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  •  No, a different one (1+ / 0-)
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    Shane Hensinger

    The Federalist Society.  What a shame they opened the doors of those places and let them all run free with the rest of us.

    Godwin is dead. Glenn Beck killed him.

    by Dallasdoc on Wed May 27, 2009 at 04:39:30 PM PDT

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    •  Where exactly did this philosophy - that the (0+ / 0-)

      Constitution is a dead, slate document which should be interpreted according to the ideas and mores of the men who founded our country over 200 years ago, come from? Despite the overwhelming evidence those men believed all men have free will in these matters?

      The Shane Life - Chock full o' juicy Shane-bits!

      by Shane Hensinger on Wed May 27, 2009 at 04:44:29 PM PDT

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      •  It came from conspiring cranks (5+ / 0-)

        ... looking to overturn the Warren Court and all its works.  They couldn't wait for the slow turn of precedent to undo that work, so they cooked up a scheme to allow them to pitch it all over the side by pretending to be the reincarnation of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.  As if.

        Just more well-funded conservative corporatists writing propaganda to feed by the shovelful to gullible Beltway gasbags and their grateful employers.  The Federalist goons don't give a damn about the Founding Fathers, or really about the Constitution.  As we've seen, they'll happily overturn Magna Carta when it suits their purposes.

        Godwin is dead. Glenn Beck killed him.

        by Dallasdoc on Wed May 27, 2009 at 04:48:31 PM PDT

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      •  Bork. (0+ / 0-)

        At least, it was popularized by Bork.

        As a Nation columnist pointed out, Bork actually decided on original intent after assuming that business should be free from government unless the Constitution specifically, precisely, and explicitly gave the governement the right to regulate that particular aspect of business; government could regulate people's political activity or private lives unless the Constitution specifically, precisely, and explicitly denied the governement the right to regulate that particular activity.

        "I'm not opposed to all wars; I'm opposed to dumb wars." -- Obama in 2002

        by Frank Palmer on Thu May 28, 2009 at 08:39:48 AM PDT

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