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August 25th, 2003 · No Comments

I’m watching some halfwitted escapee from a 1950s lawnmower ad speaking in Alabama on the 10 Commandments issue. He’s arguing that Moore’s actions aren’t “Congress making a law,” which, he says, is all that’s prohibited under the First Amendment. The mind boggles. I know that there are some (a minority) who don’t think the 14th Amendment was meant to incorporate the bill of rights. I think that minority view’s mistaken, but it doesn’t really matter, since it’s now a legal non-issue: Incorporation is here to stay. The shocking thing is that this boob’s getting up on CNN and doesn’t seem to even be aware of the incorporation doctrine. I knew these guys were a joke, but it’s gratifying to see how much of a joke they are.

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