Is Rep. Duncan Hunter Ignorant or Just Racist?

by on April 28, 2010 · 23 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, Economy, Labor, San Diego

duncanhunterRep. Duncan Hunter backs deporting U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants

At a recent Tea Party meeting in Ramona, Rep Duncan Hunter stated that he supported the deportation of children born in the US to undocumented migrants. Is he racist or maybe he just doesn’t know what the Constitution states?

Section 1, Clause 1 of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, states:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

Here’s the Los Angeles Times article:

by Anthony York  /LA Times /April 28, 2010

Looks like the immigration debate is back.

First, it was the Arizona law that has spurred some California Democrats to call for a boycott of the state. Now, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) says the federal government should deport U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants.

“Would you support deportation of natural-born American citizens that are the children of illegal aliens,” Hunter was asked. “I would have to, yes,” Hunter said. “… We simply cannot afford what we’re doing right now,” he said. “… It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It’s what’s in our souls. …”

Hunter made his comments at a “tea party” rally in the San Diego County city of Ramona over the weekend.

duncan hunter wrongYou can see a video of his remarks at this link here.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

mr fresh April 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm

duncan hunter racist? does the moon rise in the east?


lane tobias April 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

i smell a south park episode.


Donofcali April 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm

He’s both. How many years worth of examples do you need?


Rick April 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Duncan Hunter———just another (congenital) yo-yo


Howie Klein April 28, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Duncan Hunter is an alcoholic who often comes to work drunk and says things he regrets. How do I know? One of his colleagues told me.


psd April 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Whenever I hear about this kid I just think of that Eddie Murray movie where he gets elected just because he’s got the same name as the dead incumbent…


annagrace April 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

“It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It’s what’s in our souls. …”

We got a good look into Mr. Hunter’s soul, didn’t we. Excuse me, I need to take a shower now.


Larry OB April 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

He might not be ignorant. He might just be one of those people that thinks the framers of the 14th Amendment wanted to insure the citizenship of the children of freed slaves. Folks with the opposing point of view think that citizenship should be granted to the children of people that entered our country illegally to work for slave wages.


mr fresh April 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

that’s it. punish the child for the sins of the father (or mother). how Christian of you.


annagrace April 28, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Hispanics are Republicans. They just don’t know it yet. Love, Ronald Reagan


David April 29, 2010 at 7:56 am

You should take his comment out of context and use it against him to brand him racist.
That means you’re really smart.


Frank Gormlie April 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

David, how much more in context can ya get? We have the video of his speech and the content of his remarks. He said it.

Larry, funny, I think you fooled mr fresh.

Donofcali – Don’t forget this is not the father. I know, seems like he’s a replicant of senior. (Hey, maybe he is! Has anyone checked HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE???)

[On a side note, I just added the term “replicant” to my spell check. Have you?]


Larry OB April 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

I wasn’t trying to be funny, or fool anyone. I was simply answering the question at the top of the page, and my answer is that he might not be ignorant.

I’m not sure what David is saying in his remarks about context, but he might be objecting to the brevity of the LA Times article….ten sentences and a 3 minute video. Entire books are written about the 14th Amendment, and pipe-smoking Humanists have been know to remain seated in their leather armchairs for several days while discussing the subject. At least the OB Rag mentioned the 14th Amendment, but not in the context of post Civil War politics (and the 13th Amendment.) Also worth noting that it was a half century after the 14th Amendment before all Native Americans finally became citizens at birth. An informative article on citizenship might also include recent changes to Irish law as an example of how these laws can and do get changed. A child born in Ireland is a citizen at birth only if at least one of his or her parents is an Irish citizen. One parent could be from the planet Rillispore, and the child could still be a citizen at birth. I fully expect the interpretation of citizenship to be a serious topic during Obama’s presidency. And I won’t be surprised to see him join forces with his old political nemesis Panama Red (John Mccain.)


jettyboy April 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

Ahhh, looks like you didn’t listen or read his comments very closely. Sorry to inform you but you apologist position for Hunter doesn’t hold water. This was not taken out of context, unless you believe that when he speaks to the tea party he has a different position just to please them. The fact he was speaking at a tea party rally using racist explanations should have been like a red light going off. Unless of course you are one of the people that makes the claim the tea party aren’t a racist bunch, they are just misunderstood, and it’s all the fault of the media. You might be correct because we all know how the media has been to known to have people at every rally hidden in tents making the signs for the tea party.


Chris Moore April 29, 2010 at 10:55 am

Doesn’t Fox News make their signs?

I mean they do all the promotional work, so…

Seriously, I wouldn’t necessarily assume that ALL the Tea Partiers are racists.

Certainly they seem to have quite a few, but there are others among them who appear to be genuinely offended by the racist signs & such, and make a point of distancing themselves from it.

I’m leery of assigning personality characteristics to people based on group membership, isn’t that the root of racism?

Except for Norwegians. Those people are nothing but trouble…


jettyboy April 29, 2010 at 11:29 am

Seems to me that’s a smokescreen argument. It’s as simple as if the people who are not racists, (and there are probably a few) don’t want to called racists they should just leave the tea party. Doesn’t seem complicated. If they care so much about being labeled racists, if it looks like a duck…


nunya April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Betcha Howie’s right on this one. Sometimes it’s part of that particular package.


Frank Gormlie April 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

You mean the military-alcohol syndrome?


nunya May 1, 2010 at 10:35 am

yep, lol


Ernie McCray April 29, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Are you kidding me? There’s racism in this country? Naw!


you areso rigth!duncan Hunter is a bigot April 30, 2010 at 7:51 am

I heard somebody say once.”in the old days they lite up the cross on fire to harrass people .nothing has changed,instead they use politics to HIDE their personal racist velieves.


lani mulholland April 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

He is ignorant and racist. And occupies a seat specifically gerrymandered to stay GOP. How else can Coronado and Santee be in the same congressional district? Or maybe he just wants to make it clear that he is not his Dad, who was not ignorant but acted like a racist. Got him some national press, after all.


Karen April 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Redneck racists like Hunter want to deport everybody who isn’t white. That’s their real goal. They are fascisst who think that people with white skin should control everybody else.

GOP=police state


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