The claim by House Republican leadership that the nation’s “founding principles” can be used to justify offering amnesty to the children of illegal aliens has no support, contend a number of constitutional scholars.
A Republican primary challenger to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has latched on to the issue.
Dave Brat points to the GOP’s released immigration principles, which state: “One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents.”
The line comes verbatim from a Cantor speech in February 2013.
Brat told WND it “dishonors the Founders to invoke the founding principles as a battering ram to fight for crony capitalists.”
He contends it was “never a constitutional principle that we ought to take care of any problem where parents made mistakes.”
“We expect these Orwellian language games on the Democratic side, not from a Republican,” he said.
Brat is a Randolph-Macon College (My school: Bourbon, REL IV & Hell Week) economics professor who has attracted grass-roots support in Cantor’s district.
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