NJ Politics and You, Perfect Together
I've been following the right wing (er, I mean Libertarian) blogs on the Torricelli case. What I would like to see explained is why the NJ election laws as applied to Torricelli's case must be taken literally (i.e. no one should make an attempt to understand the reason the law exists), but other legal documents (like the 2nd amendment) should not be taken literally, and every attempt should be made to understand the reasons and spirit behind the wording.
To see what I mean, check out the most intelligent Libertarian blog, The Volokh Conspiracy
, and their links. Everyone points out the exact sentence that makes it impossible for the Dems to replace Torricelli on the ticket. But, why was that sentence written? Does that matter? If not, why does it matter why the 2nd amendment is worded the way it is--shouldn't we just take it literally?