There is probably no freedom our founding fathers sought to make perpetual that some legislator is not at this moment, … scheming to destroy.
–Stephen P. Halbrook in American Voices (1987)
Halbrook was the Virginia winner in the essay contest sponsored by Philip Morris on freedom of speech and censorship. (More about the contest and book very soon).
As it turns out, Halbrook is a defender of the Second Amendment as well as the First. He was involved in the Heller and McDonald cases argued before the Supreme Court and has, according to his web site, “extensive knowledge of the historical underpinnings of the Second Amendment and practical knowledge of litigating in this rapidly evolving area of law.”
Not to go all moralistic on you but you know what Halbrook’s story teaches us, don’t you? If you win an essay contest you can go on to become a famous lawyer and write books.