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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.”

Nice!

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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4 Responses to “Scalia Talks Torture on the Beeb”

  1. incogman said

    Scalia is nothing but a tool for the Zionists. He’s openly espoused intregrating Talmudism into the Constitution and was instrumental in putting Bushbaby in on 12/12/00.

    McCain (hell, all the rest of the candidates) are just what they want. Israel has already won the election whether you know it or not.

    I write more here (and has been the target of censorship)

  2. wickle said

    Ignoring Incogman, because that seems like the thing to do … I think Scalia is one of the clearest and most brilliant legal thinkers around. When I first started getting seriously interested in politics, he was probably my biggest single political hero. My favorite moment might be in a certain case.

    At issue was whether having a group of pre-teen girls dancing naked was protected as free speech. Justice Scalia leaned forward and asked (forgive me if I get the quote wrong, but it’s close), “If this is free speech, will you please tell us, exactly what are you saying?”

    Cutting through all of the rhetorical garbage, he got right to the point.

    For my own part, I am not a fan of torture, as an issue of national character. It’s not a Constitutional question. I’m pleased to hear (read, I guess) Justice Scalia sticking to that truth. As much as I admire some of the recent appointees, I’m sure that it will be a sad day for the Court when Justice Scalia retires.

    And (please forgive my wordiness now), your last point is spot-on. I will still wind up supporting Sen. McCain ultimately if he’s nominated, for the simple reason that neither Sen. Obama nor the other Dem should be allowed anywhere near the nomination process.

  3. incogman said

    Ignoring Incogman, because that seems like the thing to do … I think Scalia is one of the clearest and most brilliant legal thinkers around. When I first started getting seriously interested in politics, he was probably my biggest single political hero. My favorite moment might be in a certain case.

    Wow, really? Your biggest hero, huh? That’s swell. Maybe the readers might want to dig a little deeper than your mainstream crush on this guy:

    Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court judge, is said to be a devout Catholic with a fascination for Jewish law. Under circumstances that are not explained, Justice Scalia developed a correspondence with Rabbi Noson Gurary (a disciple of the late Rabbi Schneerson). During this exchange, Scalia mentioned his “fascination with Jewish law.” That prompted Rabbi Garary to found the National Institute for Judaic Law (NIJL). (45) The Institute promotes courses on Talmud-based law in American law schools and otherwise injects Talmud-based law into American society.

    The founding of NIJL was celebrated by a gala kosher dinner on November 5, 2002. Justice Scalia and two other Supreme Court judges were among 200 dinner guests. Where was the dinner held? In the Supreme Court building.

    Nice to know that we have people in the Supreme Court like this. Everybody thinks we have a separation of Church and State, eh? I guess no one bothered to ask about separation of Church and Synagogue.
    Read more here if you have the guts (which I doubt this blogger does)

  4. Mike said

    I think it’s time for someone to be banned. We support free speech and open debate, but this anti-semitic nonsense isn’t going to fly. To paraphrase Mark Levin (yeah that’s right, a Jew), Get Off The Blog You Big Dope!

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