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Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

Today was the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the 14th Amendment, that is something to celebrate because the amendment corrected one of the most glaring omissions from the Constitution that put it at odds with the very principles of the Declaration that “all men are created equal.” The amendment struck down the Dred Scott decision which denied that Blacks could ever be citizens and had no constitutional rights. Section One of the amendment stated:

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. 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…

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8 thoughts on “A Troubling Supreme Court Nomination on the Anniversary of the 14th Amendment

  1. Jesus. Another appointee from the Religious Right – just what they need in the U.S.A. (and a Dominionist!)
    Another step in the misdirection of the overturning of Roe v. Wade. 😦

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  2. Pingback: A Troubling Supreme Court Nomination on the Anniversary of the 14th Amendment — The Secular Jurist | sdbast

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