Figured as much
Its YOUR herring.Whatever you say Goobie. Its a red herring.
YOU said "'[the] Right to Life' is in the Declaration of Independance, not the Constitution, and thus carries no legal weight"
and "The word 'right' does not appear in the fifth amendment"
So, I ask again:
You have no right to life, liberty or property?
Show this to be true.Bull. You are twisting terminology. Liberty = freedom from incarceration in this context. Bull. Fines = property.
Please cite any SCotuS decision that rules that the only constitutionally valid penalties are fines and/or imprisonment, with all others violating the 5th and 8th amendments.
And so, you DO agree that there ARE punishments other than fines and imprisonment that do NOT violate the 5th and 8th amendments.To be completely accurate, I think the founders meant to leave capital punishment up to the states, with the exception of treason. I don't think the constitution was an accident.
Which is a valid point ONLY if you can show that the ONLY constitutionally acceptabe punishments are fines/improsonments.No, they are rights, and they cannot be violated after incarceration is over.
So, when you do that -- actually SHOW it rather than simplay make the statement and demand that it is true -- you'll have a leg to stand on.