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Accessing welfare illegally.

State and local governments are granting financial benefits to illegal aliens. Is it constitutional for individual states to bestow financial benefits, paid for with public tax monies, upon persons who are not even bonafide members of the 50-state Union?

In order to qualify for benefits of any given club, one must be a member of that club. Persons not members of a club are not entitled to benefits or privileges of club membership.

Individual states are to some extent legally bound by the U.S. Constitution. Unless they have seceded from the Union--a la Southern Confederate style--they should not be extending citizenship benefits to non-citizens. Illegal aliens are not yet "members of the club," so to speak. The U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment prohibits disparate legal treatment by governments of bonafide American citizens, but nowhere says non-citizens among us are in any way entitled to the same legal benefits as legal Americans.

This is not racism; it is defense of American and state sovereignty. America is under no moral obligation to prostitute itself to the rest of the world!


Gaithersburg, Maryland

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Author:Marsh, Lawrence K.
Publication:The New American
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:May 19, 2014
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