Right now, I am confused. Very confused!
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down a ruling on Tuesday that absolutely puzzles me.
In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people convicted of crimes overseas can own guns in the United States. See WorldNetDaily for the whole story.
Don't misunderstand. I think this is a terrific ruling - in fact one of the best that SCOTUS has handed down in a long time.
But rather who did what???????
Thomas, Scalia, & Kennedy voted against it.
I see Kennedy - okay, but not the other two.
Meanwhile, Breyer, Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, & Ginsburg voted for it.
Absolutely amazing! I would expect Breyer & O'Connor - but the other three? These are the ones who seem willing to use "Foreign Precedents and Foreign Law" to determine the Constitutionality of American Laws!
For Thomas & Scalia to put the "will of Congress" above the Constitution demonstrates a side of them I never saw coming. It represents a leftist migration of their attitudes and understanding of the power of Congress within the purview of the Constitution. This Court already misses Rhenquist! He would have put more rationality to the discussions - like herding cats, if you will.
The decision is a great one - as I say, one of the best the Supremes have made in a long time. But the rationale and logic stink! And the who-did-what is terrifying!
The battle for control of the Supreme Court is the civil war in which we are already engaged.
That's my rant of the day. Keep your powder dry!
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