“Private Acts”, Public Harms

BY DWEINER@LAW.HARVARD.EDU

Mr. Strang would like to maintain criminal laws against what I do in the privacy of my own bedroom and I applaud him for being honest enough to admit it. For my part, I will admit that I am in favor of banning his brand of superstitious, bellicose religiosity. We are all harmed by such zealotry, including Mr. Strang himself. Indeed, I think that I should not be forced to raise my children in a world where ignorance like his continues to go unchecked. Perhaps I could get a majority of the Cambridge City Council, if not the MA legislature, to agree with me.

Fortunately for both of us, the enlightened, “agnostic” interpretation of the constitution that he so despises seems to be gaining ground. So neither of us is likely to get our wish.

Daniel Weiner ‘1L

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