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  •  Scalia is snarky, but more importantly (4+ / 0-)

    he says that he relies on merely the text of the Constitution, and the meaning of the words at the time they were written, yet he finds a right to armed self-defense for law-abiding citizens in the constitution, while he has criticized other justices in the past for finding rights that aren't explicitly written into the constitution. I would ask him to point out for me where the Constitution mentions self-defense, or where in the 2nd amendment it says it was only limited to law-abiding citizens. Scalia is often snarky. He is sometimes right. But he is generally wrong, and his method is no more faithful to the text of the constitution than any other's.

    ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

    by James Allen on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 11:15:37 AM PST

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