Friday, June 27, 2008

Shorter Scalia

Two days ago
The Great Writ of habeas corpus, a cornerstone of liberty and a check against the abuse of power by kings and presidents since at least the Magna Carta in 1215, must be narrowed, restricted, and limited because to do otherwise "will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed."

Any attempt to save American lives by narrowing, restricting or limiting the Second Amendment must be rejected "because the enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table."

Don't you love it? Scalia opposes granting Gitmo detainees habeas corpus because this might cause Americans to be killed. However, the fact that the Second Amendment causes Americans to be killed is irrelevant because rights are rights dammit!

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