Saturday, March 22, 2008

Heller vs. DC was Really About...

You know when you really want to see what the fever swamp is thinking there is nothing like looking at Mother Jones. These people are precious.

But during oral arguments, Justice Anthony Kennedy and his conservative brethren seemed to fully embrace the gun lobby's favorite romantic myth that the founders, inspired by the image of the musket in the hands of a minuteman, wrote the Second Amendment to give Americans the right to take up arms to fight government tyranny. But what the founders really had in mind, according to some constitutional-law scholars, was the musket in the hands of a slave owner. That is, these scholars believe the founders enshrined the right to bear arms in the Constitution in part to enforce tyranny, not fight it.
Yep, the only reason Libertarians are looking to have the Second Amendment reviewed is because they must be racists.

Go read it if you really want laugh.

Over at Reason apparently it's a gay-rights case.

1 comment:

geekwife said...

Wow. I hardly know where to begin. I read the Mother Jones article. Once again, the loony left is unable to see the forest because they're so busy looking at the bark on this one tree over here.

It's amusing how dismissive the writer is of the "mythical" minuteman and frontiersman, confronting government tyranny and wild beasts. Apparently, the writer believes that England simply gave the colonies a good-luck kiss goodbye when she asked for her freedom, and the wild animals that populated the country back in the 1700's just graciously got out of the way when humans encroached on their territory. Because in loony left land, there is no violence or tyranny, except for that imposed by whites on people of other colors, I guess. And our founding fathers didn't REALLY see a need for individuals to own guns for hunting or defense. No they could have done without them, except for that pesky need to keep the slaves under control. I guess the tyranny/hunting/self-defense angle was foisted upon us by the NRA.

It would be hystericaly, really, if the writer and those who agree with him didn't have the right to vote. But they do, so instead I just have to feel sad and scared.