Fabulous Miss Lindsey Graham Goes Nativist, Calls for Repeal of 14th Amendment

Friday, July 30, 2010


Fabulous Miss Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went all nativist on us after key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 were struck down by a Federal judge, and called for the repeal of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The 14th Amendment was adopted on July 9, 1868. Section 1 reads:

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.

Miss Lindsey was clearly outraged by the judge’s decision to strike down parts of the Arizona immigration law and decided to join lawmakers who since last year, have kicked around a proposal to bar the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens. Such a move would be a profound reinterpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

After the Arizona ruling came down, Miss Lindsey said that “birthright citizenship” needs to be changed:

“I’m a practical girl guy, but when you go forward I don’t want 20 million more (illegal immigrants) 20 years from now. Let’s have a system that doesn’t reward people for cheating.”

Miss Lindsey said she he might introduce a constitutional amendment:

“We should change our Constitution and say if you come here illegally and you have a child, that child’s automatically not a citizen. They come here to drop a child, it’s called ‘drop and leave.’ That attracts people here for all the wrong reasons.”

The amendment process is a lengthy, drawn out process that requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress as well as ratification by three-fourths of the states. That’s a whopping 38 states.

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15 Responses to Fabulous Miss Lindsey Graham Goes Nativist, Calls for Repeal of 14th Amendment

  1. DMason says:

    Miss Lindsey is up for reelection in November, right? I think she will say anything to hold onto her seat. I mean, what else can she possibly do that pays $180K a year for working less than 150 days a year? She’s a lazy bitch.

  2. Peace Nick says:

    David — You’re correct. Miss Lindsey is up for reelection in the Midterms. She’s even more out of control than usual.

    If she thinks her white, white trash, conservative constituents hate immigrants, she will push to repeal the 14th Amendment but as Christopher points out, saying it and achieving are as far apart as the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

    Don’t expect the 14th to go away any time soon.

  3. Vivzzz says:

    Ferociously closeted, Miss Lindsey is an opportunist and it is an election year. Repeal the 14th Amendment?

    Please, get serious.

  4. joost says:

    I guess I’ll take the opposite view here and say I think repealing the 14th Amendment is more likely than the Congress passing meaningful immigration reform and President Obama signing it. This issue is scarier for lawmakers than gay rights. Especially in an election year.

  5. bradfrmphnx says:

    Now Miss Lindsey…Don’t you piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining. Hitch up your knickers and quit being so foolish before you give me the vapors! Repeal the 14th amendment? No.

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    Well Golly Gee, Miss Lindsey. Y’all really think there are 38 states who are as bigoted as you? I doubt it seriously, Miss Thang.

  7. Drop and leave? I thought that was the legislative shit Congress drops on a daily basis before they head back to their swanky pads.

  8. Jimmy says:

    Miss Lindsey swoons…”Oh fiddly dee, I’ll think about bringing back slavery tomarra!”

    They hate America!

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    I’m sure Luscious Lindsey has more than one reason for wanting to get rid of the 14th Amendment, and I am GLAD to see her get the press. Please! More, Luscious Lindsey! Say it loud, say it proud, so that all of the country hears it. This kind of shit is just great for MY agenda.

  10. i guess miss lindsay dont know nothing about birthin’ babies (aint THAT the truth)

  11. Tim Waters says:

    Well you know a girl can change her mind…
    Wait till next week after she confers with her boyfriend..Crash McCain..;)

  12. Bee says:

    Sometimes I wonder what it must be like to be one of the assholes of the universe.

  13. okjimm says:

    hmmmmmmmm…… seems Ms. Graham has gone crackers……..

  14. simplygeorge says:

    In a shocking move (well from Arizona these days, maybe not so shocking), the same Arizona Republicans that want to further enslave Mexicans and deny person born on United States soil (despite this being the law of the United States for 150 years) have asked that the Statue of Liberty be torn down. Announcing that they detest the pagan symbol of a Roman goddess and detest freedom, the Arizonians want to have a “pure” race so we need to rid the US of unwanteds.
    http://suspiciouspackaging.blogspot.com/2010/08/arizona-republicans-seek-to-tear-down.html

  15. LM says:

    Both myself and my partner are immigrants, both from countries (on different continents) that do not accept birthright citizenship. Really that is the norm, with the US one of the very few stand-outs still accepting this.

    It doesn’t sound very friendly, and through college I strongly supported birthright citizenship. But when you get into the demographics (which I did in graduate school), the numbers just show it’s not sustainable without serious damage to the US economy and political stability.

    The implications of a collapsed US are emense. I’m a dual national…I have somewhere else to go if the US collapses. But that also gives me the freedom to see things realistically and objectively while I think many here are in denial.

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