Do we really want people that participated in an attempted coup to serve in public office? Yeah, I know the Confederates were given a blanket pardon but does that really have anything to do with this current problem? No. So don’t bother mentioning it.
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If you swore to defend the constitution,
swore to uphold and to support
then partook in an insurrection
then you can’t hold office of any sort
It’s written in the constitution,
it’s simple, clear and clean,
In the portion we call The Bill of Rights,
the Amendment number fourteen
To whom might this federal law apply,
this amendment number fourteen?
There are so many that come to mind
like Marjorie Taylor Green
She that said under her leadership
the coup would have been armed
She said it would have been a success
Now, that’s cause to be alarmed
Uphold the constitution
Let’s do that for a start
Fourteenth amendment’s a solution
Let’s not fall apart
Members of our current Congress
put the strategy in place
They met, they talked they worked details
the goal to flip the electoral race
They wove the darkest fabrication
Pushed it hard to make it stick
They broke their oath of office
with their sneaky little trick
There’s a list of Congress members
that planned and spread The Lie
That knew it was fabricated
but they decided to give it a try
Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs,
Scott Perry, Lauren Boebert
Mark Meadows and Jim JordanAnd don’t leave out Louie Gohmert
We can’t have people serving
who failed to keep their oath
They must be barred from holding office
or put in prison or both
THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT
The section of the amendment referenced in this song is Section 3. Here is the full wording.
Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
More About The Fourteenth Amendment Amendment XIV to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. Usually considered one of the most consequential amendments, it addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War. The amendment was bitterly contested, particularly by the states of the defeated Confederacy, which were forced to ratify it in order to regain representation in Congress. The amendment, particularly its first section, is one of the most litigated parts of the Constitution, forming the basis for landmark Supreme Court decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954) regarding racial segregation, Roe v. Wade (1973) regarding abortion (overturned in 2022), Bush v. Gore (2000) regarding the 2000 presidential election, and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) regarding same-sex marriage.
The amendment’s first section includes several clauses: the Citizenship Clause, Privileges or Immunities Clause, Due Process Clause, and Equal Protection Clause. The Citizenship Clause provides a broad definition of citizenship, nullifying the Supreme Court’s decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), which had held that Americans descended from African slaves could not be citizens of the United States. Since the Slaughter-House Cases (1873), the Privileges or Immunities Clause has been interpreted to do very little.
The Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of life, liberty, or property without a fair procedure. The Supreme Court has ruled this clause makes most of the Bill of Rights as applicable to the states as it is to the federal government, as well as to recognize substantive and procedural requirements that state laws must satisfy. The Equal Protection Clause requires each state to provide equal protection under the law to all people, including all non-citizens, within its jurisdiction.
The second, third, and fourth sections of the amendment are seldom litigated.
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