[ExI] right to try bill
spike66 at att.net
Mon Sep 26 13:24:42 UTC 2016
From: extropy-chat [mailto:extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf
Of Anders Sandberg
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [ExI] right to try bill
On 2016-09-25 23:03, spike wrote:
>>.Had the congress the legal right to legislate away Americans' right to
bear arms, they would have ...
>.Actually, if the voters pressured Congress in a consistent manner it could
pass an amendment to amend the second amendment. It is evidently not
impossible to change a constitution legally.-- Dr Anders Sandberg
We have an example of an amendment being legally repealed after the fact
(the 21st amendment repealed the 18th.)
But the inclusion of the first ten amendments was a condition of
ratification of the US constitution. This is why the first ten amendments
are known as the Bill of Rights rather than the bill of permissions. Had
the US government the legal right to repeal the word "not" in ".shall not be
infringed." they would have done it a long time ago.
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