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Neocon "Scholars" Call for Dismembering Bill of Rights

Some articles one reads hit a chord that deserves another hearing.  Here is one we just had to reprint.  Does not the term "neoliberal" strike an audible note as far off the scale as Neocon, although "Neocon" has the  pretext of con as in con-artist.

http://kurtnimmo.com/"p=893

Tuesday June 12th 2007, 1:31 pm"

 

Imagine my surprise. A "guest scholar at the center-left Brookings Institution," Benjamin Wittes, wants to gut the Second Amendment. Wittes told CNSNews "that rather than try to limit gun ownership through regulation that potentially violates the Second Amendment, opponents of gun ownership should set their sights on repealing the amendment altogether."

Georgetown University law professor Randy Barnett, however, did not limit his comments to the Second Amendment, suggesting instead that much of the Bill of Rights has "no contemporary relevance." As an example, Barnett cited the Fourth Amendment. "Sure it was fine that persons should be secure in their papers and effects back in the old days when there wasn"t a danger of terrorism and mass murder." According to the professor, the Fourth Amendment is "archaic [and] we don"t need it anymore."

Of course, this sort of authoritarian nonsense should be expected, as we have allowed the government to be hijacked by a gaggle of neocons and their neoliberal kissing cousins who favor the sort of government operating in China to a constitutionally limited republic of the sort we had until 1791 when the Federalist Alexander Hamilton set-up the first central bank in America modeled after the Bank of England. In essence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have languished ever since and the neocons are now simply doing away with all pretense, not that most Americans will notice"so long as they remain "free" to shop, consume, and watch American Idol.

continued at http://kurtnimmo.com/"p=893