Monday, February 24, 2014

Another enemy of the 2nd

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sounds menacing.

In an upcoming book, it's reported Justice Stevens has proposed amending the Second Amendment to read:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.
Keep in mind, Justice Stevens was appointed to the Supreme Court by Gerald Ford, a Republican who lost the presidency to Jimmy Carter.

Ford was also among powerful GOP insiders who tried to block the party's nomination of Ronald Reagan in 1980. Ford claimed Reagan, a conservative state governor, could never win a national election.

I'm glad Justice Stevens is now retired. But he appears to be part of growing efforts to amend the Constitution. It's thinking like Steven's that helps to showcase the potential danger of opening the uncharted territory of an Article V convention.

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