Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed at knife point in his vacation home on the Caribbean island of Nevis Feb. 9, according to a court spokeswoman, although he’s not the first Supreme Court justice become a victim of crime. In 2004, Justice David Souter was mugged while jogging, and in 1966, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had her purse snatched.
Breyer was with his wife, Joanna Breyer, and guests when an intruder armed with a machete broke into their home. The intruder took $1,000 but no one was hurt.
Supreme Court Justices receive government protection when outside Washington, D.C., from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Some animals are more equal than others, apparently. But even so, sometimes the praetorian guard slips.
Breyer from the McDonald v. Chicago dissent:
In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense. There has been, and is, no consensus that the right is, or was, ‘fundamental.’
How does it feel to be like the rest of us, Stephen? How did you enjoy the “reasonable restriction” of being defenseless? How did you like not having a fundamental right to self-defense, and instead being left to the mercy of a man with a machete?
They say a conservative is just a liberal who’s been mugged. You think reassessing your stance on self-defense and what 5 of your fellow justices said in Heller is worth it now? Maybe looking into why Heller, and later McDonald, wanted guns to begin with? Maybe you want to think about why those of us “little people” without full-time taxpayer-funded bodyguards want to protect ourselves? Or are you just going to double-down on stupid and start arguing we ban machetes, sharp sticks and boards with nails through them?
Stephen, you’re more than welcome to come join us. Here, I’ll help you out with this and get you up to speed:
We’ll stop with the “I-told-you-so’s” pretty quick, but only if you remember you’re still a citizen like the rest of us, no better, no worse, just with a job we gave you and pay you to do.