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Old 09-13-2018, 06:58 AM
UltraVires UltraVires is offline
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
A number of people have addressed the substance of your argument by telling you that it's wrong. The fact that it's possible for you to break a law doesn't mean that you're allowed to break a law.
Then nobody has addressed the question because until the 15th amendment was ratified, it was perfectly legal for a state to deny the right to vote to male persons based upon race and many did so. The 14th Amendment failed to provide that protection.

No state was "breaking the law" by denying the right to vote to blacks or else the 15th Amendment would not have been necessary, just two short years later.