Michelle Malkin is a raging hypocrite. If you remember I got a lot of attention from Mrs. Malkin last year for exposing her rant against first responder’s union rights WHILE first responders were busy saving her neighborhood and home from fire in Colorado Springs http://tinyurl.com/abmpd3n
Now she is at it again
Today on her hilarious blog Malkin posted an essay in which she calls proposed immigration reform “shamnesty”. She howls about (and has howled in the past) “illegals” streaming into the US and committing all sorts of crimes and shit and presumably punching puppies. She also attacks “anchor babies” the conservative wet dream/nightmare scenario wherein immigrants come into the US and give birth to a child who automatically has American citizenship. She does not support this practice and demeans the families of children with American citizenship who want to stay with their children and work hard for their new home. The funny thing about this…Michelle Malkin, by her and her Conservative friend’s own standards IS an “anchor baby”!
You see Malkin’s parents (who I am sure were wonderful hardworking people) came to the United States on a worker sponsored visa (mother was a homemaker and father was a physician in training) and had Michelle in 1970. She was of course given immediate citizenship as required under the 14th Amendment. So far so good. Fast forward 4o years and we have that self-same Michelle Malkin and her allies attacking immigrants and the proposed path to citizenship for immigrants and their children. She is even a supporter of repealing the part of the 14th Amendment that GAVE HER CITIZENSHIP IN THE FIRST PLACE!
In a blog post ( http://michellemalkin.com/2004/06/13/no-more-drive-by-citizenship/) Malkin writes about Mexican and Korean migrants coming to the United States and delivering babies who are automatically citizens. Malkin says, paraphrasing her intellectual mentor Rush Limbaugh, “The time is ripe to reassess drive-by citizenship and what it means to be an American.”
So let us recap: Michelle Malkin, a woman bornan automatic American citizen to non-citizen migrant workers, wants to eliminate automatic citizenship to children of non-citizen migrant workers. No this is not an Onion article. This is her actual position. And I am also assuming she also has arguments with herself in the mirror. Does she want to revoke her own citizenship? Does she want to deport herself? Did her parents “game the system” like she accuses thousands of immigrant parents of American citizens who are NOT her parents?
The 14th Amendment includes this provision because we believe that it is not to much to ask that your own status in society not be dictated by the status of your parents. This is part of the American philosophy. Michelle Malkin benefited from this wisdom. Apparently she wants to shut the door behind her.