I am so sick and tired of people who just can’t grasp the 14th Amendment, but think they are experts, because they heard something on a liberal rag like Huffington Post. Let’s see if I can help clear things up a bit regarding the most controversial parts of the 14th Amendment. First, I would like to make it clear that the 14th Amendment was never even legally ratified. There is plenty of information already out there on this, so it’s not necessary for me to go into it. Start here: There is No 14th Amendment!
What must be understood with crystal clarity about the 14th Amendment, Section 1 is that NONE of it prohibits Congress from violating equal protection. It applies solely to the states. The 14th Amendment is designed to rip power from the states and give it to the federal government. This is why the states would not vote to ratify it and didn’t. It takes states to ratify an amendment to the Constitution: 75% of the States… unless Congress illegally stops them from voting.
Now, for the purpose of the rest of this post, I will work with the assumption that the 14th Amendment is valid, since I’m not going to be able to convince anyone in state governments otherwise. So, let’s say that I would love to see the 14th Amendment repealed. It is a mess. People of rudimentary intelligence can’t understand it and are easily duped into believe it says things it doesn’t. There is nothing beneficial about it and every court ruling based on it ends up being destructive to our nation.
Let’s start with the claim that liberals and even dime store conservatives make, which is that the 14th Amendment repeals the 10th Amendment. This claim is made because the 14th Amendment says, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.” You have to really try hard to warp this into meaning what liberals think it means. They think states can’t make any laws that the federal government can’t make, based on this. For instance, the 1st Amendment protects certain freedoms from Congress, but what they don’t teach us in schools is that it doesn’t protect those freedoms from states. As a matter of fact, the 1st Amendment acted to protect state religions from Congress. So, liberals think that if a state passes a law to abridge the privileges in the 1st Amendment, they violate the 14th Amendment now. Except that the 1st Amendment grants no privileges, it only limits Congress. It’s purpose isn’t to grant anything. It’s purpose is to protect us from Congress. States aren’t violating the directive (Congress shall make no laws) of the 1st Amendment in any way by requiring a permit to peaceably assemble.
Congress is limited by the 10th Amendment and all powers that are not specified to Congress in the Constitution are left to the people or the States. If liberals were right and the 14th Amendment repealed the 10th, then how could any state pass any law, ever? It was my privilege to smoke in bars. But we have liberal smoking bans everywhere now. But wait! I thought the 14th said, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States?” They are making and enforcing laws against my privileges every day. You don’t hear a peep out of liberals when states pass 22,000 unconstitutional gun control laws. Gun control laws abridge my privileges and RIGHTS more than any other laws. The 2nd Amendment even says that my right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed!
I have already covered the false claim that the 14th Amendment gives us anchor babies here: The 14th Amendment Doesn’t Grant Citizenship to the Children of Illegal Aliens. I have also shown how The 14th Amendment, requires Hillary Clinton to have a 2/3s approval of Congress to even be allowed to run for President here: Arrest Hillary Clinton Now! That’s a fun topic that you don’t hear liberals bringing up the 14th Amendment about. I don’t need to go into those subjects in detail again, because I just gave you the links!
Moving on to the latest abuse of the 14th Amendment in order for the Supreme Court to throw out the laws of states. Liberals are hanging their hats on the Equal Protection Clause in the gay marriage issue. The equal protection clause is in the same sentence they think repeals the 10th Amendment, so here is the entire sentence. “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Keep in mind that liberals do not want to discuss the depriving of liberty part with regard to Kim Davis, or her equal protection under the law, which is a legitimate point, since she actually followed the law that was legislated.
Equal protection of the law… what is it? Well, it’s not equal rights. It’s not equal protection of rights. It’s not equal anything at a federal level, as it states, “no State shall…” Equal protection of the law is not a directive on how to write laws. It is a directive of how to apply laws. Laws just are what they are. We all have to follow them even if they seem unfair. Even Cornell University, the “go to” source for bad information on the Constitution, gets it partially right. They say, “The equal protection clause is not intended to provide ‘equality’ among individuals or classes but only ‘equal application’ of the laws.” Well, what does this mean? It means that if a state law says that marriage is between a man and a woman, then we all live under that same law equally. We all obey it equally. We can all marry someone of the opposite sex equally. The only thing stopping us is finding someone who can put up with us!
What equal protection of the law is really supposed to ensure is that if someone commits a crime, they aren’t treated differently based on their station in life. A Wall Street banker and a janitor should face the same justice. That goes for Senators and Presidents too!
Marriage isn’t a right. Redefining marriage isn’t an equal protection of the law. The Supreme Court decision to throw out marriage laws in the majority of our states was unconstitutional. Nowhere does the Constitution say that if courts think a law is unfair or doesn’t apply to everyone equally, they can throw them out. It doesn’t say it in Article 3, which enumerates every single power the courts have and it doesn’t say it in the 14th Amendment. States should nullify this Supreme Court decision by ignoring it. But they won’t, so there is something everyone needs to understand about this Supreme Court decision. They determined that equal protection of the law means that you can marry whoever you love. If you love both your dad and your brother, let the wedding bells ring! They drew no line in the sand and neither do liberals. Liberals will promise not to cross some lines we draw if we compromise and allow them to cross others. Once across, they immediately go to work crossing the line they promised not to. It always happens. The media is now trying to “normalize” pedophilia. This isn’t going to end well.
By the way, the 14th Amendment doesn’t count American Indians as people if they aren’t taxed! Wait, what? They aren’t counted? They get no representation in Congress? What about equal protection of the law? Wait, why don’t they have to pay taxes? I don’t want to pay taxes either! Where is my equal protection of the law on that? Same amendment, folks.
I just read a news article that provides a great way to illustrate how wrong liberals are about equal protection of the law. It all sounds well and good, when the only subjects are gay homos who just want to love each other and live happily ever after. Now, let’s take a look at Islam. Angry Muslims Taunt New Jersey School Officials! “We’ll be the majority soon!
The muslims of New Jersey have now grown sufficiently in population to stop yelling, “We’re the religion of peace!” and start yelling, “You will bend to the will of Allah!” By the liberal definition of equal protection of the law, these muslims can use the 14th Amendment to force the New Jersey School System to implement muslim holidays. Mark my words. This 14th Amendment baloney is just getting started. Equal protection of the law doesn’t mean that if we celebrate Christmas in America, we have to celebrate every religious holiday on earth or it’s a 14th Amendment violation. Does this example make it any clearer to anyone that Equal protection of the laws is not equal privileges based on different beliefs, feelings, wants, desires, or deviant impulses? Happy Ramadan!
AMP (Anna Maria Perez)
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