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The Constitution's "Pursuit of Happiness" Clause

CNS News quotes Democratic Congressman from Georgia, John Lewis...

"Well, when you start off with the Preamble of the Constitution, you talk about the pursuit of happiness," said Lewis. "You go to the 14th Amendment--it's equal protection under the law and we have not repealed the 14th Amendment. People have a right to have health care. It's not a privilege but a right."

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Maybe he's right, if the pursuit of happiness is the burden we place on whether or not something should be a right then there are a few other things we should mandate as rights under the happiness clause....




A Harvard education

Cell phones

Video games

A date with Megan Fox

Free pizza when Michelle isn't looking

Forcing Biden's resignation

The View, starring Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and....that's it.

Banning the use of "reform," "progressive," "dollar," "America" and any other word liberals have ruined.

Wipe out the remainder of Chris Matthews's audience by hiring them to be cameramen for some other show

Legally changing Joy Behar's name, because she isn't one.

Abortion on demand if doctors can determine the fetus isn't actually alive, aka Larry King Syndrome

Allowing hardware stores having a broom purchased by Pelosi check for a valid pilot's license.

Not allowing Congress to convene until they win a round of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Sarah Palin going green by liberals pushing her so hard she turns into the Hulk

Those would be a good start...

Wait a second, if the government forces me to have anything, am I actually pursuing or is it being forced down my throat. Maybe we should change the preamble of the Constitution, to make Congressman Lewis happy, to say "Life, Liberty and the guarantee to be Righteously Gagged."

The only obstacle to this change is the fact that " Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is in the Declaration of Independence.

Is this what Ezra Klein meant when he said the Constitution was hard to understand?