Reaganite radio talker leaves GOP. Lincoln, abortion, and the GOP.
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Perhaps the most eloquent answer to your collective views on these social issues and how they have been decided and how some today (ahem!) wish to keep deciding them came from Justice Benjamin Curtis, one of the two dissenters in Dred Scott v. Sandford.
Political reasons have not the requisite certainty to afford rules of judicial interpretation. They are different in different men. They are different in the same men at different times. And when a strict interpretation of the Constitution, according to the fixed rules which govern the interpretation of laws, is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we have no longer a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean.
Two last thoughts.
Abandon the inclusivity of involving the American people in such important decisions? Deliberately working to exclude them in favor of divisive, split Supreme Court decisions rendered by judges with a political axe to grind?
Denying Americans choice on the issue of abortion? Or gay marriage?
Abandon Mr. Lincoln?
Jack Kemp would not approve.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online