Over here, Dangerosa, a liberal, and Bricker, one of our more prominent conservatives, sort of proposed a Constitional amendment clearly setting down the right to privacy vaguely hinted at in the 4th, 9th and 14th Amendments.
I thought it would be neat if we as a Board wrote such an Amendment and somebody got their congressional delegation to propose it in the House.
Since, obviously, it will require tinkering, I figure I’ll post a provisional draft, and we can all poke and prod it into something that might pass muster in Congress and maybe even the state legislatures.
I’m putting this in GD because I’m quite serious about this, and because I expect there will be a lot of actual debate about what each revision means for existing case law (particularly Roe, and probably some other ideas like decriminalization of marjuana).
Here’s my basic proposal:
The right of citizens to privacy shall not be abridged, abrogated or restricted by any Act of Congress, any State, or county, city or otherwise defined municipality therein.
Let the redrafting begin!