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The Misuse and Abuse of the 14th Amendment


Allen West


September 8, 2023

Greetings, everyone!

Well, the chuckleheads are at it again with the misuse and abuse of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. I find it quite perplexing that this amendment to the Constitution has become the go to for any and all ideological, and political, absurdities that one can conjure. The original intention of the 14th Amendment, which the Democrats did not support, was to grant citizenship to those who had been freed from slavery, the intent of the 13th Amendment . . . which the Democrats did not support.

In recent years, we have seen the 14th Amendment’s “equal protection under the law” clause be used to justify illegal immigration birthright citizenship. I find it very humorous that we would use our rule of law to grant citizenship to the progeny of those who broke our rule of law. We have also had the same clause used to support same-sex marriage. Huh? Yes, somehow, the 14th Amendment, Section 1 that granted citizenship to freed Blacks now extended to homosexual couples, as if they had ever been enslaved, quite absurd.

Now, the 14th Amendment is being abused for a purely political reason that is not based upon any reason, or rationale.

We have groups that are filing suit that former president Donald Trump should be disqualified from being on the ballot for presidential nomination due to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. Here is the language being used:

Section 3 Disqualification from Holding Office

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

First of all, let us understand the context of this section. It was post the American Civil War. Yes, America had a war between its states. One side was the Union, the other the Confederacy. Funny, it all began because of the election of the first Republican president, and the Republican Party platform vowed to end slavery. Democrats did not like that then, or now, it is just economic slavery now. What this section emphasized was that those who had once taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution, many Confederates were former US military officers and politicians, could never again hold federal or State office. They were guilty of insurrection and rebellion, or even if you had given aid and comfort to the Confederate cause, you could never hold federal or state elected or bureaucrat office.

Today we have this irrational claim that Donald Trump is disqualified because he was part of an insurrection or rebellion. The interesting thing is that he has not been charged with the crime of insurrection, nor are any January 6th defendants. Lots of charges of conspiracy, trespassing, and interruption of official business charges, but not insurrection. Again, these very delusional individuals are trying to draw a comparison between the Civil War, where hundreds of thousands of Americans were killed, and January 6th. You know, that day that was “worse than 9-11.” These claims are deranged, and dangerous, as well, especially in the hands of those seeking a political outcome. Remember, that the only person who lost their life on January 6th was Ashli Babbit, she was unarmed. Her shooter has been praised by the progressive socialist leftists, not even charged with manslaughter. I guess he was really scared by this diminutive woman.

This is opening up a really big can of worms because a constitutionally smart person, that uses this line of thought, can turn this against the leftist elected officials in America. US Representative Cori Bush should be disqualified for being on the ballot, she led a riot that threatened the lives of citizens and destroyed property. Vice President Kamala Harris should not appear on the ballot since as a US Senator she worked to have individuals who had enacted violence, insurrection and rebellion against the United States, from jail, clearly she provided aid and comfort. Heck, Joe Biden should not appear on the ballot for opening up the borders of the United States to allow massive drug trafficking, namely fentanyl, that has killed over a hundred thousand Americans, and is in clear violation of our Constitution. Heck, all those members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus should not be allowed on the ballot as they subscribe to a political ideology that is antithetical to our Constitutional Republic and its rule of law. Yes, I am talking about socialism, Marxism, communism. Any elected official that is aiding and abetting groups like Antifa and Jane’s Revenge should be disqualified from being on a ballot. Antifa is nothing but an insurrectionist movement. Heck, they have been attacking federal buildings and law enforcement agencies for quite some time with no consequences.

Ol’ Barry Soetoro should have been disqualified from being on the ballot when he asserted that we were just “five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Hmm, sounds rebellious to me!

Instead of wringing our hands in the face of this wanton abuse and misuse of the 14th Amendment, Section 3, let’s apply it to those elected officials and bureaucrats who are indeed undermining our Constitutional Republic, and our rule of law by way of insurrection, rebellion, and providing aid and comfort to said enemies of the Union.

Oh by the way, Joe Biden should not be on the ballot since he restored a designated Islamic terrorist organization to power, and aided them by providing over $80 billion in US military equipment. Ya know, the Taliban, who harbored Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, those who attacked the United States on 9-11. Now the Biden administration wants to cut a plea deal with the 9-11 masterminds. That is not the type of person who should be allowed, constitutionally, to run for President.

Steadfast and Loyal.



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