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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:12

Antonin Scalia Defends- Poor thinking skills

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1)"It isn't a living document," Scalia said. "It's dead, dead, dead, dead."---then how can he support corporate -person-hood, important dates for the giving life to corporations, 1803, 1819, 1876, for details see (http://reclaimdemocracy.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/personhood_timeline.pdf)  Notice all dates are after the signing of the constitution.

2)Scalia said, " that interpreting laws requires adherence to the words used and to their meanings at the time they were written."

Then how can he favor federal government dismissing the anti federalist position, you must not only consider words but also ideas, he dismisses the anti federalist position. What did he say to the incoming republican congressional house members in 2010, read the Federalist papers, he did not say, read  the constitution which was a balance between Federal power (centralized power) and State power (more local power, self determination by local communities) and realize in your deliberations you must represent that balance.  I think he has replaced the Anti-federalist position with the book, Business As A System of Power", written in 1943 by Robert A. Brady

3) "There's nothing in there about abortion. It's up to the citizens. ... The same with the death penalty." Then how can he over- turn congressional legislation created by the people's representatives--the people have spoken.

4) "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?"", I find him a fraud and particular reprehensible in comparing a state of being-homosexuality and murder,  a criminal act. "If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?" This is two different categories and represents sloppy thinking. If you have ill -moral feelings toward that which exists, a tree, a river, a heterosexual, a homosexual, women, men,  a mountain, a butterfly, then you need to get into therapy and free yourself from displacing feelings from unresolved childhood negative experiences. I do say this out of  care, if you have negative feelings for what exists it is projection and your attachment to that inner knot, inner twisting of your spirit needs care to be liberated. It is time, you can be freed.

 

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