Started by readselerttoo, February 13, 2016, 08:47:20 PM
Quote from: Norman Teigen on February 17, 2016, 07:13:32 AMHere is what one wing-nut on the Right Wing had to say: Glenn Beck was on the road today and unable to host his radio program, but he did find time to call in and offer his theory about why God allowed Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia to die so close to the next presidential election.After Beck's co-host Pat Gray wondered why God simply didn't allow Scalia to live until after the election, Beck called in to assert that God had allowed Scalia to die at this time in an effort to wake up America up to the fact that his nation is on the verge of totally losing its liberty unless it elects Ted Cruz as president.Recalling how he had been scheduled to campaign for Mitt Romney just before the 2012 election only to be thwarted by Hurricane Sandy, which he took as a sign from God, Beck said that Scalia's death was likewise all part of God's plan."I just woke the American people up," Beck said, explaining the wonders of God's plan. "I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, look at how close your liberty is to being lost. You now have lost your liberty. You replace one guy and you now have 5-4 decisions in the other direction. Just with this one guy, you've lost your liberty so you'd better elect somebody that is going to be somebody on [the court] because for the next 30 years, if you don't, the Constitution as you know it [is gone].""The Constitution is hanging by a thread," he declared. "That thread has just been cut and the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist."- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/glenn-beck-god-allowed-scalia-die-order-highlight-importance-electing-ted-cruz#sthash.NsKHsyHp.dpufIt's scary, really scary.
Quote from: Norman Teigen on February 16, 2016, 05:17:19 PMHere is a link to a fascinating review of Scalia's concept of originalism. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/scalias-contradictory-originalism?intcid=mod-yml
QuoteI can understand how "originalism" has the weakness of seeming to have been "overcome by (later) events. Some will believe that the original intent cannot help us cope with present day problems. Much has happened politically since 1787.
Quote from: James_Gale on February 17, 2016, 10:27:08 AMWhat's scary is that you don't seek different perspectives but persistently post from the left-wing equivalent of freerepublic.com or brietbart.com. Doing that will not enhance your credibility.
Quote from: LutherMan on February 17, 2016, 03:42:58 PMNew York Times, 1987: Party That Won the Senate Has 'Every Right to Resist'Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/431474/new-york-times-1987-party-won-senate-has-every-right-resist
Quote from: LutherMan on February 17, 2016, 04:04:14 PMObama to skip Scalia's funeralhttp://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/obama-no-scalia-funeral-219384
Quote from: James_Gale on February 17, 2016, 04:32:08 PMQuote from: LutherMan on February 17, 2016, 04:04:14 PMObama to skip Scalia's funeralhttp://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/obama-no-scalia-funeral-219384This frankly does not bother me in the least. President Obama will pay his respects at the Court on Friday. At the funeral mass, the president would have been a distraction. Because of security concerns (even higher than with other public officials), president are always distractions at events they attend. But in this case, there's more to it. Justice Scalia and President Obama had no personal relationship. Their professional interactions -- almost all indirect -- were less than warm. I think that it makes sense for the president to permit Justice Scalia's family, his colleagues, and his friends to mourn (and as Christians, to celebrate) in peace.