Scalia Speaks

Posted: February 14, 2006 in National, Politics

Scalia is one of my favorite justices, also. The idea of a ‘living Constitution’ which can be altered at the whim of the courts is a formula for disaster, and unconstitutinal in and of themselves. Only the Congress and the States have the right to change the Constitution. The Courts have no function but to interpret the will of the Congress, the people and the Constitution.  

From Stop the ACLU  
One Of My Favorite Justices Speaks – Everyone Needs To Listen
by Gribbit on 02-14-06 @ 7:05 pm Filed under ACLU, Communism, History, Supreme Court, Activist Judges, News

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Antonin Scalia was in Puerto Rico at the invitation of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies where he made a few comments on “Originalism”. Which is a term extremely descriptive of Strict Constructionism. 

Scalia does have a philosophy, it’s called originalism. That’s what prevents him from doing the things he would like to do.

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. The Constitution is not a living organism, it is a legal document. It says something and doesn’t say other things.

Hmmm, seems to me that these words have been printed somewhere before. Now where was that… OH YEAH – HERE.

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.


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