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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


As I commented to a reader, "I want a Justice who can put aside their PERSONAL beliefs, put aside their political ideologies, and rule on the point of law. MY preference is someone who is a constructionist, then as you say, "politics wouldn't matter. This idea that the Constitution is a living, breathing document, and needs to be redefined constantly as we 'progress' or 'evolve' is garbage."

The founders realized that they could not foresee the future, but yet they wanted a document, a constitution that would stand the test of time. A document, yes, that could change to accommodate that which they could not foresee, but one that would change slowly; and they provided that mechanism through the amendment process.

We don't need Justices that every time a case comes before them, try to reinvent the wheel so to speak. They constantly try to "get into the mind" of the founders and then use their own politically and ideologically biased positions to persuade us that this is what the founders "would have meant" in "today's world".

Then of course, if this exercise fails them, they go "overseas" for their "intellectual minds" and look for cases and laws to support them because they couldn't twist our Constitution enough to push their agenda.


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