Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Who Needs The Constitution

Another Post From Nov 22. 2006:

From Dan Riehl's "Riehl World View":
Who needs to read the Constitution when you have the New York Times interpreting it for you.

As a last little gift to America, Senator George Allen, who was narrowly defeated by James Webb this month, has introduced what may be his final piece of legislation: a bill that would allow the carrying of concealed weapons in national parks.

America’s confusion about the Second Amendment is now nearly total. An amendment that ensures a collective right to bear arms has been misread in one legislature after another — often in the face of strong public disapproval — as a law guaranteeing an individual’s right to carry a weapon in public.
The Press always seems a bit more constructionist when it comes to Amendment One. And ironic that they want their rights observed, just not the ones that apply more to us common folk who have so much trouble understanding the Constitution.

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