Friday, June 12, 2009

Second Amendment Comments

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times endorsed incorporation of the Second Amendment via the 14th Amendment. This inspired a lively discussion thread over at The Volokh Conspiracy, including this gem:

Brett Bellmore: The thing is, it's a constitution that's over 200 years old, written for an agrarian society, by people who held some beliefs which are fairly uncommon today. Any honest reading of it is going to occasionally sound crazy to modern ears, because it IS crazy by modern standards on some points.

djung: And that's a decent test. If it sounds crazy by today's standards, then it's time to change the standards back.

Slam dunk!

1 comment:

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