Saturday, November 29, 2008

Deetje on Prop 8

Response to my comments on Prop 8 by Deetje:

“Right on! In fact, though, it is the Declaration of Independence, not the US Constitution, that refers to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, the California State Constitution (which, after all, is the pertinent document in this case) does assert the right to pursuit of happiness and reads as follows "[Article 1, Section 1]: All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy. [New section adopted November 5, 1974]"

Another inaccurate report: The great Greek physician, Hippocrates, is rumored to have said, in a footnote to his famous oath:

“Sexual activity among consenting adults does no harm. Bigotry, on the other hand, injures us all.” – Don.


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