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Eminent Domain Stuff

New London Update (2/24/06)
Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Blog Spectrum

I've just posted my response to this week's question at Blog Spectrum. There are sure to be more interesting thoughts sprouting up there during the week, so check back often.

Here's the question:

Who does the US Constitution, and all its rights belong to? Everybody in the US or just to citizens and legal residents?
And part of my response:

The protections guaranteed and Rights recognized by the Constitution and its amendments apply to everyone who has entered into the contract that is the Constitution. There are two groups who have done so: 1) Natural born citizens and 2) Naturalized citizens.

The commenter to the original post suggests that the Equal Protection clause of the 14th amendment indicates that the entire Constitution applies to everyone in the country whether they are here legally or not. Let's take a quick look to see if that stands up. Here's Section 1 of the 14 amendment:


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