Skip to comments.Jul 28, 1868: 14th Amendment adopted
Posted on 07/28/2012 4:42:51 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
Jul 28, 1868: 14th Amendment adopted Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution.
Two years after the Civil War, the Reconstruction Acts of 1867 divided the South into five military districts, where new state governments, based on universal manhood suffrage, were to be established. Thus began the period known as Radical Reconstruction, which saw the 14th Amendment, which had been passed by Congress in 1866, ratified in July 1868. The amendment resolved pre-Civil War questions of African American citizenship by stating that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States...are citizens of the United States and of the state in which they reside." The amendment then reaffirmed the privileges and rights of all citizens, and granted all these citizens the "equal protection of the laws."
In the decades after its adoption, the equal protection clause was cited by a number of African American activists who argued that racial segregation denied them the equal protection of law. However, in 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plessy v. Ferguson that states could constitutionally provide segregated facilities for African Americans, so long as they were equal to those afforded white persons. The Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which announced federal toleration of the so-called "separate but equal" doctrine, was eventually used to justify segregating all public facilities, including railroad cars, restaurants, hospitals, and schools. However, "colored" facilities were never equal to their white counterparts, and African Americans suffered through decades of debilitating discrimination in the South and elsewhere. In 1954, Plessy v. Ferguson was finally struck down by the Supreme Court in its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
The birth of "anchor babies".
The 14th Amendment didn’t free the slaves, it made us all Corporate Slaves.
Did you wear a black armband today?
Well, no it didn't. That was the 13th Amendment.
Which itself didn't free (very many) slaves; only about 50,000, almost all in KY with a few hundred in DE.
All other slaves had been freed earlier either by state action or the Emancipation Proclamation.
Only by rigging the process.
Voluntary Servitude by Deception
Absolutely correct in fact, but not law. What it enabled is the creation of a second definition of "United States citizen" that was a natural person who was somehow acting "in their corporate capacity."
Such a thing is, was, and ever shall be a purely legal fiction. But they've run with it - oh how they've run with it. And to protect themselves from ever having to actually explain how such a fiction could be possible, they've enabled it through "presumption." Which means they don't have to explain it, only run as fast and hard as they can until, and if, they get caught, and even then limit the investigation to the presumption, rather than the corporate status itself.
Which is also not to mention the fact that The 14th Amendment Never Passed in the first place.
Compared to the 14th Amendment, the 13th Amendment was trivial. For what the 13th seemed to grant, the 14th took away and stomped dead with a steel-toed boot.
A very BAD day in US History.
Thadeus Stevens and the Radical Republicans did a whole bunch more than establish Reconstruction. They stripped President Johnson of his role as commander in chief and warned the US supreme court not to interfere under penalty of impeachment and removal from the court.
These boys in the US House were serious and got what they wanted.
It’s a blueprint to be considered to take out Buckwheat and his leftist fascists if they steal the 2012 election.
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Thaddeus Stevens has hero status in our county. Monuments, schools, his residence and grave are points of local interest.
Obviously, anchor babies are subject to foreign jurisdictions and should not be conferred U.S. citizenship. Legal phrasing has meaning that seems redundant in everyday conversation but has meaning that needs to be recognized.
Must have nagged him to his death.