Constitutional scholar Ron Johnson, who has read the constitution at least five times, gave Russ Feingold a lesson on the document that is almost as important to the American system of government as the Ten Commandments and the NRA manifesto.
On the first amendment: "[Ron] believes that freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion."
Tell 'em Ron. Johnson understands that religious tyranny was very much what the founders had in mind when they thought up America. A little known fact is that Thomas Jefferson actually conceived of his ideal society of yeoman farmers as being controlled largely by mighty mega churches.
In addition to his understanding of the powers given to churches in the first amendment, Johnson has a keen understanding of the other important part of the Bill of Rights the second clause of the second amendment. From is an apparent ally of Ron Johnson's vision for constitutional interpretation and civil liberties priorities.
"I honestly don't care about D.C. voting rights," Mr. Cox said of the legislative maneuvering. "I care about reforming D.C. gun laws, and we're going to use voting rights or any other vehicle at our disposal to address what we consider a blatant disregard for the Constitution."
Cox is correctly subordinating voting rights to gun rights because of that oft-neglected clause of the 14th amendment, which declares the right to vote irrelevant if citizens do not have every weapon at their disposal at the voting booth.
Unfortunately, the protection of theocracy and the militia is not quite a patriotic enough interpretation of the Constitution for some of Johnson's potential supporters.