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entry for 2001-07-26 (13:49:00)
In which our plucky young hero thinks there oughta not be a law.
If you ever wonder why our world is going to hell in a handbasket (I know I wonder this all the time), you just need a copy of the Zeroth Amendment:
The right of every single person in the entire country to make anything they find a little bit annoying illegal is the most important goddamn thing in the world.
The Zeroth Amendment applies to all laws and practices of any First World government, from Canada to Australia. It supersedes all constitutions and courts of law. It empowers huge portions of our legal restrictions on speech, commerce, firearms and science.
The Amendment is non-partisan. One moment it is invoked to enforce a university's ban on racist sentiment, the next to enforce a ban on gay marriage. One day it bans genetically modified food, the next it makes it okay to discriminate against Wiccans. Today it is jamming your cell phone; tomorrow it is scanning your email for anti-corporate sentiments.
All hail the Zeroth Amendment. Free speech, freedom of religion, and free markets are all privileges generously offered by the government. But never being annoyed is a basic human right.(Browse: previous or next. Notes: post or read.)
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