First they came for the gays, who thought marriage oh so savory
Then they came for the blacks, and reconstituted slavery.
Then they came for Hispanics, "'cause America's for whites!"
Then they came for the liberals, "'cause America is Right!"
And thus was lost the nation, whose every guarantee
Proclaimed that everyone enjoyed the self same liberty
That ignorant abusers now claim exclusivity -
"All of US have voted - now you serfs can let it be!"
This bit of migraine-driven doggerel is dedicated to all those black folk and Hispanics who supported California's Prop 8 without logically thinking through the Constitutional issues. As I try to point out above, the Republicans want to mess with the 14th Amendment just to shut down the increase in Hispanic population and their growing electoral power, which is seen by them as favoring the Democrats. What is to keep them from messing with the 13th Amendment prohibition regarding slavery? Doesn't the Bible promote slavery? And aren't blacks considered by some to be the Sons of Ham the Unclean because of certain Biblical passages? Do you want to lose those Jubilee freedom rights because of someone else's religious beliefs?
And what of the thought that a judge citing the Constitution can "override the will of the majority"? Certainly the majority of Southerners were still in favor of laws establishing it even after losing the Civil War! Should that local popularity have overridden Federal law ending slavery? What if the will of the majority is to ban handgun ownership? Are you SURE you want to establish this precedent?
Eliminating voting rights for both the black and Hispanic population groups would also have the beneficial effect of weakening the progressive bloc. This bloc strives to limit the social dominance of the economic elites and the Republican and Blue Dog toadies who cater to them at the expense of the well-being of the general public. Are our roads not currently being returned to the gravel state they were in a hundred years ago because there is no tax money to pay for upkeep? This is because the wealthy expect a free ride just because they are rich. How much longer is it going to take the paramedics to come treat your chest pains on a road to Hell paved with plutocratic intentions?