I thought this topic was interesting. So President Trump has been making the news as we head into the mid-terms by stating he has the executive power to remove Birthright Citizenship using his pen. Birthright Citizenship is part of the 14th Amendment to the constitution. For people who are not part of the US, in order to make a change to the Constitution, you have to have 2/3rds of the house and Senate approval of the proposal and then it has to be sent to the states for a vote. 75 present of the states would need to vote yes for the amendment to be ratified. The other way for a constitution change is to have a constitutional convention and 2/3rds of the states has to be present. From there 3/4ths of the states would have to agree for any amendments.
My question, what are people thoughts on this current move by President Trump.
Even if I support such a change to the constitution, I probably would definitely not support one person being able to make that change with a swipe of their pen. I believe there is definitely a reason we have the rules in place for changes to the constitution and this leads to a slippery slop.
Personally, If Trump tried to go down this road, it would definitely get challenged and probably go all the way to the supreme court. If that is the case then the push for Kav may have been the political move for Trump to make a stab at doing something no other President I can remember has attempted to do.
Also this may just be another one of Trump many grand stands as he look to throw some meat at his base. I believe this can be very dangerous for Trump since a lot of conservatives really do not like the thought of changing the constitution from the Executive office and this could backfire.