Fascinating. Have we already forgotten that Obama wasn't the first president to win a Nobel?
Inglis is a casualty of the tea party-ization of the Republican Party. Given the decisive vote against him in June, it's clear he was wiped out by a political wave that he could do little to thwart. "Emotionally, I should be all right with this," he says. And when he thinks about what lies ahead for his party and GOP House leaders, he can't help but chuckle. With Boehner and others chasing after the tea party, he says, "that's going to be the dog that catches the car." He quickly adds: "And the Democrats, if they go into the minority, are going to have an enjoyable couple of years watching that dog deal with the car it's caught."
States that observe jus soli include:
Antigua and Barbuda
Chile (children of transient foreigners or of foreign diplomats on assignment in Chile only upon request)
Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Modification of jus soli
In a number of countries, the automatic application of jus soli has been modified to impose some additional requirements for children of foreign parents, such as the parent being a permanent resident or having lived in the country for a period of time. Jus soli has been modified in the following countries:
United Kingdom on 1 January 1983
Australia on 20 August 1986
Republic of Ireland on 1 January 2005
New Zealand on 1 January 2006
South Africa on 6 October 1995
France also operates a modified form of jus soli
German nationality law was changed on 1 January 2000 to introduce a modified concept of jus soli. Prior to that date, German nationality law was based entirely on jus sanguinis.
Modification of jus soli has been criticized as contributing to economic inequality, the perpetuation of unfree labour from a helot underclass, and statelessness.
On the other hand, in places like the United States, jus soli is credited with the nation's ability to integrate various nationalities and with much less social strife and difficulties than other countries. Although jus soli was formally stated in the Fourteenth Amendment, judicial authorities recognize that the philosophy was integral at the conception of the country's constitution.
Children born to foreign diplomats are usually not granted nationality of the country they were born in, even in countries that practice jus soli.
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