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    I've been reading some of the briefs submittedto the court for McDonald/Ohio.

    Here is a interesting quote I saw there.

    "The Fourteenth Amendment was
    designed “to protect the citizens of a state against the
    state itself.”


    A citizen may not be required to offer a ―good and substantial reason-- why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The rights existence is all the reason he needs.

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    I saw some pretty good/funny stuff in them, but to give it justice, I'd have to read each of the 30-or-so top to bottom to get all of it copy-pasted here.

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    One argument I saw and liked, which is along the same lines as that posted by the OP, to paraphrase:

    Our 50 states need to have the ability to create social experiments through the passage of their own laws, so we have 50 micro-climates of law in which to find out what works best, without bad ideas impacting the nation as a whole. This is one thing that makes us great. However, the fourteenth amendment exists to guarantee a "minimum standard" of rights which are not subject to experimentation upon for any reason.

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