Here are the facts:
US Constitution, Bill of Rights and Amendments to the Constitution are
the 3 documents that guide lawmakers and courts throughout everything
that is done in this nation. All 3 of these documents were written
expressly to protect people from governments.
in any of these documents is there any mention of rights granted to
governments national, state or local. As a matter of fact: time and time
again throughout these documents there are many things governments are
expressly forbidden to do to people.
isn't in these documents is what people cannot do to governments or
what governments are not allowed to do to governments. Over and over and
over again these documents express the protection of people from
Nowhere in these documents are cities protected in any way, shape or form.
was deliberately done to protect people from governments. If
governments are given the same rights as people then people will end up
serving governments instead of the other way around. The Founding
Fathers intended for government to always be second to the people--
giving government even equal rights changes that relationship.
some will mistakenly argue that because corporations were recently
given person-hood that cities have person-hood as well but that cannot
and should not be the case. For whether or not you agree with
person-hood for corporations a line cannot be crossed. If cities are
given equal protection under the law-- the rights granted to people--
then cities (governments) will have achieved person-hood and we, the
people will forever be slaves to governments with their vast resources,
ability to tax and make laws as they please.
Our Founding Fathers knew the day would come when a Mayor Nancy Barakat Vaughan
would attempt to use the resources of an entire city just to have her
way. That is why they carefully worded those 3 documents in the way they
You can read all 3 plus the 14th Amendment, at the following links:
Now look at the numbers as presented by the News & Record.