The Essence of Liberty: Part 271 (1)
Dr. Jimmy T. (Gunny) LaBaume
A Summary of Gutzman, Kevin R.C. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Constitution
(The book is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute at http://www.mises.org)
Chapter 12: The Court’s Brave New World: From Affirmative Action to Sodomy
The Supreme Court and “privacy”
The so-called right to privacy can not be found anywhere in the constitution. It was simply invented and developed by the Supreme Court along with other “rights” such as the “right” to contraception, abortion, homosexual sodomy and even a right not to have a state constitutional provision that bans officials from conferring special privileges upon homosexuals.
In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) a physician had been convicted of violating the state’s ban on prescribing contraceptives. He appealed claiming that the law violated the 14 th Amendment’s Due Process Clause—although it (the law) had nothing to do with protecting the rights of freed slaves. Only the magic of the Supreme Court could render such logic even remotely tenable.
In Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972), the Court extended its newly declared contraception right to unmarried couples. Then in 1973, it declared that there is a “constitutional” right to an abortion. By some sort of inverted logic, they concluded that such a right is a component of “privacy” and therefore is a general right enforceable against the states.
by Mark Sunwall
by Mark Sunwall
A poll out Monday …showed that nearly a quarter [of Britons] think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real. ~ AFP Feb. 3, 2008
If you were one of the thousands taken in by the “Ron Paul” hoax, possibly maxing out your campaign contributions, don’t get angry, get happy…because there’s a silver lining to this cause without a rebel. Just in case you haven’t heard, our favorite urban myth was exploded yesterday in a terse press release from Rationalization: The official magazine of Beltway Libertarianism. To follow up on the story Rationalization has tracked down Don Tazmibro, putative campaign manager for America’s most famous fictional candidate. Whether you’re in a state of denial, or just think that you’ve denied the state it’s monopoly on absurdity, what he told our reporter should be of interest.