Borepatch takes time away from his award-winning or whatever writing to carve this message into a dead Thracian warriors helmet. Not sure where he got a dead helmet as opposed to a live one, but the guy is resourceful to say the least:
Dread and Terrible, etc:
in re: your recent missive – which I must point out was entirely correct – there crept one minor area which might (in your haste, no doubt) have have been overlooked.
You said, “Once you successfully attack the First Amendment, all other aspects of the document are rendered trivial.”
The Founders (rightly) made this the first amendment, that is being actually tested today. It’s no mistake that they wrote the Second Amendment at the same time.
A modern translation for the Progressive Elite might go, “You can have my Catechism when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. Mολὼν λαβέ, biatches!’
Err, I’m sure that it sounded better in the original Old Russian.
(In all seriousness, this is simply astonishing, and is one example among many of the Bridge Too Far syndrome from this cabal of “Smart” idiots that will galvanize the electorate by their overreach. A President Romney will only dampen this effect)
The Czar is contemplating a post on what the Rick Santorum Effect will be on Mitt Romney, which should be pretty interesting to his detractors and a little worrisome to his establishment supporters.
But until then, what the heck is the Russian equivalent of μολὼν λαβέ? Correctly translated to Since youve come, take (them), Russians lack of an aorist mood makes translating the first word tough, and the lack of an object makes a single word translation for the second word unwieldy at best. We should stick to the original Doric Greek.
The Czar unsurprisingly agrees with you that the first two amendments are written in a very specific order, and that the First Amendment guarantees four freedoms while the Second is most specific. Not to turn this into Bible study, but the First Amendment is the peoples only resource to prevent tyranny in this country, and the Second Amendment is the peoples only resource to take liberty back from a tyrant. Should the First fall, you have the Second. Anyone can see why Leftists have been attacking the Second Amendment since the 1930s: hampering the Second Amendment makes whittling away the First Amendment very easy.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.