Enumeration of Constitutional Rights
August 25, 2008
There is an interesting discussion going on right now at Mike the Mad Biologist concerning the existence of a constitutional right to privacy. As usual, some deranged right-wing assmonkey has come out of the woodwork with usual lie about the enumeration of rights in the constitution:
The only way to get a right to abortion (control over one’s own reproductive faculty in general) into America’s costitution without dishonestly pretending that it says what you would like it to say is by amending it.
This represents a complete utter lie about the nature of the treatment of human rights in the Constititution. The United States Constitution is one of enumerated powers, but not one of enumerated rights.
The rights explicitly listed in the Bill of Rights and Constitution were expressly understood by EVERY-FUCKING-ONE at the time of ratification to have been EXEMPLARY and NON-FUCKING-EXCLUSIVE!!! The fear that stupid pernicious motherfuckers would misconstrue the enumeration of rights in a Bill of Rights as implying exclusivity was what led James Motherfucking Madison to initially argue passionately against including a Bill of Rights.
The fact that right-wing motherfucking fake-ass legal scholars ALWAYS ignore this proves that they are just lying sacks of shit making up anything they fucking want to justify their sick-fuck depraved dastardly policy goals. Read your motherfucking Federalist Papers, assknockers!