Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host, in a radio show quoted in the Aug. 20, 2015 Breitbart article, "Rush: 14th Amendment 'Says Nothing about Birthright Citizenship,'" available at, stated:

“The 14th Amendment says nothing about birthright citizenship. It just doesn’t. As I say, Brother Levin made the point exquisitely last night. They want the Constitution to say that. They want people to believe the Constitution says that if you are born to an illegal alien mother, that you are automatically an American citizen. They want to insist that that’s what the Constitution says, but it doesn’t. And again a reminder, the Supreme Court has never ruled that the children of illegal aliens are American citizens. The Supreme Court has only granted citizenship to the children born to legal immigrants, not illegal. Who in their right mind ever thought that the birth of a child to an illegal immigrant converted to citizenship? A lot of people believe it. It’s not in the 14th Amendment…

I can imagine that many of you hearing me say this think I have to be wrong. Maybe, you know, I’m well-intentioned and you know I’m not lying to you, but maybe I’m wrong because everybody knows that if you’re born in America, you are a citizen. No, you’re not. Now, clearly the invaders think so. It’s one of the reasons they’re coming. They come pregnant, they give birth, they think automatically there is citizenship involved. So that’s one thing to straighten out. And as I say, the truth here happens to be perceived by a lot of people as the extreme position, when all it is is a literal interpretation of the Constitution.”

Aug. 20, 2015