New Hampshire militant busted after buying grenades to bring back ‘the original Constitution’

Daniel E. Musso Sr., 54, of East Kingston, New Hampshire, who wants to get back to the “original Constitution,” was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday after he purchased grenades from an undercover agent, telling him he had another $200,000 on hand to buy C-4 explosives and “rocket-type stuff.”

Here at the Biteme International Headquarters and Hot Dog Emporium, we love the idea of returning to the original constitution. Just think of it:

  • We can own slaves!
  • No more pesky women voters!
  • No more income tax!
  • But poll taxes are back!
  • No more Interstate Highways!
  • And the return of the privately owned toll road!
  • No more Pure Food and Drug Act!
  • No more Sherman Antitrust Act!
  • No more child labor laws!
  • No more Environmental Protection Agency!
  • No more direct voting for Senate!
  • No more Second Amendment!

And, finally, my personal favorite:

  • Unlimited presidential terms for Obama!

Source: New Hampshire militant busted after buying grenades to bring back ‘the original Constitution’

Justice Scalia Goes to Wesleyan, Purveys Same Old Originalist Crap

‘Justice Scalia maintained, consistent with his originalist philosophy, that ‘the freedom of speech, or of the press’ must be construed in light of how these terms were understood in 1791, when the First Amendment was adopted. He noted the presence of the definite article — ‘the freedom of speech,’ not plain old ‘freedom of speech’ — and argued that the Amendment should be understood as protecting the free-speech rights enjoyed by Englishmen at the time.”

BiteMe’s resident constitutional scholar, H. O. Hell, BS, MS, PhD, agrees with Scalia on this, arguing that the Second Amendment’s protection of  the right to bear arms refers to the arms known to the Englishmen of 1791 — namely muzzle-loading muskets.

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