Wendell L. Willkie Quote

“The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.”

~ Wendell L. Willkie

An American Program, 1944

Ratings and Comments

Waffler, Smith

But women and slaves and those who could not afford poll taxes were kept in a second class for generations until The Constitution was amended. While it did not provide for a second class it did also did not provide for equality.

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Anon    6/26/09

Yes Waff, why do you keep throwing up old arguments that point out a problem that was at least fixed by amendment. I still argue the amendments weren't necessary but to delete sections that made slavery law in America but for some reason (more control gained) they went the convoluted route instead.

jim k, austin

Too bad Wilkie wasn't president instead of FDR, then maybe we wouldn't be in this mess.

J Carlton, Calgary

No the constitution does not....but the law does.

E Archer, NYC

Carlton has it!

warren, olathe

Agree 100% jim.

E Archer, NYC

Check your privilege. ;-)  Apparently all white people are racist, but Black people (notice the new writing standard to always capitalize the B in black  it's everywhere now) can never be racist, and can say whatever hateful words they please, but if we don't like it we are white supremacists. (!!)  No one will dare admit that Black-privilege allows a Black person to play the race card anytime their arguments fall on their faces.  Sheesh, when I was in school, the teachers would often repeat "sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me."  Whatever happened to that?  What about judging a person by the content of their character instead of skin color?


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