Monday, February 8, 2010

5th Amendment

The Supreme Court has declared the 5th Amendment illegal based on one case, that of Moon Cinema Hall.

Logically, therefore, every law and public contract ever passed or made in that period stands null and void. But this is not the view of the learned judges. According to them, some transactions are illegal, some are legal.

Now, we, the public, frequently, and deservedly, furnish the spectacle of a bunch of asses; however, we are not always asinine. Sometimes, at rare intervals, we recognise incoherence when we see it: as when it is stated that a woman is slightly pregnant or a man partly dead.

Thus the status of the 5th amendment seems to commit the same logical solecism: it is both partly pregnant and slightly dead.

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