Originalists

Since around age sixteen, I have had friends and adults in my life who have said to me more than once,  ‘no, no, I don’t do politics.’ Well, to those who angrily rebuffed me—I say—you may not do politics, but politics is doing you. From local legislatures and school boards...

More
  • Avatar of @ReasonaBill
  • June 27, 2022

Thinking recently about questions for nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and her Originalism theory, I thought of an interesting argument — “Originalism is not a valid judicial theory because there is no evidence that the constitutional framers believed in it.” See that?  How can you have a valid “Originalist” theory that the...

More
  • Avatar of RETIII
  • October 16, 2020

Yesterday I put up a quick post addressing Judge Barrett and “originalists” that got a lot of traffic.  Unlike my normal pattern,  I have neither read nor responded to the multitude of comments (I promise as time allows I will at least read them all). Because that is so much...

More
  • Avatar of teacherken
  • October 14, 2020

One has to remember that an Amendment to the Constitution is  PART of the Constitution, and since it is LATER than the original text of the Constitution actually becomes more relevant. And so I remind you that the Bill of Rights was ratified by a Congress including a number of...

More
  • Avatar of teacherken
  • October 13, 2020

Senator Amy Klobuchar had an impressive closing to her opening statement that should empower Americans and scare every Republican. Amy Klobuchar speaks truth to Trump & Judge x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. The Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett is clear on her beliefs on the Affordable Care...

More
  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • October 12, 2020

It is the GOP white whale, a continuing trope, to loot the social security system by eliminating it, and Trump wanted no defections in 2020. It is a sign of desperation to step on what has been a third rail of recent decades and a more symbolic attack on the...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • August 9, 2020

Not to be confused with Leeroy Jenkins, and with much arm-waving Alan Dershowitz affirmed that the House has charged IMPOTUS* with impeachable offenses, despite declarations to the contrary. He also tried to apply a critique that trashes the recently revealed Bolton book in his speech to the Senate. x Dershowitz asserts...

More
  • Avatar of annieli
  • January 28, 2020