Revolver Exclusive: Disloyal Elements in Trump Administration Plan to Sneak Birthright Citizenship Activist onto Supreme Court
September 17, 2020 (1y ago)

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With the all-important issues of Covid lockdowns, sustained violent BLM riots, and an imminent Color Revolution against Donald Trump dominating the news-cycle, concerned citizens will be forgiven for not staying up to date on the latest developments pertaining to immigration policy—not to worry, Revolver News has you covered.

One source in the White House Counsel’s office and one source close to the Counsel’s office have told Revolver that various open borders agents have been promoting Federal Judge James C. Ho for the Supreme Court short list. What is disturbing about this development is that Judge Ho has an extensive public record as an activist on behalf of Birthright Citizenship, the current practice whereby any child born on American soil is automatically considered a US Citizen, even if both parents are here illegally. 

Here is a representative passage from Judge Ho’s defense of Birthright Citizenship and anchor-baby policy titled “Defining ‘American.'”

These proposals raise serious constitutional questions, however. Birthright citizenship is guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. That birthright is protected no less for children of undocumented persons than for descendants of Mayflower passengers. [Gibson Dunn – PDF]

Here Judge Ho responds to many arguments questioning whether the anchor baby policy truly is mandated by the Constitution:

Of course, the interpretation of the Constitution proposed by Judge Ho is by no means a consensus position. Common sense might even cause us to doubt that the Framers of the 14th Amendment had in mind a principle that could be used to justify the outrageous abuse of American sovereignty that is our present Birthright Citizenship policy. Claremont Institute constitutional scholar John Eastman is just one of several jurists who have called the birthright citizenship practice into serious question:

In a nation such as the United States, which is rooted in the idea that governments are formed based on the consent of the governed, the notion that foreign nationals can unilaterally confer citizenship on their children as the result of illegal entry to the United States (and therefore entirely without our consent) is a bit bizarre.

It rewards lawlessness, undermining the rule of law. It deprives Congress of its constitutional authority to determine naturalization power.

And it essentially destroys the notion of sovereignty itself, since a “people” are not able to define what constitutes them as a “people” entitled, as the Declaration of Independence asserts, to “the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.”

That the 14th Amendment settled the question without ever explicitly addressing it is even more bizarre.

The actual language of the 14th Amendment actually contains two requirements for automatic citizenship, not just one. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States” — that’s the birth-on-US- soil part — “and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” It is that second requirement, “subject to the jurisdiction,” that is the source of much confusion today, because to our modern ear, that just means subject to our laws.

That is one meaning, of course, but not the only one, and not the one that the drafters of the 14th Amendment had in mind. For them, being merely subject to our laws meant that one was subject to our “partial” or “territorial” jurisdiction. It was a jurisdiction applicable to “temporary sojourners” — what we today call temporary visitors. It was not the kind of jurisdiction that was codified in the 14th Amendment. For that, a more complete, allegiance-owing jurisdiction was required. [NY Post]

Many serious constitutional scholars oppose birthright citizenship on constitutional grounds. President Trump himself agrees with this position—in fact, long ago, he even pledged to sign an Executive Order to repeal birthright citizenship.

President Trump’s pledge to end birthright citizenship, his commitment in 2016 to build a wall, and his recent encouraging gestures to support United States tech workers all indicate that the President has good instincts when it comes to a pro-America, pro-worker, pro-family immigration policy. Unfortunately, too often those instincts are undermined or even thwarted entirely by disloyal personnel. This is exactly what appears to be the case in the mysterious promotion of Judge Ho, who has a stated intention to do the exact opposite of what Trump and his supporters want, to the Supreme Court short list.

Revolver’s source at the White House Counsel’s office further revealed that while White House Counsel Cipollone was originally committed to carrying out President Trump’s intention to repeal birthright citizenship, he now thinks such a move would be too risky. Even AG Barr, who is generally quite good on many things, has expressed squeamishness regarding following through on the President’s Birthright Citizenship policy.

Finally, our sources have revealed that Judge Ho, together with outside operatives from the “neoconservative” think tank First Liberty, have been aggressively promoting opposition research on rival Supreme Court contenders. Their efforts have resulted in keeping alternatives such as Judge Andy Oldham, whose view aligns more closely with the President’s on birthright citizenship, off of the Supreme Court short list. Their reasoning was that Andy Oldham was somehow a “closeted racist.”

