The Framers of the documents that formed the United States of America were written in English, not in any other language by them.
The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization test MUST be the same. The VERY first thing that should be required of anyone wishing to become a US citizen IS the learning and understanding of the language this country was framed and founded using, ENGLISH!
Can nine judges, unelected but chosen through an increasingly politicized and ideological process, really divine the one true meaning of words and phrases in the Constitution that the long-dead framers and ratifiers never discussed or contemplated?
There’s no way the Framers set up three “coequal branches” of government. Article I, setting up the Congress, is 10 times longer than Article III, setting up the judiciary. The Supreme Court is not given any powers other than to decide cases. The Framers did not bother to pick a number of justices for the Supreme Court. They did not establish even a minimum age for justices, as they did for the president (35), senators (30) or House members (25). The Framers left it up to Congress to fill in the rest of the federal judiciary, but the Framers did think it was important federal judges not be susceptible to political intimidation, so they established that judges – unlike any other office-holders – would have lifetime appointments, removable only by impeachment for bad behavior.
The Constitution does not give the Supreme Court the power to strike down laws. Read the very short Article III. It doesn’t come close. You could, if you were of a mind to, infer that such a power is implicit, but you have to squint pretty hard. There is no record of any vote at the convention on such a matter.
Just to be quite clear, The Constitution contains no statement that a statute passed by Congress and signed by the president can be invalidated, abolished or modified by the Supreme Court. If the Framers had such a power clearly in mind, those who believe in “enumerated powers” must dearly wish they had said so in the document. Except they don’t bother dearly wishing it. They just go ahead and pretend it’s there, when it isn’t.
Congress is in charge of Immigration Law and as part of that charge the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been formed.
In 1890, the federal government, rather than the individual states, regulated immigration into the United States, and the Immigration Act of 1891 established a Commissioner of Immigration in the Treasury Department. Reflecting changing governmental concerns, immigration was transferred to the purview of the United States Department of Commerce and Labor after 1903 and the Department of Labor after 1913. In 1940, with increasing concern about national security, immigration and naturalization was organized under the authority of the Department of Justice. The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1933 to 2003.
March 1, 2003, when most of its functions were transferred to three new entities – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – within the newly created Department of Homeland Security, as part of a major government reorganization.
In order to become a Citizen of the Untied States, if not a citizen at birth, someone MUST pass a U.S. Citizenship Test. It has two parts: a language section where applicants have to read, speak, and write in English, and a civics portion with 100 possible questions.
Although this practice is mostly about memorization rather than a true understanding, some knowledge of what Americanism is all about follows these Citizens into the voting booth.
NOT so when it comes to someone born an American citizen, they can vote and have virtually no civics knowledge of Americanism at all.
“One person, one vote” became a widely articulated core principle of the Constitution when it was first spoken by Chief Justice Earl Warren’s Supreme Court. So what we have ended up with is persons that cannot become a Citizen simply by having to learn English and memorize ANY answers to basic American civics questions electing public servants that make the laws, rules, and regulations WE THE PEOPLE MUST obey.
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