Wednesday, August 05, 2009

From The FFRF

On this date in 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, in part reading: "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." The 14th Amendment, as gradually applied by the Supreme Court, has incorporated the Bill of Rights and constitutional rights, including the right to be free from state-fostered religion, to citizens of all states.


The anniversary was July 28th. I got this quote from the FFRF, but when I read it I see it applies to one of my peeves, that being Asset Forfeiture. "Nor shall any State deprive any person of ...property, without due process of law" This just isn't happening when the cops can take your possessions without due process. Irks the shit out of me.


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