Tuesday, August 11, 2009

founding fathers and constitution rollback

All these disruptions at town meetings and all this tea party business has got me worried as a citizen and a black citizen. at a meeting by a senator a woman stood up and said she wanted us to go back to what the founding fathers meant and follow the constitution. if you think about it a lot of the amendments that are important to women and black people are in the constitution after the founding fathers were dead.

Thirteenth Amendment (1865): Abolishes slavery and authorizes Congress to enforce abolition

Fifteenth Amendment (1870): Forbids the federal government and the states from using a citizen's race, color, or previous status as a slave as a qualification for voting

Nineteenth Amendment (1920): Prohibits the federal government and the states from forbidding any citizen to vote due to their sex.

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