The Right To Privacy
Via John at Americablog originated by Dan Savage (You know. Savage Love.) to whom we should bow or curtsey in gratitude.
Mr. Savage suggests a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing the right to privacy.
"If the Republicans can propose a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, can’t the Dems propose a “Right to Privacy” amendment? Since the RTP is popular (unlike the anti-gay marriage amendment), the Dems should put it out there and let the Republicans run around the country explainging why they're against a right to privacy—not a winning position. Then, once it passes, we’ll be spared the debate over whether or not the RTP is in there every time a conservative is nominated to the Supreme Court."
This is brilliant in its simplicity. It would, indeed, be wildly popular. And I can find no way to argue against it without sounding like, and probably being, a total nutcase. The supporters would be Jeffersonian in their desire to write down rights that they already believe exist -- much like a simple extension of the Bill of Rights. I love it. I'd like to hear any rational objections.
Update: The Left Coaster is onboard as well. What are we waiting for?