Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Some Other Changes to Consider
Well, George W. Bush has decided to demonstrate his desire for a smaller less intrusive government by amending the constitution of the United States of America to restrict the rights of a minority group such that our laws are in accordance with a two thousand year old near-Eastern cult to which he belongs. You know, I just chalk it up to Bush being a uniter and not a divider. I think he could even be more of a uniter if he would just get rid of this troublesome bit of text:
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
The proponents of the new constitutional amendment might as well work to revoke XIV while they're at it -- actually, if they're honest, they're going to have to at least change its text a little. Also, they could organize to pass an amendment making Christianity the official religion of the United States -- the Christianity amendment could be worded such that harmonizing our laws with the sacred texts of the state religion happens as a matter of course -- that would save a lot of time in the long run.