There's this one at Chris in South Korea, another at Western Confucian, and it even got an honorable mention at The Marmot's Hole.
From The Western Confucian:
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution says nothing about "granting citizenship to every baby born on U.S. soil" much less imply that such is "fundamental tenet of the country's constitution." It simply grants citizenship to former slaves; that it mentioned "excluding Indians not taxed" suggests that those who maintain loyalties to other entities were not to be included.To me, that's a bit of a specious argument. The part about "all persons born... in the United States" who are subject to US jurisdiction being US citizens is in Section 1, while the part about excluding Indians who are not taxed is in Section 2, which deals with counting people for representation in the government.
That would include anchor babies who do not return to the US, but also long-term overseas residents. I think that's a much clearer interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Section 1 than the notion that "all persons" doesn't mean everybody.
That's my interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Think of all the money we could save on absentee voting for the millions of Americans who live abroad!
So give me the name of an American in Korea you don't care for and we'll set this baby in motion with a trial balloon.
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