Posts Tagged ‘Dred Scott’

Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand the 14th Amendment

Posted By Levi

September 14th, 2015 8:08pm

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is a big supporter of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples. The US Supreme Court recently ruled that the Constitution gives gays the right to marry. Huckabee told a radio host last week that it was right for Davis to disobey the Supreme Court ruling because it is ok for Americans to ignore those rulings they disagree with. But to justify this, Huckabee pointed to a US Supreme Court case called Dred Scott V Sanford. “Michael, the Dred Scott decision of 1857 still remains to this day the law of the land, which says that black people aren’t fully human,” he said. “Does anybody still follow the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision?” But Huckabee is dead wrong. Dred Scott is not the law of the land. It was the 14th Amendment that got rid of Dred Scott. It is really embarrassing for someone who is seeking the highest office in the nation to make such a terrible mis Read More