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To: marktwain
“I don’t have to prove [it’s] perfect. The question is whether it’s better than everything else,”

The first part is correct; the second is a bunch of BS. The simple fact is that the Constitution IS THE LAW OF THE LAND. Period. Whether something else may be better or not is not for Scalia or anyone else to judge - the Constitution is to be obeyed, end of story.

Of course, what Scalia does understand well, and people like Breyer don't (or pretend not to - I'm not sure) is that there is a very well-known and utilized means of "updating" the Constitution via amendment. So it CAN change with the times, so long as a sufficient number of people agree to do so.

By the way, Breyer, I hope you had to buy some new underwear after that machete incident...and, much more importantly, that you can now understand part of the reason why the Founders decided to specifically protect the right to keep and bear arms...you putz.

4 posted on 02/14/2012 9:52:08 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Ancesthntr

Whether something else may be better or not is not for Scalia or anyone else to judge - the Constitution is to be obeyed, end of story.


I think Scalia may have been referring to the best “method” for interpreting the constitution, not whether there were a better constitution.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 10:05:01 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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