What do you know? It must be election season, because Republicans are coming up with another phony crusade to amend the Constitution.
The last few elections, remember, they were screaming about the urgent need for a Constitutional Amendment against same-sex marriage. But the wind seems to have gone out of the sails of that issue. Maybe because so many Republicans have come out of the closet.
So, this year, they’re back to an old favorite wedge issue. Now Republicans are demanding a Constitutional Amendment to rewrite the 14th. Amendment in order to deny citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants born in this country.
Funny, isn’t it? How Republicans are always talking about defending the Constitution – until they can score a cheap political point by pretending to amend it.
Changing the 14th. Amendment would only punish millions of innocent children already in this country, of course. And do nothing to protect or strengthen our borders.
Meanwhile, once you call a Constitutional Convention to amend any one part of the Constitution, anything goes. They could throw away the entire Constitution and write a new one.
God forbid. The Constitution has served us well for 223 years. There’s no need to monkey around with it now.
That’s my parting shot for today.