Mike Huckabee Says Dred Scott Ruling Still ‘Law Of The Land’ Despite 14th Amendment
In a recent radio interview on the topic of Kim Davis, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee argued that the 1857 Supreme Court ruling that declared blacks did not have a right to be citizens was “still the law of the land” even though the 14th Amendment overturned it. And so, in his mind, the SCOTUS decision to grant gay marriage is the same type of deal. There has been no amendment to overturn gay marriage though, dude, and also your logic makes zero sense.
Despite this being insanely racist, disturbing and totally out-of-left-field considering Kim Davis’s situation, he is incorrect!
Some background: The Dred Scott decision (of 1857) held that black people were not eligible for U.S. citizenship and that the federal government couldn’t prohibit slavery. Basically, this allowed slavery to continue and to ensure that black (slaves) were granted zero American citizenship under the law (because they were owned property). BUT, this law was superseded 150 years ago by the 13th and 14th Amendments – passed by Congress June 13, 1866 and Ratified July 9, 1868, it
banned slavery and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States.”
Eat your fucking heart out Huckabee:
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.
He should be banned from civilization for these remarks, not just because he is frighteningly racist, but because he quite literally doesn’t understand how the constitution and the United States government even operates.