Heller and conservatism

Over at The American Scene, Jim Manzi has posted a piece on the Supreme Court, a conservative attitude toward the judiciary, and how legitimately wide-spread “legislating from the bench” probably is.

In the comment box, JA offers a superb bit of candor with respect to Heller up to which I wish I could own.

You’re more right than wrong, Jim. A principled conservative position in Heller would have been to admit the murkiness of the 2nd Amendment’s wording and purpose, then abstain from any sweeping decisions until a correctio amendment was passed by Congress and ratified. [My emphasis – NPO.]

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  1. […] Heller breaks loose. My timidly confessing to agreement with JA’s comment in response to Jim Manzi notwithstanding, I do believe in the […]

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