Do Private Citizens have Protections Equal to Government Employees?
Does in fact, the "Equal Protection" clause protect: "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 (emphasis added)."
I do not see any differentiation between private sector or government employees.
Yet, organizations will tell you (paraphrased), "If a government employee subjects a private citizen to malicious deprivation of constitutional rights, acting under color of law to take any action, that deprives a owner of any property right appurtenant, inherent, or related including the right to possess, use, dispose of, exclude from, trespass, denied use etc. Your only recourse is to sue."
I personally don't know of one private sector citizen who's ever won a case against a government employee. Do you?
The only people who win are the attorney's.
Why is that?
Government employees have carte blanche to engage in any criminal activity they so choose, without being held accountable as an individual. Plus, they have the entire Department of Justice at their service.
Private Citizens pay out of their own pocket books.
In my observation, this completely quashes "all persons" and "any person" part of "Equal Protection." In essence neuters it.
Where did government employees get the right to enjoy privileges including, "can't fire them," plus defense privileges of the Department of Justice? Is there a statute that gives them these rights?
Has anyone actually tested "Equal Protection" by simply calling the sheriff and filing charges against a government employee who engaged in any of the aforementioned?
That, to me, would be "Equal Protection."
What say you?