Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Judge Scalia Spans the Time/Space Continuum!

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Judge Scalia Spans the Time/Space Continuum! - Boing Boing

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There's only so much you can squeeze into a few word bubbles and have it be funny without being pedantic, so I'll let slide  (and, by "let slide," I mean "go off on rant" about how ... ) the larger problem with trying to apply the originalist method to the 2nd while trying justify today's ludicrous gun law situation is you have to engage the ol' cognitive dissonance engine and ignore the bit about the crux of the matter being the (out-dated) need for citizens to form a "well regulated militia" for the national defense.

I don't ignore the arguments for the individual right apart from the militia, I just find them weak and unconvincing. We have important rights in greater peril: the rights of women, our privacy rights,  the right of workers to bargain collectively, freedom of speech, even the right to representative government is a more pressing concern as corporate interests come to dominate politics than this cowardly desire to pack heat.

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