"Before the 14th Amendment was ratified, the nation only had one class of Citizen -- spelled with a capital "C", who were subject to the jurisidiction of their individual states and not the federal government.
"It's no big secret anymore, for practically everyone has traded their free status "Citizenship" in to the federal government and are now referred to as citizens, lower case "c". Check it out. The U.S. Constitution did not mention 'citizen' until the 14th Amendment -- and since then all amendments have used the word spelled with a lower case 'c'."
The capital 'C' versus lower case 'c' distinction is irrelevant. All, or virtually all nouns were capitalized in the COTUS. It was the style. It has gone out of style since and it is now considered proper only for proper nouns.
posted on 12/01/2008 2:18:40 AM PST
(The Democratic Party is a Criminal Enterprise. It is the Socialist Mafia.)
Well, that clears that up. Thank you. Onward to more intriguing things, like why did Congress accept the new definition by way of an amendment in that case and then allow the court to re-define the word 'marriage' (which also had a legal definition) without a constitutional amendment? (Another topic for another time.)
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