Friday, November 30, 2007
Bush Is Vindicated...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A 2nd Amendment Post
There's way too much already written on the 2nd Amendment, most of written by people who more knowledgable on the subject, but I'd still like to make a few points.
First of all, note the location of the 2nd Amendment. It's in the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is all about an individual's rights in relationship to the government. Context matters. If the right to bear arms was a power granted to the States, then it would be in Article 4 of the Constitution.
Second of all is the argument that the 2nd Amendment only protects weapons that were available at the time the Amendment was ratified, like muskets and flintlock pistols. That argument only works if you're going to limit the First Amendment to newspapers speeches in the town square.
Third of all, and this has nothing to do with merits of either side of the argument. If I were a Democratic presidential candidate, I'd be praying night and day that the Supreme Court rules in favor of the individual right. As recent history shows, gun control is not a winning issue for the Democrats. This case has the ability to decide the 2008 election.
Monday, November 26, 2007
What I've Been Up To
I've been working in midtown now for about a month; so far so good. I actually enjoy this lawyer stuff.
Other than that, life has been pretty much the same.