Tuesday November 13, 2018
Promise to revoke birthright citizenship makes other abuses of power seem possible.
Changing the constitutional protection of birthright citizenship by executive order would be the work of a despot. What's next in the mind of President Donald Trump? Suspend habeas corpus so he can lock up Hillary Clinton and other political opponents? Forced relocation to internment camps of naturalized American citizens and legal immigrants of non-European descent? Reinstitute the old sedition laws so he can prosecute individuals who voice or print what may be deemed to be malicious remarks about the president or government of the United States?
After his last press conference, we should not be surprised.
Editor's note: Frank is a Reading native.
Nothing Trump does should be a surprise