Consitution

17 September — Constitution Day

“The People made the Constitution and the People can unmake it. It is a creature of their Will, and lives only by their Will.” — Chief Justice John Marshall, writing for the Supreme Court, in the decision “Cohens v. Virginia”, 1821

Sex and the Second Amendment

Guns are to many (not all) men what the blue security blanket is to Linus in Peanuts — with the critical difference that Linus never used his security blanket to kill a couple dozen schoolkids or to slaughter movie-goers or to try to assassinate a congresswoman.

Less is Moore

The extremity of [Chief Justice Moore’s] position conceals what, in a more modest and temperate form, has historically been a question that has preoccupied American government: the proper roles for the National and State governments in a federalist system.

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