Friday, September 11, 2015

Dredfully Stupid

Mike Huckabee doesn’t know much about history or the Constitution.

While defending Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licenses out of her religious opposition to same-sex marriage, Mike Huckabee said Wednesday that the Supreme Court’s 1857 ruling in Dred Scott v. Sandford – which held that all blacks, free or enslaved, could not be American citizens – is still the law of the land even though no one follows it.

The reason no one follows it is because there was the little matter of the Civil War and the subsequent 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution that nullified the Dred Scott ruling.

Since Mr. Huckabee never went to law school, I’ll let him off for not knowing the intricacies of the Constitution — although I’m pretty sure they cover the amendments that banned slavery and established citizenship in high school history class — but the Civil War was in all the papers.

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