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Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 1573

by 91degrees (#46770255) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
Defending the constitution does not mean preventing any change to it at all. It means making sure that any attempt to violate it by act of congress is reversed. If the constitution is changed such that clauses are added or removed, then his job is to defend the changed constitution.

Surely you agree that the citizens of the US still have the right to amend the constitution as long as they follow the amendment procedure specified in it.

Comment: Re:It's crap (Score 1) 1573

by 91degrees (#46770177) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
I think the US military won in Iraq. Against opponents that had military equipment.

So, you think that if the citizens of the US decided to stage an uprising, for whatever reason, and if this was opposed by the majority of the US armed forces, they'd need to invade the US!? They're already there. They just need to defend essential infrastructure.

But at that point it will be too late anyway. The people will have effective control of the country without firing a shot.

Comment: Re:ACLU (Score 1) 1573

by 91degrees (#46768245) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment
The ACLU is about protecting civil liberties, and not the constitution. The constitution is one of the means they fequently use since the Bill Of Rights ostensibly has the same purpose so it's a good tool for the purpose. Whether gun ownership is a civil liberty or not is hotly disputed in the US, but in the rest of the world is considered to not be one. The rest of the rights protected by the Bill of Rights are less contentious. No doubt is the 18th amendment was still in force, the ACLU would not make any effort to defend that either.

Comment: Re:WTF?? (Score 1) 789

Do you have some information about theevidence that was presented to the magistrate, what witnesses actually said, or what the magistrate said?

If you were a magistrate, based on this information alone, would you have found him guilty? If not, then do you think it's possible that there is some other information that the magistrate was aware of, and we are not?

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