- Jun 2012
The Fourteenth Amendment was not created to provide equal treatment under the law, and you cannot produce any evidence from the congressional debates or the actions by the Congress that wrote it. Explain why there was a need for the Fifteenth Amendment and the Nineteenth Amendment?Guess what, "We the People" is not the end all of what is, or is not, Constitutional. The Constitution was enacted, in part, to prevent the majority from trampling on the rights of the minority.
We have freedom of speech not only to prohibit the government from telling us what we can say but also to prohibit the majority, by way of the government, from prohibiting what we can say.
We have a XIVth Amendment to make sure that the government provides equal treatment under the law to everyone but also to make sure that the majority, by way of the government, provides equal treatment under the law.
The Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause was created to serve only one purpose: equality in judicial proceedings along with the due process clause.