JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/03/as-promised-fisk-3.html (8 comments)

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jsid-1174121810-560896  Xaetognath at Sat, 17 Mar 2007 08:56:50 +0000

Short question: How did the plain English of the Constitution get so corrupted? It seems to me that the phrase "shall not be infringed" doesn't leave much wriggle room. I tend to rant from time to time about the various abuses of the English Language, but I've found myself wondering quite often how such a simple sentence as that of the 2nd Amendment could be so heavily abused.

As someone who actually understands the somewhat mystical process that is followed by Constitutional 'Scholars,' can you explain to an ignorant layman how this is justified, and how it came to be? This process of theirs seems to be trampling rather heavily on my Bill of Rights.

jsid-1174127680-560897  Unix-Jedi at Sat, 17 Mar 2007 10:34:40 +0000


Wonderfully done.

jsid-1174247962-560922  -B at Sun, 18 Mar 2007 19:59:22 +0000

" The regulation should be allowed so long as it is rationally related to achieving a legitimate government purpose. "

So, if I may take that exact same logic and apply it to something else, say, if the government no longer thinks it wise for its "citizens" to copulate, since controlling this little bit is so "reasonable" because the governmetn "needs" to control the population, since the government welfare scheme is going to be so overwhelmed with so many mouths to feed.

Sounds so perfectly "reasonable", doesn't it, Mr. Chemerinsky.

Why do I feel like reaching for the rope, right now, and running out the door?

jsid-1174350948-560943  Brett Bellmore at Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:35:48 +0000

"The court in Emerson performed a thorough "strict scrutiny" examination the law under question,"

I've read the Emerson decision, and IMO, while they said they were going to apply strict scrutiny, if that was strict scrutiny I'll eat my hat.

jsid-1174351926-560944  The Other Mike S at Tue, 20 Mar 2007 00:52:06 +0000

Once again, well done, sir.

jsid-1174357121-560946  Kevin Baker at Tue, 20 Mar 2007 02:18:41 +0000


You want salt or ketchup on that hat?

jsid-1174420751-560956  Mr. Bruce at Tue, 20 Mar 2007 19:59:11 +0000

Reloading equipment: Dillon.

Singer/songwriter: Dylan.

This has been a test of the Emergency Nitpick System. Had there been a real nit to pick, way more people than just me would have pointed it out.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled comments.

jsid-1174421386-560957  Kevin Baker at Tue, 20 Mar 2007 20:09:46 +0000

Quite correct. Tells you how much I care for Mr. Dylan's voice, though.

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