Revolver will continue to “monitor the situation,” as it were, and bring you any relevant updates to this important matter.

By way of conclusion, we should note that there is simply no reason to be squeamish when it comes to advancing the President’s preferred policy of ending birthright citizenship. While the Hispanic population is crucial to winning in 2020, there is no need to pander to this constituency. Too often, simple-minded GOP operatives believe that the way to reach out to minority constituencies is to accommodate them by suspending law and order in their favor. The truth is that the Hispanic patriots who support Trump, just like all Trump supporters, support him because of the fact that he represents law, order, and authority. This is true when it comes to ending the deadly Covid lockdowns, ending the violent Antifa BLM riots, and it is true when it comes to restoring order to our immigration policy. The answer, from a constitutional and ethical point of view, is to end birthright citizenship, and to support Supreme Court nominees who stand with the President and with the American people on this important issue.

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ERNEST O PORELL
1 year ago

I think you guys are better than Drudge was when it was good.

Mike G
1 year ago

Agreed.

John amos
1 year ago

Way more on the ball! Great job guys

Tyler B
1 year ago

Revolver should be required reading in the White House.

Harvey Bloom
1 year ago

Re: the Supreme Court – I support No Ho!

Tom SteChatte
1 year ago

It’s amazing to me how the Cult of Trump (of which this article’s author is a member) absolves the man of every failure–intentional or incompetent–during his superfluous Presidency. Trump builds a puny 200 miles of wall in 4 years, but hundreds of thousands of illegals still find a way in every year. “It’s the Courts’ fault.” He orders the end of the Dream “Act,” but he is immediately challenged for violating administrative procedure. Instead of accommodating the procedure and re-ending the Dreamer crap, he stubbornly refuses and instead waits years to have the Court finally say, “yep, you violated procedure; go pound sand.” It’s not Trump’s ego’s fault; it’s definitely not that Trump intentionally sandbags his own executive orders…because he can’t possibly be pro el-cheapo labor. No, it’s the Courts’ fault. Well, Trump was supposed to have already transformed the Court to 5-4 Conservative Majority. Grand choice in Gorsuch by the wya: just this year alone, that moron handed half of Oklahoma to a bunch of drunk, welfare-soaking Indians…AND…he added psychopathic trannies to the ’64 Civil Rights Act. Those betrayals (to America) are NOT Trump’s fault though. The poor guy is just a victim of his staff–people he could fire but apparently doesn’t know how to fire–even though he spent years doing a TV show specifically about firing people. Trump just can’t be the hapless victim as which you culties seem content in characterizing him! If he were, then he would definitely need to be replaced by someone, anyone with a brain (or a sack). But we know he isn’t dumb or flaccidly inept. So he must be failing on purpose. Why? You culties will never ask. You think he’s 8-D Chess Jesus or something, well, cultish like that.

MuneShadowe
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

Diaper?

RightStuff1944
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

Break it down to paragraphs. Your writing style is oppressive.

Tom SteChatte
1 year ago
Reply to  RightStuff1944

Or you just need reading glasses. It’s okay; there’s no stigma. Go see the Doc today.

Kenny Blankenship
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

I mean, you’re not wrong and my support for the man has been severely harmed (i literally bought campaign merch in the middle of the first RNC debate WAAAYYYY back in early August 2015)…..but president Kamala = south african style white genocide de facto legalized in this country and I really don’t want that.

I’ll take my chances with the guy we got.

Tom SteChatte
1 year ago

We lose either way. At least with Joe Camela, America goes right into Civil War and, therefore, gets a quicker resolution to our 100-year-long identity crisis. With Delano Donnie, we go right back to our Fabian masters continuing their proven-effective onion-peeling strategy. Both scenarios result in abject tyranny, but only the latter necessarily results in a dark age sweeping across the world. The former gives the last generation of real Americans a chance to beat tyranny back and reset. Why? Because it’s now. See, once Generation X is too old to fight, it’s all over. Millennials are mostly ballless, and GenZ is barely even sentient. If anything, America is lucky that the Fabians got so impatient all of a sudden. They just needed to wait another 20 years, and our limpwristed, transgender grandkids would have traded all liberty for promises of unlimited anal pleasuring.

