The 14th Amendment and the Bill of Rights

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March 12, 2012
Tenth Amendment Center
by Laurence Vance  
Posted in Commentary

"Did the Congress that passed the Fourteenth Amendment (June 13, 1866) or the states that ratified it (July 9, 1868) intend that the Amendment incorporate, in whole or in part, the Bill of Rights? It is a telling indictment of the incorporation doctrine that nowhere in the Fourteenth Amendment does it say anything about incorporating any part of the Bill of Rights." [editor's note: And it's a telling indictment of opponents of the incorporation doctrine that they never mention the principal author of the Amendment, John Bingham, who clearly stated during the ratification debates that incorporation was precisely the intent of the Amendment - TLK] (03/12/12)  

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