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View Diary: Should we amend the US Constitution? Justice Stevens thinks so, incl. 2nd Amendment (new book) (321 comments)

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  •  No, he is right. And actually the 2d doesn't (2+ / 0-)
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    need to be amended.  It needs to be read honestly and without a fake history.  Only once the latter becomes impossible is the former needed.

    The dossier on my DKos activities during the Bush administration will be presented on February 3, 2014, with an appendix consisting an adjudication, dated "a long time ago", that I am Wrong.

    by Inland on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 04:07:49 PM PST

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    •  There's a lot of fraudulent "history" (0+ / 0-)

      in this diary, I've seen the "it was about slavery" canard posted at least twice.

      Politics means controlling the balance of economic and institutional power. Everything else is naming post offices.

      by happymisanthropy on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 10:45:21 PM PST

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      •  It was, in the sense that states relied (0+ / 0-)

        On militias to put down slave uprisings, and the fear that the federal government could pressure a state through disarming a militia was real.  

        The dossier on my DKos activities during the Bush administration will be presented on February 3, 2014, with an appendix consisting an adjudication, dated "a long time ago", that I am Wrong.

        by Inland on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 07:57:18 AM PST

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