In his latest email, the head of the gay affiliate of the California Democratic Party “Equality California” tells us about “the U. S. Constitution’s promise of equality for all”. Funny, I’ve read the U.S. Constitution more times than I can count and have never found that promise*. The framers did indicate that the charter’s purpose includes securing “the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”.
Save for the Fourteenth Amendment when the word, “equal,” appears, it only refers to legislative voting. And that Amendment specifies that “No State shall make or enforce any law” which denies “to any person within its jurisdiction.” Not sure how you get from that to a “promise of equality.”
Sorry, Geoff, you can’t read your ideological watchword into the constitution. It just ain’t there.
Better to focus on liberty. (More on that anon, I hope.)
*UPDATE: maybe it’s buried in the various emanations of its penumbrae.
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