“As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”
― Abraham Lincoln,
Lincoln was speaking of the inequality of how the constitutions was being applied and how it excluded blacks or as Lincoln put it “negroes.” He then goes on to illustrate the consequences of excluding anyone by expanding additional groups to the list “‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.” He was making a point that it can exclude groups endlessly if that is the case and just as with blacks in Lincoln’s day it is sex offenders in the present day!
Just read Lincoln’s words and change negroes for sex offenders. Lincoln got it because he understood the constitution made it illegal to exclude anyone from it’s protection. What is it that politicians in today’s America don’t get? I think it is clear as it has been shown again and again they get it they just don’t care about the constitution or the people but rather are only interested in power and money.