As anyone who has studied the history of immigration or basic constitutional laws knows, the very idea of granting citizenship to those born on U.S. soil came from a Supreme Court decision in 1898, Wong Kim Ark.
Corruption of Blood" was an English law stating that if your parents committed treason, you were also stained. The GOP's idea is to change the Constitution so that being without papers is treated more harshly than treason.
Prodded by host Mark Green, the women would have both voted to confirm Kagan but they split sharply on whether today's Birthers are no worse than W's detractors were. The women, however, agreed that Spitzer was terrific.
When Chief U.S. District Justice Vaughan Walker overturned California's Proposition 8, he loosed the bonds. Broke the chains. Raised a rainbow flag. And reopened a can of worms the size of the Louisiana Purchase.
The news that Sens. Graham and McCain are joining with Mitch McConnell and Jon Kyl in support of repealing birthright citizenship, led me to conclude that the GOP has either taken leave either of its senses or of its principles.