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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001153.txt from 2002/06

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music vs. drug testing
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 22:11:56 -0400

At 04:21 PM 6/30/2002 -0400, Jeremy A Schiffer wrote:
>of course, a true strict constructionist would deny the existence of the
>bill of rights, because it wasn't there when the constitution was written.
>putting that aside...

Exactly the sort of drivel a liberal professor would spout to make the
opposite side appear evil. It is, of course, nonsense, since the Bill of
Rights was written at essentially the same time by the same people.

>example: since we're on the topic, drug prohibition. a strict
>constructionist would never vote for prohibition on the federal level,
>because the constitution clearly leaves those types of decisions to the
>states. (amendment 10 - The powers not delegated to the United States by
>the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the
>states respectively, or to the people). yet, i have a really hard time
>believing that antonin scalia would strike down the marihuana tax act on
>those grounds. again, pure hypocricy in the name of "strict
>contructionism."

Gee, maybe that law was passed by "living document" types.

>oh, and contrary to what you say, there's no debate over the meaning of
>"unreasonable searches and seizures" as it's clearly stated in the next
>clause "but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation"
>(fourth amendment). random searches of school lockers clearly fail that
>test. airplane searches don't, because airlines aren't public in the same
>sense schools are, and private industries may make their own rules; if
>you don't want to be searched, don't fly. but you can't say, if you don't
>want to be searched, don't get an education.

Why should the schools not have the right to search THEIR OWN
property? The locker is provided for the convenience of the student. I
suppose that problem could be solved be denying lockers to all students. I
find such searches entirely reasonable. In fact, I think I would be making
waves in school board meetings if such things were NOT done.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
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