Monday, December 13, 2010

Breyer: "Ignore the 2A Because Madison ....ahhh..."

You gotta hand it to these guys. Breyer exhibits the "DC Syndrome," which is incurable.

...He said historians would side with him in the case because they have concluded that Founding Father James Madison was more worried that the Constitution may not be ratified than he was about granting individuals the right to bear arms.

Madison "was worried about opponents who would think Congress would call up state militias and nationalize them. 'That can't happen,' said Madison," said Breyer, adding that historians characterize Madison's priority as, "I've got to get this document ratified."

Therefore, Madison included the Second Amendment to appease the states, Breyer said.

So fuggedabout all that silly black-letter stuff that you can see and read, because it shouldn't have been there in the first damn place.


But it gets better. Breyer opines that human nature has changed--for the worse--since the Founding.

...particularly since the Founding Fathers did not foresee how modern day would change individual behavior, government bodies can impose regulations on guns, Breyer concluded.

Cute, but unpersuasive. First: the "modern day" did NOT change human nature, nor behavior. That's been a constant since Cain pulled out his .45 Glock and disposed of Abel.

Second: if human nature is worse, then ipso facto, Government nature is also worse. One can observe that the Government is composed of humans if one is not Justice Breyer.

This is the old "If the South won the Civil War" question, combined with the "I'll posit a fantasy world and tell you that if ONLY things were done my way, this fantasy world would not be fantasy."

This, children, is what happens when you've been in DC (or Madistan) for too long.


Tim Morrissey said...

And I thought the Second Amendment was there just to piss off the Brits.

Al said...

I saw this article myslef & just had to shake my head at how he twisted things. 1 example:
"James Madison was more worried that the Constitution may not be ratified"
That would be fine if the 2nd amendment was actually a part of the Constitution instead of being approved a couple years after the Constitution was. Since it wasn't there when the Constitution was ratified, his whole scenerio is BS.
Breyer is either a total idiot or a inveterate liar, or both