Happy/Horrific Election Day! In the wake of the immigration-fueled hysteria, and President Trump’s hurling gasoline on that fire with his promise of overriding the 14th Amendment via executive order, psychology, history, and the law come together for our first triple-header episode! Aaron lays out some of the psychology underlying the immigration debate, Jason provides a historical overview of America’s troubled past with immigration, and Austin takes on “Mr. Facts and Logic” himself, Ben Shapiro, arguing that there is simply no reasonable case against the 14th Amendment’s applicability to all immigrants, regardless of their legal status. The trio then address remarks made by a representative of their alma mater, Hillsdale college, before reflecting on what the current state of the immigration debate means for the future of this country and its inhabitants.
Ben Shapiro’s case for why the 14th Amendment doesn’t apply: www.dailywire.com/news/37761/can-trump-end-birthright-citizenship-executive-ben-shapiro?fbclid=IwAR3qcRi7Lz1mRpDOo2koyBHiYoB3PIaUxwVjUoZANLnX8fiEuro0akwSOOc
The paper Austin references explaining why, based on previous jurisprudence, President Trump’s Executive Order is dead in the water: www.gibsondunn.com/wp-content/uploads/documents/publications/Ho-DefiningAmerican.pdf
Michael Anton’s opinion piece defending President Trump’s rhetoric: www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/01/framers-never-wanted-birthright-citizenship/1831577002/?fbclid=IwAR2dFRk2bwREtHHe5Iscsl_e317evO9GKTcxHRZwGXbdnYxbQsidhet-xCk