the constitution setups the federal government[its structure] and gives then only 18 duties, and places restrictions on the federal government from violating the rights of the people.
again..... i did not say rights cannot be curtailed, they can, but you must commit a crime( [criminal law] or by an action which could cause pain/ death destruction of person/ property [like storing propane next to fire source where others can get hurt.) to have them curtailed, by violating the rights of another citiznen.....they cannot be curtail, becuase you just want them to, or government does not like how they use their rights.
wrong how can you say..... if you dont like something, dont buy it, dont drink it, dont hang around...but then force a person, to associate with another person.
the constitution is the law, your stating we should only follow it when it meets your approval only, and it does not work like that.
civil rights comes from the 14th amendment to the constitution.....in reality it was written for the slave population only, and affirmed by the USSC in 1873 in the slaughterhouse case....
if was written so that STATES, could not discriminate against former slaves...not people or business.
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.