Oooooof. It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Now out, a book called, “The Cult of the Constitution: The Deadly Devotion to Guns and Free Speech”.
Written by Mary Anne Franks, a professor at the University of Miami School of Law, who, last fall, penned a proposal for a “redo” of the First and Second Amendments in a Boston Globe op-ed:
“Speech and guns: two of the most contentious issues in America today, with controversies fueled not only by personal passions and identity politics but by competing interpretations of the Constitution. Perhaps more than any other parts of the Constitution, the First and Second Amendments inspire religious-like fervor in many Americans, with accordingly irrational results.As legal texts go, neither of the two amendments is a model of clarity or precision. More important, both are deeply flawed in their respective conceptualizations of some of the most important rights of a democratic society: the freedom of expression and religion and the right of self-defense. These two amendments are highly susceptible to being read in isolation from the Constitution as a whole and from its commitments to equality and the collective good. The First and Second Amendments tend to be interpreted in aggressively individualistic ways that ignore the reality of conflict among competing rights. This in turn allows the most powerful members of society to reap the benefits of these constitutional rights at the expense of vulnerable groups. Both amendments would be improved by explicitly situating individual rights within the framework of “domestic tranquility” and the “general welfare” set out in the Constitution’s preamble…”If you can stand it, read more HERE…
Franks’ suggestions are designed to subvert the individualistic nature of America and its Constitution, and she poorly argues that we should make our natural rights subject to “the common good.” In case you don’t understand why this is a bad idea, let me ask you this: Who decides what the “common good” is? Would the “common good” depend on who is in power at the time? Would it change every 2-4 years? Is there a magical definition? Of course not. Who deserves such power over another human? No one, that’s who.
Freedom means being free from someone else’s notion of what the “common good” is, because it is as unknowable as the billions and billions of humans on Earth. These illogical and irrational “thinkers” are again coming with their mumbo-jumbo nonsense to try to usher in an “equitable” (communist) future.
Fight this assault on our individual rights (our freedom) with every fibre of your uncommon being! Please and thank you.