Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Justice Antonin Scalia...

Kicks wackjob liberal ass yet again by telling the truth...

PONCE, Puerto Rico Feb 14, 2006 (AP)— People who believe the Constitution would break if it didn't change with society are "idiots," U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says.

In a speech Monday sponsored by the conservative Federalist Society, Scalia defended his long-held belief in sticking to the plain text of the Constitution "as it was originally written and intended."

"Scalia does have a philosophy, it's called originalism," he said. "That's what prevents him from doing the things he would like to do," he told more than 100 politicians and lawyers from this U.S. island territory.
According to his judicial philosophy, he said, there can be no room for personal, political or religious beliefs.

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."

Proponents of the living constitution want matters to be decided "not by the people, but by the justices of the Supreme Court."

"They are not looking for legal flexibility, they are looking for rigidity, whether it's the right to abortion or the right to homosexual activity, they want that right to be embedded from coast to coast and to be unchangeable," he said.

Scalia was invited to Puerto Rico by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. The organization was founded in 1982 as a debating society by students who believed professors at the top law schools were too liberal. Conservatives and libertarians mainly make up the 35,000 members."
Gribbet at Stop The ACLU sent the link to the above ABC News story, and we thank hin for bringing this to our attention. Antonin is the anti-Ted Kennedy (actually knows and reveres the law and the Constitution, and to this date has never murdered an innocent woman), and as such a hero of sorts to many folks including myself. He's outspoken in his belief that the Constitution is what it is, a document that can indeed be altered but only by the will of the people...there's that wacky "We The People" deal that Conservatives go for...and not by every jurist that comes along and wants to enact ultra liberal personal beliefs into law because they know damn straight that We The People would never vote for such bilgewater.

The Constitution does change, and these changes are called Amendments. There's a whole bunch of them. The legal way to alter this legal document as time goes along, to reflect the will of...here it is again...We The People.

And I'm sure that Justice Scalia didn't really mean that everyone who is for legislating from the bench is "an idiot". Just those sober individuals past the age of consent who can tie their own shoelaces without too much help. The kids and the drunks get a pass. Hey, I'm Conservative, not heartless. The America-haters on the other hand, do not. The adults that should know better but would harm our system of government to enrich themselves. In other words, the liberals.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go check to see what Pajamas Media has to say on the subject. I'm sure it is cutting edge. Beg pardon? Roger Simon was on Moxie last month and criticized her distaste for liberals? Oh.

Never mind.

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