Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Miers Withdraws Under Mounting Criticism
I have no idea what an "originalist" is. The original constitution was a travestry, a manifesto of enslavement and injustice that betrayed the principles of the Revolution to keep slave-holding Southern proto-fascists happy. It has been continually amended and re-interpretted in the face of these new amendments.
"Strict constructionalism" makes me laugh out loud because the last people in the world who want the Constitution strictly interpretted are the right wingers. If it was strictly interpreted, there would be no stupid "Pledge", no argument about school prayer, no argument about abortion, and no argument about gay marriage. The last thing in the world the right wants is for us all to be equal before the law, and for the government to be free of religious interference. The entire purpose of their virulent opposition to Harry Miers is the fact that they want to pack the court with fascists who will ignore what the Constitution actually says - the same thing that happened when the Southern Proto-Nazis packed the Supreme Court with racist pigs in the 1850's. We all know how that turned out.
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