Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quote of the day

If it ain't in writing, it don't legally exist:
The constitution and laws of the United States will be searched in vain for any support to the view that these rights are privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States independent of some specific legislation on the subject.
PRESSER v. STATE OF ILLINOIS, 116 U.S. 252 (1886)


  1. "If it ain't in writing, it don't legally exist:" -- Laci

    That statement is a new low for you. As I mentioned in another topic, no state constitution declares a right of the people to drink water. Thus, the right to drink water is not in writing. Does that mean it doesn't exist? Does that mean a legislature has legitimate authority to create a law banning people from drinking water?

    -- TruthBeTold

    1. TBT, I thought you guys only referred to rights as those enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Driving a car, you've told us many times, cannot be compared to gun rights because it's not in the Constitution. Now, you're actually talking about the right of drinking water???

      Try to be a bit more consistent, will ya?

  2. Presser v State of Illinois, say hello to Moore v Madigan. Out with the old, in with the new.