Tag Archives: Equal Protection Clause

The Words That Follow

We’re Americans. If something is wrong, we fix it. What, slavery is bad? We fixed that. What, women are fully functional beings? They can actually think in a rational way, and ought to be allowed to vote? We fixed that. … Continue reading

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Playing Fair

Americans are fair and open and generous. That’s what we tell ourselves, but when we declared our independence more than two hundred years ago we probably shouldn’t have started by declaring that all men are born equal, because that’s just … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming Back to the Basics

Maybe it’s a conceptual problem, or maybe just a matter of not paying attention in history class. But a few of us seem to remember things that others don’t, like what was happening back in the eighteenth century. There was … Continue reading

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