But that will require really loving our children. Plus: He called me “Benjy.”
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He stood up for the Constitution and against the elite corps of impudent snobs (Agnew’s phrase) and got rid of that arch snob, Elliot Richardson. Then he became a distinguished judge of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.
Then, when Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Supreme Court, he was attacked by the left and the media and the academy. The charges were that he was anti-woman, anti-black, pro-life. All lies and smears. Naturally, the truth came down to this: Bob Bork was genius of original intent legal thinking. He would have curbed the Court in its efforts to write laws from the bench. He would have stood up for the Constitution and against attempts at a court that thought of itself as legislator, executive, and supreme court.
You bet he would have voted to repeal Roe v. Wade. He would have voted to save the Constitution and save innocent lives. That was his crime. He loved the Constitution.
The charge against him was led by Senator Edward Kennedy, a truly wicked man. To think that Ted Kennedy, another snob, but also a man of simply horrible characteristics of contempt for human life, especially the life of Mary Jo Kopechne, a man with no respect at all for truth, a man who had never shown anything but disdain for law, to think that he stood in moral judgment over Bob Bork… well, that’s art. Ted Kennedy judging Bob Bork. It takes my breath away. He killed that nomination, just as he killed RN’s proposal for a sensible universal health care law.
My mother, God rest her soul, kept a list of all of the senators who voted against Bob Bork on her refrigerator door all of her life. I think she held a hatred against them all of her days.
She was very close friends with Mrs. Bork (Mary Ellen) and fiercely loyal to him and to her as she was to all her friends and anyone on RN’s side.
When I saw him at events, usually at Chris DeMuth’s glorious AEI, he called me “Benjy.” That’s how he heard my parents call me. So, that’s what he called me. Original intent.
Now, he is gone. To think that the nation was deprived of his service on the high court because of the mischief of the likes of Ted Kennedy. Unbelievable.
Well, it was an evil day. Now, he is in a better place and God bless him. But men like Bob Bork come along seldom. We must value them when the Lord gives them to us. We didn’t in the case of Bob Bork, and what a mistake we made.
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?