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Scalia Talks Torture on the Beeb

Posted by Ryan on February 12, 2008

The BBC recently interviewed Justice Antonin Scalia.  The highlights were just great to hear from an American Justice, with sentiments that make me proud to support Constitutional Originalism

Scalia scoffed at the “living document” interpretation of the Constitution, as well as the notion that the Constitution doesn’t allow for a “smack… in the face” during a ticking-time-bomb interrogation scenario.  I agree with the likes of Abraham Lincoln and many others who noted throughout our history that the Constitution is not a suicide pact.  Scalia also defended the death penalty, scoffing at Europe’s snobbery when he said: “If you took a public opinion poll, if all of Europe had representative democracies that really worked, most of Europe would probably have the death penalty today.”


I love Scalia!  We need three more of him up there, and unfortunately that’s absolutely not going to happen if the Dems win in this November.  That in and of itself may push me to vote for McCain this Fall.

AP photo.

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