It’s, like, totally basic

scarecrow I’m just guessing here, but I think that Governor Carcieri’s wife, Susan, is not an expert in Constitutional law, or anything else for that matter.  A report in this morning’s Providence Journal relates that Sue and Don hosted another anti-choice rally in the State House rotunda…

Sue Carcieri called the concept of life as fundamental a right as liberty and pursuit of happiness. “It is a basic right we have in our Constitution.  It’s really basic” she said.

Except that it’s totally NOT.  “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are among those certain unalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence and are not protected under our Constitution.  However, the Governor might want to consult a constitutional expert regarding the First Amendment and see what the Establishment Clause might have to say about holding Catholic services inside the State House.

2 thoughts on “It’s, like, totally basic”

  1. Thanks for the link, Meg.
    I read something a while ago making the (pro-choice) argument that if you don’t have the right to control your own body, what other rights could you possibly have?

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