Friday, November 04, 2005

Amend Now (?)!

Burkeans will be skeptical, but there would be two obvious benefits to putting an explicit right to privacy into the Constitution: 1) no more of this idiotic descrying the founders' entrails; 2) the theocons lose, permanently.

2 Comments:

At 7:41 AM, Anonymous Ashish George said...

"Burkeans will be skeptical..."

Fuck the "Burkeans." Edmund Burke was a serious thinker with serious ideas, but many of the people who today claim to follow in his footsteps use the concepts of tradition and order as flimsy pretexts to keep the marginalized marginalized.

Martin Luther King understood this:
"First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to ´order´ than to justice...who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a ´more convenient season.´"

So yes, let us have a privacy amendment, and let us allow the "Burkeans" to be on the wrong side of history--or standing athwart it yelling "Stop!"--once again.

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Finnegan said...

Well, what I meant is that generally speaking, it's probably a bad idea to go fucking around with the Constitution. But as I've thought about this more, I've become more and more positive about the idea.

 

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