(LibertySons.org) – The US Constitution is a complex document that often requires the highest court in the land to interpret. A movement that could impact the 2022 election draws on a clause that brings up more questions than answers.
Voters filed a petition to stop Representative Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) from running for reelection in 2022 on the grounds he is an “insurrectionist.” The North Carolinians evoked Section 3 of the 14th Amendment as the basis for the request. They allege the representative helped encourage the January 6 incident at the Capitol.
Can Madison Cawthorn Be Blocked From the North Carolina Ballot as an Insurrectionist? https://t.co/TdkCaiiYa6
— Don Lichterman (SCA) (@DonELichterman) February 17, 2022
The specific portion of the US Constitution these people wish to use comes from Civil War times. Leaders used it then to disqualify people who fought for the Confederacy from entering the government. The broad language means it might apply to anyone who participates in a rebellion.
Op-eds and experts predicted this part of the constitution would come up in the midterm elections. They also noted how difficult it would be to handle these cases because court precedent is over 100 years old, and the US Supreme Court has never heard the matter.
The tactic revolves around applying the term “insurrection” to an unarmed, mostly peaceful protest. It also raises the question of where these concerned citizens were when riots raged across the country in 2020, leaving destroyed property, public panic, injury and casualties in its their wake.
Is this perverse political lawfare? Or are Cawthorn and others “insurrectionists” who should be barred from office? Send us an email and let us know what you think.
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