18 June, 2014

An excellent idea

I saw this retweeted into my stream yesterday morning:

Most of the comments I saw were mocking the notion of having a specially designated area for the exercise of constitutional rights, but I think this is a brilliant idea. In fact, I think it should be extended.

It would make things so much easier for everyone if all public spaces had areas reserved for the expression of constitutional rights. Every shopping mall could have a not-being-tried-for-the-same-offence-twice corner. Each park can have a bench reserved for those who don’t quarter soldiers in any house without the consent of the owner, while neither encouraging, discouraging nor endorsing such behaviour.

Obviously the best use of such areas would be for the second amendment.  For example, Chipotle could have a special table reserved for those who wish to exercise rights protected by the second amendment without terrorising the rest of the diners. Target could have a special second amendment department so that shoppers could rest assured that everyone there is a good guy with a gun because their paperwork checked out after they submitted their applications. It’s perfect!

I don’t know why someone hadn’t thought of it before.

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