Monday, December 17, 2012

Down with the Second Amendment

I think we can agree that its time to rewrite the Second Amendment. The text is ambiguous and out-of-date and the national debate we'd have over a new text would be healthy and a source of legitimacy for the nation's new policy on guns.

We can start the ball rolling here. My proposed text:
Section 1. The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of fire arms, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited. [Translation: Every state gets to decide for itself how to handle guns.]
Can we do this? Of course. Will we? Not a chance. Moron right wingers labor under the delusion that the Founders were infallible prophets. They'd never accept a revision of their work. Thanks to these RW delusions, we have to pretend that nothing changes and that all interpretations were known and accepted by the founders, even as we continue to serendipitously develop and apply new interpretations.

Sound familiar?

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