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originally posted by: Kali74
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
By directly mentioning the role of the states, the 14th Amendment greatly expanded the protection of civil rights to all Americans and is cited in more litigation than any other amendment.
But I do understand what you're saying. Like how it's next to impossible for a good father to get custody even if the mother is not that great a person?
Maybe single payer funded by the money saved from "the drug war?" Or just get back to how it was or something else?