Thursday, June 04, 2009

Big thoughts for a hockey night in Pittsburgh

Hockey and freedom don't go hand in hand often. But, the do on ti blog, just because I can write, "Go Pens" and in the next champion liberty and the ways of freedom.

"Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the constitution by claiming it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of a safety hazard don’t see the danger of the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like."

-- Alan Dershowitz (1938- ) Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School Source: The Conceptual Foundations of Anglo-American Jurisprudence in Religion and Reason, 82 Mich L. Rev., 204 (Dan Gifford), 1995

"I cannot assent to the view, if it be meant that the legislature may impair or abridge the rights of a free press and of free speech whenever it thinks that the public welfare requires that it be done. The public welfare cannot override constitutional privilege."

-- John Marshall Harlan (1899-1971) U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: Patterson v. Chicago

"Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work."

-- John Milton (1608-1674) Poet

No comments: