Repeal 14th amendment

August 17, 2010

Regarding The Baltimore Sun's editorial "Taking the 14th" (Aug. 15): Once again, The Sun wants to play the race game when editorializing anything that concerns illegal immigrants by stating "Republican willingness to encourage the birthright-repeal movement, with its borderline racism (75 percent of illegal immigrants are Latinos), will stamp them once more as America's white party....". White party? What an insult to all the blacks, Asians, Hispanics and other non-whites that help make up the Republican Party.

If the 14th amendment is so great, then why did it take until 2003 for all the 37 states that were part of the union in 1868 to ratify it? Maryland did not ratify the 14th amendment until 1959.

The 14th amendment needs to be the second amendment repealed because of stupidity for passing to begin with. Of course, the first was the 18th amendment that prohibited alcohol.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace

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