By Jack M. Moutrie
May 18, 2005
Was the 14th Amendment correctly
ratified legally, and if so, why are courts interpreting the
clause to include all alien births on U.S. soil?
The original Constitution did not recognize negroes as citizens, so in order to accomplish this and other objectives the 14th Amendment was proposed. Because most southern states objected to the terms, the northern states refused to seat 22 Senators and 58 Representatives from the southern states. The northern states passed, over President Johnson s veto, the Reconstruction Acts, which placed southern states under military rule, replacing the original legislative body by a group of individuals willing to ratify the 14th Amendment. The amendment was certified as being adopted by Secretary of State William Seward in spite of the fact (1) the joint resolution was not submitted to or adopted by a Constitutional Congress, (2) the joint resolution was not submitted to the President, and (3) the proposed 14th amendment was never ratified by æ of the States as required by Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
Hence, the 14th Amendment of
the U.S. Constitution is null and void. Therefore, all babies
born under the guise of this amendment are not citizens for that
reason. It should be noted that Jacob Howard, author of the
citizenship clause defined the citizens as being all other persons,
but not those who are foreigners, aliens, and those who belong
to families of ambassadors or foreign ministers. How can the
courts misinterpret that definition, unless they have ulterior
motives? How can the government continue to perpetuate such a
Edward J. Erler testifying before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, June 25, 1997 said, If Americans held to the notion of birth-right citizenship, they would have been incapable of declaring their independence from Britain!
The People of this Nation are owed an explanation why government refuses to address the issue of "birthright citizenship" as currently being interpreted under the citizenship clause.
Jack M. Moutrie
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