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  •  Most ironic statement of the day (4+ / 0-)
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    From politico: "'If you ignore the Constitution often enough, its meaning changes?' Scalia said sarcastically."

    •  I suppose this is how Scalia (3+ / 0-)

      tries to square his conscience. What a dick he is.

      KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

      by fcvaguy on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 01:22:52 PM PST

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      •  It's a kind of solipsism I suppose. (0+ / 0-)

        To Scalia, the Constitution exists as only HE sees it.

        What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?

        The Constitution is full of vague, archaic and sometimes even ambiguous phrasing (e.g. Art. I section VIII "provide for the common defense and general welfare").  Most scholars agree the phrasing was deliberately left open to interpretation.  Not based on the political preferences of non-Scalia judges, but in the context of its modern applicability to society.

        Antonin Scalia is a closed-minded man, appointed and (mostly) confirmed by those who think as he does.

        First they came for the slippery-slope fallacists, and I said nothing. The End.

        by Cream Puff on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 07:47:48 AM PST

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