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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AlanGreenSpam; Islander7; Still Thinking; DoughtyOne
Judge Thomas gives me hope our Republic may survive. His closing paragraph comes down on "living constitution" dweebs like The Fist of God:

Let me put it this way; there are really only two ways to interpret the Constitution -- try to discern as best we can what the framers intended or make it up. No matter how ingenious, imaginative or artfully put, unless interpretive methodologies are tied to the original intent of the framers, they have no more basis in the Constitution than the latest football scores. To be sure, even the most conscientious effort to adhere to the original intent of the framers of our Constitution is flawed, as all methodologies and human institutions are; but at least originalism has the advantage of being legitimate and, I might add, impartial.

by the way, I originally read this article from a link at realclearpolitics.com. It was posted as counterweight to Powell's endorsment of B.H.O.

6 posted on 10/20/2008 1:33:49 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: XHogPilot

Thanks for the comments and quote. I would find it difficult to believe someone using the same standard, could choose Obama for President.


24 posted on 10/20/2008 8:59:50 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Is Obamanation what our founding fathers, our fallen men in combat, and Ronald Reagan had in mind?)
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