Quote of the day–James Taranto

For decades the Second Amendment might as well have been called the Second-Class Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court spent the late 20th century expansively interpreting the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth amendments, not to mention unenumerated rights ranging from travel to sexual privacy. But not until last month did the court hold that the Second Amendment means what it says: that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”


James Taranto
July 19, 2008
Alan Gura–How a Young Lawyer Saved the Second Amendment
[In a lot of a ways I find it very odd. Of all the articles in the Bill of Rights the 2nd Amendment is among the least, if not the least, ambiguous. Yet it was so despised by people of the last century they managed to twist it into meaningless. The Heller decision only rescued a fragment and I fear that only another small portion will ever be recovered.–Joe]

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day–James Taranto

  1. I think you mean ambiguous, as in; the least ambiguous. Something like that.
    “Of all the articles in the Bill of Rights the 2nd Amendment is among the least, if not the least, ambiguous.”

    or

    “Of all the articles in the Bill of Rights the 2nd Amendment is among the most, if not the most, unambiguous” which in itself would make a pretty decent QOTD.

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