EthanAllanInstitute:: Proposal 5 to amend the Vermont Constitution to promote “reproductive liberty”, is now under Senate consideration. I don’t propose to discuss the “right to personal reproductive autonomy” that is the focus of that proposal, but the opening sentence would create a lot of problems.
That sentence reads as follows: “The people are guaranteed the liberty and dignity to determine their own life’s course.”
First off, this is a passive construction: “are guaranteed”. Who and what exactly is doing the guaranteeing? MORE