posted on Jul, 24 2011 @ 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Scytherius
reply to post by SLAYER69
It is the single most telling comment on the state of the insanity gripping the dying United States when people who know nothing quote the
Constitution and claim it is abundantly clear.
It is quite clear. The only thing needed to determine its meaning is the definition of a comma...
comma - 1. Grammar A punctuation mark ( , ) used to indicate a separation of ideas or of elements within the structure of a sentence. 2. A
pause or separation; a caesura.
It seems the only people, to whom it is unclear, is the Priest Class Lawyer Sect
thread is by my good friend Jean Paul Zodeaux, who I'm quite certain will be returning here, to address your post, as well.
... but SCOTUS hasn't been able to agree on this Amendment for over 200 years. And the history of this Amendment (it's legislative history)
is such that it is MUCH more about the U.S. having the ability to call up an already armed National Guard than it does to carry a concealed weapon at
a Church or College or at a bar. If it was so damned clear, then all those SCOTUS decisions would be 9-0. They weren't. Most were 53 or
Not at all surprising, when you consider SCOTUS Justices are appointed
based upon the history of their political ideologies. This is easily
ascertained by your quotation of their varied vote counts, on the same issue. If that is not enough, consider the equally varied counts in other
hot-button, political football issues, like abortion...
But when you talk about something as utterly complex as the Constitution and act like it is "clear", you fly in the face of reason,
intelligence and over 200 years of case law in the United States.
Reason and intelligence, not being characteristics exclusive to lawyers and judges, are precisely why anyone can read and comprehend our Constitution.
It seems it is only clouded to you because you erroneously perceive the document as granting
rights to the people, rather than
the government's intrusion on our pre-existing rights.
It really isn't "brain surgery" and that comparison might
actually be insulting to some brain surgeons...