Sunday, February 19, 2006

“The constitution is dead” Thus, spake Scalia.

Frederick Nietchze wasn’t the only one to proclaim the death of ideas he didn’t like. "The Constitution is," thus spake Scalia. What, you ask? The constitution is dead! Yes and according to Scalia anyone who believes the constitution is relevant today is an “idiot.”

Here’s Scalia’s theory: The only rights you have are stated in the constitution – life, liberty, and happiness – all those relative ideas. The constitution “says something and doesn't say other things," according to Scalia. Hum, if it's dead, Mr. Justice Scalia, how can it say anything?

Yea, yea, yea, I know what you’re thinking. Under our system courts and judges interpret the law. Well not according the Scalia.

The state legislators are the only one who can tell us what the law is. Henceforth every drunken dimwit elected to a state House or senate will determine our right to “life, liberty, and happiness”. Thus, spake Scalia! Now that’s a comforting thought.


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