James Frederick
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

Sadly sir, I agree with you completely. It’s death by a thousand cuts or stand and fight. I choose the latter.

Carol Hadenough
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

Are you taking anything for your TDS? Poor thing – you’ve really got it bad.

PETER
11 months ago

Carol, you won’t get the reference, but I’m pretty sure that he does in fact listen to TDS. lol

PETER
11 months ago
Reply to  Tom SteChatte

You’re right, but Trump is the ONLY hope we have of not being murdered by our African-American fellow citizens in their mostly peaceful antiracist protests, as they march into the suburbs demanding that we give them our homes as “reparations” (already happening), the police not only don’t come but tell you, “It’s a sanctioned event. Don’t hurt them” (already happened), and YOU get arrested for murder if you defend yourself as they peacefully try to shoot you (already happening all over). Commie-la Harris OPENLY supports the rioters and WILL bring federal hate crime charges if you defend yourself, even if you live in a stand-your-ground state like Florida or Texas. IF COMMI-LA HARRIS WINS, WHITES WILL BE MURDERED OPENLY AND OUR HOMES WILL BE SEIZED. WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO VOTE FOR ORANGE MAN.

Mike
1 year ago

Enough! We’ve already got 5 hos on the Supreme Court. Don’t need another.

MuneShadowe
1 year ago

I do not believe it will happen.

RightStuff1944
1 year ago

The enemies of liberty will stop at nothing to achieve their totalitarian control over American citizens. An unlimited flow of illegal immigrants into this country will destroy it.

Jerry
1 year ago

I’m 100% pro Trump and if you are born in America even from illegal parents you are a citizen period. If you disagree get the hell out of my country!

Cyclone Steve
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

And this new citizen is committing a crime if they help their parents in any way. Are you going to start jailing the citizen children of these criminal aliens?

Jeremy
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

You do realize that these so-called “citizens” you’re just deciding to adopt (on all of our behalf) are literally 100% voting Democrat when they turn 18, right? Nice job being a pro-anchor baby conservative, very well thought out strategic position…
One day President AOC will have guys like you to thank for her inauguration.

Kenny Blankenship
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

wrong

MCLowe
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

Trollinski! Ignore.

P.S. It’s not your country, commie.

MPPB
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

As of now the 14th amendment has two INDEPENDENT clauses;
“born or naturalized”
AND
“subject to the jurisdiction thereof”.
Since naturalization confers citizenship the only reason for
the conjunction instead of the adverb means birth, in and of itself, does not confer jurisdiction.
Only transposing the “and” and the “are”
yields one clause and “birthright citizenship”.
This has nothing to do with diplomatic immunity,
diplomatic immunity attaches to the office, not the individual.
Leave office, lose immunity.
Immunity can also be waived by the sending nation, not to mention the fact that, immunity or not,
any diplomat is still subject to expulsion, regardless.

MPPB
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

The word “and” is a conjunction, not an adverb.

Patrick O
1 year ago
Reply to  Jerry

My goodness Jerry, did Joe Biden write that for you? You make a statement that is combative and derisive at the same time. You need to read up on a few things before making such a ridiculous statement.

Jim
1 year ago

Most all the states had statutes prohibiting citizenship to babies born to temporary sojourners and they defined a natural born citizen for purposes of voting qualification as being born to fathers who were citizens of the United States.

Willieo
1 year ago

Makes one wonder why to this day, we still require newly minted citizens to forswear allegiance to their former government or king.

MCLowe
1 year ago

Well it’s hardly a secret if we know about it, right?

john daniel
1 year ago

as we say at our house…something in a name

Mickey O’Leary
1 year ago

That’s no different from the pro-choicers who Seem to want millions more Libtard soy boys and fat lesbo wiccans, welfare queens, and gang banging thugs born every year to pick our pockets to pay for their welfare, to commit crimes, to crowd the jails, and to swell the Democratic voter rolls so no Republican will ever get elected again. Great job with helping the Democrats by pushing that pro-life crap.

Rich H.
1 year ago

Here is the letter that I just sent to Sen. Risch and Crapo. This just proves that the Constitution is now null-and-void and that we only think we have rights.
Dear Mr. Risch,

Again I want to remind you that you agreed with the Judiciary on Sen.R. 511. It said John McCain was a “natural born citizen” because his parents were both citizens of America at the time of his birth.

