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Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009, 12:05 pm
Montana: Land of dignity and Freedom!

Montana may become the first U.S. state to rule that assisted suicide is a right guaranteed by the state's constitution.

"Lawyers on both sides [of the question of assisted suicide] say the Montana Supreme Court has a tradition of interpreting the State Constitution with [the inviolability of human dignity] in mind, with privacy rights and personal liberty often outweighing other concerns. The court ruled in 1997, for example, that Montana’s anti-sodomy laws were unconstitutional invasions of privacy." (NYT)

More: Politics Daily | NY Times | Missoulian

"Man has the right ... to die when and how he will." —Liber OZ, the Thelemic declaration of the rights of mankind.

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)

People that have not lived in Montana for an extended period of time, do not understand the individualism that is reinforced across the political spectrum.

Wed, Sep. 2nd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)

I grew up in Missoula and I know exactly what you mean!