“ALL persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and to the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens in 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.” (U.S. Const. amend XIV § 1)
The United States is not acting under our Founding Fathers’ wishes when they created the U.S. Constitution. Much of the actions displayed by our country recently are instead the examples they gave that would lead to the dissolution of the United States. We must reverse from our selfish course before our arrogance and greed and vanity costs us more than we can bear to lose.
It is irrational that in 2018 people would still act as though the melatonin in one’s skin, a necessity of science to accommodate the body to the person’s location on the earth in a position to the sun, would still have any jurisdiction over their value or character.
May the words of our Founding Father, James Madison, put this debate to rest once and for all so that the United States of America can heal from the divisions and hate of propaganda and words aimed like a target into its heart by the very people it trusted to protect its integrity. So that we can pull ourselves up by our bootstraps out of this paranoia cloud that threatens our own humanity as we lash out at anyone in fear, including kids and babies. Read it through to the end or you will miss the point and you will miss seeing how once again our country has reversed back into the past this time with immigrants instead of slaves, looking at these PEOPLE as property and irrational animals, instead of people.
“We subscribe to the doctrine, might one of our southern brethren observe, that representation relates more immediately to persons, and taxation more immediately to property, and we join in the application of this distinct case of our slaves. But we must DENY THE FACT THAT SLAVES ARE CONSIDERED MERELY AS PROPERTY, and in no respect whatever as persons. THE TRUE STATE OF THE CASE IS, that they partake of both of these qualities; being considered by our law, in some respects, as persons, and in other respects as property. In being compelled to labor not for himself, but for a master; in being vendible by one master to another master; and in being subject at all times to be restrained in his liberty, and chastised in his body, by the capricious will of another, the slave may appear to be degraded from the human rank, and classed with those of irrational animals, which fall under other hands in his life and limbs, against the violence committed against others; THE SLAVE IS NO LESS EVIDENTLY REGARDED BY LAW AS A MEMBER OF SOCIETY; not as a part of the irrational creation; AS A MORAL PERSON, not as a mere article of property. The Federal Constitution, therefore, decides with great proprietary on the case of our slaves, when it views them in the mixt character of persons and of property. This is in fact their true character. It is the character bestowed on them BY THE LAWS UNDER WHICH THEY LIVE; and it WILL NOT BE DENIED that these proper criterion; because it is only under the pretext that the laws have transformed the negroes into subjects of property, that a place is disputed them in the computation of numbers; AND IT IS ADMITTED THAT IF THE LAWS WERE TO RESTORE THE RIGHTS WHICH HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY, THE NEGROES COULD NO LONGER BE REFUSED SHARE OF REPRESENTATION WITH THE INHABITANTS.” James Madison, Federalist Papers, no. 54.
Our nation has never gotten it right with the people who live in our nation and call themselves citizens. We are not a white male nation. We have refused to recognize the 14th Amendment as born or naturalized (admitted as a foreigner) to the United States because of elected leaders’ own prejudices, vanities, greed, envy, and other things the Founding Fathers defined as avarice. Even when the war of such things was clearly defined and the opposers of diversity defeated.
The United States is the only country in the UN to not ratify the Conventions for the Rights of Child. Even third world countries who have had a history of treating kids poorly have ratified this law. It is a law of humanity to our most vulnerable of humans. This goes not only against our own Supreme Law of the Land established by the Founding Fathers but by the laws of God.
James 5:1-8 is the warning from apostle James to all of us so that we do not let our vanity, greed, and egos stand in the way of our humanity toward one another or the Lord will hear the cries of his people – the world who he gave his only begotten Son (God himself in human form) to save.
Let’s stop acting like fools and start looking at people as people who are hurt and suffering and coming to our borders for help. Let’s stop being selfish and start being the United States of America as our Founding Fathers wanted us to be. Strong and united and different from all other countries in the world. One that does not act like barbarians and grants people the title of people and not property. And let’s start acting like a nation that is of, for, and by the People, not factions or rulers. Let’s do what our ancestors were never able to do. Let’s live up to the United States Constitution as it was meant to be. Let’s make 2019 be our true turning point as our nation turns a new leaf.
Submitted as public comment to Department of Homeland Securities on December 6, 2018, by:
– Redesign Your Thinking LLC (person by law under Citizen United)
-Shannon McCallister (person by law under the 14th Amendment U.S. Constitution)
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