Guns as a Supreme Court Litmus test?

Guns as a Supreme Court Litmus Test?

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    Guns as a Supreme Court Litmus test?

    Food for thought. Should firearms and the 2nd Amendment be used as a litmus test for the selection of supreme court justices?

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    It's as good a test as any...

    I think the key will be MANY states taking the Feds to court on everything...overload them...let the people's voice be heard.

    They'll soon figure out that the Tea Party participants were not racist, redneck, wackos......just good 'ole conservative Americans who have had enough.

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    It would seem that a lot of what you think about the Second Amendment pretty well shows what you'll think of the rest of them.


    They'll soon figure out that the Tea Party participants were not racist, redneck, wackos......just good 'ole conservative Americans who have had enough.
    You remember what transpired after the first tea party?

    History repeats itself. Its almost come full circle.
    The question is...are Feds smart enough to realize it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post

    History repeats itself. Its almost come full circle.
    The question is...are Feds smart enough to realize it?
    No they are not and that is the whole problem.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Actually instead of the dreaded litmus test, why not simply ask each judicial candidate to give their interpretation of the following Amendments (without asking about hot button issues like gun control or abortion): 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 10th & 14th. That would pretty well cover the run of issues without asking a candidate something that can be easily disregarded with an answer like "I won't comment directly on any case likely to come before the court for a decision" (Like Heller or Roe v. Wade).
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    They'll soon figure out that the Tea Party participants were not racist, redneck, wackos......just good 'ole conservative Americans who have had enough.
    Who said all the people at the Tea Parties were conservatives?
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    Food for thought. Should firearms and the 2nd Amendment be used as a litmus test for the selection of supreme court justices?

    Guns as a Supreme Court Litmus test? - The Note

    No, it shouldn't. A candidate can't be judged on single issues. In fact, most of the cases before the court are on things so mundane and obscure that most of us pay no attention and could care less what the court does...although sooner or later it affects us.

    Let's focus on how well the candidate can do with the mind-numbing obscure cases that don't garner lots of public attention. If they are capable of handling these, they are capable of dealing with the others as well.

    E.g., most of us would benefit greatly if the courts showed a little more interest in "policing" unconscionable or misleading contracts and arbitration agreements of the sort that entangle all of us in our daily lives.

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