I am not making these things up. I don't agree with them. They just are.
And I cite them only to refute your statements, not that they reflect my feelings. You can't just blatently throw around 9th Amendment and 14th Amendment as an argument. Do you expect people just to nod their head and say, "Yeah, 9th and 14th Amendment. Uh-huh. Right, tpaine says so"?
Keep in mind that the 9th Amendment was incorporated under the 14th Amendment, thereby blurring the distinction and separation between the States and the Federal government, which was what the 9th Amendment was supposed to do!.
In 200 years, the 9th Amendment was used only twice in a court decision, Griswold v. Connecticut (birth control) and Roe v. Wade (abortion). And even then, the rights of the individual could only be found in "emanations and penumbras" of the Amendment.
Robert Bork said of the 9th: "...no more interpretable than a waterblot on the Constitution." But you think that it guarantees the right to smoke dope. Ok.