Monday, August 1, 2016

I Don’t Need A Citizenship Lesson From The Democrats

Chaos wants to devour this election.  It is already devoid of any sense of decency.

In an emotionally raw speech Pat Smith, the mother of American Foreign Service official Sean Smith killed in Benghazi, maintained Hillary Clinton lied to her and argued that Donald Trump would improve national security at the Republican convention.

A week later, Khizr Khan and his wife took to the stage at the Democratic National Convention to deliver an impassioned rebuke of Donald Trump that was universally celebrated by the media.

Why were the families of the soldiers of the Ft. Hood massacre not asked to speak at the DNC?  Why not ask the parents of the fallen who died defending the Benghazi consulate to speak?  Because the Democrats are unadulterated hypocrites and liars of the first order.  Their nominee is unworthy of belief.

Palestinian flags were prominently displayed by activists at the Democratic National Convention amid an apparent lack of American flags, according to numerous media and social media postings. In addition, activists were seen holding up signs reading, “I support Palestinian human rights.”  There was a sit-in under the Mississippi state flag outside the Wells Fargo Arena demanding it’s removal because it depicts the Confederate standard.  Also outside the convention hall, demonstrators proudly waved the Soviet Union flag.

Capt. Humayun Khan was one of just 14 Muslim-Americans (the number was compiled by the House Homeland Security Committee) among the 6,885 US troops who died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Khan’s anguish is very real and their story very powerful and it has become a cudgel to be wielded against Trump until Election Day.

Khan admonished, “Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you:  Have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy.  In this document, look for the words "liberty" and "equal protection of law."

By telling Trump to "look for the words 'liberty' and 'equal protection of law'" in the Constitution, Khan was suggesting that the ban on Muslims entering the United States would violate the 14th Amendment. This is the relevant portion of that amendment:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of 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.
Byron York, noted in The Washington Examiner, “The text makes clear that its protections apply to ‘all persons born or naturalized’ in the US; persons ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof’; and persons ‘within its jurisdiction.’  None refers to foreign persons in foreign countries. Pakistanis in Pakistan, to take one example, regardless of religion, do not have US constitutional rights. As far as ‘liberty’, the other word mentioned by Khan, is concerned, the Constitution says the government may not deprive someone of liberty without due process of law, which of course means the government may deprive someone of liberty with due process of law.”

I hardly think Mr. Khan has stature to give any American a lesson in citizenship.

Khan’s son died in 2004 in a war that Hillary Clinton voted for when she was the senator from New York.  It was her vote to invade Iraq that sent Capt. Khan to his death. And…her failure to acknowledge a terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate or to even send help during the more than 9-hour siege caused four Americans to be murdered.

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