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To: robertpaulsen
The 9th and 14th say nothing about drugs being legal.

So. You figure that the 9th amendment, to be meaningful, should be worded something like this:

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage

to dispose of garbage
to chose the stype of dress
to drink coffee
to drink distilled spirits
to drink beer
to buy a car
to celebrate birthdays
to throw a party
to eliminate waste products
to wash clothes
to cook meals
to eat out
to cut lawns
to fly flags
to burp
to fart
to blow the nose
to wash the car
to operate a computer
to chose an operating system fot eh computer
to choose software
to write letters
to inherit property
to plant crops
to darn socks
to travel
to walk the dog
to sing
to snore
to rise early
to rise late
to spend money
to eat turkey
to eat chicken
to take medicine
(et endless cetera)

retained by the people.

Is that it?

87 posted on 01/12/2003 9:30:14 AM PST by William Terrell
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To: William Terrell
Of course not. If one wants to make a case for legalizing drugs based on the 9th or 14th amendment, be my guest.

But that's not what the author of the article was doing, was it? He was attempting to compare drug freedom with gun freedom, a right specifically protected by the 2nd amendment.

Drugs were not given such an amendment. And, if the 9th and 14th amendments say so much about protecting the freedoms you so copiously listed, why list guns separately? Surely if one is free to burp, fart, and buy a car, why not guns?

Comparing the freedom to do drugs with the Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, elevates drug use to a level it does not deserve.

89 posted on 01/12/2003 9:52:11 AM PST by robertpaulsen
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