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"Democrat talking heads try to use slavery as "judicial activism" talking point...

Posted on 06/28/2010 5:06:27 PM PDT by BedRock

"Democrat talking heads try to use the slavery issue as "judicial activism" talking point against Republicans on hearings for Elena Kagan"

1) Slaves brought to America...

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: kagan; slavery; ussc
1) Slaves brought to America were never given citizenship, nor were their children, although born on American soil...

2) Therefore this could not be argued in the courts because they were not afforded the rights under the Constitution...

Abolishment of slavery and involuntary servitude: Amendment 13

Proposed 1/31/1865
Ratified 12/6/1865

3) Only AFTER being freed by their owners, or AFTER the Civil War and the passage of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution could freed slaves be naturalized as citizens of the United States of America.

Passage Fourteenth Amendment:

Proposed 6/13/1866
Ratified 7/9/1868

4) The Fourteenth Amendment afforded citizenship to both freed slaves (born in America or not), and their children born on American soil (immediatly at birth) and it has been suggested that it be amemded because it is now a problem with pregant illegal immigrants from Mexico...

This was in no way judicial activism when the Courts, Congress, and the Citizens made slavery, as well as involuntay servitude, against the law by passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. And immediatly after passage of the 13th, Congress and the States followed through with the 14th, which immediatly gave all of those who had been declared freed through the 13th the right to CITIZENSIP.

Why, simply because if no one is ever naturalized, or made a citizen, YOU ARE NOT AFFORDED ANY RIGHTS AFFORDED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION!!!


What immediatly comes to my mind is our idiot government wanting to MIRANDIZE "enemy combatants" on the battlefield in the Afghanistan war. How can you afford someone U.S. Constitutional rights if they are not citizens??

The answer, you can't...

I watched Fox News, and no one, I repeat, NO ONE, called any of the Democrats on using this tactic.

1 posted on 06/28/2010 5:06:33 PM PDT by BedRock
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To: BedRock

Democrats were the ones who fought to uphold slavery.

They still are.

2 posted on 06/28/2010 5:09:27 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BedRock

As far as I can tell; the democrats still have the plantation and the slaves on it and it doesn’t look like they are going to let them go.

3 posted on 06/28/2010 5:16:47 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BedRock

We have old wimps that are afraid to do their job.

Who were the 4 who voted against black people owning guns?

4 posted on 06/28/2010 5:26:54 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: BedRock
They should talk! These socialist b@st@rds deal in wage slavery, their stock and trade! What else can any intelligent and objective person call the welfare state, the production, enslaved to the dead beat moochers.

I call it wage slavery every chance I get, we need to get past the PC cr@p and call it what it is! Show some courage people, or else STFU.

5 posted on 06/28/2010 6:22:44 PM PDT by nomad
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