Monday, February 21, 2011

The Constitutional Right to Risk

I propose a new constitutional amendment.

"The right for one to be harmed through their own willful actions shall not be abridged by any government of these United States.  Wherein the harm comes through the efforts of another, but through no gross negligence, and through the fully informed consent of the harmed, no action may be brought either civilly or criminally.   Any damages, civil or criminal, for actions done through gross negligence shall be decided within the state the negligent act occurred.  The power to decide cases of negligence shall reside within the states alone.  "

4 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Constitutionally endorsed suicide??

jrchaard said...

Endorsed, there isn't anything preventing a person from doing that. Are you referring to medically assisted suicide. In that case, it would be gross negligence on the part of the health care provider.

Kansas Bob said...

Death, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

jrchaard said...

That one made me laugh.