With that said Kamala Harris’s parents were not citizen of America at the time of her birth. That means that she is NOT a “natural born citizen”. Which means she CAN NOT be POTUS because she does NOT qualify to be POTUS under Art.2, Sec.1, Clause 5.

You must speak up about this issue now in order to protect the Constitution! You put your reputation on the line the day you voted with the Judiciary and the other 98 Senators on Sen.R. 511. And you should now stand up for your vote that you made then and say Kamala Harris is not qualified under those same standards.

Just as Barrack Obama had the Judiciary look to see if John McCain was qualified to be POTUS you must now have the very same Judiciary look to see if Kamala Harris is a “natural born citizen” in order to qualify to be POTUS…

As my Senator I want Kamala Harris removed from the ballot. Kamala Harris must be taken off the ballot now. Just as you stood up and said John McCain was qualified you should now stand and say Kamala Harris is not qualified!

This is your time to stand up for equal justice, or sit on your hands and prove to us all that there is indeed two sets of laws. Prove to us that you are there for the rule of law, or are you just there for the title of senator. It seems there are two more way to look at this, you either shine the light on the truth or you hide in the dark so no one points a finger at you. Please stand and protect Art.2, Sec.1, Clause 5 because it is meant to protect us all.

How many times must I ask you for a reply? We now know that this is the Harris Administration. Please reply to me asap!

I still have not received a letter from my senators. Fell free to send my letter to your senator if your senator voted for Sen.R.511.

Carol Hadenough
1 year ago

This is very good to know! Thank you for publishing this information.

Rich H.
1 year ago

Carol, thanks for your reply. Here is another letter my senator will not reply to me about. Under “The Nationalization Act of 1795” a law can not make you a “NBC”.

Dear Mr. Risch,

Please respond to this letter.

The subject being the Congressional Research Service R42097 (Qualifications for President and the “Natural Born” Citizenship Eligibility Requirement) that you sent to me to make your point that Obama was a Natural Born Citizen. You answered one of my letters with the CRS report attached with your letter to me. In that very letter you told me that you based your decision on that CRS report and you wanted me to read it so that I would know why you were staking your reputation on your decision. Guess what, I did read the CRS report that you sent me and I found a major mistake in it. In fact I think the mistake was indeed a lie that was really meant to mislead you and all those that would read it and use it! My point is that I’ve been trying to get you to FIX this lie in this CRS report that you sent me, for over five years! I do not understand why you will not write me back about this CRS report that you put your reputation on, unless you want this lie to continue.

Why is this so important to my friends, family and I. Well the fact is this CRS report lied about the LAW, and if you will not fix this lie then you are part of the lie! And why should we believe that you will protect us from all of the other laws that you people write back there in DC. This CRS report has been used in three Presidential elections by people to make their point about Art.2, Sec.1, Clause 5.This CRS report was used for Barrack Obama, Ted Cruz, and Kamala Harris, that’s why this is so important to correct! Art.2, Sec.1, Clause 5 requires that you must have two Citizen Parents at the time of your birth to Qualify for POTUS. I remind you that you agreed with the Judiciary on Sen. Res. 511, it said John McCain was a “Natural Born Citizen” because of his two citizen parents.

What I don’t understand is why you would be protecting this CRS report from having the lie corrected. And why you are not angered that this CRS report mislead you by not telling you that the law that they spoke of was indeed AMENDED! This CRS report did not tell you about the new LAW, nor did it explain the new LAW. Surly you of all people must know that when a LAW is AMENDED the new meaning is now the LAW of the land, and that the old LAW is now replaced with the new AMENDED LAW. You put your reputation on the line for an outdated LAW (“The Nationalization Act of 1790”). This CRS report clearly falsified the facts when it did not use and explain “The Nationalization Act of 1795”. This CRS report must be corrected.

Kamala Harris is NOT a “Natural Born Citizen”. I’m asking you to protect the Constitution and correct this mistake. Please respond as asap!

– Carol, John Jay wrote G. Washington that this needed to be changed, he then passed John’s letter on to congress and congress then changed the law, because a law can not make you a “NBC”.

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