Wednesday, February 15, 2006

[politics] Guess I'm an idiot, too.

How do I know? Scalia told me so.
Scalia criticized those who believe in what he called the "living Constitution." "That's the argument of flexibility and it goes something like this: The Constitution is over 200 years old and societies change. It has to change with society, like a living organism, or it will become brittle and break." "But you would have to be an idiot to believe that," Scalia said. "The Constitution is not a living organism, it is a legal document. It says something and doesn't say other things."
He goes on to say that "[p]roponents of the living constitution want matters to be decided 'not by the people, but by the justices of the Supreme Court.'" Let's see. How'd that work out the last time? Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July, 1863 - O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882 Oh, yeah. Not so great, eh? [via Shakespeare's Sister]

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