Essay on How The 14th Amendment Should Be Handled

879 Words Nov 4th, 2015 4 Pages
It has become known in the passing decades about whether the 14th Amendment should be amended or left as is. There has been a debate about this and still there seems to be no specific answer to what the people of America what for the outcome of the 14th Amendment. It truly is something to bring up as our nation is changing and some of the old ways should be brought up and discussed in Senate, House of Representatives, and even in our own daily lives. The country that we live in gives us the choice to voice our views of government and what should stay or go. This paper will discuss what my view of how the 14th Amendment should be handled. Many Americans believe that the 14th Amendment is influencing illegal immigration, but the truth is, it should not be amended because the Citizenship Clause portrays that a person born or naturalized within the U.S. jurisdiction is a citizen, Congress has constitutional power to define what is within the jurisdiction, and 1898 case Supreme Court made a wrong decision by not following the truth of the 14th Amendment. To begin with, this belief that the 14th Amendment should not be amended starts with what is discussed within the Amendment itself, the Citizenship Clause. In The American Spectator it states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizen of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” (Pulliam, What did the 14th Amendment Congress think about…

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