kenar Wrote:
Jun 30, 2012 7:25 PM
hold lands in the respective States; the power vested by the Constitution in Congress, respecting the subject now before the House, extend to nothing more than making a uniform rule of "Naturalization". After a person has once become a citizen, the power of congress ceases to operate upon him; the rights and privileges of citizens in the several States belong to those States; but a citizen of one State is entitled to all the privileges and immunities of the citizens in the several States, all therefore, that the House have to do on this subject, is to confine themselves to an uniform rule of "Naturalization", and not to a general definition of what constitutes the rights of citizenship in the several States.” Rep Stone concluded that,