Friday, March 09, 2007

From the Dissent

Judge Karen Henderson wrote (on page 11):

"The Second Amendment’s “character and aim” does not require that we treat the District as a State. The Amendment was drafted in response to the perceived threat to the “free[dom]” of the “State[s]” posed by a national standing army controlled by the federal government."

I love the say she directly quoted individual words from the Second Amendment, and then proceeded to knowingly change the words - and their meanings - inside the quotation marks. I'm surprised she didn't take the liberty of de-capitalizing the first "S" in "[s]tate[s]" to further demonstrate how nonsensical her dissenting opinion really is.

Hell, why didn't she just insert an [f] in front of "arms", and put an end to this ongoing debate once and for all?