Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Scientists do not believe constitutional rights are potentially benefical

Via Tom Smith, the New Scientist article.

I'm not a big Second Amendment advocate, but I am uncertain where our rights come from if not from the Constitution. And discriminating against people with disabilities seems, um, unconstitutional as well. Two wrongs make an exponential wrong.

And, no, I do not believe that any type of arm should be legally borne by citizens. Just whatever arms criminals have been found to bear. Oh, and in the spirit of the American Revolution, soldiers too, I guess.

And we could undo the Second Amendment--there are constitutional procedures for that. But the Second Amendment is basically a check against state power, which helps keep the government "for the people". So it would be nice to come up with some offset to take the place of the Second Amendment.

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