Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Sarah Palin's legal eagle
The following are a couple of paragraphs from the critique of WAR's article "Join A Militia -- Break The Law?", written in 1995.
I highlighted the bits I found interesting.
"One of the things missing from the magazine is information about the author, Wayne Anthony Ross, and his credentials to write such a legal analysis. My source states that he is a colonel in the Alaska State Defense Force, which is a select militia of the State of Alaska. I do not know if he has had any legal training, but his article indicates that if he has, he didn't master his lessons. It is not clear that he has any authority to speak for the NRA, but if he has accurately stated their position, then that position is in error and needs to be changed.
First, Ross misquotes the Second Amendment. He substitutes the word "for" for the phrase "to the security of". This is indicated in the sidebar by surrounding the word "for" in brackets. Ross cannot quote the Constitution correctly."
WAR's education, according to his own website:
Mr. Ross graduated from Marquette University High School in 1960. After attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for two years, he transferred to Marquette University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1965, and a Doctor of Law (Juris Doctoris) Degree in 1968.
In 1995 he had been a lawyer for 27 years and had served as the NRA vice president from 1988 to 1991.
WAR's so called areas of expertise are the law and the NRA. I looks like he's below par in both of them. WAR couldn't quote his favourite amendment correctly!
He's already giving dodgy advice to Sarah Palin regarding the appointment a new Senator to the vacant Democratic seat.
If the Legislature approve WAR's appointment to the position of Attorney General it will be a very serious case of the lunatics running the asylum.
WAR's article and critique