Originally Posted by scottwww
Often the courts seem to be used as a vehicle to redefine what is clearly written in the Constition, to make it into a slightly different meaning. After a time, they build on that to make it slightly more different than the original meaning. Then they build on that ruling to justify further deviation. Then what was once a right of the people has been made into a right of the government, right down to the breaking down a door because they hear a toilet flush.
Soon, I will have to give up. If I lived in the Soviet Union during the cold war, I would have meekly avoided confrontation. Maybe I will soon be getting to that point here.
Are you really trying to make the comparison of communist era Soviet Unoin being similar to what we live with in the US?