Section. 1. 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 person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Section. 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
Section. 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Section. 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
Section. 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article
AO thinks that this is unconstitutional becasue the states do not ratify it by 75% majoriety. What he doesn;t know, AND THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF IGNORANCE OF THE LAW,
THE IDEA THIS 14TH AMMENDMENT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL IS LEGALLY UNFOUNDED, AND HAS BEEN RULED ON BY THE US SUPREME COURT.
AO the most complex issues in our court system happen to be Constitutional law. The theory behind this websites opinion is totally wrong. Look it up, its easy to find the landmark cases. You really do not understand this law, the laws of the states passing those "civil war" ammendments, nor the laws concerning the conflicTs and legal issues of Oathkeepers to an active duty serviceman. You really should stop wasting your time with halfcocked legal conclusions that are wrong.
greeney2 wrote:Whatever you say, you got me this time!
I retract the use of your name or implication you expressed an opinion whatsoever, about the subject at hand you posted, and simply say, apply everything I said concerning the issue, to the website in question. They are full of crap with their legal theory, for the reasons I stated. They are free to look up these landmark court cases, they are part of the Wikipedia coverage of Constitutional Ammendments.
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