The hope of an entire conservative generation, Justice Scalia, recently gave a speech where he said the obvious:
“The Constitution is not a living organism,” he said. “It’s a legal document, and it says what it says and doesn’t say what it doesn’t say.”
That got the Hannity/Limbaugh crowd fired up. Too bad he doesn’t really believe that.
Did the neocons forget he didn’t do this in his decision in Heller?
Nope, in Heller he ignored the plain language of “shall not be infringed” and wrote:
Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues. The Court’s opinion should not be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.
But he’ll still be loved by the Republicans. After all, he’s a typical politician and if there is something GOP voters love is a typical politician.
Have no faith in the courts or the ballot box to deliver us from this police state, gentlemen.
Be ready, steady, and accurate.