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To: DBeers
Over the last 50 years, the United States has put too much emphasis on letting bureaucratic experts make important policy decisions, Scalia said. Such decisions, he said, ultimately come down to a moral judgment.

Can someone point out the part of the Constitution that gives elected officials, bureaucratic experts, or Judges the authority to make "Moral Judgments"?

4 posted on 05/04/2006 12:06:53 PM PDT by LPM1888 ("If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy")
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To: LPM1888; DBeers
Can someone point out the part of the Constitution that gives elected officials, bureaucratic experts, or Judges the authority to make "Moral Judgments"?

Laws are inherently restrictions on conduct for the purpose of curtailing what's wrong and/or promoting what's right. Concepts of right and wrong are moral in nature. Congress, civil authorities, or someone must make moral judgments in this regard. The debate is not about that moral judgments are made, but over the substance of the moral code invoked.

11 posted on 05/04/2006 3:40:50 PM PDT by fwdude (If at first you don't succeed .......... form a committee and hire a consultant.)
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To: LPM1888
Can someone point out the part of the Constitution that gives elected officials, bureaucratic experts, or Judges the authority to make "Moral Judgments"?

All laws are inherently moral judgments.

22 posted on 05/07/2006 4:20:44 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (George Allen's conservatism is as ephemeral as his virtual fence.)
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To: LPM1888
Can someone point out the part of the Constitution that gives elected officials, bureaucratic experts, or Judges the authority to make "Moral Judgments"?

Article 1, Section 7.

36 posted on 05/08/2006 6:52:18 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: LPM1888

Scalia apparently is referring to the fact that MANY decisions made on a political basis are moral decisions.
Even a decision to go to war has moral implications which must be considered.


45 posted on 05/09/2006 2:41:04 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: LPM1888
The police power of a state is defined as "the inherent power of a government to exercise reasonable control over persons and property within its jurisdiction in the interest of the general security, health, safety, moral, and welfare except where legally prohibited."
59 posted on 05/10/2006 10:25:01 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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