Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sleepless night, finished two exams, but here's a new idea for the Constitution

Someone on Pam's blog proposes a 28th Amendment: The rights of a minority can never be stolen by a majority, law or court.

Nothing radically new, it just affirms the American principle that EVERY citizen deserves full equl rights, no matter how few these citzens are in their grouping.

Whether in groups of twelve, thousand, or one, each one of use deserves the American promise of liberty.

Check Laureen's amendment 28

4 comments:

brn said...

I think they might have that one already...

"Amendment XV
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

H4736 said...

Could that be applicable to sexual orientation, gender identity? I also don't see gender (women) in there.

H4736 said...

And that seems only about voting rights

H4736 said...

Is it safe to assume that person who can vote in the US is entitled to US citizen rights? I don't want to draw implications from non-specific language. That might get the strict constructionists in a tight-panty situation...