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The NY Times has been getting a rough run recently. Deservedly so, I think. Still, I read it because it is usually pretty fair minded. Occasionally, you even get something brilliant from it. The article quoted below and linked to, is one such piece.
Dan Savage has come up with a suggestion so simple but brilliant, it makes me doubt my own intelligence. With cries for Constitutional Amendments to ban Abortion, Gay Marriage and for all I know, anything other than Missionary Position in bed, maybe we need a Constitutional Amendment that our Founding Fathers would have believed in.
A Right to Privacy Amendment.
If the Republicans can propose a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, why can't the Democrats propose a right to privacy amendment? Making this implicit right explicit would forever end the debate about whether there is a right to privacy. And the debate over the bill would force Republicans who opposed it to explain why they don't think Americans deserve a right to privacy - which would alienate not only moderates, but also those libertarian, small-government conservatives who survive only in isolated pockets on the Eastern Seaboard and the American West.
It won't solve all the problems of this country, but it will reaffirm the right to "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness"
posted by Greymagius @ 9:06 AM
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Brilliant! i'm all for it! Total support!
And knowing DC, instead of being publicly debated and voted up/down, it will die a quiet death in committee, from pure and intentional neglect.
But it's still worth pursuing, if only to make the bastards dance.
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Hey, Stithmeister -
why not put links to the KY Congresscritter's email and/or websites on this board, so i can conveniently bombard them with calls for the Right to Be Left the Fock Alone, i mean the Right to Privacy Amendment?
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