Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I don't remember seeing this in the Constitution...

The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, has declared that WiFi internet access is a "fundamental right to have access to information universally."

Now I know that San Francisco isn't a real city, so we should take it's leader's declarations with a grain of salt, but I rechecked the Constitution and sure enough...right there in amongst the voting rights there was a tiny little emanation--a penumbra if you will--see if you can see it in this passage...it's the 15th amendment.

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. And wifi internet access shall be provided to all citizens regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

Those founding fathers were geniuses.

I think it was Mencken that said "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."


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