US Constitution and The 14th Amendment
What Defines a Citizen of the United States?
The United State Constitution: Bill of Rights: XIV Amendment:Section One
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.
*There are no exclusionary conditions of citizenship. The term "All persons" is without exception to any sociological identifying markers or traits.( ie: belief, religion, sex, race, sexuality, education, economics).
**There are only two conditions of criteria that must be met to be identified and recognized as a United States citizen.
1. Those are birthright (being born in the United States) or naturalization through procedural adjudication .
2. Residing within the jurisdiction of the United States. These are the only two criteria mandated in the United States Constitution to validate a citizenship of the United States.
What Entitlements are afforded a Citizen of the United States?
US Constitution: Bill of Rights: XIV Amendment:Section One
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.
Afterall the purpose of the US Constitution
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
pre·am·ble (prmbl, pr-m-) n.
1. A preliminary statement, especially the introduction to a formal document that serves to explain its purpose. 2. An introductory occurrence or fact; a preliminary.
a·bridge (-brj) tr.v. a·bridged, a·bridg·ing, a·bridg·es 1. To reduce the length of (a written text); condense.
2. To cut short; curtail. See Synonyms at shorten.
curtail Verb 1. to cut short: 2. to restrict:
Restrict Verb 1. restrict - place restrictions on; "curtail marriages to opposing sex couples only" curtail, cut back, curb circumscribe, confine, limit - restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
abridge - lessen, diminish, or curtail; "the new law might abridge our freedom of expression" immobilise, immobilize - cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic" 2. restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled" classify - declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents" taboo - declare as sacred and forbidden scant, skimp - limit in quality or quantity localise, localize - restrict something to a particular area curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" derestrict - make free from restrictions 3. restrictrestrict - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends" confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, bound tighten, reduce - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners" tie - limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports" gate - restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment draw a line, draw the line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); "I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!" mark off, mark out - set boundaries to and delimit; "mark out the territory" harness, rein, rule - keep in check; "rule one's temper" baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound) hamper, cramp, halter, strangle - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries" tighten up, constrain, stiffen, tighten - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations" clamp down, crack down - repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs" inhibit - limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs" constrain, cumber, encumber, restrain - hold back curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" 4. restrict - make more specific; "qualify these remarks" qualify modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
lib·er·ty (lbr-t) n. pl. lib·er·ties 1. a. The condition of being free from restriction or control. b. The right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one's own choosing. c. The condition of being physically and legally free from confinement, servitude, or forced labor. See Synonyms at freedom. 2. Freedom from unjust or undue governmental control. 3. A right or immunity to engage in certain actions without control or interference: the liberties protected by the Bill of Rights. 4. a. A breach or overstepping of propriety or social convention. Often used in the plural. b. A statement, attitude, or action not warranted by conditions or actualities: a historical novel that takes liberties with chronology. c. An unwarranted risk; a chance: took foolish liberties on the ski slopes. 5. A period, usually short, during which a sailor is authorized to go ashore. Idiom: at liberty 1. Not in confinement or under constraint; free. 2. Not employed, occupied, or in use.
I have a few... The primary confession is the "fear" I feel for the future generations after me, indebted into servtitude for the mistakes we as a people today permit to continue. The wars, the raping of the enviroment and the control in power we afforded & relegated to the imperialist empires of corporations. Empowering them to have control & influence over and through our government, all in the spirit of capitalism. I regret not being more proactive in dissent and more vocal in my objections throughout the past 29 years.