Quote of the Day
Whatever your view of guns, you should endorse this decision and be sickened by - even angry - over the shameless and disingenuous attempts of dissenting Justices Stephen Breyer and John Paul Stevens to reserve part of the Bill of Rights for state governments and deny it to citizens.
Of course, the Boston Phoenix sees things differently. And, by "differently", of course, I mean "mind-blowingly idiotically".
For a full dissection of the case, see the well-argued (and appropriately outraged) two-part dissent written by Justices John Paul Stevens and Stephen Breyer. Suffice to say that Justice Antonin Scalia, in his almost willfully irrational majority opinion, finds that the Second Amendment “elevates above all other interests the right of law-abiding, responsible citizens to use arms in defense of hearth and home.” If you can find anything in the Second Amendment’s 27 words that remotely supports that conclusion, well, you apparently are fit for today’s Supreme Court.
I'll have to go back through the Phoenix archives to see if they put forth an argument with equal criticism for the Supreme Court Justices who were able to find a woman's right to have an abortion in the text of the Constitution.
Hey, stop laughing!
As I commented there:
Wow, someone's been drinking the bongwater. Typical leftist, sour grapes twaddle. In summation: Jurists who can find a right to abortion in the text of the Constitution are enlightened scholars of the law, while those who find the people's right to keep and bear arms are crackpots. Your side lost. Liberty won. Suck it up, kids. And you wonder why they have to give away their newspaper for free.
The rest of that editorial is just as laughable. Well, it would be laughable if it weren't for the fact that young people are reading that garbage and nodding along in unison, like the good, little, brainwashed Obamabots they've been turned into.
It's like they've been huffing "I Hate George Bush" brand shoe adhesive for so long, they're no longer capable of forming a rational argument for anything coming out of their heads.
Also, with gems like this...
It seems likely, as some legal analysts have already noted, that this new right will have to extend to felons, to public places (including schools), and to ever more dangerous weaponry.
As Stevens points out in his dissent, the majority justices have now tied the hands of legislatures and law-enforcement professionals in this country.
...it's pretty clear that whoever wrote this had no interest in actually reading the decision, but just wanted to spew a bunch of idiotic, leftist, Bush-bashing talking points for the purpose of keeping their readers numb and happy.
Unless they're lamenting the fact that this decision ties the hands of law-enforcement "professionals" like that hero of Constitutional liberties, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who would rather see innocent people beaten, robbed, raped and killed than afford them the right to defend themselves against the District's heavily armed criminal population.
Yeah, that's a real shame.
And, in case you needed further proof of how far out-of-whack this alleged "news"paper is...
Hopefully, [Americans] will make McCain pay for his recent shift to the radical right.
Gee, who wouldn't want to part with their hard-earned money for such brilliant punditry and political insight as that?