Sunday, February 04, 2007

Amendment 28

In light of recent jack-booted thuggery indulged in by officials of the government of the United States, I propose the following amendment to the Constitution of such:

Amendment 28: A peaceful and restful nights sleep, being necessary for the pursuit of happiness of a free nation, the right of the people to jam a two-by-four under their front doorknob, shall not be infringed.

As worded, I wonder if in the future at some point they'll argue that this amendment somehow only applies to a "collective right"? I suppose that depends on whether at that time the Second Amendment is worth the paper it's written on.

7 Comments:

Anonymous PN NJ said...

Sorry, but you're not allowed to protect yourself with an "assault weapon".

2/05/2007 5:22 AM  
Blogger carnaby said...

pn nj, I'm not quite sure what you're getting at. Please expand so we can have a discussion!

2/05/2007 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Carter R. King said...

how about an amendment forcing the government to abide by the constitution,or be jailed?

2/05/2007 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Robb Allen said...

CF, I think you just had a drive by commenting.

Here's the kicker. I'd be willing to bet, if an intruder tried to break in your house by kicking in the door and broke his leg because you had the door jammed, he sue you and win.

And if you were to whack someone upside the noggin with a frozen grouper, does that make it an 'assault fish'?

2/05/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous PN NJ said...

Carnaby --

Just a lame joke about your evil 2x4.

2/06/2007 5:29 AM  
Blogger carnaby said...

Heh, I thought that might be the case, but I wasn't sure. I tell lame jokes all the time. :)

2/06/2007 7:46 AM  
Anonymous triticale said...

A joke about the intruder who broke his leg trying to kick in the door would indeed be a lame joke.

My concern about the proposed amendment would be the interpretation. Would there be an enforcement loophole relating to the fact that today's lumberyard nominal "2 x 4" does not in fact measure two inches by four inches?

2/07/2007 5:21 PM  

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