The 14th Amendment: Why it is so important
The 14th amendment is very important to America and it's people. Without the 14th amendment a lot of us would be treated very differently. How are you supposed to defend yourself when your not even considered equal to the same people just like you? That is exactly why the 14th amendment was created, to give the people a way to be able to everyone else. I completely believe in the 14th amendment and the reasons behind it. Think about if we didn't have it, so many things would be able to happen that we might not be able to prevent because we aren't equal to everyone else. Its obvious that we need the 14th amendment because a simple reason ; Equality. The 14th amendment is basically allowing everyone that is different then a what is considered to be a regular person and white man. Even though we have this we are still seen differently by some people but this amendment allows us to take action when they see us differently and try to do something about us. But to fully look into this situation we need to look at statistics. Lets look at the court case of Miranda v. Arizona first, in this court case it was decided that Miranda was treated unfairly under his 14th amendment. He confessed to a crime he had done without knowing that he was available to have a lawyer present while being questioned. He was therefore released under the court ruling that the due process clause of the 14th amendment had been violated because he was not told like he was supposed to that he has the right to remain silent, to have an attorney present, and, if the suspect cannot afford an attorney, to have one appointed by the state. He was later retried though without the confession and convicted. But clearly this is shown that those less educated on their rights and those different can still receive the equality they deserve and the information they need. But this also shows that our justice system is still able to punish everyone that needs to be...
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