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14th amendment

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Can someone who knows about this subject help educate me? I know that the 14th amendment only selectively applies the bill of rights to the states and that not all of the bill of rights are incorporated into the states, but I don't know why. Why does it require a SC decision to incorporate each of these natural rights when it appears, to me at least, that the 14th amendment was very clear on intending to do so via constitutional amendment.

What exactly am I overlooking here?
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My guess is that the sheeple of this country have allowed things to get to the point where the Constitution has no meaning unyil the courts say it does and that whatever the courts say it means is excepted as gospel truth, even if it makes absolutely no sense compared to the actual text.
My argument stands. Either the Constitution is the supreme law of the land in which case, if incorporation is written in to the 14th ammendment, it applies upon ratification. If we have to wait for a SCOTUS ruling, then we are no longer ruled by a constitution, we are ruled by nine black robes. This is what we have fallen to. Instead of having inalienable rights, granted by our Creator, as envisioned by the founders, we have priviledges granted by the all-powerful SC.
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