens are entitled to the equal protection of the laws, also in the Fourteenth Amendment, that gave us marriage equality. Yet somehow that is unconstitutional.
They’re also not wild about the First Amendment protecting people from the establishment of religion because, of course, it’s only meant for Christians. They also believe that it protects people from being fired for denying marriage licenses to people they don’t like and from networks cancelling reality shows because one of the members of the family that breeds like rabbits is a pedophile, and that the Constitution guarantees “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” No, it does not. That’s from the Declaration of Independence, which was a resolution passed by the Continental Congress, which went out of business before the Constitution was written.
But let’s be fair. If we’re going to revisit various parts of the Constitution, let’s talk about the Second Amendment, shall we?