(urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
crushtv at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 08:26:40 PDT 2009
>James, we don't disagree.
>As it sits in today's political balance, however, with all the compromises
>of history that have led us to this point
>(including the cases you refer to and the Fourteenth Amendment),
>I think that DC v. Heller was just about on-target.
Not to nit-pick, John, but the 14th amendment was an actual amendment to the constitution. It explicitly altered the rights of the states to make laws in very limited areas. It was possibly the last time we resolved a constitutional crisis "by the rules" (at the national level at least).
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