Citizenship

The Constitution, which sets forth the principle of rule of law, defines what is unconstitutional, and guarantees freedom of speech and other liberties of a Constitutional republic, and also describes the impeachment power. (How many know of the Jewish roots of this document?) Hypocrisy threatens Constitutional government. Could Israel use a constitution like this? More to the point: would a Convention of States save it, or destroy it? (Example: civil asset forfeiture violates the Constitution.) Quick fixes like Regulation Freedom Amendments weaken it. Furthermore: the Constitution provides for removing, and punishing, a judge who commits treason in his rulings. Furthermore, opponents who engage in lawfare against an elected President risk breaking the Constitution.
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1) Citizenship is the grant of a personal status to the citizen and it creates a bond of loyalty between the citizen and the State, and endows him or her with nationality.

Notes on citizenship, continued…

2) Naturalized citizens may be required to take a pledge of loyalty. For example:

pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the Republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

The Constitution. Much of its protections depend on citizenship.

The US Constitution. Photo: National Archives of the United States

3) Citizenship carries with it both rights and responsibilities. Citizens should work toward the betterment of their community through economic participation, public service, volunteer work, and other such efforts to improve life for all citizens.

4) Citizenship as thus defined will not be very conspicuous in a heterogeneous population whose children and were not imbued with a strong sense of national character. This obviously applies to illegal Hispanic immigrants in America who maintain their past sympathies or attachments.

5) Japan does not give citizenship to a child born of Japanese parents if the child was raised abroad by his own parents, as might happen if the parents were in the diplomatic corps.

6) Under Jordan’s Nationality law of February 4, 1954, a person became a Jordanian national if, “not being Jewish, he possessed Palestine nationality before May 14, 1948 and, at the date of publication of this law, was ordinarily resident in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.”  This is less a manifestation of racism than of national pride and political prudence.

7) Making Muslims citizens of a Jewish state is more foolish than making Jews citizens of any Muslim state, considering only the disparity in their respective populations in the Middle East.  Just as only Jews are qualified to make the laws of a Jewish state – think of the knowledge and reverence required to preserve the Jewish tradition, its religious precepts and practices, its methods of education, the memory of its great teachers and leaders – so only Muslims are qualified to make the laws of any Muslim state. (Attn. Ted Cruz on illegal immigration.)

8) A large majority of Muslim Arab citizens of Israel identify with Israel’s enemies, including Hamas. In fact, many of these Muslim Arab citizens have aided and/or committed terrorist attacks against Israel.

9) The Balfour Declaration, the St. Remo Convention, the Anglo-American Accord, the UN Resolution affirming the establishment of the State of Israel, as well as Israel’s own Declaration of Independence, project and/or designate Israel as a Jewish state, and not as a multicultural state. The latter is the disloyal preference of post-Zionists in Israel, as well as of certain members of Israel’s Supreme Court, as may be seen in various rulings of the Court’s former and most influential Chief Justice, Aharon Barak.

10) That it’s not simple for a devout Muslim to identify with Israel as a Jewish state is obvious. It’s also obvious that Muslims in America are not thrilled to pledge allegiance to secular America.  But that is the condition of enjoying the rights and opportunities that come with Israeli or American citizenship.

11) Citizenship for an immigrant with traditional moral values can be problematic in certain democracies.

12) The reason is this. There are two kinds of Democracy, contemporary or Normless democracy, and classical or Normative democracy. Freedom and Equality are their basic principles. However, in a Normless democracy, freedom and equality lack ethical and rational constraints. The situation is otherwise in a normative democracy, where freedom and equality are rooted in the Bible’s conception of man’s creation in the Image of God.

13) Neither Israel nor America can be classified rightly as a Normative Democracy, and not only because their Supreme Courts have legalized pornography and homosexuality (to say nothing of same-sex marriage in America). The political leaders of these two democracies have amplified their normless propensities by consorting with and appeasing Muslim despots dedicated to their country’s destruction.

14) Consistent with the absence of substantive normative principles in their ideologies, political apathy and moral indifference in America and Israel are commonplace, and to such an extent that the Executive branch of each country consorts, respectively, with Iranian and Palestinians leaders committed America’s and Israel’s destruction, and does this without discernible public protest, let alone outrage.◙

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