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    Filed at 11:09 am under by dcobranchi

    you can’t see us from there.

    Skip Oliva forwarded a link to a Eugene Volokh post that I found completely astounding. Law professor and consitutional expert Volokh wants to amend the Constitution to allow for torturing mass muderers prior to their execution. Why? Just for the fun of it. Skip writes, “This is an example of an individual who should not home educate:

    http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2005_03_13-2005_03_19.shtml#1111021309

    I shudder at the thought of anyone teaching children that state-sanctioned barbarism is somehow justified.” I can’t say that I completely agree; I think the right to home educate is fundamental and one of our basic rights. Just like the one against cruel and unusual punishment. Oh.

    2 Responses to “SO FAR OT…”


    Comment by
    Sarah
    March 19th, 2005
    at 1:41 pm

    He’s already changed his mind, though not really on moral grounds:

    volokh....shtml


    Comment by
    Shana Barrow
    March 20th, 2005
    at 2:44 am

    That really doesn’t count as changing his mind…he just picked a different source to back up his opinion.

    However, I don’t think Prof. Volokh has ever considered homeschooling, so it’s silly to presume he’d teach something like this to homeschoolers simply because this is his opinion.