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He should have stayed at ESPN
Posted by: McQ on Friday, August 01, 2008

Keith Olberman gives the Supreme Court a lesson in the 2nd Amendment. You'll soon see why, when he left ESPN and joined MSNBC, the IQ went up in both places:
KEITH OLBERMANN: And our winner, Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court.

You've got around 30,000 gun deaths in this country per year, another 75,000 non-fatal gun wounds, half the suicides are by gun; and this clown and his four colleagues decided that the 32-year-old ban on handguns in Washington, D.C., and the demand that firearms kept in the home be locked or disassembled was unconstitutional based on the Second Amendment.

You remember the Second Amendment: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

Despite years of fog created by the NRA and right-wing organizations, that isn`t very complicated: For the purposes of forming a state militia, you're entitled to keep and bear arms. Obviously, those would have to be the kind of arms in use in 1791, when the Bill of Rights was passed — the musket, the wheel-lock, the flint lock, the 13th century Chinese hand canon. Stuff like that.

Scalia, of course, simply decided that the militia part of the Second Amendment is some sort of quaint anachronism that he could happily ignore. And there's the beautiful thing about our country — they say anybody can grow up to be a Supreme Court justice. And in Antonin Scalia, there's your proof, and tonight's "Worst Person in the World"!
In reality, given that codswallop, what isn't very complicated at all awarding Keith Olberman tonight's "Biggest Asshat in the World!"

And well deserved, I might add.
 
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If we read the 1st Amendment as nonsensically as Olbermann reads the 2nd, his very job wouldn’t exist, because freedom of the press would extend only to manually-operated printing presses, and not to television. And Olbermann would not be allowed to say any words that didn’t exist in 1791. Further, while Congress couldn’t make a law abridging freedom of speech, the state legislatures could.

 
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Tonights?
 
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By the way, let’s have someone challenge Oblermann’s implication that fewer guns in the country would mean fewer suicides.
 
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I wonder why he picked exclusively on Scalia when all 9 justices agreed with the "individual right", just disagreeing on where the limits of the right ended. Of course, the "facts" have never gotten in the way of Olbermann’s opinion.
 
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Despite years of fog created by the NRA and right-wing organizations, that isn`t very complicated: For the purposes of forming a state militia, you’re entitled to keep and bear arms. Obviously, those would have to be the kind of arms in use in 1791, when the Bill of Rights was passed — the musket, the wheel-lock, the flint lock, the 13th century Chinese hand canon. Stuff like that.
Satire....has to be.
 
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