Monday, March 20, 2006


In my prior post I linked to a Penraker post on the Yale Taliban.

Thought I'd investigate who this Penraker was. Didn't learn a lot of personal details, but you've got to like someone whose first blog post's first paragraphs were,
I propose that the following Constitutional amendment be immediately enacted:

"The Supreme Court of the United States shall have the authority to decide, without limitation, which liberties are fundamental. They need not base their decision on anything written in the Constitution. From time to time, as they see fit, and in accordance with changing social mores and customs (as they see them), they may expand or contract those rights that are considered fundamental to liberty. No act of any other branch of government may overturn, override or interfere with their decision."

The majority in Lawrence v. Texas announced this rule by judicial fiat - why not make it official?