Letter to the editor: How about a new amendment to protect all life?
I begin by pointing out what common sense tells us — that even after the tragedies of last weekend, a constitutional repeal of the Second Amendment would never pass. Too many conservatives would oppose it. It would have the same chance of passing as a constitutional amendment to reverse Roe v. Wade. Too many liberals would oppose it.
But what about an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would, at the same time, overturn them both? Might not the vast majority of Americans not on either fringe be willing to trade our status quo for this new hope?
Now seems like the right time for making such a radical proposal, a proposal with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, and furthermore, greatly reduce the ever-growing fear Americans now have to gather in public places.
Here is what such an amendment might look like:
THE PROTECTION OF ALL LIFE AMENDMENT
Given that all life is sacred and must be protected, be it enacted that:
Abortion in any form will no longer be permitted or allowed in these United States; and
The right to “bear arms” found in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is hereby repealed.