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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cooke: Heller Is Why The Senate Should Take Its Time In Replacing Scalia

The Supreme Court’s decision in Heller is reason enough for the U.S. Senate to take its time in confirming a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, says National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke. 

In Thursday’s feature, Cooke argued not “as a champion of the right to keep and bear arms,” a fact he willingly concedes (Cooke is an immigrant from Great Britain and used to be “vehemently anti-gun”). Rather, he makes a detailed argument for respect for law and the clear intent of the framers of the Constitution: “The Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms not because I like the right to keep and bear arms, but because the evidence points overwhelmingly in that direction.” 

Cooke calls out four current members of the Court (Ginsburg, Breyer, Stevens and Souter) for their dishonesty in denying the Second Amendment’s original meaning—“and it is reasonable to assume that if Obama gets his way, they will be joined by a fifth.”