If such was the case, why the need for the 14th amendment???
Because certain states were saying that their former slaves were not American citizens, seeing that they were born as slaves. Subsequent emancipation did not make them citizens.
posted on 04/27/2012 9:24:51 AM PDT
(It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
But they were born on this soil also, so they would be NBC and no need for the 14th...
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