LaVoz
In English
En Español
In English
En Español
 
  Around the City
  Arts & Entertainment
  Automundo
  Business
  Classifieds
  Commentary
  Community
  Education
  El Mundo
  Environment
  From the Publisher
  Health
  Immigration
  La Vida Latina
  La Voz Special Editions
  La Voz NAHP Awards
  Letter to the Editor
  Mis Recuerdos
  My Money
  Nuestra Gente
  Of Special Interest
  Politics
  Pueblo/Southern Colorado
  Que Pasa
  Readers Speak Out
  Sports
  Student of the Week
  Technology
  Vecinos
  Where Are They Now?
  Archives
  Home
 
 
What “Civil Rights” in reverse look like
 
La Voz Staff Photo
 

By David Conde
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
03/10/2021

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme document that forms the framework of America’s democratic society. Rather than loyalty to a person, a group or ideology it is its words that bind our allegiance.

A major reason that the Constitution has held firm over the 232 years since its ratification is the American belief in working to perfect instruments that express their ideals and practices rather than replace or exchange them for a new way of indicating their thinking. The Supreme Court, one of the three branches of the government, has the responsibility of furthering that concept in its interpretation of the Constitution that relates to new laws, regulatory adaptations or changes in the lives of Americans.

The result has been has been a relatively short list of 27 amendments, 10 (Bill of Rights) of which came with its ratification. At the same time, it is clear that the Constitution as originally adopted, gave little thought to minorities or women other than counting slaves as three fifth of a person for the purpose of political representation by the states in Congress.

The American Civil War produced 3 civil rights amendments and the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the early 20th Century produced another that gave them the right to vote.

These amendments were only part of a much larger incremental process to secure rights for people that were not the focus of the original document. The civil rights movements of the 20th    Century and the #MeToo movement of the 21st Century indicate how difficult and slow it is to achieve justified change.

What happens however, when there is a developing feeling about civil rights being taken away? What happens when voices are getting louder and louder on the part of some about a Constitution that was originally written with them in mind and now is becoming less and less exclusive to them?

These are the kind of questions that are occupying serious observers of our political life and our institutions. An additional question is: is this really about civil rights?

We know that the Constitution is for all Americans. Yet we are increasingly led to feel that it was meant for the founders, their contemporaries and their descendants.

We forget that America has always been a diverse country with an immigrant base and tradition. It is ironic that most of those that claim exclusivity with regard to the Constitution are really themselves descendants of immigrant that came to America to enjoy the rights of a democratic society founded by others.

When insurrectionists invaded the Capitol on January 6th they said, in part, that it was their house and they needed to take it back and set things right. However, their attack on the Constitution, especially Article I (establishment of the legislative branch) was an attack on their own freedom as Americans.

The question remains: Is this about civil rights or about political power and White privilege? This is an important distinction because if the latter is the case, our democratic order is in trouble.

In our political system voting majorities have the privilege of leading within the scope of the constitutional mandate. To deny that privilege because one is Black, Latino, Native American or Asian is to deny the essence of America.

Adolph Hitler in his last moments of losing it all blamed it on the weakness of the German people. To him, they deserve to lose and be devastated.

America is different. Win or lose we still have the protection of the Constitution.

 

 

 

 

 
Click on our advertising links for:
SERVICE DIRECTORY
CLASSIFIEDS
La Voz
'You Tube Videos'
An EXCLUSIVE La Voz Bilingue interview
with President Barack Obama
Pulsa aquí para más episodios

Follow La Voz on:

Tweeter FaceBook Tweeter
POLL QUESTION

 

© 2020 La Voz Bilingüe. All Rights Reserved.

Advertising | Media Kit | Contact Us | Disclaimer

12021 Pennsylvania St., #201, Thornton, CO 80241, Tel: 303-936-8556, Fax: 720-889-2455

 
Site Powered By: Multimedia X
Sexs oyuncakları fe fantezi ürünleri erotik shop Alışverişinizi İnternetten Yapmak İçin 5 Neden.
Online erotik shop’larda daha çok çeşit bulabilirsiniz, fiziksel mağazalarda genelde farklı ürün adedi 100’ü geçmez iken online sex shop’larda bu sayı 1000’leri geçebiliyor.
Online seks shop’larda kimse ile muhatap olmazsınız, kimse size görmeden, ne aldığınızı bilmeden rahatça alışveriş yapabilirsiniz.
Bu amaçla üretilen vibratör özel ten dokusuna yakın yumuşaklıktaki hammaddesi ve gerçek bir penise benzer tasarımı sayesinde neredeyse gerçeğinden ayırt edilemiyor.
Vibratörlere olan ilgi arttıkça seks oyuncakları üreticileri de ürünlerini geliştirmeye ve çoğaltmaya devam ediyor.
Nokta Sex Shop introduces its e-commerce site Innovative Soweto adult entertainment retailer Sex Shop İstanbul introduces its e-commerce site https://www.noktashop.org
www.noktashop.org  noktaseksshop.com  www.seksshopistanbul.net  www.noktashop.istanbul  www.vibratorum.net  www.jartiyercorap.com  www.noktashop.ist  www.fethiyesexshop.com