We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I can't believe my Senator referred to "the privacy clause in the Constitution." Surely he is referring not to a clause, but to the aura of an emanation of a penumbra which decided Roe v. Wade. What a dope. Yes, I mean Dodd, or, as we call him here, Sen. Dodo. On Patterico. This jerk would never had been elected if he didn't have the same last name as his Dad, Sen. Tom Dodd, who was a stand-up, good guy. It confused us country bumpkins, and we mistakenly elected the brat kid. Well, the sinecure is his until he decides to retire, which he won't as long as he can pick up cuties in the Georgetown bars. But he is getting a bit long in the tooth for that, isn't he?
What disturbs me about this whole line of thought is that it seems to say that the Constitution gives rights to people when it does not. It only gives rights and responsibilities to government, and recognizes and protects some of the rights people have as a result of simply being born.
There's no right to privacy enumerated in the Constitution because the Constitution doesn't give rights to anything.
I guess the whole idea was to limit the power of the central govt, with the assumption that freedom and human rights come from God, not man and not govt. Several states refused to sign the thing, tho, until the Bill of Rights was added, just to make it all crystal clear.