As I’ve said on other threads, as Americans, many of our liberties will be decided in the future–quite possibly the near future, in fact, with Pres. Bush’s appointments to the U.S. Supreme Ct. And whatever your positions may be, my only purpose is two-fold: to inform, and to make you think.
Now, on to my point of this thread. Not too long ago, the state of Georgia convicted and sentences a man to 5 yrs. in prison for a consensual sex act, that he did with his wife! The story is a somewhat complicated one, but you can read all about it here.
I shall try not to interject too many of my person beliefs into this thread. But I will say this. It all comes down to the right to privacy. Different people take a different view of the situation. Some people believe that it should be upheld in legislatures, but not the courts. And some people–so-called “moralists”–believe it is found in neither–there is no such thing period. The judge who decided this case in Georgia was such a person. Evidently, so is John Ashcroft..
(Incidentally, this law was eventually repealed.)
(Oh, and BTW, if these hyperlinks don’t work, I shall have to try them again another way. Don’t worry though, I will also add something else relevant if I do that!
Anyways, I guess there are two parts to my debate. One, is this acceptable? Are laws to be enforced, even when they are seemingly unfair? And, 2, is it acceptable to think some of our liberties don’t come from the Constitution? Can other people–like legislators and prosecutors–be entrusted with them? And should they be?