At least the man is consistent. When John Paul Stevens sat on the U.S. Supreme Court he simply made things up to suit his tastes, with no regard to history and the Founders’ intent. Now… he continues to do the same thing.
From FederalistPapers.org: “John Paul Stevens: Change Second Amendment to Remove ‘Any Limits’ on Government Power.”
In his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, Stevens — who generally favored maximum government power during his 35-year tenure on the high court — proposes, among other things, changing the language of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that the amendment would read, “ . . . the right of the people to keep and bear arms [when serving in the militia] shall not be infringed.”
Stevens acknowledged in an interview Sunday that this would remove “any limits” on government power over legal gun owners.
“I think that’s probably right,” Stevens said on ABC’s This Week. “But I think that’s what should be the rule, that it should be legislatures rather than judges who draw the line on what is permissible.”
It must be a mental illness among people of Stevens’ ilk that they have a total inability to see any shred of wisdom or truth beyond what prances naked through their little brains at a given moment.
I mean, seriously… look at this unbridled hubris:
“Stevens said his proposed amendment, and a potential nationwide gun ban, would be closer to the original intent of the framers of the U.S. Constitution than the amendment the framers actually wrote and adopted.”
He’s essentially saying: “I know what the Founders meant, and they didn’t have a clue—despite volumes and volumes of evidence from their own writings that my suggestion is totally and completely without a hint of merit. I’m just that smart. I have a degree in soothsaying that allows me to go back and read their minds, and correct everything they ever said or wrote. Bow to my superior abilities, slaves!”
The mind boggles.