Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Ralliers: Scalia unwelcome
I find the man stupid. Given the great care the Founding Fathers put into individual rights, and the wording of the Bill of Rights, it is utterly stupid to then assume the FFs wanted us to have a government that could spy on us and restrict our liberties. Scalia advocates the position of the King, not the position of the Revolutionaries. The guy is an idiot. A consistent idiot as Koop points out, but an idiot none the less.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address