Twisting truth about 14th Amendment

August 18, 2010

As usual, our Republican friends from Cecil County wish to manipulate the truth to make their case that repealing the 14th Amendment is not racially motivated ("Repeal 14th Amendment," Readers Respond, Aug. 18).

Ron Wirsing, once 28 of the 37 existing states ratified the 14th Amendment there was no need for the other states to rush to ratify. You only need three-fourths of the states to ratify an amendment for it to become law. The 14th amendment was stupid? The 14th Amendment was Congress' way of overruling the Dred Scott decision and the basis for Brown vs. Board of Education.

That's stupid?

Larry Gonter, Parkville

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