Steve Sailer wrote
"Birthright citizenship" is a phrase loaded with good connotations. People tend to react well to the words "birth", "right", and "citizenship". (Consider their antonyms-"death", "wrong". and "treason".) The Boy Scouts award three merit badges with the word "citizenship" in the name. The Scouts emphasize the duties and obligations beholden in citizenship. That`s what "citizenship" sounds like to the average patriotic American: doing right by your fellow Americans. They need to be reminded that, to the Zhous and Chaos of the world, it`s just a sweet scam.And as, as Steve goes on to point out, babies go on to grow up. Some one who was an adorable little baby in 1995 may be a full-fledged gang member today.
When you need a technical term for the current state of law, call it "jus soli". That`s Latin for "law of ground". Nobody has a warm and fuzzy feeling about a couple of words they aren`t sure how to pronounce. (It`s pronounced y??s-so—le-.)
Similarly, let`s use "anchor offspring" rather than "anchor babies". Babies are cute."
There`s actually a teenage girl gang in Oregon called Latin Babies. [La Vida Loca - Hispanic street gangs take over Portland`s east side. By Nick Budnick,Willamette Week, June 30, 2004]They`re not as dangerous as a teenage boy gang, doing mostly vandalism, the odd break-and-enter, and fistfights. (With other girls.)
But unlike Latin Babies born south of the border, they can`t be deported, even if one of them gets hold of a gun or knife and seriously hurts someone.
That`s because their parents, who wanted a better life for their children, succeeded in stealing citizenship for them. But it`s not their birthright. It`s yours.
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