Law Prof Suggests Updates to First and Second Amendments


A professor at the University of Miami School of Law has penned a proposal for a “redo” of the First and Second Amendments in a Boston Globe op-ed.

Mary Anne Franks, the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the university, wrote that the first two amendments, which include the rights to free speech, religion and bearing arms, “inspire religious-like fervor in many Americans” and that both are “deeply flawed in their respective conceptualizations.”

“These two amendments are highly susceptible to being read in isolation from the Constitution as a whole and from its commitments to equality and the collective good,” Franks wrote.

The professor claims that the two amendments “tend to be interpreted in aggressively individualistic ways that ignore the reality of conflict among competing rights.”

The result, according to Franks, is that “the most powerful members of society” benefit from these rights at the expense of vulnerable groups. Franks did not elaborate on individuals in these groups.

Franks proposed that both amendments should explicitly state “individual rights within the framework of ‘domestic tranquility’ and the ‘general welfare’ set out in the Constitution’s preamble.”

For the First Amendment, her proposed “redo” reads:

“Every person has the right to freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly, and petition of the government for redress of grievances, consistent with the rights of others to the same and subject to responsibility for abuses. All conflicts of such rights shall be resolved in accordance with the principle of equality and dignity of all persons.”

It continues that the government must respect “the freedom of religion and the freedom from religion.”

For the Second Amendment, Franks said the concept of self-defense should be expanded to include “a meaningful right to bodily autonomy” – such as on reproductive matters. Her proposal reads:

“All people have the right to bodily autonomy consistent with the right of other people to the same, including the right to defend themselves against unlawful force and the right of self-determination in reproductive matters. The government shall take reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of the public as a whole.”

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  1. Russell says

    Keep your reproductive organs away from my guns!

    1. George says

      Stupidity runs rapid throughout the White House. And the Squatters want to screw with the Constitution?. Our Fore-fathers had more intelligence in their fingernail clippings than the entire White House. Too stupid to be called an Idiot.

  2. Bruce says

    Give me a break more liberal crap. I am offended by such a proposal!

  3. bobm says

    Scary how the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at Miami School of Law doesn’t have a frigging clue about how the Constitution, much less the application of it, works.
    And she’s “teaching” new lawyers?!

    She needs to be fired. Not because she’s exercising her right to free speech, as I’m sure she would have done to me, but because she’s an idiot and clearly invoked her position as an authority to support her position.

  4. Clois Beckwith says

    Another BS line from a Professor that thinks she knows better than the original framers. There is nothing wrong with the Constitution as it was written a long, long time ago and has endured for 246 years exactly. She has taken these two specific amendments and totally obliterated the original language. Retired her ass from teaching…..She is not a professor I would want teaching my children.

  5. Huapakechi says

    Why do these “interpretations” in the light of the “entirety of the Constitution” result in diminished rights for the citizens and increased power for the government?
    One would think that the “professor’s” political agenda is at work in this situation.
    Member of the communist party, or perhaps a lifelong socialist democrat? She has certainly ensconced herself in the one realm that requires no meaningful contribution to society, that being academia.

  6. RANGOON says

    Her thoughts and proposals are like heavy metal music. It may sound good for an instant to those without the foundational strength of logic, origins and ability to see beyond the now. She is proposing legal ice cream cones: may taste good for the moment yet provide little sustenance and while making a mess on a 5 yr old’s clothing.

    Basically, she is an idiot. Has no business teaching law, or table manners for that matter.

  7. Tom P says

    Typical proud, overeducated member of academia. She should do commercials for yacht Rock Radio – I …. am Highly educated therefore I …… understand this far better than you. I ….. have done thorough research. I …. should receive a Pulitzer for just being ME. When she starts out saying “the powerful members of society benefit” it rings odd because the 2nd amendment allows the common person an avenue to stand up to the powerful members of society (and government)

  8. David Theriault says

    Way to much time on her hands….

  9. John Powell says

    This Liberal professor wants to legalize abortion plain and simple with the phrase “All people have the right to bodily autonomy” Sorry MURDER that conflicts with an unborn’s right to life, but in the meantime allow old senile Biden mandate vaccinations…

  10. John says

    I agree with all the comments! I wonder how much she was paid by the Democratic socialists. There’s not enough money in the world to make me do anything like that.

  11. william Murphy says

    not only a member of the U’s staff, but with a title pretty scary

    She just wants to put a liberal spin on them so they really mean nothing. How the hell did she get hired, “god” opps, help us.

  12. Barbara Cartolano says

    How can she teach law when she cannot even apply logic?

  13. James Zimmerman says

    She can make any change she wants. All she needs to do is convene a constitutional convention and get 34 states to agree to the amendments. What a Maroon. The founders put these amendments as 1 and 2 for a reason. That reason has not changed.

  14. David says

    If you believe what this person is spewing about redoing the 1st & 2nd amendments, then you are really ignorant. In 1st amendment the term “respect the freedom of religion” really leave an opening to interpretation about what respect means. This is a ploy to that invites open assault on true freedom of religion.

    In the second amendment the freedom to bear arms is totally omitted. It also opens the door to various interpretations on the issue of abortions.

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