Reply To: Reason for Opposition to the 14th Amendment?


You can infer the ground of opposition without doing substantial research into the matter. Just read the amendment. It says that southern states’ war debts must never be paid, a huge number of southerners must be permanently disfranchised, Congress will have a new supervisory power over state laws, etc. You don’t need to read Donald, Foner, Perman, et al., to figure it out.