There’s an old sophist gambit, older than hell itself. If you want to convince someone that plain words mean something bizarre, you first establish they mean nothing at all — who can say what this inpenetrable plain English could possibly mean? — and then, having established that words mean nothing, you then proceed to step two, assigning those words strange meanings.Because, like, who can say.Shabby, dumb, low-wattage gambit. About par for the course for the left and the media. (But I repeat myself.)
One Document, Under SiegeBy RICHARD STENGEL
He means under siege by you, wingnutz.
Here are a few things the framers did not know about: World War II. DNA. Sexting. Airplanes. The atom. Television. Medicare. Collateralized debt obligations. The germ theory of disease. Miniskirts. The internal combustion engine. Computers. Antibiotics. Lady Gaga.People on the right and left constantly ask what the framers would say about some event that is happening today. What would the framers say about whether the drones over Libya constitute a violation of Article I, Section 8, which gives Congress the power to declare war? Well, since George Washington didn’t even dream that man could fly, much less use a global-positioning satellite to aim a missile, it’s hard to say what he would think.