Arguments Against The 14th Amendment

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Matthew Feeler Political Science 101 M/W Byron 11/17/16 Midterm: Question 1 The 14th Amendment was created after the civil war in 1868 and the underlying premise of the amendment gives equal protection and rights to slaves. This main idea was obviously the cause of the civil war and gaining freedom from slaves. Although, another part of the Amendment was what is known as the “due process” in which citizens are granted rights to life, liberty, and property. A huge topic of controversy for years has been the idea of same-sex couples being able to marry, and recently in 2015 the supreme court ruled that same sex marriage is legal which to some was very surprising, although some believe that with the 14th amendment, this is a right that should …show more content…

The 4th Amendment, which is considered one of the most important in detailing the privacy we are given, states that we as persons are given freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. This amendment also says that no warrants can be issued without probable cause. Generally speaking, this created that no one can be searched unless a warrant is issued, although with someone who is in pursuit of crime, a warrant will be unnecessary. This amendment was also able to create the idea that phones cannot be tapped in with unless a warrant was written, this includes any and all phones, even public phones. The 5th amendment gives us protection against self-incrimination which allows us to have privacy of personal information. The 9th amendment basically asserts that any rights not given in the Constitution are not necessarily denied to an individual. This idea of the 9th amendment supports the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, amendments in verifying that we do receive privacy to a very promising extent amongst phone calls and emails. Now although, we understand, in certain cases these rights will be violated if there is enough verification and evidence that needs a warrant, then the warrant overrules to provide safety. So in conclusion, in fact the Bill of Rights supports our privacy of emails and phone calls even if there is no rights supported in the

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