Re: "Usefull languages"
|From:||Dennis Paul Himes <himes@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 24, 2002, 23:58|
Padraic Brown <agricola@...> wrote:
> Am 24.02.02, Christophe Grandsire yscrifef:
> > If your Constitution has an article against
> > discrimination, call your governement, because it's
> > anti-constitutional then...
> Of course we don't have such an Article. It's not really
> necessary, on account of other statements in the C, the
> Right to Persuit of Happiness, especially. If a state
> enacts an antigay employment law, rather like "Irish need
> not apply" business of 100 years ago; it would be struck
> down because it prevents gays from persuing happiness
> through being productive citizens.
You're confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.
It's the latter which mentions the "pursuit of happiness". Your basic point
is valid, though. A lot of mileage has been gotten out of the phrase "due
process" (14th Admendment), for instance.
ObConlang: Gladilatian for "pursuit of happiness" is "mzansawaot
mza - directed to
nsawa - happy
ot - (abstractor)
snrela - pursuing
Dennis Paul Himes <> firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladilatian page: http://home.cshore.com/himes/glad/lang.htm
Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle
brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as
the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99