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  •  Yes. And that someone was a far right-wing (9+ / 0-)

    authoritarian who wanted to trash it in pursuit of the "war on terror".

    That you quote him approvingly says everything we need to know about you.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 08:04:05 AM PST

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    •  Justice Arthur Goldberg, in fact. (0+ / 0-)

      He wasn't so bad.  

      Nice deflection, though.  It took me ten words to get back around to the fact you'd intentionally arm people you know want to end our democracy.  

      Nobody ever bombed a pro-life office.

      by Inland on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 08:12:03 AM PST

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      •  Here a nice quote from Chief Justice Burger... (1+ / 0-)
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        a Nixon appointee by the way:

        [The N.R.A.’s interpretation of the Second Amendment was] "one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word ‘fraud,’ on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime."

        How about Robert Bork (no friend to progressives)?

        [The Second Amendment works] "to guarantee the right of states to form militias, not for individuals to bear arms."

        Is that a real poncho, or is that a Sears' poncho? - Frank Zappa

        by JoesGarage on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 08:28:53 AM PST

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        •  They are both correct: (0+ / 0-)

          Bork's instincts against federal power, like a broken clock, is right here.  The states had militias, some states with slaves and indian frontiers needed militias more than others, and the fear was that the feds would pass disarming laws and put them at risk.

          Of course, the ststes still had the rights to disarm rebels.  And certainly had the right to disarm slaves and indians.

          So the second amendment makes sense that way; not a suicide pact at all.

          Nobody ever bombed a pro-life office.

          by Inland on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 08:33:01 AM PST

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