It’s Guy Love!

I played this episode of Scrubs for my mom yesterday because I wanted to watch it and she’s a Broadway fan. She says she liked it, but I think she was really sad to hear that this song (and “Everything Comes Down to Poo”) were nominated for Emmys.

I think my favorite song, though, is “For the Last Time, I’m Dominican”:

Second Amendment: An individual, not a collective, right

Mike Cox, Attorney General of Michigan:

The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that will affect millions of Americans and could also have an impact on the 2008 elections. That case, Parker v. D.C., should settle the decades-old argument whether the right “to keep and bear arms” of the Constitution’s Second Amendment is an individual right–that all Americans enjoy–or only a collective right that states may regulate freely. Legal, historical and even empirical reasons all command a decision that recognizes the Second Amendment guarantee as an individual right.

The amendment reads: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” If “the right of the people” to keep and bear arms was merely an incident of, or subordinate to, a governmental (i.e., a collective) purpose–that of ensuring an efficient or “well regulated” militia–it would be logical to conclude, as does the District of Columbia–that government can outlaw the individual ownership of guns. But this collective interpretation is incorrect.

Quote of the Day

“[T]he great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachment of the others.”

— James Madison (Federalist No. 10, 23 November 1787)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 10 (321-22)

Quote of the Day

“[T]he great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachment of the others.”

— James Madison (Federalist No. 10, 23 November 1787)

Reference: Madison, Federalist No. 10 (321-22)