Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quote of the day - Going back

"Man, if I could go back in time and only change one relatively small thing, I might well pick going and having a little chat with Jimmy Madison in early 1789 about the wording of 2A. "Look, sir, in 200 years some of the people of this country are fantastically stupid. There are people then who honestly think that preamble means that you are preserving the right of the states to have professional militias, not the right of individual citizens to own arms. So if you'll just trim that down to 'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed', I'd be mighty obliged. I know, it seems nearly unthinkable, but... have you never met a man of this era who was a bootlicking toady of King George? Well, we get those too."

- Sandro Rettinger -
Commenting at Kevin's.

As someone who has always thought the "collective rights" state militia argument was one of the most moronic things to ever rear it's ugly head in academia Mr. Rettinger's comment made me smile. It was made of win!

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