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02 August 2010

Nathan Deal: A Leader On Ending Birthright Citizenship

Former Congressman Nathan Deal and I don't agree on a whole lot of issues. However, there is one issue Deal introduced to the public three years ago that I whole-heartedly support -- ending birthright citizenship in this country.

Three years ago, then-Congressman Deal introduced H.R.1940; the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2007. When I learned about Deal's bill, I wrote on this site that we need to put an end to birthright citizenship [Walker, Andre (2007-7-3). We need to put an end to birth right citizenship. Georgia Politics Unfiltered. Retrieved on 2010-8-2.].

To pull a line from the 1995 film The American President, "America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship." American citizenship is a privilege, not a right. And American citizenship should not be conferred upon the children of people who broke the law to get here in the first place.

With new attention being given to ending birthright citizenship due to the proposed legislation from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R - South Carolina), I believe it is completely appropriate to highlight the fact that Nathan Deal has been a leader on this issue [Bolton, Alexander (2010-8-1). Political momentum grows for revoking birthright citizenship. The Hill. Retrieved on 2010-8-2.].

Leaders lead.