The Mad Hatter and the March Hare try to put the Dormouse in a teapot.
In case you did not notice, yesterday marks the 219th anniversary day of the ratification of Bill of Rights. Today (and yesterday, and the day before ad infinitum) marks the time when this set of amendments are on the pick and choose list of Republicans and the Tea Party. Much of the rest of the Constitution and the balance of the Amendments are being reconstituted.
The Second Amendment is sanctified and has been modified to include assault rifles have been added to the flintlock muskets envisioned by the founding fathers. Could missiles and nuclear weapons be next? After all they are tantamount to the concept of a “well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State”.
The third is almost valid as one would not like to have that pesky militia running about ones fortified house. It is a bit short of perfection as it fails to address the Second Amendment solution.
The First and Four through Nine are poorly written as they do not address the Arab Problem.
Number 10’s main shortcoming is that the central government is allowed to forbid actions deemed “necessary” by some states.
Any Amendment after 10 should not be considered valid as the founding fathers did not consider any of them when the Constitution was first adopted.
This sort of logic extends to the Constitution itself. If the founding fathers had to modify it, they certainly believed that they did not get it right the first time.
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