Friday, April 23, 2010

the right of gay couples to marry and divorce

actually, the unenumerated rights of the individual citizen, spelt out in the 9th amendment, intentionally vague in order to encompass a constantly adaptive moral and ethical climate, trump the states' rights, spelt out in the 10th amendment.

the order in which they were set out was, i believe, intentional. the framers intended the citizens' rights to trump both state and federal rights. this may merely be an opinion, but it's a well-thought-out one, based solely on the order of the amendments. placement matters, in grammar and in writing.

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