Thursday, April 13, 2006

Why I love Scalia

"For Pete's sake, if you can't trust your Supreme Court justice more than that, get a life,"

It's hard to pick but if I could pick a political figure to meet after W high up on the list would be Donald Rumsfeld and Antonin Scalia. As you've probably figured out by now I love people who are anti-PC and just speak their mind. Scalia is brilliant, wise and refreshingly honest.

I will have to do an appropriate Conservative profile on him in the future with lots of info. But when I heard the quote at the top on Brit Hume's show I just knew I had to do a post on him.

Yesterday he was speaking at the University of Connecticut's law school. He said that not recusing himself from a case involving Cheney was his "proudest moment". I find it hard to believe with his numerous wise decisions that this was his "proudest moment". But I love him for being willing to stand up and say he's not ashamed of it and throw it back in the liberals whining' faces.

I read awhile back that his children had been encouraging him to get out and speak more. Boy, were they smart to do that.

I posted this quote recently which was from a speech in March:
"What is a moderate interpretation of (the Constitution)? Halfway between what it says and halfway between what you want it to say?" he said.

He said this at the beginning of his remarks:
"I brought three speeches, and I decided to give the most provocative one, because this seems to be too happy a crowd."

LOL--you gotta love him!

Jeff Jacoby wrote a great opinion piece about Scalia's point in that speech in "Scalia Loosens Up". He talks about how Scalia has a great sense of humor and shows it but also the point that the Supreme Court should not be giving moral judgments. This is the strict constructionist's (including myself) whole point--judges uphold the law not make it. He talks about how women got the right to vote through an amendment, which is how it should be. If you want the law changed you do it legislatively, not by stacking the court with activist judges.

And Scalia concluded by saying this:
"Twenty years ago, Scalia's nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by a unanimous Senate. Today, he says, a judge with his views — a judge who believes that social policy should be made democratically, not dictated from on high — could not be confirmed. That is something every democrat — small ''d" — should regret."

And my response to that is I can only hope and pray that isn't true!!

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