In this video, Dr. Chris offers an immigration solution. Please see below for the transcript.
Hello. I am Dr. Chris Magiera from Warsaw, Indiana, and I am running for the United States House of Representatives from the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana. On May 5, 2020, there will be a Republican Party primary election. I will be challenging the career-politician incumbent, Representative Jim Banks, for this congressional seat.
As I have traveled around the 3rd District these last few months, there is one issue that always comes up for discussion: the crisis of uninvited migrants, especially at the southern border. This situation violates our sovereignty and threatens our American exceptionalism. How did this get to be such a mess, and what is the solution?
Let’s start with Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4: “The Congress shall have the Power to establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Sounds simple enough, so why all the fuss? Well, it was one simple word, or, to be more precise, the lack of one word: “Immigration.”
At the time of the founding, each state/colony had a different definition of citizenship. The Founders realized that no functional Union would be possible unless there was a uniform definition of citizenship. Hence, Clause 4. At that time, immigration was regulated by each individual state or colony. And that worked well for a while, but not now.
Constitutional scholars constantly argue this point, and there seems to be no consensus. We are obviously headed for, if not already in, a crisis. Can you imagine what would happen if California and New York officially proclaimed open borders under the 10th Amendment? What would Indiana do? Would each state become a walled-off fortress with 50 different border control systems?
One path would be to make the “Naturalization” laws so detailed as to incorporate “immigration.” But that still leaves us with factional discord and “Sanctuary” this and “Sanctuary” that. The ultimate solution would be to have a constitutional Amendment to change Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 to read: “The Congress shall have the Power to establish uniform Rules of Immigration and Naturalization.” Done deal. No more arguments. Well, at least none with a constitutional basis.
Oh, and one of those new uniform rules would be the elimination of birthright citizenship. According to “The Law of Nations” by Emer de Vattel (1758), citizenship follows the parents, not the soil. Our Founders knew this reference book well. The solution to our immigration crisis is going to require members of Congress with exceptional vision, wisdom, virtue, and leadership abilities. I believe that I can be such a person.
The sovereignty of our Union is threatened, and with it, the Constitution that secures our God-given natural rights. I implore you, in the May 5, 2020 Republican Party primary election for the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana, to vote to preserve our constitutional, representative Republic. Vote for someone who will apply the Founders’ Constitution on all occasions. No exceptions. Vote for Dr. Chris Magiera for Congress. Thank you.