Originally Posted by Piobaire
The issue I raised really had little to do if these folks followed their own supposed philosophy but rather with the folks that rejected them and their legal philosophy yet are ready to use it in framing their desire to limit gun ownership.
Two wrongs, a right does not make. Anyone that rejects Originalism and it's alleged proponents, yet is all ready to use it when they see fit, is also guilty of an outcome-driven policy agenda.
Well, I think a lot of people are perfectly comfortable with an outcome-driven policy approach. For people like that who we're lumping together as "liberals", I don't think there's any inconsistency in the fact that they were critical of Scalia's (or whoever's) putting window dressing on his own agenda. Or, for that matter, throwing the same window dressing back in the faces of those who -- entirely coincidentally, I'm sure -- end up in the same camp as Scalia on gun issues as well as broader "culture war" issues.
Yeah, the whole "Minutemen used muskets so the Second Amendment only covers muskets" meme thing is idiotic, but it strikes me more as combatting idiocity with idiocity.