Jonathan Turley’s comments  on the Second Amendment are worth reviewing. It is a good way of thinking about the criticisms of individual rights which can be clouded by misunderstanding the intent of the amendment. This will be an important discussion point during the coming debates within the Supreme Court. I caught this one on Bitsblog .
I think it is often easy for us to overanalyze the text in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Bible and miss the (generally) clear, plain, meaning because it doesn’t fit our picture of the world. This will lead to miserable failure if not watched carefully, and this, I believe, is the core responsibility of the Supreme Court… it will be interesting to see how well it performs in coming months.