Category Archives: 15th Amendment

Voting Rights And Property Rights

The Supreme Court issued several major rulings today covering issues ranging from voting rights to property rights. Tomorrow will be the final decision day and will feature marriage equality rulings.

The voting rights case was Shelby County v. Holder and focused on two aspects of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Sections 4 and 5 were challenged by Shelby County Alabama on the grounds that they were unconstitutional. Read the rest of this entry

The Hated Framers of the Constitution

It happened again this past week. A person took great pains to explain to me (and anybody who would listen) that the Constitution is flawed because, as they put it:

“Time for a brief American History lesson:  Our government was set up by  privileged landowners. Many of them were also slave owners.  When they said “all men are created equal” they were not thinking about anyone other than people like themselves.”

It’s sad to think that so many Americans today have both fallen for this line of revisionist history AND continue to repeat it to anyone who will listen. Moreover, what does it say about the systems we have in place to educate our Citizens about the Constitution? Not just the schools, but even after that? Our Framers intended for the adult population to be active and involved in study and in insuring that the Government adhered to the Constitution. Read the rest of this entry

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