The anti-incorporation stance just isn't well thought out. As we can see, you didn't even address my point that without PROTECTION of rights, state governments can do whatever they want. It would be a true democracy with the dumb mob deciding which rights they want the minority to exercise. You believe that rights are given by a benevolent government. I believe rights are PROTECTED by a government that is anything but benevolent. Those rights exist despite government, certainly not because of it.
That is by design, federal govt was never given powers over such concern of individule rights. Only protective powers given to the federal govt was to protect against foreign invasion, protect copyrights, inventions. James Madison: "The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all objects, which concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people." How clear can it be? John Bingham believed the same thing and that is why he did not attempt to change the constituion otherwise.
It wouldn't hurt to keep this bumped for a while.
See post 7.
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