The author's position regarding the intent of the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment would be most seriously undermined if which of the following were true? A. The framers had anticipated state action limitations as they are described in the passage. B. The framers had merely sought to prevent discriminatory acts by federal officials. C. The framers were concerned that the civil rights act of 1866 would be overturned by the Supreme Court. D. The framers were aware that the phrase "equal protection of the laws" had broad implications. E. The framers believed that racial as well as non-racial forms of discrimination were unacceptable.