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Environmentalists Push for “Nature Rights” Amendment Giving Plants and Flowers a “Right to Life”

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The California secession movement is active again, gathering signatures for a vote. One group, perhaps knowing that won’t happen, is pushing for changes to the U.S. Constitution, including a new amendment guaranteeing the “Nature’s rights.” From the Mercury News story: The U.S. Constitution, the group says, should include a section entitled “Human Community Laws of […]

 

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