Republicans vs Constitution
They came for our reproductive rights and tried to tells us (well, women) what to do with our bodies. They tried to keep the recently freed blacks and other minoritiesfrom public utilities, homes, and schools in an attempt to keep them enslaved to the whims of the white man. Most recently, Republicans have been ranting and raving about undocumented immigrants trying to find a decent job and a safe place to prop their feet as the immigration system failed to respond properly to demand for immigrants and migration.
So they started harping against the 14th amendment.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
We wouldn’t want anchor babies being born in the US and their parents waiting 21 years for the anchor baby to petition for citizenship for their parents who then have to wait another 10 years outside of the country before they might get citizenship. We can’t have that; it’s too much of a burden. Never mind the fact immigration is a net plus for the economy and society in general.
There’s also the Equal Protection Clause which eventually led to Brown vs Board of Education, which dismantled segregation in the US. They want to go back to this old thing.
Now they want to piss on the new boogieman (they haven’t given up on the previous ones, though). Now they want to control what religion you can be and how you should practice it. That is, of course, unless you can prove you’re no Muslim:
We are doing a poor job of fighting the terrorists at home if we continue to allow Muslim immigrants, especially from Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, into America. We won’t win this war if we permit the uncontrolled construction of mosques, as well as Islamic schools, some of which already have sown the seeds from which future terrorists will be cultivated. We won’t win this war if we continue to permit the large-scale conversion to Islam of prison inmates, many of whom become radicalized and upon release enlist in al-Qaida’s army. [Emphasis added]
So they want to get rid of the 14th amendment and now they want to tear apart the 1st amendment.
What part of the Constitution does the party that is supposedly the protector of the Constitution actually like and want to keep? Will they some day go against the 2nd, too?